The EGLSF Equality Commission met on February 12th to continue work on developing strategic focus. The work of this commission will inform the EGLSF and EuroGames hosts on gender equality issues, proposing strategies and good practices to help increase the visibility and participation of diverse identities in our structures and tournaments and help make them more welcoming to underrepresented profiles in our LGBTQI+ community.
Under the project +PLUSS “LGBTQI+ Policy and Leadership in Sport and Society”, funded by the Erasmus+ sport program, a site visit for fellow LGBTQI+ sport club leaders has been hosted by Out in Slovenia in Ljubljana (Slovenia) on February 16th-18h, 2024 in order to facilitate knowledge sharing and build a community of European leaders. 17 participants from #PLUSS partners and visiting club leaders had the chance to understand the ways of working, in particular related to growth/sustainability of the club and to advocating for LGBTQI+ rights in wider society. Partners organisations responsible for the 2 [...]
Research & Outcomes kick off meeting On February 7th, partners of this project, funded by the Erasmus+ programme of European Union, met to launch the project, discuss objectives, first meeting dates and roles and responsibilities. WRSO aims to start a serious initiative of research data to reflect the situation for the participation of LBTI+ women on an individual level, and in both mainstream sport and in LGBTI+ sports organisations. Specific objectives are a review of the current situation of LBTI+ women and the mechanisms of discrimination they face in sport; a research element to identify [...]
Duessel-cup, Outreach Team Dear LGBTIQ athletes in Europe, This year, the Düssel Cup is once again offering an outreach program. It is aimed at interested members of the LGBTIQ community who would like to take part in the Düssel Cup but have little or no support in their home country with regard to their sexual orientation or identity, as they are discriminated against by state regulations and/or society - primarily in Eastern and South-Eastern Europe. The organisation can support your participation and offer you the following: Free participation in a sport At least low-cost accommodation [...]
València will host the Gay Games in 2026, an event held every four years that promotes equality, diversity and inclusion through sport and culture. Its basic principles are participation, inclusion and personal best performance. EGLSF has collaborated in 2023 with the GGVLC2026 organising committee to promote the event in a variety of activities and LGBTIQ+ sporting events: EGLSF AGA 2023 in Munich EuroGames Bern 2023 and the film-documentary ‘Building a Movement: the Making of EuroGames’ Gay Games 2023 held simultaneously in Hong Kong and Guadalajara (Mexico). After this year's fantastic [...]