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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 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 […]

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