Recognition: LGBT Athlete of the Year

Compete Magazine has nominated the Athlete of the Year 2010. This year, the title went to Michael Holtz from Los Angeles, USA. The 26-year-old swimmer and activist combines two passions for unique fundraising.

Michael Holtz is the third Athlete of the Year nominated by Compete Magazine; the title in the previous year went to Jeff Kagan from New York and John Deffee prom Phoenix.


Wednesday, December 15th, 2010 @ 20:18|Categories: 2010, News|Comments Off on Recognition: LGBT Athlete of the Year

One Games initiative: 1 Quadrennial Event Working Group established

GLISA and FGG nominated 14 members of the Working Group for the one quadrennial global lgbt sport event (2018 onward). EGLSF strongly salutes this step, which was one of the first concrete steps after the announcement of willingness for cooperation between both organisations, taken at the EGLSF Annual General Assembly in March 2010 in Manchester, UK.

Kurt Dahl, FGG co-president, stated: "Based on the request to collaborate from the international LGBTQ community, we, FGG and GLISA, have formed this Working Group. We know the task at hand is a difficult one, but we are confident that this group can create what [...]

Sunday, December 12th, 2010 @ 20:14|Categories: 2010, News|Comments Off on One Games initiative: 1 Quadrennial Event Working Group established

LGBT sport federation created in Russia

Russia created a federation of LGBT sports and the organization calls for LGBT-activists in the region to participate.

Russian LGBT-Sport Federation was founded by group of Russian sportsmen right after Gay games in Cologne. The goals of the Federation are:

1. To organize and support national team, able to participate in international LGBT sports events (Gay games, Eurogames, regional tournaments)
2. To organize LGBT-tournaments in Russia
3. To support Russian LGBT sport clubs and organizations, LGBT sportsmen
4. To promote sports and healthy lifestyle within LGBT community

They welcome new members, partners and participants. If you are ready to organize sports events, willing to help, or [...]

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010 @ 20:12|Categories: 2010, News|Comments Off on LGBT sport federation created in Russia

Anniversary: Outsports turns 10

Outsports, based in Los Angleles, USA, was founded in November 2000 by Jim Buzinski and Cyd Zeigler, Jr with the mission to build a broad, deep, informative and entertaining gay sports community.

Although Outsports covers mostly the news and events in the USA or North America in general, the European Gay & Lesbian Sport Federation (EGLSF) recognises the importance of such a community, and congratulates Outsports for their anniversary.

EGLSF otherwise also offers similar services, focusing on the European community and its member clubs.


Monday, December 6th, 2010 @ 20:11|Categories: 2010, News|Comments Off on Anniversary: Outsports turns 10

EuroGames: Register for EuroGames 2011

Registration for the 13th edition of the
EuroGames is open! Rotterdam (ranked
world’s best festival city of 2010 in the
category mid-sized cities) will be hosting
this event from July 20 to July 24 2011 and
offers you a wide variety of exciting sports
and cultural events. Participants can
subscribe for at least 30 different sports,
and for every sport there will be a minimum
number of participants in order to organize
a relevant competition. EGLSF-members
early birds pay only € 70 for almost every
sport for registration before March 1, 2011.

Stay tuned to www.eurogames2011.eu for
the latest sport updates.

In addition to the sports, the EuroGames
2011 will also have a rich [...]

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010 @ 20:09|Categories: 2010, News|Comments Off on EuroGames: Register for EuroGames 2011