European Gay & Lesbian Sport Federation


stimulate integration in sport and emancipation of athletes regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation


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liaison with and support athletes who are thinking about coming out



support the founding of new sport groups inclusive of all athletes



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EuroGames Roma 2019

Once a year the EGLSF celebrates a huge European gay sport event: EuroGames. Besides offering a high-quality sport event to the LGBTIQ sports community, EGLSF wishes to promote the following goals, also through the EuroGames:

  • fight against discrimination in sport regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity
  • stimulate integration in sport and emancipation of LGBTIQ athletes

  • enable and support the coming out of LGBTIQ athletes

  • support the founding of new LGBTIQ groups
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EGLSF backing Nilla Fischer film for Strong Is… initiative

Wednesday, August 29th, 2018 @ 14:45|0 Comments

In the run up to the Women's World Cup 2019 in France, the EGLSF is backing the launch of the UEFA Together WePlayStrong campaign, Strong Is… Nilla Fischer film. Strong Is ... is a [...]

EGLSF at VOICE dissemination meeting in Vienna

Thursday, June 7th, 2018 @ 13:33|0 Comments

The EGLSF and other European sports partners of the VOICE project on sexual harassment and abuse in sport met in Vienna on June 5 - 6 to finalize the project [...]

EGLSF speaks at IDAHOT Forum 2018, Lisbon

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 @ 21:56|0 Comments

EGLSF accepted the Government of Portugal and ILGA Portugal’s invitation to speak on the Sports workshop panel for the IDAHOT Forum 2018, Lisbon on May 14th, 2018.

The central theme of [...]

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Freedom Bike Ride 2016

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 @ 16:04|0 Comments

A friend of mine and me, we got off on the Vyborg Station. About 240 km lied ahead of us. Four days of hard cycling and unpredictable weather. At that [...]

The EuroGames Photo Competition Winners Are…

Friday, July 22nd, 2016 @ 13:53|0 Comments

During the EuroGames in Helsinki this year, the EGLSF ran a photo competition called the "Spirit of EuroGames". We invited everyone to submit a photo that they felt captured the [...]

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Inspirational Additions to the “Against the Rules” Exhibition.

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 @ 11:18|0 Comments

The EGLSF is proud to unveil 2 new additions to the "Against the Rules" Exhibition. Over the past number of months the federation has been looking for inspirational athletes to [...]


EGLSF successful in European Commission bid

Wednesday, November 21st, 2018 @ 10:35|0 Comments

The European Commission published the results of the 2018 Call for proposals "Exchanges and mobility in sport". We are extremely pleased to announce that EGLSF is one of the 7 [...]


EGLSF at VOICE final conference

Saturday, May 5th, 2018 @ 22:22|0 Comments

EGLSF was present at the final conference for the VOICE Erasmus+ Sport project this weekend in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany. EGLSF has worked with other stakeholders in the academic and [...]


Erasmus + “Heroes of Football” Danish Parliament Hearing

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 @ 10:43|Comments Off on Erasmus + “Heroes of Football” Danish Parliament Hearing

Copenhagen, May 3rd, 2017

EGLSF project partners from the Erasmus+ "Heroes of Football" project, will give a presentation to the Danish Parliament during a hearing arranged by the Cultural and Gender [...]

Next Events

all-day Omphalos Volley Tournament Perugia
Omphalos Volley Tournament Perugia
Feb 1 – Feb 3 all-day
Omphalos Volley Tournament Perugia @ Perugia | Umbria | Italy
Omphalos LGBTI organization – Sports Group organizes the now 6 year old Omphalos Volley Tournament, a nationally participated LGBTQIA+ volleyball tournament in Perugia that hosts tens of teams coming from everywhere in Italy and the rest of Europe. The entire event takes place during 3 days, from February 1 to 3, with the whole Volley Tournament is held on Saturday 2, and it is divided into A, B and C levels.  The programme consists of  Friday 1 evening, arrival and welcome cocktail  Saturday morning/afternoon, volleyball tournament Saturday evening, dinner + BeQueer party night Sunday, extra brunch  More details coming soon
all-day VIVA8 – Vienna Valentine 2019
VIVA8 – Vienna Valentine 2019
Feb 15 – Feb 17 all-day
VIVA8 - Vienna Valentine 2019 @ Vienna | Vienna | Austria
Break ice. Break records! The eigth edition of the Vienna Valentine will take place February 15-17, 2019. Get your sport dress ready and join us in overcoming barriers, creating tolerance and breaking records. Win crystal medals in swimming or volleyball at Austria’s biggest LGBTQI sport event. 3 days with sport & heaps of fun for Queers & Friends. A total of 10 individual events and two relays are available in two swimming competition blocks in distances up to 200 meters. All national and international participants older than 19 as of December 31, 2019, and who belong to a swim club[...]
all-day Raballder Cup
Raballder Cup
Feb 16 all-day
Raballder Cup @ Oslo | Oslo | Norway
  We arrange a volleyball and floorball tournament in Ekerberghallen in Oslo, Norway the 16th of February 2019. More information is found on our webpage. Welcome all to a fun and social tournament!
all-day Wild Wild South 2019
Wild Wild South 2019
Mar 22 – Mar 23 all-day
Wild Wild South 2019 @ Stuttgart | Baden-Württemberg | Germany
  The Mulitisports-Event in Southern Germany offering the opportunity to compete in volleyball, soccer, swimming, squash, badminton and shooting. Beside this workshops, fitness units and an affiliate program will be offered. Not to forget the sports party and brunch. schedule: 22.03.2019 accreditation 23.03.2019: competition in several sports and party 24.03.2019: brunch  
all-day TAG2019 – Tel Aviv Games
TAG2019 – Tel Aviv Games
Mar 27 – Mar 30 all-day
TAG2019 - Tel Aviv Games @ Tel Aviv-Yafo | Tel Aviv District | Israel
After an amazing experience in 2017, we are glad to invite you to the 2nd LGBT Multi-sports Tournament in Tel Aviv, hosted by the Tel Aviv LGBT sports Club and Tel Aviv Municipality. Athletes from around the world will compete in the swimming pool, Tennis courts, Basketball and Volleyballs and Dance halls, the Soccer fields and Running tracks. And, of course, as night falls, enjoy the best bars, clubs, and late night celebrations.
all-day Bunny Tournament
Bunny Tournament
Apr 19 – Apr 21 all-day
Bunny Tournament @ Hamburg | Hamburg | Germany
From Good Friday to Easter Monday (19th – 22nd April 2019) we will heartily welcome you in Germany’s most beautiful city Hamburg, make you shed some calories on the playing field, celebrate your success with a glamourous award ceremony and gala dinner, go out clubbing afterwards and finish off the weekend with a tasty brunch.
all-day Badminton Plauschturnier Basel
Badminton Plauschturnier Basel
Apr 27 all-day
Badminton Plauschturnier Basel
Die Badmintongruppe von Lesbian & Gay Sport Regio Basel lädt ein zum Plauschturnier! Wir freuen uns schon jetzt, Euch am 27. April 2019 willkommen zu heissen. Für Energienachschub während des Turniers ist gesorgt und danach organisieren wir ein Abendessen für einen geselligen Abschluss. Registrierung unter —————– The Badminton Group of Lesbian & Gay Sport Regio Basel invites you to the annual tournament and is very happy to welcome you on 27th of April 2018. During the tournament, lunch and snacks are provided and we will organise a dinner for a convival conclusion of the day. Register at
May 3 – May 5 all-day
Rome is back indoor! The city of Rome and RoMan Volley will host the “Caput Mundi” “ROMAN EMPIRE MMXIX” edition tournament for the fourth year in a row. “Caput Mundi” is a volleyball tournament dedicated to the LGBT community and friends. The last edition have seen 40 Teams in 5 Level. We are ready to welcome athletes coming from all over Italy and Europe. The tournament will take place between 03-05 May 2019. Level A, B+, B-, C. You’ll can find here or on our website more informations as soon as possible. There is a special promotion for advance registration[...]
all-day ONGZ 2019
ONGZ 2019
May 24 – May 26 all-day
ONGZ 2019
Open Dutch Gay Championship. This is an open Championship for gay and straight, for Dutch and from somewhere else. It’s a Championship for teams, but also for individual swimmers. And of course it’s for fun

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