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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

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 [...]

2020-04-19T16:58:15+02:00Monday, January 27th, 2020 @ 21:12|Categories: News|Tags: , |0 Comments

EGLSF Project “CEEYOUSPORT”

The EGLSF CEEYOUSPORT project kicked off successfully with its first workshop in Zagreb at the end of April.    The goal of the 2-day-long workshop was to carry out a self-assessment of LGBTIQ+ sport initiatives with a focus on CEE-specific issues. The idea was for the participants to get to know not only each other, but also the challenges they face in their home countries, and the successes they have already reached with their clubs or organisations.    The workshop exercises were interesting, innovative, inspiring and really interactive, the host clubs, FemSlam LBT Football, qSport Zagreb and Queer Sport Split prepared, organised and facilitated [...]

2020-04-19T16:58:15+02:00Monday, 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 [...]