A celebration of diversity.
The impact that the Gay Games has in host cities is incredible in terms of culture, sport, economic impact, history and most importantly elevating all matters of LGBT+ equality.
Since 1982, the Gay Games have brought together people from all over the world, with sport a common theme for inclusion, the Gay Games are open to all, young or old, athlete or artist, experienced or novice, gay or straight.
The shortlisted host cities are Guadalajara (MEX), Hong Kong (CHN), and Washington, D.C. (USA) Site inspections are the next steps in the bid process: May 2017. The final vote for the next Gay Games host will take place October 2017 at the FGG’s Annual General Assembly meeting in Paris, France.
Paris 2018 Gay Games 10 takes place 4-12 August 2018, features 36 sports, 14 cultural events, academic conference and 15,000 participants from 70 countries. Paris2018.com.
The FGG mission promotes equality is the largest sport and culture event in the world open to all. Its legacy changes social, and political attitudes towards LGBT+ people through the core principles of “Participation, Inclusion and Personal Best™”. The FGG was conceived by Dr. Tom Waddell, an Olympic decathlete, and was first held in San Francisco in 1982. Subsequent Gay Games were held in San Francisco (1986), Vancouver (1990), New York (1994), Amsterdam (1998), Sydney (2002), Chicago (2006), Cologne (2010), Cleveland+Akron (2014), and Paris (2018).