Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) sport in Europe is becoming increasingly popular. LGBT sports groups have already formed in most large West European cities. In other parts of Europe one can see the same development, though not yet on the same scale.
The European Gay & Lesbian Sport Federation was founded in 1989. Its aims 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 informationand enable co-ordination between European sport groups and tournaments
- Support the founding of new gay / lesbian / bisexual / straight / transgendered and mixed sport groups. http://www.eglsf.info/eglsf-about-french.php