Düsseldorf is home to five EGSLF member clubs: VC Phönix, Weiberkram, Düsseldorf Dolphins, Rainbow Tennis and TSC conTAKT.
VC Phönix was founded in 1991 and is the oldest gay and lesbian sports club in Düsseldorf. It started as a volleyball club, but has expanded to offer badminton and table tennis. The club has about 170 members (22% female), was a founder of the Düssel-Cup and organises many match days for the International Gay and Lesbian Volleyball League. The club’s connection with the EuroGames is also very strong, as many teams and individual athletes have competed in almost all the EuroGames so far. VC Phönix came up with the idea of establishing the “Joint Düsseldorf-Helsinki Declaration on Sports Guidelines”, which was published last year with the organisers of the 2016 Helsinki EuroGames.
Weiberkram has been working since 1997 to support all women, including lesbians, in sports. It offers basketball, badminton, soccer, table tennis and volleyball, as well as activities such as hiking tours. The club has around 115 members and is also a founder of the Düssel-Cup and offers activities in cooperation with the VC Phoenix.
Düsseldorf Dolphins is the LGBTIQ swimming club in Düsseldorf and celebrates its twentieth anniversary in 2016. It has 130 members, who are highly active in organising the Düssel-Cup and participate in all big tournaments.
TSC conTAKT Düsseldorf was founded in 1999 to support equality dance. The club has 130 members and organises a big tournament each year. In 2015, the club hosted the German National Championship in equality dance.
RainBow Tennis is a gay and lesbian tennis club. Each year it organises the Gay German Open in Düsseldorf as part of the GLTA. In 2017 it hosts the tenth anniversary with almost 150 participants from all over the world.
In addition we are supported by the LGBTIQ clubs SC Janus from Cologne and SC AufRuhr from Bochum/Herne, which help us to organise sports. Also we receive support from sports associations and other sports clubs in Düsseldorf.