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Rainbow Philanthropy Conference:
“Sport Disrupted: Sex_uality Matters”
October 30-31, 2019

Donor Post-Conference
November 1, 2019

Location: Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Berlin

Registration Opens June 2019

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Please note: This is a private gathering, by invitation, and a non-solicitation event.
For any questions about the pre-conference, contact GPP.

Dreilinden gGmbH, Discover Football, and Global Philanthropy Project invite grantmakers to attend a conference on October 30-31 and a focused Donor Post-Conference meeting on November 1 to discuss these questions and more.

Sports organisations claim that sport is only about performance, and that sports policies promote ‘sports for all.’ Yet, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics (SOGIESC) still affect participation. This conference addresses the role of SOGIESC in light of current restrictions on human rights.

Grassroots and nonprofit LGBTIQ initiatives and activist athletes will present their best practices to tackle discrimination regarding SOGIESC in the sports world. Together with social scientists and sports policy makers, they will discuss innovative approaches to promote inclusion and empowerment of LGBTIQ athletes and the meaning of fair competition beyond a gender binary.

The conference focuses on:

  • effects of sports gender binary as well as homophobia on the daily lives of amateurs and professionals
  • use of sports as tool for empowering LBGTIQ people
  • lessons to learn from non-binary grassroots sports and LGBTIQ projects
  • visions for a non-binary sports world and a fair competition
Ise Bosch

Ise Bosch, Dreilinden gGmbH founder and CEO:

“Sports as well as sex and gender have, of course, a cultural dimension. Sport has traditionally highlighted the gender binary, while we now understand sex and gender as much more diverse. How can sports funders include aspects of sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics (SOGIESC)? How can LGBTIQ funders support sports? How can donors foster LGBTIQ rights in and through sports?”

Meeting Location: Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung (Schumannstr. 8, 10117 Berlin)


Oct 30, 5pm
Pre-conference film screening: the World Premiere of the documentary “Diversities in Sports” by Maria Takacs @ Kino Wolf, Berlin

Oct 31, 9:30am – 6:30pm
Rainbow Philanthropy Conference
Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Berlin 

Nov 1, 9am – 2pm
Donor Meeting
Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Berlin

Hotel Bookings

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