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EGLSFThe European Gay & Lesbian Sport Federation (EGLSF) was founded in 1989. The slogan of the organisation is Fair Play, Tolerance and Safety in Sports for Everyone. The aims of EGLSF are to:

  • fight against discrimination in sport on grounds of sexual preference
  • stimulate integration in sport and emancipation of lesbians and gays
  • enable and support the coming out of gay and lesbian sports men and women
  • exchange information and enable co-ordination between European sport groups and tournaments
  • support the founding of new gay/lesbian/bisexual/straight/transgendered and mixed sport groups

EGLSF is a federation which is open to gay, lesbian, straight and mixed sport groups and organizations. At the moment this network has more than 10,000 members within over 100 organisations and sport groups. In the EGLSF all member organisations are autonomous: the Federation is operating as a servicing and co-ordinating body.
The federation licences and promotes, amongst other things, the organisation of EuroGames, the European Gay & Lesbian Championships.
More information: www.eglsf.info


Building Bridges

Building Bridges conference offers support and provides a link between mainstream sports and LGBTIQ sports. Past editions of the conference have proved to be very successful; the event is held every 5 years.
First edition was organised in the Hague in 1999; second in Munich in 2004, third in 2009 in the Hague and in 2014 the fourth edition of the Building Bridges conference will be organised in Ljubljana.


Out in Slovenija

OISOut in Slovenija (Out in Slovenia – OIS) is the first group in Slovenia providing sports and recreation to LGBTIQ people in the country. Apart from sports activities, special projects are also being carried out by OIS, promoting human rights in and through sports. OIS is a member of EGLSF, GLISA, FGG, FARE and Sport Union of Slovenia (SUS).
More information: www.outinslovenija.com


DIH Association

DIHDIH Association, Equal under the Rainbow (DIH Dru┼ítvo – Enakopravni pod mavrico) is a non-profit non-governmental organisation in Slovenia, working in the field of human rights, with special focus on integration of LGBTIQ individuals and groups into society.
More information: www.dih.si


30 Years of LGBT Movement in Slovenia

30 Years of LGBT Movement in SloveniaThe LGBT movement in Slovenia started in 1984 with the gay and lesbian film festival, accompanied by lectures and other events. The festival is considered to be one of the oldest film festivals of the kind in Europe. In the same year, also the gay disco nights were organised and towards the end of the year Magnus section was established, being the first gay organisation is socialist countries.
More information: www.ljudmila.org/siqrd/


Funders, Sponsors and Partners


The 2014 EGLSF events in Ljubljana were hosted by Out in Slovenija and DIH Associations, under the patronage of the City of Ljubljana, supported by the Olympic Committee of Slovenia, Ministry of Education, Science and Sport, FARE network and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
Thanks also to our service partners – Austria Trend Hotel, Intertours Taxi Service and GRH Airport Shuttle Service.
We also welcome and appreciate individual donations and contributions!