EGLSF is proud to present the programme of the International Conference “United Against Homophobia in Sports”; The contribution of Policy-makers, Researchers and Sport Movements.

EGLSF is co-organising this major event with the EPAS, and in co-operation with Utrecht University/School of Governance, Movisie and the Mulier Institute. The conference will be opened by Mrs Edith Ingeborg Schippers, the Dutch Minister for Health, Welfare and Sport, and Ms Filloreta Kodra, Deputy Minister of Labor, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities of Albania.

It will revolve around interactive workshops grouping together different stakeholders on themes such as the safety of LGBT athletes, attitudes of supporters in stadiums, possibility for “same-sex” couples to participate together in certain sporting disciplines, and the integration of transgender athletes in recreational and competitive sport. The aim is to take stock of the overall situation regarding homophobia and transphobia in and through sport, to look at activities and projects being run by the various parties and to see their impact, in particular, on young people.

The organisers of the conference hope it will come up with avenues to be further explored, in order to make the fight against LGBT discrimination in sport more efficient and to allow LGBT athletes to carry out their sport in an unrestricted and safe way.

Participation is free of costs and the number of participants is limited. The deadline for registration is October 7, 2012, but you are advised to register as soon as possible.

Please see the event page www.eglsf.info/conference2012.php for details.

www.eglsf.info/conference2012.php