European Gay & Lesbian Sport Federation

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

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exchange information and enable co-ordination between European sport groups and tournaments tournamentstournaments

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liaison with and support athletes who are thinking about coming out

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support the founding of new sport groups inclusive of all athletes

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fight against discrimination in sport based on gender identity & sexual orientation tournamentstournaments

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EuroGames 2021 Copenhagen, Denmark

EuroGames 2022 Nijmegen, Netherlands

EuroGames 2023 Bern, Switzerland

Once a year the EGLSF celebrates a huge European LGBTIQ+ 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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Margaret Court controversy

Monday, January 27th, 2020 @ 21:12|0 Comments

EGLSF have followed the controversy surrounding the acknowledgement of Margaret Court’s tennis achievements. Successful sportspeople are role models and to have them vilify entire communities, as Margaret Court has done [...]

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Sep
12
Sun
all-day 15th Stuttgarter LebenSlauf
15th Stuttgarter LebenSlauf
Sep 12 – Sep 19 all-day
15th Stuttgarter LebenSlauf
Dear Sports Colleagues of the LGBTTIQ Community Abseitz Stuttgart is organizing the “15th Stuttgarter LebenSlauf” from September 12th to 19th. For the 2nd time we start our charity run in the online version and for the 1st time our organizing team has decided to organize the run for the benefit of LGBTTIQ refugees. Those who flee have good reasons to do so. This is especially true for LGBTTIQ people who have experienced persecution and violence from the state, family or society in their countries of origin. In 69 countries around the world, LGBTTIQ are threatened with danger to freedom, life[...]
Sep
30
Thu
all-day 16th German-Rainboow-Open 2021
16th German-Rainboow-Open 2021
Sep 30 – Oct 2 all-day
16th German-Rainboow-Open 2021 @ Dusseldorf
Europe’s largest LGBTIQ yearly golf tournament

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