2 Conferences, 5 workshops, 4 open debates, 2 open days, 3 guided tours, 2 theater shows

5-10 JULY 2019

Roma EuroGames 2019 committee wants to make Roma EuroGames a great event of Sport, Culture and Human Rights.

From the 5th of July to the 10th of July, before the opening Ceremony of July 11th, a full week of conferences, workshops, debates, open days, training activities, guided tours and theater events will take place in Rome.

We believe sport can change LGBTI people’s lives, and we also believe that sport can change society and tackle all kinds of discrimination.

Roma EuroGames Week is a strong interactive cultural week with a multitarget and intersectional approach. With activists and international experts we will focus on the main challenges involving LGBTI people in sports as well as in life: Transgender and Intersex participation, racism and double discriminations, sexism and gender equality.  

The several events and contributions will not be focused just on sport, but will aim to better describe the relevant topics and perspectives: athletes, activists, artists, psychologists, lawyers and researchers are going to share competences and address the general public as well.

Participants are expected to give active contributions, to intervene and to learn about the topics. An open resources archive with videos and materials will be available on the website at the following link  in order to be a contribution for further steps and next EuroGames editions.

Fighting LGBTI discrimination in sports encouraged the creation of safe and inclusive environments like the EuroGames. Thanks to this effort, we can now foster our commitment for a change in mainstream sport and shed light on the strong connections between sport, identity and sexuality.

Sport (and LGBTI sport as well) has a tremendous potential as a tool for social change, as it creates educational strategies while tackling hate speech, discrimination and marginalization.

In order to do that, topics such as homo-bi-transhopia, gender stereotypes and other discriminations should be considered as a threat for everyone’s freedom, not just for the people who are directly involved.

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EuroGames Week staff:

Rosario Coco – Roma EuroGames Cultural Area

Matteo Boccini – Assistant

Andrea Giuliano – Assistant

Milo Serraglia – Assistant



Outsport for EuroGames – Main Conference 

Sport as the next challenge towards gender equality and LGBTI-inclusive communities

Date – July 10

Place – Spazio Europa – Via IV Novembre 149 (Via Nazionale/Piazza Venezia)  

Time – 09:00 – 18.00

Outsport is the first European project tackling discrimination based on sexual orientation and/or gender identity in sport through scientific research and pedagogical approaches.

It’s promoted by AICS and its LGBTI department Gaycs. Outsport is co-funded by the EU through the Erasmus+ Program and it is carried out by a consortium of 5 project partners from Italy, Scotland, Hungary, Germany and Austria (Picture: Outsport presentation in June 2017 (Rome – Parliament Venue)

Thanks to the cooperation among Outsport and Roma EuroGames 2019, the Outsport EuroGames Conference will be the main cultural event of the Roma EuroGames 2019, which will host the final discussion on the main topics of the cultural program and the final reports of the specific workshops.

Conference Program

9:00 – 9:30 – Registration  

9:30 – Keynotes and introductions

Representatives of EGLSF (European Gay and Lesbian Sport Federation) and Roma EuroGames 2019 Committee.

10:00 – 11:15 – Roundtable – From Stonewall to EuroGames: The role of Sport in the upcoming intersectional challenges of the LGBTI movement – This panel will involve activists and historical figures of the LGBTI sport movement as a tribute to the fiftieth Stonewall anniversary. What has changed in the LGBTI movement from Stonewall to the beginning of LGBTI sports organizations? What was their contribution? An overview of the possible contribution of Sport in the most important worldwide challenges of the LGBTI movement will be outlined, especially visibility, education and multiple discrimination (Picture: Hugh Torrence presenting the LEAP Manifesto on inclusive Physical Education during the Outsport starting event in June 2017 (Rome).

Annette Wachter – Co-President of EGLSF

Pepe Garcia – Former co-President of EGLSF

Jelena Celebic – Activist from Femslam football

Ambid Zaman – Aktionsbündnis gegen Homophobie board member

Katherine Burrows – Activist for Transgender Rights

Moderator: Rosario Coco – Roma EuroGames Cultural Area


11:15-11:30 – Coffee break

11:30 – 11:45 – Contribution: LGBTI and sport: legal perspectives

Giovanni Guercio – Lawyer (specialized in I & T issues)

11:45 – 13:00 – Roundtable – LGBTI people in sport: from new data to the challenge of visibility.

This panel will show the results of the Outsport Europe-wide survey ( regarding the experience of LGBTI people in sport, carried out by the University of Cologne (DSHS) as Outsport partner. Starting from this data, which are the first in Europe concerning the topic, experts and activists will discuss the challenges of LGBTI visibility in sports (Picture: Tobias Menzel (German Sport University of Cologne) presenting the main findings of the Outsport survey on November 2018 in Glasgow).

Sarah Townsend – EGLSF General Secretary

Klaus Heusslein – Former co-President of EGLSF and Associate Spokesman of DSHS research team

Luisa Rizzitelli – Assist President (Italian Association of Female Athletes)

Alexander Carollo – Transgender activist, ex-professional athlete, physioterapist  

Moderator: Andrea Maccarrone – Activist and Educator


13:15 – 14:15 – Lunch time

14:15 – 14:45 – Reports from the Rome EuroGames Week workshops

(A speaker from each Workshops of the week program will outline the main results of the activities)


14:45 – 15:45 – Case Histories: witnesses from LGBTI athletes and activists and debate


15:45 – Coffee break

16:00 – Report from the “Outsport Training”, Non formal education through sport  

László Földi – Trainer and Educator, expert in Non Formal Education Through Sport


16:15 – Roundtable – Paralympic sport: All Together Now?

This panel discussion will look at the experience of LGBTI and queer athletes with disabilities, reflecting on how visible disability is within the LGBTI sports movement and on what this means for events such as EuroGames, now and in the future. This panel is co-organized with LEAP Sport Scotland (Picture: Stefan Hoggan (Photo: Scottish Disabilty Sport).

Hugh Torrance – Co-President of EGLSF and Director of Leap Sport Scotland

Stefan Hoggan – Paralympic Athlete

Caludia Gennaro – Italian deaf women Volleyball team player

Serena Solimene – Italian deaf women deaf Volleyball team player

Representative of the Italian Paralympic committee


Moderator – Andrea Giuliano


17:30 – Conclusions 




Conference – The legal protection of LGBTI people in the sporting world   

Date –  July 6

Partner – Rete Lenford (Lawyer association for LGBTI rights)

Place – WEGIL – Largo Ascianghi 5 (Trastevere)  

Time – 09:30 – 13:00

The event is organized by Rete Lenford – Avvocatura per i diritti LGBTI –  in collaboration with Roma EuroGames 2019.  

What is the nature and extent of discrimination in sport today?  How does discrimination affect people’s experience of sport and their wider lives?  What are the barriers on bodies and sexualities to change? How can homo-biphobia and transphobia be tackled in the future? These are some of the issues which we hope to explore within the planned speeches listed in the program below (Picture: Rete Lenford during a Pride march) 

Conference Program

– Introduction

– First Topic: Sport and homophobia: the legal instruments for combating discrimination based on sexual orientationMichele Potè, Turin-based lawyer

– Second Topic: Bodies, gender and sexuality: the protection of transsexuals and intersexuals in sports – Effiong L. Ntuk, Turin-based lawyer

Moderator:  Luca Giacomelli – Representative of Rete Lenford association

The second part of the event consists in the screening of the documentary “Il calciatore invisibile” (“The invisible football player” – 60 minutes) which, through the experience of a gay-friendly soccer team in Tuscany, investigates the issue of homosexuality in the world of football, among prejudice and stereotypes. Director Matteo Tortora and some of the protagonists of the documentary will be present (Picture: A moment from the making of the documentary “Il calciatore invisibile”. Photo:


Welcome – Presentation of the EuroGames Week

Date – July 6

Partners – QOR queers of Rome / Gabos Photography

Place – “La Bibliotechina” – Love Giam Estate (Eur Magliana – Metro B)  

Time – 20:30 – 0.00

Food and Drinks available


Welcome point with EuroGames partners and photo exhibitions:

“Our bodies talk of us” – QOR queers of Rome 

“Don’t dream it, be it” – Gabos Photography


Introduction: Roma EuroGames Committee

Ambassadors Speeches

Presentation of Photo exhibitions

Presentation of IT inclusion group 

Concert by singer/songwriter Elicandro.

The IT Group (Intersex-Trans) is a group of activists whose purpose is supporting transgender and intersex participants at the EuroGames.

Open Debate – Transgender and intersex people in sport  

Outcomes of the experts workshop will be discussed in an open debate

Date – July 7

Partner – Roma EuroGames – IT Inclusion group

Place – Caffè Letterario, Via Ostiense 95 (Metro Piramide) 19:30 -21:30

Time – 19:30 – 21.30

Food and Drinks available

Transgender athlete Annah Mouncey (Photo:

Open Debate – Racism and double discrimination

Outcomes of the experts workshop will be discussed in an open debate

Date – July 8

Partner – Liberi Nantes (Refugees sport association with the patronage of UNHCR)

Place – Caffè Letterario, Via Ostiense 95 (Metro Piramide) 19:30 -21:30

Time – 19:30 – 21.30

Food and Drinks available

The Italian gay friendly football team after a match with the refugees team “Liberinantes” in february 2019


Open Debate –  Sport and women. Prejudices, stereotypes, successful experiences

Outcomes of the experts workshop will be discussed in an open debate

Date – July 9

Partner – Assist (Italian association of female athletes)

Place – Caffè Letterario, Via Ostiense 95 (Metro Piramide) 19:30 -21:30

Time – 19:30 – 21.30

Food and Drinks available

Assist is the Italian national Association for female athletes rights



Workshop –  Gender stereotypes, homo-transphobia and bias in media

 Interactive working group activity.

Date – July 6

Partner –  Gaynet (Journalist association for LGBTI and media)

Place – WEGIL – Largo Ascianghi 5 (Trastevere)

Time – 14:30-17.30

Mainstream media have a hard impact in our way of seeing roles between men and women as well as between straight and gay, bisexual, intersex and transgender people (Picture: The illustration on the Pioneer plaque, a probe  launched by Nasa in the 70’srepresenting the human race (Photo: Wikipedia)

Ads, TV shows and films portray people with noticeable characteristics based upon stereotypes which reinforce our convictions about what a male or female should be. So we can end up having bias on gender roles and sexual orientations even if we think we have an inclusive approach.

Language itself can reinforce the bias, enhancing bad habits that are hard to die.

With an expert in media and language bias, this workshop will carry out a critical analysis of certain communication contents in order to elaborate tools and methodologies to identify the impact of stereotypes and prejudices on our behaviours and reduce them.

The workshop is particularly recommended for coaches, teachers and PE teachers.


Alessandro Paesano – Expert and Trainer in media and communication


Workshop – Transgender and Intersex people in sport

Experts workshop/seminar on “I” and “T” inclusion in sport

Date – July 7

Partner – Roma EuroGames – IT Inclusion group

Place –  Via Francesco Negri 67-69 (UAAR Office – Metro B Piramide/Garbatella)

Time – 10:30 -14.30

There is a great debate about transgender athletes and no consolidate practices are available especially in amateur sport.  

In 2015 alone, the International Olympic Committee issued the new guidelines concerning transgender athletes, in order to allow them to choose their elective competition gender regardless of sex reassignment. Those who transit from female to male gender are allowed to compete in the male category without restrictions.

Those who transit from male to female gender can participate in the female category declaring they will not change their declared identity for the next 4 years and showing that in the 12 months prior the first competition they maintained a certain level of testosterone (lower at 10 nmol / L).

These guidelines are just the first solution to a deep and complex issue which requires the consideration of safety for all athletes, differences among sports, differences between facts and cultural heritage. With the help of activists and transgender athletes, this workshop will focus on case histories and personal experiences from grassroots sport to professional levels. (Picture: Caster Semenya has been considered an hyper androgynous athlete (or DSD – disorder in sex development) and in other cases an intersex person. She is well known for the controversy against IAAF for “differences of sex development” rules. On July 3th 2019, the Supreme Court of Switzerland suspended  the decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport, which had decided (last May) that she would had to accept the new IAAF regulations and be forced to reduce testosterone levels. Photo: The South African)


Paola Biondi – Psychologist

Giulia Senofonte – Researcher in the field of endocrinology

Giovanni Guercio – Lawyer (specialized in I & T issues)

Katherine Burrows – Activist for Transgender rights and athlete

Cristina Leo – Activist for Transgender rights

Isabella Imbimbo – Researcher in the field of neuroscience

Antonella Palmitesta – Sexologist

Representative of Saifip (Public health service for transgender identities)


Workshop – Racism and double discrimination

Experts workshop/seminar. Exploring intersections among racism and homophobia.

Date – July 8

Partner – Liberi Nantes (Refugees sport association with the patronage of UNHCR)

Place – AICS national office – Via Barberini 68  (Repubblica – Metro A)

Time – 09:30 -15.30

This Workshop aims to address the complex and controversial issue of double discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity and racism, in order to support policies of knowledge, inclusion, dialogue and full affirmation of human rights and individual freedoms. A table that focuses on the competences, testimonies, experiences and good practices of witnesses, experts and activists engaged on this issue (Picture: Paola Egonu, athlete of the Italian national volleyball team. Photo:

The growing political and media speculation on the migration phenomenon in recent years has instead fueled, also among the LGBTQI + people, the paradox of increasing hostility towards migrants, often fed by the fear that different cultures constitute a specific danger of homophobic retreat.

How to support the debate on individual freedoms and human rights? How to encourage and stimulate the exchange between people of different cultures and religions? Can sport offer a positive contribution?


Wajahat Abbas Kazmi – Activist for “Allah loves Equality”

Giorgio dell’Amico – Activist for Arcigay and Migrabo

Kadir Özdemir – Project Manager Queer Refugees Network Center (Germany)

Piercesare Notaro – Blogger for “Il Grande Colibrì”

Alberto Urbinati – President of Liberinantes (Refugees sport association with the patronage of UNHCR)

Leila Daianis – Activist for Transgender Rights

Anbid Zaman – Aktionsbündnis gegen Homophobie board member (Germany)

Cristina Franchini – Representative of UNHCR

Yuri Guaiana – President of Certi Diritti and ILGA Europe board member



Workshop – Sexism and gender equality: how to enhance cooperation between women and athletes in Europe

Experts workshop/seminar on gender issues and sport.

Date – July 9

Partner – Assist (Italian association of female athletes)

Place – AICS national office – Via Barberini 68  (Repubblica – Metro A)

Time – 09:30 – 13:30

Sport is traditionally a male-dominated sector and progress in gender equality in this area is hindered by the social constructions of femininity and masculinity, which often associate sport with ‘masculine’ characteristics, such as physical strength and resilience, speed, and a highly competitive spirit (Picture: The Italian national women football team during the 2019 FIFA World women Championship. Photo: ANSA)

Women who engage in sports may be perceived as ‘masculine’, while men who are not interested in sports could be considered ‘unmanly’. Coaching is another area of sports where women are largely underrepresented. Based on figures from seven EU Member States, it is estimated that only 20% to 30% of all sports coaches in Europe are women. There are also more men than women employed in sports, and data from EIGE’s Gender Statistics Database  (European Institute for Gender Equality) shows that at European level, from 2012 to 2014, women’s employment in sports actually decreased, whereas men’s increased.

Concerning Italy, Italian law still does not acknowledge professional female athletes.

This workshop aims to focus on a historical analysis of the rise of female sport in Europe and to investigate possible cooperation between activists, athletes and sports organizations in Europe to tackle sexism in sport, encourage women participation and foster gender inclusive sport environments.


Lilia Giugni – Researcher, Cambridge Judge Business School

Cristina Obber – Journalist, writer and activist from Rebel Network

Antonio Rotelli – Lawyer from Rete Lenford

Filppo Biolè – Lawyer,  Assist Consultant

Luisa Rizzitelli – President of Assist and Rebel Network

Sarah Townsend – EGLSF General Secretary

Odette Gould – European Lesbian Forum board member

Vanessa Vizziello – Rebel Network activist


Outsport workshop – Move and Learn!

Non formal education through sport to develop social competences (practical experience on the sports field)

Date – July 9

Partner – Outsport project

Place – To Live Sport Center – Via Aristide Leonori  8 (Eur Magliana – Metro B)

Time – 9:30 -13.00

How can sport and physical education foster the development of social and citizenship competences required for democratic and inclusive culture? How can we use sport and physical education to create a safe learning environment to acquire the relevant knowledge, skills and attitude to mutual respect, empathy, equality and many other social skills? How can we bring a sport session well beyond improving physical skills and competitive spirit? This workshop will make you experience how all this is possible through actual physical activities (Picture: A Non formal Education exercise during the Outsport workshop held in Budapest in October 2017)

The workshop is facilitated by Education through Sport expert László Földi, who has 25 years of experience in non-formal education for democratic citizenship and Human Rights.

Trainer: László Földi – Trainer and educator, expert in the field of Non Formal Education through sport

Art and Music 


Guided tour – Art and eros in the history of Rome – From Piazza Venezia to the Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano  

Date – July 6

Partner – Gaynet (Journalist association for LGBTI and media)

Place – Starting from Piazza Venezia

Time – 9:30 -12:30

The tour will start in Piazza Venezia, one of the main squares of Rome. Its main landmarks are the Altare della Patria, national monument and symbol of the unification of Italy, Palazzo Venezia (15th century), headquarters of the fascist dictator Benito Mussolini from 1929 to 1943 and Trajan’s Column, built by Emperor Trajan and completed in 113 AD.

We will then pass through Trajan’s Market, the Forum of Caesar (I century B.C) and the Forum of Augustus (1st century A.C), reaching the church of Saint Peter in Chains where we will see the “Moses”, sculpted by Michelangelo Buonarroti (16th century).

We will walk to the Colosseum, and then the mosaics of the churches of Santi Cosma and Damiano (6th century AD), San Clemente (12th century AD), Santa Maria in Domnica (9th century AD), the frescoes of San Giovanni Rotondo (16th century AD) and Santi Quattro Coronati (13th century AD) will bewitch us. We will visit the remains of the temple of Claudius (1st century BC), the park of Villa Celimontana (16th-19th centuries) and end our visit in San Giovanni in Laterano, a cathedral founded in the 4th century by Constantine, the first Christian emperor, and seat of papacy from the 4th to the 14th century AD. (Picture:

Speaker: Valerio Mezzolani – Researcher in History of Art

Assistant: Luca Marana – Student of History of Arts



Guided tour – Art and eros in the history of Rome –  From Piazza del Popolo to Trastevere  

Date – July 7

Partner – Gaynet (Journalist association for LGBTI and media)

Place – Starting from Piazza del Popolo (Flaminio Piazza del Popolo – Metro A)

Time – 9:30 -12:30

The tour will start in Piazza del Popolo, one of the main squares of Rome. We will visit the church of Santa Maria del Popolo and its famous paintings by Michelangelo Merisi known as Caravaggio (16th-17th century AD), then walk up to the Pincio gardens where we will admire the obelisk of Antinoo (2nd century BC). We will walk down the steps of Trinità dei Monti and continue to Piazza di Spagna up to the mausoleum of Augustus (I century BC), the Pantheon (2nd century BC) and the sacred area of Torre Argentina, the place where Julius Caesar was killed (1st century BC). 

Piazza Farnese, designed by Michelangelo Buonarroti in the 16th century will be the next step, while the adjacent Jewish ghetto, one of the oldest Jewish communities in the World which has been part of Rome for more than two thousand years.

After crossing the Tiber to Isola Tiberina from bridges Fabrico (I century BC) and Cestius (4th century AD), we will walk through the ancient district of Trastevere and will finally reach the church of San Francesco di Ripa, where we will admire the statue of Ecstacy of blessed Ludovica Albertoni by Gian Lorenzo Bernini (17th century) (Picture: ANSA)

Speaker: Valerio Mezzolani – Researcher in History of Art

Assistant: Luca Marana – Student



Guided tour – Art and eros in the history of Rome –  From the Vatican to Santa Maria degli Angeli

Date – July 8

Partner – Gaynet (Journalist association for LGBTI and media)

Place – Starting from Ottaviano (Ottaviano Metro A)

Time – 9:30 -12:30

The tour will start in Piazza San Pietro, where we will admire the dome of Michelangelo Buonarroti (16th century AD) and the colonnade of Gian Lorenzo Bernini (17th century AD). We will continue to Castel Sant’Angelo, mausoleum of Emperor Hadrian (2nd century BC) and once the defensive fortress of the popes (15th-17th centuries AD). After crossing the Tiber from Ponte Sant’Angelo (2nd century BC) we will reach Piazza Navona, the stadium of Domitian (1st century BC). We will visit the churches of San Luigi dei Francesi and Sant’ Agostino to admire the paintings of Michelangelo Merisi known as Caravaggio (16th-17th century AD) and Santa Maria della Pace, featuring the Sibille fresco by Raffaello Sanzio (16th century) .

We will then head to the church of Santa Maria Sopra Minevra to admire the Christ sculpted by Michelangelo Buonarroti (16th century) and pass by the temple of Hadrian (2nd century BC), the Column of Marcus Aurelius (2nd century BC), the Trevi Fountain (18th century AD) and Santa Maria della Vittoria with the Transverberation or Ecstasy of Santa Teresa, sculpture by Gian Lorenzo Bernini (17th century AD). The tour will end at the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli, designed by Michelangelo Buonarroti (16th century AD), within the Baths of Diocletian (3rd century AD) (Picture: ANSA)


Speaker: Valerio Mezzolani – Researcher in History of Art

Assistant: Luca Marana – Student



Rainbow Theatre – Lost Movement Company presents: “GLO”

Date – July 6

Partner –  Lost Movement Company

Place – Teatro Lo Spazio, Via Locri 42-44

Time – 21:30 – 23:00

Directed by Nicolò Abbattista and Christian Consalvo

Co-produced by OPLAS – Centro Regionale Danza Umbria, Fattoria Vittadini, theWorkRoom, Fondazione Milano.

GLO tells about stories: all the same, all different from one another. It brings you inside a kaleidoscope where colourful images swirl to turn acts into emotions. It tells about people who love and desire one another. Women, men, transgender people who chose themselves and their own truth.

The postmodern beat meets the cha cha, goes through the ‘80s, slides on electronic notes as classical score, and drags the LGBTQIA+ world on the scene with all its shades: a world made of eccentricity, courage, boredom, freedom, makeup, transgression, tenderness, deep love, but also fear, madness and dark places to hide.

“So the thumpa-thumpa continues. It always will, no matter what happens, no matter who’s President. As Our Lady of Disco, the Divine Miss Gloria Gaynor, has always sung to us: We Will Survive” (Picture: Lost Movement Company)



Dance/movement therapy – Open Day

Date – July 6

Partner – APID (Associazione Professionale Italiana Danza-Movimento Terapia)

Place – “La Bibliotechina” – Love Giam Estate (Eur Magliana – Metro B)  

Time – 9:30 – 13:30

Dance/movement therapy (DMT) is based on the fact that the mind, the body, the emotional state and relationships are interrelated. It is defined as the therapeutic use of movement to promote the physical, emotional, cognitive and relational integration of the individual, their affective and psychosocial maturity, the development of their creative potential for the purpose of improving health and well-being. “Dance/movement therapists” (dmt) are  professional figures operating in the clinical and / or socio-educational field, with functions of prevention, rehabilitation and therapy, through body language (dance and movement) in its representative, communicative and symbolic values. The APID – Associazione Professionale Italiana Danzamovimento Terapia ( recognizes 12 schools across the country that share a specific training of 1200 hours and an ethical code. The APID is part of the EADM T, the European Dance Movement Therapy Association which represents the professional Associations present in Europe (Picture:

In the workshop Elena Mignosi and Fernando Battista will offer an experience of contact with ourselves and with others through the movement and through the exploration of individual and group rhythmic modes. In a non-judgmental context, each participant will have the opportunity to find their own expressive modalities through movement and to discover the richness of everyone’s contribution, each one with tsi own specifics and differences.

Elena Mignosi is Professor in General and Social Pedagogy at the University of Palermo where she teaches Theories, strategies and educational system

Fernando Battista dancer and choreographer, he is Ph.D in the Department of Education Science (DSF) – Roma Tre University – and Vice President of Dance movement therapy Professional Association.

Participants will be divided into two two-hour sessions. Place and specific session time will be communicated as soon as possible.



Rainbow Theatre – “Ci metteremo la faccia”

Date – July 7

Partner – Libellula (Association for transgender rights)

Place – Teatro Lo Spazio, Via Locri 42-44

Time – 21:30 – 23:00

Written by Leila Daianis president of the Libellula Association and director of the Theater Company. Directed by Mario Misuraca

“Ci metteremo la faccia” (“we will stand up for it”) is the story of a theater company that brings on stage a show to save a theater in economic troubles. The show addresses a common matter which is usually treated in a stereotyped and superficial way: a path of the romantic feminine and masculine transsexuality that, besides attracting the audience, wants to leave a powerful message (Picture: Associazione “Libellula” ).



Erotic Salon – The locker room and other taboos

Interactive debate on sexuality with psychologists and professionals

Date – July 10

Partner – NUDI (Psycologist and sexuologist associazion for lgbti wellness)

Place – “La Bibliotechina” – Love Giam Estate (Eur Magliana – Metro B)

Time – 19:00 – 21.30

Food and Drinks available

The Erotic Salon is an open dialog regarding personal experiences and a scientific look on the world of sexuality.

We will talk about images, sensations, bodies and desires in a protected and safe environment. Within the framework of EuroGames Rome 2019, the Erotic Salon will deepen the relationship between body and sexuality, exploring the physical, carnal and tangible dimensions of sex as well as the affective sphere, exposing the presence of these aspects within the world of sport (Picture: A moment during the “Salotto Erotico” organized by Gaycs and NUDI  in Rome, season 2018-2019).

We will talk about the locker room as the space where all the individualities that make up a team meet and share intimate moments.

How can the experience vary if we consider the locker room as a place where not only heterosexual people pass by? How much discrimination and prejudice will a locker room see if we declare it a free space? Sentences like “I’m rather not gonna undress in front of him, he’s gay” or “Better wait ‘till she’s dressed up and ready to go, I don’t want her to see me naked”. As if every gay/lesbian/bisexual person should automatically be attracted to pretty much anyone or as if every intersex/trans person should have separate locker rooms.

We will take it from here: let’s go on a journey exploring the relationship between sports, sexual orientation and gender identity.

Everyone is welcome, including non-LGBTI+ people!


Antonella Palmitesta – Psychologist and Sexologist

Deborah Peruzzi – Psychologist and Sexologist

Paola Biondi – Psychologist and Sexologist

Delia Vaccarello – Journalist and Writer

Rosario Coco – Roma EuroGames Cultural Area

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