A social enterprise, Pride Sports is the UK’s organisation for LGBT sports development and equality. We work with a range of partners in pursuit of our strategic objectives. Pride Sports is committed to the growth of LGBT sports participation in the UK and the development of quality sports provision which welcomes LGBT people. Pride Sports works to ensure an equal place for all in sport, whatever their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Pride Sports is the host of the Pride Games, an annual multi sports festival for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and their friends. The latest edition of Pride Games took place 14 – 21 July 2012 in Greater Manchester.
European Gay and Lesbian Sport Federation
The EGLSF was founded in 1989. Its aims are to fight against discrimination in sport on grounds of sexual preference, to stimulate integration in sport and emancipation of lesbians and gays, to enable and support the coming out of gay and lesbian sports men and women, to exchange information and enable co-ordination between European sport groups and tournaments, and to support the founding of new gay/lesbian/bisexual/straight/transgendered and mixed sport groups.
The 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, with the Federation providiing services and coordinating mutual efforts.
EGLSF promotes, amongst other things, the organisation of EuroGames, the European gay and lesbian championships. The most recent EuroGames were held in Budapest, Hungary, just a few weeks ago, at which the “Against the Rules” exhibition you’ll find at Pride House 2012 was a featured event.
Federation of Gay Games
The FGG was founded by Tom Waddell, who competed in the 1968 Mexico City Olympics in the decathlon. FGG is the governing body of the Gay Games, the largest international sport and culture event open to all, celebrating their 30th anniversary this year. Gay Games 9, the next edition of the quadrennial Gay Games will bring 11,000 athletes and artists to participate in more than 30 sport and culture events in Cleveland, Ohio, in August 2014.
The Federation brings together international LGBT sports and culture organisations, regional multisport organisations (“city teams”), and a variety of local organsations. Their task is to choose the host of the Gay Games, to support our host committee’s execution of the Games, and to promote the FGG’s mission of equality through sport and culture.
The FGG is pleased to launch “From Games to Games“, an invitiation for Olympic athletes, coaches and support staff to participate in Gay Games 9 in 2014.
We support the Atlanta Plus Committee’s call for gender equity and equality in the Olympic movement.
Gay and Lesbian International Sport Association
The Gay and Lesbian International Sport Association is an international association of LGBT sport organizations from around the world. GLISA’s members are international sporting federations, continental associations representing sport teams and clubs from the major regions of the world, host cities of GLISA’s World OutGames, and other organizations that support the mandate of GLISA. GLISA presently has 75 member organizations from five continents.
The Gay and Lesbian International Sport Association is the governing body of the World Outgames, founded through the support of Mark Tewksbury, winner of three Olympic medals in 1998 and 1992, and chef de mission for Canada for the 2012 Olympic Games: glisa.org
Pride House Foundation
Inspired by the original Pride House in Vancouver during the 2010 Winter Olympics, Pride House Foundation has been created to raise awareness about homophobia in sport, encourage healthy and active lifestyles and promote diversity and inclusion on a global scale.
Sport is one of the most universal ways of uniting communities in the spirit of celebration. The LGBT community, like any other, belongs in sport and an athlete’s sexual orientation should have no impact on the success of their career. Pride House Foundation aims to be a support and inspiration for young LGBT athletes with dreams to compete at international sporting events. Our vision is to see all athletes reach 100% of their potential in sport, never held back by fear of being who they are.
The Consortium of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered Voluntary and Community Organisations is a national specialist infrastructure and membership organisation that focusses on the development and support of LGBT groups, organisations and projects; so they can deliver direct services and campaign for individual rights.
The LGBT Consortium manages LGBTLondon.com, the web information portal linking together London’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans communities.