Sarah Townsend

Sarah Townsend

Sarah Townsend is currently General Secretary of the European Gay & Lesbian Sports Federation (EGLSF), which was founded in 1989 with the goal of fighting against discrimination in sport on grounds of gender identity or sexual orientation. A member also of the Fédération Sportive Gaie et Lesbienne and the Centre Evolutif Lilith Marseille in France, Sarah is active in working to remove barriers and make sport a safe space for everyone, promoting women’s sport, and motivating women to take part in organised sport.

Fields of sport: empowering or oppressive spaces for minorities?

Lesbian* Room 1, 2nd Floor

Lesbians in sport – the State of Play’ workshop. The EGLSF opens a discussion on lesbian participation in grassroots sports in Europe, club membership and EuroGames/LGBTIQ tournaments.