LGBT* Sportevents

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EGLSF / EuroGames

The European Gay & Lesbian Sport Federation (EGLSF) was founded in 1989. Its goal is to fight against discrimination in sports based on sexual orientation. The FVV is a founding member. The EGLSF also created the EuroGames. The first EuroGames were held in The Hague in 1992 (in Frankfurt in 1995) and since then they are held annually in changing locations. The next dates:

2021 Copenhagen (August 17-21)
2022 Nijmegen (July 27-30)
2023 Bern (July 26-29)
2024 bidding process on the way
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Gay Games

The Gay Games  were created in 1980 by Tom Waddell, a homosexual US Olympic decathlete. His goal was to create a sporting event free of homophobia and discrimination. The first Gay Games were held in San Francisco in 1982. Today, the event is one of the world’s largest grassroots sports tournaments ever, with some 30 sports and about 14,000 participants. The next dates:

2022 Hongkong (November 11-19)
2026 Candidate cities: Auckland, Brisbane, Guadalajara, Munich, San Diego, Taipei, Toronto, Valencia.