On Friday, the representatives of "Homosexuality & Disability in
Sport" discussed this topic. The aim of the conference is to bring the
areas of sport, disability and homosexuality together.
At the conference, representatives of various groups were brought
together. Before a small but interested audience, Hans Hengelein (Speaker
for gay affairs of the Niedersachsen State Government), Lucy Faulkner from
the English Football Association and Dorothee Karle discussed and lectured
about topics such as homosexuality and disability, the integration of
lesbians, gays, bi- and transsexuals and people with disabilities in sport
and the living situation of, in particular, young lesbians, gays and
bisexuals with disabilities.
There was plenty of material for discussion. The constructive and
engaged atmosphere which prevailed, allowed hope that the Eurogames have
brought together groups which can fructify each other and can bring about
change in society.