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The EGLSF announces the election of the board 2021

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release Contact: Erika Patrikainen EGLSF General Secretary: erika.patrikainen@eglsf.info Amsterdam, The Netherlands (21 MARCH 2021) – On Sunday 21 March, the Annual General Assembly elected new board members. The board now consists of: • Hugh Torrance, co-president, from LEAP Sports, Scotland • Sarah Townsend, co-president, from FSGL, France • Erika Patrikainen, general secretary, from H.O.T Helsinki, Finland • Edgar Castillo, treasurer, from Smashing Pink Amsterdam, Netherlands • Diana van den Born, board member, from Smashing Pink Amsterdam, Netherlands • Elena Lipilina, board member, from Russian LGBT Sport Federation, Russia • Georg Kardaras, board member, from Alfa [...]

2021-03-23T19:42:48+01:00Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021 @ 18:58|Categories: 2021, AGA, External, News, Press Release|0 Comments

EGLSF & Partners Launch Inclusion In Sport (iSPORT) Erasmus+ Sport project

Wednesday, February 24, 202 saw the launch of the Inclusion In Sport (iSPORT) project, which is a two-year project, co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. iSport Objectives The iSport Project will promote diversity and social inclusion in sport by bringing together partners from many sectors who traditionally face barriers to sport participation - women, LGBTQI+ community and people with disabilities. The project will promote equal opportunities and awareness of the importance of health-enhancing physical activity through increased participation in, and equal access to, sport for all these sectors. Project outputs will include an online MOOC and an [...]

2021-02-24T16:22:51+01:00Wednesday, February 24th, 2021 @ 16:22|Categories: 2021, External, iSport, News, Press Release, Sport|0 Comments

Bern successful in bid for 2023 EuroGames

      The EuroGames – a multisport event dedicated to diversity and inclusion– will take place in Bern from July 26th to 29th, 2023. Licensed by the EGLSF (European Gay and Lesbian Sport Federation), and voted by the General Assembly, the decision was announced this week. Bern Pride is to take place at the same time. At the end of July 2023, EuroGames will take place in Bern attracting up to 3,000 athletes. This major annual event is hosted primarily by, and for, the LGBTQI+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Intersex) community and has been held in different European [...]

2020-07-08T11:33:32+02:00Wednesday, July 8th, 2020 @ 11:33|Categories: 2020, Announcements, EuroGames, External, News, Press Release, Sport|0 Comments

EGLSF Board Statement – EuroGames 2020 Dusseldorf Cancellation

The 2020 edition of EuroGames was scheduled to be held in Dusseldorf, Germany on August 5th-9th. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, hosting the event on these dates was ruled out. After much deliberation and effort in trying to find another date to host the EuroGames, on June 16th, EuroGames 2020 Dusseldorf organisers officially announced the cancellation of the EuroGames 2020 in Dusseldorf. All registered participants were informed directly by EuroGames 2020 Dusseldorf organisers. The reimbursement policy is clearly laid out in the information sent to registered participants. The EGLSF Board would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved [...]

2020-06-25T08:48:54+02:00Thursday, June 25th, 2020 @ 8:48|Categories: 2020, Announcements, EuroGames, External|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 [...]