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  • 31 Oct 2017 03:28 | Anonymous

    Three finalist cities were Guadalajara (MEX), Hong Kong (CHN) and Washington D.C. (USA)

    PARIS, FRANCE (30 October 2017) The Federation of Gay Games (FGG) General Assembly voting took place 30 October 2017 in Paris, France; Hong Kong is the 2022 Gay Games XI presumptive host city.

    Site inspections of the three finalist cities took place June & July 2017 by a team of inspectors from Australia, Germany, Canada, and the USA. The team spent 3.5 days in each city, toured all venues and attended local supporter civic events.

    The FGG expresses gratitude to the record number of 17 cities that expressed interest in 2022 Gay Games XI. Five of these cities made it to the semi-final round (Austin, TX, Dallas, TX, Denver, CO, Salt Lake City, UT, and San Francisco, CA). In the first phase, an additional nine cities had expressed interest: Cape Town, South Africa, Tel Aviv, Israel and USA cities Anaheim, CA, Atlanta, GA, Des Moines, IA, Los Angeles, CA, Madison, WI, Minneapolis, MN, and San Antonio, TX.

    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.

    Paris 2018 - Gay Games 10 takes place 4-12 August 2018, features 36 sports, 14 cultural events, academic conference and up to 15,000 participants from 70 countries.

    Since 1982, the FGG mission promotes equality and 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 Gay Games was conceived by Dr. Tom Waddell, an Olympic decathlete, and was first held in San Francisco in 1982. Subsequent Gay Games are San Francisco (1986), Vancouver (1990), New York (1994), Amsterdam (1998), Sydney (2002), Chicago (2006), Cologne (2010), Cleveland+Akron (2014), and Paris (2018).

    Access FGG Media   

    “Gay Games,” “Federation of Gay Games,” the interlocking circles device, and the phrase “Participation, Inclusion and Personal Best” are trademarks of the Federation of Gay Games, Inc. Trademarks are registered in the USA, Canada, Benelux, the UK, Germany, and  Australia.

    #gaygames #allequal

  • 29 Oct 2017 03:44 | Anonymous

    The FGG congratulates Ambassador Chris Morgan on his latest Power Lifting World Champion achievement and looks forward to Mr Morgan being in Paris for Gay Games 10. 

    Morgan has competed in several Gay Games; he won silver in Amsterdam 1998, gold in Sydney 2002, four golds in Chicago 2006 and a gold in Cologne 2010.

    courtesy GScene Magazine.

  • 29 Oct 2017 03:39 | Anonymous

    Mr. Picaud spent the first half of October touring three major California markets promoting registrations for Gay Games 10. He returned to Paris on 16 October to help prepare for the FGG’s annual meeting taking place starting 26 October.

    The trip started in Los Angeles at a reception 5 October at the elegant residence of Christophe Lemoine, Consul General de France. Among others, this event was attended by 1968 Brazilian Olympic swimming legend Paulo Figueiredo, who has won more Gay Games medals than any other aquatic athlete, and Mike Wallace, who has participated in each of the previous nine Gay Games.

    On 7 October, Manuel and local host Shamey Cramer (FGG Officer of Development), drove to Palm Springs to meet locals at a “Meet & Greet” event at Hunters Bar. While there, they also met with Met with HLMs and Tom Waddell Awards winners Paul Mart (now 99 years old!) and Gene Dermody.

    On to San Francisco, where another reception took place 12 October at the residence of the Consul General of France, Emmanuel Lebrun-Damiens. Taking place just a few blocks from Kezar Stadium, site of Gay Games I and II, among the VIPs in attendance were Gene Dermody, Rick Thoman, and Derek Liecty, each of whom has attended each of the 9 Gay Games.

    On 14 October, Manuel joined local FGG Board members Doug Litwin and Martha Ehrenfeld at the OurTownSF Nonprofit Expo. More than 125 LGBT nonprofits were represented. Lots of great connections were made, and a live Pétanque demo was held to engage people in this popular French sport.

  • 29 Oct 2017 03:14 | Anonymous

    The marathon is coming to a close for our finalist cities for the 2022 Gay Games XI:  Guadalajara, (Gay Games Guadalajara 2022), Hong Kong,(Gay Games XI Hong Kong 2022) and Washington, DC (Gay Games DC 2022).

    On 1 March 2017, the Federation of Gay Games (FGG) announced the 2022 Gay Games XI shortlist bid cities, and site inspections began 19 June and concluded 1 July.

    Final presentations, voting and selection of the 2022 #GayGames XI host city takes place 30 October at the 2017 Annual General Assembly in Paris, and the FGG will issue a worldwide press release the moment the 2022 presumptive host is announced.

    Press Releases and associated media here.


  • 23 Oct 2017 10:30 | Anonymous

    Equality florida institute will present two-time olympian and four-time gold medalist, greg louganis, with its highest honour, the voice for equality award at the organisation's 15th annual equality florida broward gala on sunday november 12 at hyatt pier sixty-six in fort lauderdale.

    The voice for Equality award recognises an individual who with courage, passion and commitment, moves us closer to full equality. Recent past recipients include Martina Navaratilova, Jim Obergefell and Jazz Jennings.

    "I'm truly humbled to be receiving this award from Equality Florida" said Louganis. "It's an organisation that is doing incredible work. Just last year they raised $10 million for victims following the 'Pulse nightclub' shooting. If what I do can help reduce the stigma that prevents people getting life-saving testing and treatment, I'm happy".

    For complete information and to reserve tickets, click here.

  • 17 Oct 2017 04:40 | Anonymous

    The online boutique for Gay Games 10 merchandise is now open. 

    If you want to start rocking your new look for Paris, you can do that now!


    There is a very fashionable array of stylish t shirts, polo shirts, caps, hats, sunglasses, tote bags, bracelets, pins, towels, and mugs. More items are on the way.

    No matter where you live, you can place your order now.

    Visit or click HERE to shop now.

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