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Margaret Court controversy

EGLSF have followed the controversy
surrounding the acknowledgement of Margaret Court’s tennis achievements.

Successful sportspeople are role
models and to have them vilify entire communities, as Margaret Court has done
to the LGBTQI+ community, is extremely damaging. Her comments make LGBTQI+
people unwelcome, and suggest they have fewer human rights – such as access to
sport – or at best, presumably should only be allowed to participate if they
hide who they are.

This is against everything the EGLSF
stands for, LGBTIQ+ tennis players, fans and communities deserve better.

Tennis Australia is in a difficult position, and have handled the matter diplomatically by "recognising" rather than "celebrating" Court’s [...]

Monday, January 27th, 2020 @ 21:12|Categories: News|Tags: , |0 Comments

EGLSF Project “CEEYOUSPORT”

Monday, September 16th, 2019 @ 19:04|Categories: 2019, CEEYOU|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 women in [...]

EGLSF on CAS Ruling on Women Track Athletes

Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruling on women track athletes

Discrimination is necessary. This is what the CAS ruling has decided. To level the playing field in women’s athletics it is necessary and fair to discriminate against those women who show a natural advantage for their sport.

Now, to compete in certain athletics events – for this ruling does not cover all athletics events, just track events shorter than one mile and longer than 400m, those that Caster Semenya excels in - women like Caster Semenya are obliged to alter their natural body chemistry in order to meet guidelines arbitrarily determined [...]

Monday, May 13th, 2019 @ 9:37|Categories: 2019, Advocacy, Press Release|Tags: , |0 Comments

EGLSF board’s statement on progress of Rome EuroGames

On March 17th the EGLSF Assembly passed a motion asking Rome EuroGames organisers to review certain aspects of their organisation in line with EGSLF quality assurance processes. This motion included a temporary suspension of online registrations until the end of the review period on 30th March.  This review is currently ongoing and we will offer a full statement when it is complete.  It is in the interests of our members and all athletes and stakeholders that we work proactively and decisively to ensure a high quality EuroGames.  

We also regret that ESSDA and the organisers of Rome EuroGames [...]

Sunday, March 24th, 2019 @ 18:30|Categories: 2019, EuroGames|2 Comments