As part of its Preparatory Actions in the field of Sport, The European Gay and Lesbian Sports Federation (EGLSF) received funding from the European Commission within the Preparatory Actions is the Field of Sport, to run a series of projects and actions to tackle discrimination in sport against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered persons. The EU funding period covered September 2011 to March 2013.
The objectives of the Pride in Sport project were as follows:
- To raise awareness and understanding of homophobia and practice which discriminates against lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people in sport;
- To enhance the capacity of LGBT sports groups and networks both on a local/national/pan-European level to share knowledge and contribute to the debate on best practice in LGBT inclusion in sport;
- To promote LGBT human rights through sport, bridging the gap between new member states in the East and old member states in the West;
- To improve networks of those working to combat homophobia and promote LGBT inclusion in sport across Europe – including grass roots organisations, Sports Governing Bodies and campaigning organisations.