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 [...]
EGLSF is pleased to announce a strong future ahead for our annual European LGBTIQ multi-sport tournament. At the Annual General Assembly this year in Budapest, contracts were signed with Dusseldorf, Germany and with Copenhagen, Denmark for EuroGames 2020 and 2021 respectively, and the Assembly voted the bid for the 2022 EuroGames in Nijmegen, Netherlands. Once a year the EGLSF celebrates a huge European gay sport event: EuroGames - a high-quality sport event for the LGBTIQ sports community. This event promotes the following goals: fight against discrimination in sport on grounds of sexual preference or orientation stimulate integration in sport and emancipation [...]
The EGLSF Annual General Assembly, which took place in Budapest on 15th-17th March, voted in a new co-President - Hugh Torrance. We welcome him and look forward to working with him. Diana van den Born was reappointed for the position of board member at large. The Annual General Assembly also voted in favour of future EuroGames in Nijmegen in 2022, and future Annual General Assembly in Berne in 2021. Full details of the proceedings will be available in the minutes, which will be published within 3 months.
The European Commission published the results of the 2018 Call for proposals "Exchanges and mobility in sport". We are extremely pleased to announce that EGLSF is one of the 7 successful recipients of the project funding with our proposal : "Development of LGBTQ sports clubs in Central and Eastern Europe". This call aims to contribute to the efforts of sport organisations by supporting the learning mobility of their staff. Exchanges of people, ideas and good practices can be beneficial for the individuals, for their organisations and for sport and society as a whole. Seven projects were selected for a total budget of EUR [...]
EGLSF was represented by board member David Hofstetter at the ENGSO General Assembly, which was held in Visby, Sweden 8th-10th June this year. We deliberated, and accepted, an invitation earlier in the year from ENGSO to become an associate member, and to present an application for the ENGSO “Equality within Sports” committee for a two-year term. The General Assembly kicked off on Saturday morning with the “Sports and Inclusion” seminar, in which David presented the work that EGLSF does, our goals and achievements. Other presentations included gender equality in Swedish sport, and the ASPIRE project focusing on the inclusion of [...]