It is the largest multi-sport event for athletes, regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation in Europe.
Once a year the EGLSF celebrates a huge European gay sport event: EuroGames, the European Gay & Lesbian Championships. Besides offering a high-quality sport event to the LGBTIQ sports community, EGLSF wishes to promote the following goals, also through the EuroGames:
a) Fight against discrimination in sport on grounds of sexual preference or orientation
b) Stimulate integration in sport and emancipation of LGBTIQ athletes
c) Enable and support the coming out of LGBTIQ athletes
d) Support the founding of new LGBTIQ groups
The EuroGames are open to everyone who wishes to participate, regardless of gender, age, race, gender identity or sexual orientation.
The EuroGames 2019 will be held in Rome. Promoted by the EGLSF (European Federation of Gay and Lesbian Sports), the multi-sporting event lgbt will land for the first time in Italy. The EuroGames, now in its 17th edition, are the result of a desire to combine sporting competition with the fight against discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity. The next EuroGames will be Dusseldorf in 2020, and Copenhagen in 2021.
The candidacy was born from an idea of the association GAYCS and AICS which were then joined by the most important Italian organizations for the promotion of civil rights. On the basis of the numbers of previous editions we expect the arrival in Rome of more than 5,000 athletes from around the world who will compete in the most important sports. According to our intentions it will be the biggest event ever held in Italy for the promotion of rights and against discrimination, so as to make the city of Rome an icon of freedom and tolerance at international level.