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EGLSF at the “Play the Game 2017” conference, Eindhoven.

This year there was the 10th edition of the Play the Game Conference in Eindhoven. More than 450 participants discussed the biggest challenges in the world of sport.

At the centre of the conference are classic Play the Game themes like doping, match-fixing and corruption in sport, but themes like innovation and new trends in sports such as e-sports have also found their way in to the programme.

Play the Game 2017 takes place in a period of time, when more and more media, governments and sports organisations have had to face those problems that have been following sports for many years […]

Friday, December 22nd, 2017 @ 10:27|Categories: 2017, Advocacy, Members, Projects|0 Comments

THE CONFERENCE “QUEERING FOOTBALL: ADDRESSING HOMOPHOBIA AT MEGA SPORT EVENTS” SUCCESSFULLY KICKS OFF

The conference “QUEERING FOOTBALL: Addressing Homophobia at Mega Sport Events” successfully kicks off

Over 70 participants from 17 countries gathered at the Sport Faculty of the University of Ljubljana to discuss the topics of homophobia, prejudices and violence against LGBTIQs in the context of football and the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia.

 

At the Faculty of Sport of the University of Ljubljana, the European Networking Conference QUEERING FOOTBALL – Addressing Homophobia at Mega Sport Events kicked off. 17 countries and 3 continents are represented by over 70 participants – including activists, students, journalists, volunteers, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of NGO’s, sporting […]

Monday, November 20th, 2017 @ 21:28|Categories: 2017, Advocacy, Members, News, Press Release, Projects|0 Comments

EGLSF Workshop – Fields of sport: empowering or oppressive spaces for minorities?

The women board members of the European Gay and Lesbian Sport Federation (EGLSF) – Annette Wachter, Diana van den Born, Sarah Townsend – hosted a workshop in the “Fields of sport: empowering or oppressive spaces for minorities?” session at the European Lesbian Conference (EL*C) held in in Vienna from 5-8 October, 2017.

As the only sport representatives present, we had a good amount of time to present the current state of play with the EGLSF, the EuroGames, club membership, and open a discussion with the attendees on lesbian participation in sport at a grassroots level.

The EGLSF presented the work we do for our […]

Monday, November 13th, 2017 @ 15:08|Categories: 2017, Advocacy, Members, News, Projects, Sport|Comments Off on EGLSF Workshop – Fields of sport: empowering or oppressive spaces for minorities?

Highest ever fine imposed on swimming-pool discriminating against LGBTQ sports association in Hungary

Budapest, August 29, 2017 – The Equal Treatment Authority found that a local-government run swimming pool discriminated against an LGBTQ sports association when it declined to rent out two of its swimming lanes for a sport event. The Authority imposed a fine of 1 million HUF.

EGLSF Member club, Atlasz Sports Club offers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people an opportunity to practice sports in an LGBTQ-friendly environment in Hungary since 2004. One of their flagship events is the annual Atlasz Sports Day. In January 2017 they contacted MOM Sports Pool, a swimming pool operated by a subsidiary […]

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017 @ 15:00|Categories: 2017, Advocacy, Announcements, Members, Press Release, Sport|0 Comments

The EGLSF attend the Consultative Committee (CC) of EPAS, Cyprus 2017

On the 9th of May was the yearly meeting of the Consultative Committee of EPAS. Topic at this meeting were:
– Information on accession of new members to EPAS
– Renewals of membership (FLAS, EUPEA, Sport & Citizenship, SROC, EU Athletes, ISF)
– Report of the Consultative Committee Bureau
– Report on ongoing EPAS programme of activities: BIS analysis, corruption in sport, Pro Safe in Sport 4, Pro Safe in Sport + =sexual violence in sport against children, Keep Crime out of Sport
– Development of Goals and Strategies
– Roundtable summary on good governance initiatives / plans of the Consultative Committee members
– Discussion about the […]

Friday, June 9th, 2017 @ 16:23|Categories: 2017, Advocacy, EPAS, News|Comments Off on The EGLSF attend the Consultative Committee (CC) of EPAS, Cyprus 2017