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SCHOLARSHIP / FUNDING SUPPORT PROGRAM
The Gay Games Scholarship Program (now known as the Funding Support Program) has historically supported economically disadvantaged participants from around the world to attend the Gay Games. GGHK 2023 is striving to make the 2023 Games in Hong Kong and Guadalajara even more accessible through a revamped fundraising process.
Candidates are accepted into the Funding Support Program through an online application process. Once they are accepted, they will set up crowdfunding campaigns (anonymously or otherwise) with guidance from GGHK. We believe individual donors are best inspired by stories told by our artists and athletes. It is also the program’s mission to equip underprivileged Gay Games participants with outreach and fundraising skills that they can apply to uplifting their local communities in the future.
The Funding Support Program’s success rests upon the generosity of our donors, who not only resonate with our values and missions, but also actively empower us to bring together more diverse and unique life paths.
Jump to the Scholarship Page HERE
HOW WE DO IT...
The Gay Games and its international Federation exist to serve the needs of athletes, artists, and advocates. The mission is to promote equality for all, and in particular for LGBTQ+ people throughout the world.
These athletes, artists, and advocates unite every four years for an event that has literally changed the world. Participating in the Gay Games has been a life-changing experience for thousands from all walks of life. Thanks to some robust fundraising and a generous scholarship program, hundreds from highly underserved countries and communities have been brought to the Gay Games to witness “Participation, Inclusion, and Personal Best ™” first-hand and see the collective power of those values.
As the world’s largest sports and cultural event open to all, the Gay Games have created and nurtured a movement that has become among the greatest forces for community empowerment and social change.
Donation goal FOR Gay Games 11
The donations of many generous individuals helped the Federation of Gay Games "Change the World" by sending athletes and artists from all over the world to Paris 2018 - Gay Games 10. Fundraising efforts have now been reset to focus on scholarships to Gay Games 11 in Guadalajara and Hong Kong. Please donate now. This continues a plan begun in 1982 to provide a life-changing experience to underserved individuals.
40th Anniversary History Series - READ IT NOW
Read this engaging 40-day series of online posts chronicling the 40-year history of the Gay Games, told by those who have led the global LGBTQ+ sports and culture movement since its inception in 1982.
DONATIONS NEEDED MORE NOW THAN EVER
We continue sharing our series of powerful personal stories this holiday season from scholarship recipients and participants who have been positively and profoundly affected by support received through the Federation of Gay Games. As the 40th Anniversary of the Gay Games nears, the need for donations to help scholarship applicants is greater than ever.
Please consider the life-changing impact your tax-deductible donation will make for deserving artists and athletes from around the world.
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