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  • 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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