The EGLSF would like to congratulate our Honorary Member, Lou Englefield, on making it onto the Power List of 2016, celebrating the achievements of influential lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Working across all areas of sport, Lou Englefield provides training, advice, guidance and insight on the participation of LGBT people in sport and tackling homophobia and transphobia. Congratulations Lou, and wishing you and Pride Sports continued success.
PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release Contact: Alexandr Agapov Russian LGBT Sport Federation The Russian LGBT Sport Federation announces the start of the Freedom Bike Ride 2016 Vyborg, Russia, (24th July 2015) – During August 2015, five members of the Russian LGBTIQ community launched a new project called the “Freedom Bike Ride”. This inaugural bike ride left Russia, and ended in the city of Stockholm during the 15th EuroGames. Due to the overwhelming support from the Swedish and Finnish LGBTIQ communities, ensured that this event would take place annually. This year, the bike ride will make its way from the [...]
EuroPrideHouse opened in the fanzone in Paris Raising awareness on homophobia in football Paris, 11. June 2016. One day after the opening of UEFA EURO 2016 the fight against homophobia was highlighted in the Paris Pavillon. The city of Paris hosted the launch of the Euro Pride House 2016 which will take place from 10th June to 10th July. In this period different activities will take place across France to tackle homophobia in football, make LGBTIQs visible and support the creation of an inclusive football and fan culture where respect is celebrated. What is a Pride House? The FSGL and [...]
Orlando Statement The European Gay & Lesbian Sport Federation want to extend our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the victims of the atrocity that occurred at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. On June 11th, we were gathered for the joyful event of the Euro Pride House 2016 kick off – an event whose aim is to tackle homophobia, prejudices and violence against the LGBTIQ community. Now we are reminded, with horror, and deep sadness, of the crucial need for such programs, and the continued fight against homophobia and hate crimes. This federation is built on acceptance, diversity [...]
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 join the exhibition and after long discussions we are happy to welcome Finnish Professional Goal Keeper for FC Bayern München, Tinja-Riikka Korpela, and Turkish Professional Referee, Halil İbrahim Dinçdağ. This update is part of the Queering Football, Erasmus+ project that the EGLSF is partnering in for the next 2 years. The EGLSF and FSGL are proud to be hosting a mobile Euro Pride House in France during the 2016 UEFA [...]