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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 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 […]

EGLSF attends the EU Sports Forum

Thursday, April 5th, 2018 @ 9:44|0 Comments

EGLSF took part in the EU Sport Forum 2018 in Sofia on 22-23 March. The Forum was themed “Sport in Europe, investing for future generations” and gathered 380 participants representing […]

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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 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 […]


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 […]

Next Events

all-day Vienna Beach Trophy 2018
Vienna Beach Trophy 2018
Aug 24 – Aug 25 all-day
Vienna Beach Trophy 2018 @ Vienna | Vienna | Austria
  One of Europe’s largest LGBTIQ beachvolleyball events will take place from 24 to 25 August 2018 in Vienna. Matches are on 25 August. A team is two persons. Levels: Men A, B+, B-, C; Women B Hurry up, register now and benefit from reduced early registration fees (til 30 June)!
all-day 10th Barbie & Ken Cup 2018
10th Barbie & Ken Cup 2018
Aug 31 all-day
Berlin invites you to 3 days of fun to our Barbie & Ken Cup. This is a very popular Volleyball Tournament for Level C and Level B-/B+ (comparable to USAV B-REC/B and BB). Tournament day is Sept 1st, 2018 (Check-In and Welcome on Friday Aug 31st, Party on Saturday Sep 1st, optional Brunch on Sunday Aug 2nd)
all-day Brussels Games 2018
Brussels Games 2018
Sep 7 – Sep 9 all-day
Brussels Games 2018 @ Brussels | Belgium
Brussels Games are back in 2018. From September 7th to 9th 2018, BGS will organise a multi-sport tournament.  This year, we will propose you badminton, futsal, hiking, swimming, tennis and volleyball. On the Saturday night, we will party, and do a brunch on Sunday… Registration will open in April 2018. Check on (early bird discount before end June). Come to play and have fun.
all-day Panteresports 2018
Panteresports 2018
Sep 14 – Sep 16 all-day
Panteresports 2018 @ Barcelona | Catalonia | Spain
Panteresports is a Multi-sports event in Barcelona For 3 days in September you will be able to enjoy a little bit more of summer practicing sports and enjoying your spare with more people like you.
all-day BANG – Budapest All Nations’ Games
BANG – Budapest All Nations’ Games
Sep 28 – Sep 30 all-day
BANG - Budapest All Nations' Games
BANG – Budapest All Nations’ Game will be organised for the fourth time in September 2018. The group of sports offered has been extended and last year badminton joined the group beside squash and running. All sport events will take place on Saturday, but before registration on Friday a new social event will be offered. Details will be announced soon. After the tournaments we offer you an optional dinner, a great party and on Sunday the usual brunch completes the row of events. We hope that you will enjoy this year’s BANG in the capital of Hungary, meeting new friends[...]
all-day Ketelbinkie 25 Years Pride Tourn...
Ketelbinkie 25 Years Pride Tourn...
Sep 28 – Sep 30 all-day
During the Rotterdam Pride weekend (28-30 Sept 2018) GLBTQ+ Multi Sports Club Ketelbinkie Rotterdam is celebrating their 25 year anniversary with a multi sports event. You can join in on these sports: Badminton Running/athletics Soccer (indoor) Squash Swimming Tennis Volleyball Registration will open at the end of 2017.
all-day LIVE – London International Voll...
LIVE – London International Voll...
Oct 5 – Oct 6 all-day
Registration for LIVE 2018 is now open. Help us making the 14th edition of our international volleyball tournament a success as last year’s. Promote the event with friends, register your team and also as a volunteer if you can on Let the EXTRAVAGANZA begin…. London Spikers Knights Volleyball Club (LSKVC) invites you to the exciting Volleyball Tournament, LIVE – London International Volleyball Extravaganza. This Tournament takes place in London every year with players joining from all over the world. Please come and join us, whether you want to play volleyball or simply watch a match. … We wish you[...]
all-day Lotos CUP 2018
Lotos CUP 2018
Oct 12 – Oct 14 all-day
Lotos CUP 2018 @ Bratislava | Bratislava Region | Slovakia
Volleyball and floorball friends are warmly invited to “Lotos CUP 2018” :-) Already the 7th Year of international LGBTI tournament will take place in autumn Bratislava. Playing day of both sports will be Saturday (13 October 2018), ending with “Lotos CUP Afterparty”. We recommend to you to arrive in Bratislava on Friday (12 October 2018) because of acreditaiton and also to avoid time stress. Mixed teams are allowed and very much welcomed. In case you do not have the whole team available, the players can register also individually and we assign them to complete other teams. – Volleyball: –[...]
all-day Copenhagen Halloween Volleyball ...
Copenhagen Halloween Volleyball ...
Oct 13 all-day
Copenhagen Halloween Volleyball Tournament @ Copenhagen | Denmark
  Every pumpkin’s dream on Halloween is to turn into a Jack-o’-lantern! We make this possible and therefore Pan Volley organize the first edition of Copenhagen Halloween Gay Volleyball Tournament! This is the date to remember: 13-10-2018! The tournament consists of 2 levels: B and C. You don’t have to decide what level you are, we will establish that after the first round. The registration for our tournament is already open and will close the 1st of September. Possibility for hosting houses exists, so please write a note in the registration form.

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