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Welcome to The International Gay & Lesbian Football Association

The International Gay & Lesbian Football Association (IGLFA) was founded in 1992 in order to help promote and foster the growth of LGTBQ football world wide. Since IGLFA’s creation, more than 100 teams/clubs representing over 30 countries have joined and participated at IGLFA competitions. Each of these teams/clubs have played a vital role in helping IGLFA accomplish its goals and uphold its mission.

In recent years the IGLFA has shifted its focus from organizing an annual IGLFA World Championship, to one which provides assistance to organizing boards of national and international tournaments and events.


Slum Soccer

Indian NGO Slum Soccer were presented with the FIFA Diversity Award at the Soccerex Convention in Manchester, England on Monday 26 September 2016. © Getty Images

The FIFA Diversity Award aims to promote equality & recognise people around the world using football to strive for change. Find out the final three organisations, and watch the winner announced live, by FIFA Secretary General, Fatma Samoura.

Posted by FIFA on Monday, September 26, 2016
IGLFA is very proud to annouce that Jaiyah Saelua will be joining us at the 2016 IGLFA World Cup in Portland August 6 -13. Jaiyah is the first transgender footballer to play in a World Cup qualifer game.

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Membership in the IGLFA provides numerous benefits for your club or team. If you’re ready to register with the IGLFA, complete our registration form and we will contact you and help expedite your membership. Sign-Up Now