As part of the Football People movement, the European Gay and Lesbian Sport Federation (#EGLSF) is hosting a panel discussion entitled “Fields of sport: empowering or oppressive spaces for minorities?” in the framework of the European Lesbian* Conference.

The conference takes place during the @FARE #FootballPeople action weeks on 9/27/2017 at the

Ankerbrotfabrik, Absberggasse 27, 1100 Vienna, Austria.

Come along and join us - have some fun and discuss how we can move forward in the battle against discrimination in sport – finding space for women and lesbians* in sport.

EGLSF Co-President Annette Wachter says:

The EGLSF is proud to participate in the first European Lesbian* Conference in the FARE Football People weeks. The structure and support offered by both organisations offer us a unique platform to present the effort that the EGLSF and member clubs are putting in to combat lesbo-homo-bi-transphobia in football and sport in general.

Fare network Executive Director Piara Powar says:

“The Football People weeks is an important period for European football as it brings together all of those who watch, play or run the sport and supports inclusion and diversity across its structures while challenging intolerance and discrimination.

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The European Gay & Lesbian Sport Federation (EGLSF) was founded in 1989. Its aims are to:

  • fight against discrimination in sport on grounds of  gender identity or sexual orientation
  • stimulate integration in sport and emancipation of athletes regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation
  • enable and support the coming out of athletes
  • exchange information and enable co-ordination between European sport groups and tournaments
  • support the founding of new gay/lesbian/bisexual/straight/transgendered/queer and mixed sport groups

We are a federation, which is open to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, and non-binary sports groups and organisations. At the moment this network has more than 22,000 members within over 115 organisations and sport groups. In the EGLSF all member organisations are autonomous: the Federation is operating as a servicing and coordinating body.

The EGLSF is the goverening body of EuroGames, the largest LGBTIQ multi sport tournament held in Europe. The last EuroGames 2016 were held in Helsinki, Finland. The next games will be held in Rome, Italy in 2019

Our members are invited to join the General Assembly. This annual Assembly is the highest decision making body of the Federation. The members of the EGLSF board are elected (for three years) by the General Assembly.

“European Gay & Lesbian Sport Federation,” “EuroGames,” with the star, are trademarks of the European Gay & Lesbian Sport Federation.

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