The EGLSF and FSGL are proud to be hosting a mobile Euro Pride House in France during the 2016 UEFA European Football Championships this summer.
Euro Pride House will play host to a range of sports, cultural and arts events, which share as a common theme our vision of breaking down the social and personal barriers, that discourage LGBTIQ people across Europe from participating and supporting football.
Euro Pride House will run from 9th June to the 10th July and will be a place for people to come together to talk, think, relax and have fun. The “Against The Rules” exhibition will be on display and will also include 2 new additions to the exhibit. We’re currently developing a great programme of events around the matches in Marseille, Nice, Lyon and Paris. These events will be co-ordinated on the ground by the Fédération Sportive Gaie et Lesbienne (FSGL) with the help of its member clubs – Football Club Paris Arc-En-Ciel, Panamboyz United, Nice Front Runners, GAIS Nice, Centre LGBT Nice, MUST and Cargo.
Euro Pride House 2016 is supported by the European Union via Erasmus+ (project selected in 2016), and is part of “Queering Football” that coordinates the actions of:
- VIDC – Vienna Institute for International Dialogue and Cooperation
- EGLSF (European Gay and Lesbian Sport Federation)
- Fédération Sportive Gaie et Lesbienne (FSGL)
- FSE (Football Supporters Europe)
- UISP (Unione Italiana Sport per tutti)
- SPOLINT (Institute of Sport Development)
The concept of a Pride House was conceived of as being a venue to welcome LGBTIQ athletes, fans, and others and their allies during international sporting events. Akin to the various national houses at such events, they would be welcoming places to view the competitions, to enjoy the event, to learn about LGBTIQ sport and homophobia in sport, and to build relations with mainstream sport. The first Pride House was organised for the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in Vancouver & Whistler, with others following in Warsaw (2012 UEFA Euro Football Cup) and London (2012 Summer Olympics). This year will see Prides Houses in France and later this summer at the Olympics in Rio. Scheduling is available at www.fsgl.org