Statement on LGBTIQ rights at FWC Qatar 2022

LGBTIQ+ rights and the FIFA Mens World Cup Qatar 2022 We are a grouping of organisations who support the rights of LGBTIQ+ persons. We have come together to highlight discrimination and exclusion against the LGBTIQ+ community particularly in relation to the FIFA Mens World Cup Qatar 2022. We support the rights of LGBTIQ+ persons and highlight articles 3 and 4 of the FIFA statutes on human rights and countering discrimination, and mention of the same within the joint sustainability strategy agreed between FIFA and the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy. People of diverse sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, [...]

2022-09-28T18:49:07+02:00Wednesday, September 28th, 2022 @ 18:49|Categories: 2022, Football|Tags: |0 Comments

Briefing note: LGBTIQ+ rights and the FIFA Mens World Cup Qatar 2022

The FIFA Men’s World Cup Qatar 2022 presents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the state of Qatar to showcase its technical abilities and prowess to host the world’s most watched sports competition. A sport that reaches every corner of the world and can contribute to tolerance, human understanding and equality. In 2020 an international grouping of sixteen LGBTIQ+ led and focused organisations concerned about the lack of protections being offered to LGBTIQ+ people by FIFA and the host country organisers of the 2022 World Cup (the Qatar Supreme Committee (SC)) began to meet to define a series of questions about [...]

2022-03-31T20:06:09+02:00Thursday, March 31st, 2022 @ 20:06|Categories: 2022, Football|Tags: |0 Comments

EGLSF at Women’s World Cup Football Diversity House

EGLSF hosted two events at the Diversity House in Paris – set up by the Fare network in Paris for the FIFA Women's World Cup. The first of these events was a panel discussion that explored how LGBT sports clubs and organisations provide a ground for empowering women through sport, and the subjects of homophobia and sexism in sport. Panelists Pascale Reinteau, co-president of the newly established foundation FIER and co-president of Paris 2018 Gay Games, co-president of Les Degommeuses football club Marine Rome, and Annette Wachter, co-president of EGLSF presented their organisations and the roles, activities, and participation of [...]

Queering Football European Networking Conference 17 – 18 November 2017

This 2-day conference in Ljubljana, organized by SPOLINT in association with VIDC, united players from international and national sporting organisations (including FIFA and UEFA), representatives from grassroots organisations, NGOs, clubs, professional athletes, activists in LGBT rights, academics and sports professionals – all with the goal of discussing homophobia in football, in anticipation of the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia. The two days were organized with a mix of workshops, plenary sessions and panel presentations, and united over 70 participants from 17 countries. The panel discussions “Tackling Homophobia in European Football: Progress made and Challenges ahead” and “FIFA World Cup [...]

2020-04-19T16:58:18+02:00Monday, December 11th, 2017 @ 12:15|Categories: 2017, Announcements, Football, Members, News, Projects, Sport|0 Comments

Win a signed copy of “We’re Queer and we should be here”

We’re Queer and we should be here: the perils and pleasures of being a gay football fan On the cusp of a football season where players’ sexuality will once again be in the spotlight, the memoir of a black, gay football fan has gone to the top of the bestsellers list of gay biographies sold by Amazon. The book is the debut novel of campaigner Darryl Telles and charts his nearly 30 year journey from one of the first members of the Gay Football Supporters Network to today, where he has been an out season ticket holder at Spurs. Now [...]

2020-04-19T16:58:18+02:00Friday, September 8th, 2017 @ 11:15|Categories: 2017, Euro Pride House 2016, Football, Members|0 Comments