There are a number of global events that FGG organises and partners with for you to get involved with.

Of course there is the quadrennial event The Gay Games, which will next take place in Hong Kong during November 2022. Registration will open during 2020. Click HERE to visit their web site.

Other fundraising and awareness events are held around the globe throughout the year. We are working on a growing calendar of events to promote these and encourage you to come along and support our mission of equality for all through sport and culture.

Upcoming events of note

    • 18 Mar 2019
    • 22 Mar 2019
    • Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand

    In 1978, a group of activists created what is now known as the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA).

    Their intention was to create an international network of people that could efficiently respond to homophobic attacks, and to act as an international platform to collectively campaign against the discrimination, and at times persecution, faced by LGBTI people around the world.

    ILGA World Conferences have been held ever since.

    An ILGA World Conference is where the life of the organisation is shaped, and where LGBTI activists from across the world can come together and discuss about the future of our movement.

    At the World Conference, ILGA member organisations also elect their representatives, endorse new members and advance proposals and constitutional changes.

    ILGA conferences have been held since our early days, and still are the premier gathering for our members organisations and allies.

    They are a chance to assess where our communities stand, to share experiences and best practices, build alliances and partnerships, and collectively chart ways to advance equality worldwide.

    The next ILGA World Conference will take place in Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand, from 18-22 March 2019.

    Learn more about this Conference HERE.

    • 27 Mar 2019
    • 30 Mar 2019
    • Tel Aviv, Israel

    After an amazing experience in 2017, we are glad to invite you to the 2nd LGBT Multi-sports Tournament in Tel Aviv, Israel, hosted by the Tel Aviv LGBT Sports Club and the Tel Aviv Municipality.

    Athletes from around the world will compete in the swimming pool, tennis courts, basketball and volleyball courts, dance halls, the soccer fields, and running tracks.

    And, of course, as night falls, we will enjoy Tel Aviv’s best bars, clubs and late-night celebrations.


    Learn more HERE.

    • 29 Mar 2019
    • 31 Mar 2019
    • Palm Springs, CA

    The Stonewall Golfers Annual Rainbow Challenge is a 2-day stroke play competition with flights for men and women. 
    You can play to compete or just casual play; all levels are welcome. The 2019 Rainbow Challenge will be held March 29-31, 2019 at the Deset Willow Golf Resort and The Classic Club. These courses represent two of the very finest venues for golf in The Coachella Valley. Specific tournament details and pricing now available. Click here for 2019 Registration Form. Please visit our Facebook page for photos and winners from last year.

    More information may be found HERE.

    • 12 Apr 2019
    • 14 Apr 2019
    • Kiev, Ukraine


    Join us in building a momentous lesbian* movement. There is a common and urgent need to focus on lesbians* needs, struggles and oppression, to empower and to increase our visibility and broaden networks.

    We look forward to welcoming you this year at the EL*C Conference in Kiev!

    Learn more about this conference and register  HERE.

    • 26 Apr 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • LSBU, London, Great Britain

    LGBT+ sports fair, which will take place on Friday 26 April 2019 at LSBU (same venue as last year).

    18:30 – 21:30 BST


    • 7 Jun 2019
    • 9 Jun 2019
    • Paris, France

    Because there's a Champion in you, because you love the Gay Games, participate in the next Tournoi international de Paris from June 7 to 9, 2019. The registrations of its 15th edition open today February,15. The number of places for 23 sports is limited, book your bib quickly to participate in the largest annual European tournament. And also book your ticket for the great closing party at the lowest price.

    Open to all without any discrimination relative to sexual orientation or gender identity, age, health safety, ethnic origin, ability, or sporting level, The Paris International Tournament is INCLUSIVE!


    • 19 Aug 2019
    • 23 Aug 2019
    • Seoul Dragon City, Seoul, South Korea

    The 8th ILGA Asia will take place in Seoul, South Korea from August 19-23, 2019. The theme of the conference will be “Building Alliances to Strengthen the Movement”. The theme is the continuation and the expansion of the theme from the previous conference “United for Love”. While the 7th conference emphasize on the importance of solidarity in time of grave crisis among the LGBTI communities across Asia, this year’s theme stresses the need to connect and collaborate with allies from other movements and sectors, in addition to forming alliances with other members in the LGBTI community.


    More information may be found HERE.

    • 10 Oct 2019
    • 13 Oct 2019
    • Orlando, FL USA

    Lesbian and Gay Band Association Annual Conference 

    The Florida Lesbian Gay Band Association (LGBA) affiliate bands are excited to invite you to participate in the 2019 LGBA conference to be held in “The City Beautiful,” Orlando, Florida between October 10 -13, 2019.

    This partnership is a unique opportunity to showcase the diversity of organizations within the LGBA.  From the South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble steeped in history and experience, and the Central Florida Sounds of Freedom Band & Color Guard who just celebrated it’s 7th year in a very transient community, to Tampa Bay Pride Band who has had an impressive 4 years since founding, we believe that our conference will represent the unique needs and wants of the diverse affiliate groups within the LGBA.

    The theme of the 2019 conference is “Looking Back. Marching Forward”. The Pulse tragedy had a huge impact on the LGBT+ community. For Orlando, the impact was a community coming together as one to stand up against hate. This conference will celebrate that coming together to look back at the past, learn from it and march forward. With 2019 also being the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, we believe it is important to honor the past with a focus on building the future. This event will be reflective of our history and accomplishments without forgetting the significant work yet to be done.

    More information on this event is HERE.

    • 31 Oct 2019
    • 10:00 AM (UTC-06:00)
    • 2 Nov 2019
    • 6:00 PM (UTC-06:00)
    • Guadalajara, Jalisco, México

    The 2019 Annual General Assembly (AGA) of the Federation of Gay Games is to begin at 10:00 AM on Thursday 31 October 2019 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, México. Meetings will last until 6:00 PM Saturday 02 November 2019.

    The venue and host hotel for the meeting is:

    NH Collection Guadalajara Providencia
    São Paulo 2334, Providencia, 44630 Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico

    Negotiated room rates are US$120 (single) or US$130 (double).

    This registration is for FGG meetings only. Separate registration for the Evening Reception (day 1), Men's and Women's Night Out (day 2), and Memorial Moment and Día de los Muertos Dinner (day 3) will be forthcoming.

    • 8 Nov 2019
    • 11 Nov 2019
    • Chiangmai, Thailand

    The 18th Straits Games will take place in Chiangmai, Thailand 8 - 11 November, 2019.

    More information may be found HERE.

    • 4 Jul 2020
    • 8 Jul 2020
    • Minneapolis, MN

    GALA Choruses LGBTQ Festival 

    Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 4-8, 2020

    Minneapolis is hosting the GALA Choruses LGBTQ Festival on July 4-8, 2020 and we are expecting 7,000 LGBTQ singers from 180 choruses and ensembles from across the world. The festival is in downtown Minneapolis in Orchestra Hall, the Minneapolis Convention Center and Central Lutheran Church.

    This LGBTQ choral festival is expected to generate $14 million in revenue for the Minneapolis community and includes:

    • 200 performances in 4. 5 days
    • 40+ new choral commissions
    • Themed evening Blockbuster concerts
    • A unique festival track for LGBTQ youth
    • Performances by hundreds of Twin Cities composers and musicians
    • Choral collaborations including a huge public singing event with local choirs and community singers.
    • More passion, creativity, and fun than you have ever experienced at a choral concert!

    More information is HERE.

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