Solidarity and acceptance

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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