Gay Games X | Amsterdam | Limerick | London | Orlando | Paris | Other bids | Documents
France and Paris, by virtue of their history and their presence on the European and international scene represent an excellent opportunity for the visibility of the international LGBT sports movement and the values of the FGG. The motto of France is Liberté Egalité Fraternité.
The FSGL and Paris sporting associations have demonstrated for
many years their capacity to organize a major LGBT sporting event in Europe. The spirit of Pierre de Coubertin, the French founder of the modern Olympic games, leads and motivates us.
Paris 2018 wishes to submit its candidature of Paris for the purpose of:
- Improving the integration of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and trans genders into society as a whole.
- Aiding in the development of LGBT sports in France, Europe and in the world.
- Organizing a major sporting event open to all sports enthusiasts who share our values: respect for each other, personal achievement, participation, fellowship.
- Fighting against all types of discrimination. France has enacted an antidiscrimination charter for sports, signed by all sporting federations. Now is the time to put to the test the value of the charter by hosting this great celebration of tolerance and acceptance of differences.
- With the motto we are « All Equal »
Across sports and culture, the Gay Games confront prejudice and break down barriers. The strong values, which build dignity in every individual was first written down in the land of human rights. Paris is the city of influence and creativity where athletics and human principles go hand in hand.
Paris 2018 documents
Paris 2018 online
- The Young Professionals (TYP) produces promo video backing Paris 2018’s bid to bring the Gay Games to the City of Light Electro pop band TYP is supporting a bid from the Association of Paris 2018 that would see the Gay Games celebrate its 10th installment in the French capital. The Young Professionals (TYP) Staunch supporters of gay rights, TYP has become well known for its activities in the LGBT community, including headline performances at Gay Pride events in both Tel Aviv and Prague. The band has recently gotten together with performance artist and long-time collaborator Uriel Yekutiel to produce a video promoting the bid. The video sees Yekutiel, alongside TYP’s Johnny Goldstein and Ivri Lider, in training for the event, high heels and all. The band joins the likes of World and Olympic fencing champion Laura Flessel and renowned designer Jean-Paul Gaultier in supporting Paris’ bid for the Gay Games. The Association of Paris 2018 Founded in 2012, the Association of Paris 2018 is aiming to bring the Gay Games to Paris in celebration of the city’s continued free thinking and opposition to discrimination. With the majority of French citizens now backing same sex marriage and adoption, the organization hopes to bring the world together during the games, electing to fly the banner “All Equal”. The association is branding its campaign on tolerance, respect for others, honesty, and emancipation. It continues to promote participation, inclusion, and personal best, all traits endorsed since the inaugural Gay Games.
- Federation of Gay Games announces inspectors for Gay Games X site visits #GayGames2018 San Francisco 16 April 2013 Federation of Gay Games announces inspectors for Gay Games X site visits Team will visit cities vying to host 2018 event in July-August of this year Today the international Federation of Gay Games announced the names of the three inspectors who will be visiting cities bidding to host Gay Games X in 2018. The veteran of the team is Rob Lavery of Toronto. Lavery was himself part of a former bid team, is a former cochair of the Federation’s Site Selection Committee, and has served as a site inspector on two previous occasions. Joining him will be Cyd Ziegler, Jr. (Los Angeles), founder of Outsports, the leading online media for LGBT sport and sport for LGBT people. Ziegler has undertaken to entrust his partner in Outsports, Jim Buzinski, with all matters dealing with the Gay Games so as to maintain a clear separation between his work as a site inspector and his activities as a journalist and media proprietor. Rounding out the team is Annette Wachter (Cologne), former CEO of Games Cologne, the host organization of Gay Games VIII in 2010. Earlier this year Wachter also served as a site inspector on behalf of GLISA International, visiting Reykjavik and Miami for the selection of the host of the next World Outgames. Two alternates were also selected in case a member of the primary team is unable to travel. These are Anna Aagenes (Philadelphia), executive director of GO! Athletes, the North American organization of LGBT student athletes, and Sébastien Datiche (Tours, France), FGG sports officer, who offers unparalleled familiarity with the Gay Games Red Book for Sport which defines the obligations of hosts in terms of venues and organization of sporting events. Datiche is also in charge of support for the visits, and in particular for devising the inspection checklist. Dennis Sneyers (Chicago), cochair of the Federation’s Site Selection Committee, explained that his was the first time site inspectors were chosen through an open application process. “In our ongoing pursuit of transparency and democracy, we decided to invite all interested parties to apply for these positions. In the past, site inspectors were ...
- Federation of Gay Games closes first phase of questions to organization bidding to host #GayGames X #GayGames2018 Federation of Gay Games closes first phase of questions to organization bidding to host Gay Games X Over 300 questions submitted by interested parties from around the world The international Federation of Gay Games announced the close of the first phase of questions for organizations bidding to host Gay Games X. Five cities – Amsterdam, Limerick, London, Orlando, and Paris – are bidding to host the 2018 event, the world’s largest sport and culture festival open to all. Dennis Sneyers (Chicago), cochair of the FGG site selection committee, explained that the process used was a first for the FGG: “While we have always made the bid books public, for the first time we have chosen to open our question submissions to all interested parties. The process has been totally transparent and very successful. Over 380 questions were submitted via an online form. After editing, consolidation, and removal of duplicate questions, more than 300 questions remained, all of which have been posted on our blog at 2018.gaygames.org, where they can be consulted by bidder and by theme.” Sneyers’ cochair, Dave Killian (Philadelphia) spoke of the next steps: “Bidding organizations have until the end of April to respond to these questions. Their answers will be added to the questions posted online so that FGG voters and the public in general can judge the responsiveness of the organizations involved. But this isn’t the end of our exchanges with bidding organizations, which will continue along the same lines through the FGG Assembly’s vote on a shortlist at the end of May, and then on to October’s in-person site selection meeting in Cleveland, Ohio, the host of Gay Games 9 in August 2014.” Ken Hundrieser (Chicago), an FGG volunteer processing the Q&A, discussed the breakdown in questions asked: “There was not a significant difference in the number of questions asked of the various bidding organizations, despite their very different backgrounds and orientations. Sport is of course an important topic, representing a third of all questions. Among the sports, cycling and triathlon received the most questions, in large part because these are particularly complicated events, with road closing issues, multiple ...
- 6-7 Apr 2013 / En français / A busy weekend for LGBT sports groups in Paris: panel on HIV and sport, club fair da On Saturday 6 April, a workshop on “sport, well-being and HIV” will take place at the Espace des Blanc Manteaux, familiar to many as the hub of the annual TIP Paris International Tournament. The goal of the workshop is the development of a information brochure for persons concerned by HIV, and in particular to allow organizations working with people with HIV/AIDS to know the sporting resources available. Among the groups present: Frontrunners Paris and Paris 2018. The next day, Sunday 7 April, the Inter LGBT holds it annual fair day, where LGBT associations from Paris and elsewhere present their activities to Parisians and visitors. The FSGL will anchor a section of the fair devoted to sport, alongside many of its member clubs. ————— 6 avril : Atelier Bien être, sport et VIH Frontrunners Paris et les associations sportives FSGL ont souhaité une rencontre avec les associations de lutte contre le VIH. De nombreuses études ont démontré l’impact positif d’une pratique sportive pour des personnes fragilisées, physiquement et moralement. Pendant ces deux heures, nous allons réfléchir au contenu d’une plaquette d’informations à destination des personnes concernées par le VIH. Cette plaquette permettrait aux associations de lutte contre le SIDA d’orienter leurs usagers vers les associations sportives Associations représentées : FrontRunners Paris, @PAEC, Paris 2018, AIDES, Le Kiosque Infos Sida et Parlons Q : le sexe gay dans tous ses états 7 avril : Printemps des associations. La FSGL et nombreux de ses clubs membres seront présent à partir de 14h Les deux journées à l’espace des Blancs Manteaux (48 rue Vieille du Temple, métro Hôtel de Ville
- En français / French organizations and personalities write to the Nigerian Ambassador to France on football #LesbophobiaInSport A group of French organizations and personalities have written the Nigerian Ambassador to France to protest the ban on lesbians by the Nigerian football federation. Among those signing are FGG member organization FSGL and the Paris 2018 bidding organization, as well as Les Dégommeuses, responsible for Foot for Love: Paris, le 7 mars 2013 Monsieur l’Ambassadeur, La présidente de la Ligue féminine de football du Nigéria, Dilichukwu Onyedinma, vient de décider d’exclure les joueuses de football lesbiennes de l’équipe nationale et des clubs du pays. Une telle discrimination est injustifiable et immorale. Elle contrevient aux principes les plus fondamentaux de respect des droits humains. Cette décision, motivée par le seul argument que les joueuses lesbiennes ne sont pas dignes de représenter le pays, fait écho aux propos déjà intolérables tenus par l’ancienne sélectionneuse des Super Falcons, Eucharia Uche, qui s’est toujours vantée de ne pas avoir de joueuses lesbiennes au sein de son équipe. Elle intervient, par ailleurs, dans un contexte où l’ensemble de la communauté LGBT du Nigéria subit des violences et des discriminations quotidiennes, alors même que le Conseil des droits de l’homme de l’ONU a adopté en juin 2011 une résolution historique promouvant l’égalité des individus sans distinction de leur orientation sexuelle. Notre combat pour la dignité des joueuses nigérianes et de toutes les lesbiennes du pays ne se limitera pas à ce courrier. Nous allons très officiellement demander à la Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) de suspendre la participation du Nigéria de toutes les manifestations sportives internationales. Nous terminerons ce courrier en citant Nelson Mandela « Un être humain qui prive un autre être humain de sa liberté est prisonnier de la haine, des préjugés et de l’étroitesse d’esprit ». Veuillez agréer, Monsieur l’Ambassadeur, nos hommages respectueux. Audrey Keysers, Membre du Conseil National du Parti Socialiste, Co-auteure de « Football féminin. La femme est l’avenir du football » aux éditions du Bord de l’Eau. ; Maguy Nestoret Ontanon, Championne de France du 200m en 1994 et demi-finaliste aux Championnats du Monde. Co-auteure de « Football féminin. La femme est l’avenir du football » aux éditions du Bord de l’Eau. ; Lilian Thuram, Président de ...
- Federation of Gay Games receives bid books for Gay Games X: Amsterdam, Limerick, London, Orlando, and Paris continue in race to host 2018 event #ggx #gaygames #gaygames2018 San Francisco 1 March 2013 Federation of Gay Games receives bid books for Gay Games X Amsterdam, Limerick, London, Orlando, and Paris continue in race to host 2018 event Today the Federation of Gay Games announced that it had received bid books from groups in Amsterdam, Limerick, London, Orlando, and Paris vying to be chosen to host Gay Games X in 2018. The documents can be found online at 2018.gaygames.org. Officer for Site Selection Dennis Sneyers (Chicago) expressed the Federation’s pleasure at these submissions: “Bidding is an intensive and costly process, mobilizing dozens of volunteers in each bidding city. We began this process with over twenty expressions of interest. Groups from seven cities submitted letters of intent to bid. Five responded to our Request for Proposals. Now all five groups have completed this most recent major step on the road to Cleveland where our site selection meeting will take place in October 2013.” Cochair of the Site Selection Committee David Killian (Philadelphia) noted the months of communication between bidding organizations and the FGG: “We began by providing these organizations with our RFP which lays out the requirements for hosting the Gay Games and for presenting their bid. The Gay Games are a major endeavor, the largest sport and culture festival open to all in the world. For an event with over 10,000 participants and 40 sport and culture events, just producing a bid book is extraordinarily demanding. We have provided as much pertinent information about past hosts as we could, and have remained in constant contact with these organizations, holding weekly teleconferences to respond to their questions and requests for information.” FGG co-president Emy Ritt (Paris) spoke of the excitement among FGG board members, delegates, and volunteers: “After the Gay Games themselves and the site selection meeting, the submission of bid books is one of the most important moments in the life of the Federation. It’s a bit like unwrapping a present when we discover the very different visions these organizations have of producing the Gay Games, which have changed thousands of lives since 1982, and which will be celebrating their 36th anniversary in 2018.” Ritt’s male ...
- Bidding for the #GayGames: Q: Which cities have bid to host the Gay Games? Q: Which cities have bid to host the Gay Games? A: The first two editions of the Gay Games were hosted by the founder of the event, San Francisco Arts and Athletics. SFAA decided to take the Gay Games to the world with the third edition, hosted by Vancouver, and to transorm itself into an international organization, the Federation of Gay Games. As of Gay Games IV, hosts were chosen by means of a bidding process (hosts in bold): Gay Games I 1982 – San Francisco (no bidding) Gay Games II 1986 – San Francisco (No bidding) Gay Games III 1990 – Vancouver (No bidding) Gay Games IV 1994 – New York, Sydney Gay Games V 1998 – Amsterdam, Atlanta, Sydney Gay Games VI 2002 – Dallas, Los Angeles/Long Beach, Montreal, Sydney, Toronto Gay Games VII 2006 – Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, Montreal Gay Games VIII 2010 – Cologne, Johannesburg, Paris Gay Games 9 2014 – Boston, Cleveland, Washington, DC Gay Games X 2018 – prospective bidders: Amsterdam, Limerick, London, Orlando, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo For Gay Games X, informal expressions of interest were received from groups in over 20 cities. Groups proposing to host the Gay Games in seven cities filed official expressions of interest. Of these, all filed letters of intent, including a first payment of bidding fees, with the exception of the group proposing to host the Games in Brazil. By the end of today, we will know which of the five remaining groups files a bid book, launching the official competition to host Gay Games X in 2018. If Amsterdam and Paris bid, they will join the group of multiple cycle bidders, which includes Montreal, Sydney, and Los Angeles. Montreal succeed on its second attempt, but no license agreement was signed. Sydney succeeded on its third attempt. If Amsterdam bids and is chosen, it would be the first city to host multiple editions of the Gay Games since San Francisco in the early days of the event, and would be the first city to be chosen twice in an open bidding process. The FGG has already received multiple expressions of interest in hosting Gay Games XI in 2022, the 40th anniversary of the event. More ...
- Countdown to bid books! D-1 Bid books from organizations bidding to host Gay Games X in 2018 are due at the end of the day on Thursday 28 February 2013. All info about Gay Games X bidding at 2018.gaygames.org And experience the Gay Games just one year from now! Register for Gay Games 9 at gg9cle.com