DÜSSEL-CUP Düsseldorf’s Gay and Lesbian Sporting Event

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  • The DÜSSEL-CUP – Düsseldorf’s gay and lesbian sporting event. The Düssel-Cup is organized by four clubs: VC Phönix, Düsseldorf Dolphins, Weiberkram and TSC conTAKT.Around 700 participants come from all over Europe to Düsseldorf to participate in 11 sporting disciplines including swimming, volleyball, basketball, dancing, soccer, badminton, and running. Düsseldorf, Germany; Apr 7-9, 2017

DÜSSEL-CUP Düsseldorf’s Gay and Lesbian Sporting Event

  • The DÜSSEL-CUP is Düsseldorf’s premier gay and lesbian sporting event. The Düssel-Cup is organized by four clubs: VC Phönix, Düsseldorf Dolphins, Weiberkram and TSC conTAKT.
    Around 900 participants come from all over Europe to Düsseldorf to participate in 8 sporting disciplines including swimming, volleyball, basketball, beach volleyball, table tennis, soccer, badminton, and running.
    The DÜSSEL-CUP has been running for 10 years now and has more than realised its goal of being an established gay and lesbian sporting event. The DÜSSEL-CUP was created in the spirit of making friends in an arena that offers fair competition for those who are athletically ambitious as well as for those for who prioritise the fun of competition. Participation of heterosexual athletes is obviously in keeping with the spirit of inclusion that the DÜSSEL-CUP welcomes.
    The athletic competitions, along with the social opportunities that the Friday registration, Saturday evening athletes’ party, and the Sunday farewell brunch offer, provide Düssel-Cup participants with a lifetime of memories enriched by new friends and good times.

What The Outreach Program Does

Our outreach program is centered on athletes from the LGBT community (Lesbian / Gay / Bisexual / Transgender) from Eastern and Southeastern Europe. In many countries of this region the LGBT community does not enjoy governmental and societal acceptance and equality – discrimination and even violence are everyday occurrences.

By participating in such a tournament, we want them to share the feeling of safety and liberation in an accepting city at a large sporting event like the DÜSSEL-CUP.

To make this possible, the organizing team offers a program of support since 2011, which has resulted in a participation of more than eighty participants from Poland, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, the Czech Republic, Russia, Hungary, Bulgaria and even Uganda and Palestine.


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DÜSSEL-CUP Düsseldorf’s Gay and Lesbian Sporting Event

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