Featured events

7-9 September 2012
Brussels Games

Brussels Gay Sports will offer a weekend of fun and fairplay in the capital of Europe, with volleyball, swimming, badminton, and tennis, as well as fitness and hiking.

Learn more HERE.
26-28 October 2012
Bern, Switzerland

The success of the first edition of the QueergamesBern proved the need for an LGBT multisport event in Switzerland. This year will be even bigger, with badminton, bowling, running, walking, floorball.

Learn more HERE.
17-20 January 2013
Sin City Shootout
Las Vegas
The 7th Sin City Shootout will feature softball, ice hockey, tennis, wrestling, basketball, dodgeball, bodybuilding and basketball.

Learn more HERE.

13-16 June 2013
IGLFA Euro Cup
After this year's edition in Budapest at the EuroGames, the IGLFA Euro Cup heads to Dublin for 2013, hosted by the Dublin Devils and the Dublin Phoenix Tigers.

Learn more HERE.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

EGLSF receives European Union funding

From the latest newsletter from the European Gay and Lesbian Sport Federation:

We are delighted to inform you that European Gay and Lesbian Sport Federation - EGLSF was successful in this year’s public call for proposals by the European Commission under Education & Culture DG - Preparatory Actions in the field of sport.

For the 2011 call for proposals, 106 applications were received, and among the eligible applications, 38 were for ‘Prevention of and fight against violence and intolerance in sport’ and 44 for ‘Promoting innovative approaches to strengthen the organisation of sport in Europe’. Finally, 16 projects were selected.

EGLSF is the main coordinating body for the project Preventing & Fighting Homophobic Violence & Intolerance in Sport - Pride in Sport. Together with its partners [FGG members in bold] Fédération Sportive Gaie et Lesbienne, Sports Association Out in Slovenija, Frankfurter Volleyball Verein, Atlasz LGBT Sport Association, Pride Sports and FARE Network, we will carry out the project in the next 16 months.

The project has been designed in response to the need to develop a more comprehensive and far-reaching trans European approach to tackling homophobia in sport. The project contains several core initiatives: Anti-Discrimination Gaming Application for Young People, Good Practice Development, Fact Sheets For Sport Governing Bodies, “Against the Rules” Exhibition in London during 2012 Olympic Games, and “Sport and Homosexuals, Sport for Homosexuals: Models of Integration, Examples of Rejection,” an academic colloquium [to be held 2-3 December 2011 in Paris].We will be informing our members and partners about the details and progress of the project in upcoming communication.

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