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We are athletes, artists and activists, united to support the Gay Games, “the Games that Change the World”

Since the first Gay Games in 1982, the Federation of Gay Games has promoted equality in and by sport and culture and ensured that the Gay Games, the world’s largest sports and culture festival open to all, take place every four years under the founding principles of Participation, Inclusion, and Personal Best™.

Our mission is to promote equality for all, and in particular for lesbian, gay, bi and trans people throughout the world.

We believe that the Gay Games and the movement they created and nurture are among the greatest forces for community empowerment and social change.

We hope this website will allow you to learn more about the Gay Games and their governing body, the Federation of Gay Games.


 

Federation of Gay Games Board. L-R: Front row: Sophia Rodriguez, Sean Fitzgerald, Joanie Evans, Martha Ehrenfeld, David Killian. Back Row: R. Tony Smith, Cillian Flynn, Shamey Cramer, John James Moriarty-Hickey, George Melichar, Leviathen Hendricks, Doug Litwin, Kurt Dahl, Les Johnson, Eddie Young, Bill McManus, Ken Hundrieser, Mike Myers, Anthony Alston, Armin Lohrmann. Not Pictured: Kimberly Hadley, Jan Schneider, Carl Schultz

Federation of Gay Games Board. L-R: Front row: Sophia Rodriguez, Sean Fitzgerald, Joanie Evans, Martha Ehrenfeld, David Killian. Back Row: R. Tony Smith, Cillian Flynn, Shamey Cramer, John James Moriarty-Hickey, George Melichar, Leviathen Hendricks, Doug Litwin, Kurt Dahl, Les Johnson, Eddie Young, Bill McManus, Ken Hundrieser, Mike Myers, Anthony Alston, Armin Lohrmann. Not Pictured: Kimberly Hadley, Jan Schneider, Carl Schultz

A true celebration of diversity and inclusion, Gay Games 10 is in Paris from August 4-12, 2018!

Paris 2018 • Gay Games 10 is on track to bring Dr. Tom Waddell’s vision of a welcoming, inspiring event to life once again; a vision that has now grown into the world’s largest gay-oriented quadrennial sports and cultural festival. It is anticipated that 15,000 athletes, artists and others from 70 countries will participate in a broad menu of 36 different sports, 14 cultural events and multiple conferences based on the motto of Gay Games 10, “ALL EQUAL.”

The Paris 2018 organizing team includes former members of the FGG board and leaders of the Paris sports and cultural communities. With support from the city of Paris, the Ile de France region and the national Ministries of Sports, Culture and DIGES (the inter-ministerial delegation for large sporting events), Paris 2018 Gay Games 10 involves the entire Parisian community as well as other communities from across France.

 


The Gay Games Scholarship Program is open and accepting applications!

The program was established to encourage financially challenged participants from underrepresented populations around the world to take part in the Gay Games. Since 1998, over 800 scholarship candidates have participated in the Gay Games. It is a life-changing experience.

To view and complete the scholarship application, go to:www.surveymonkey.com/r/GG10-Scholarship-Application. The deadline for submitting an application is 1 October 2017. Applications will be reviewed and decisions will be finalized and communicated on or before 1 January 2018.

The importance of the scholarship fund is shown by Gay Games 9 in 2014 when the FGG was able to provide support to 47 recipients from the following countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China, Croatia, Kazakhstan, Macedonia, Nepal, the Philippines, Russia, South Africa, Slovenia and Sri Lanka. The FGG Scholarship Program is funded in part by the Roy M. Coe Scholarship Fund that since 2002 has been helping to bring participants to the Gay Games.

What progress for male synchronized swimming?

In a piece for Gay Star News, Gareth Johnson looks at the progress and perspectives for male synchronized swimming after the publicity received last summer: At the London 2012 summer Olympics, there were only two sports that discriminated on the … Continue reading →