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At the heart of the social and solidarity economy, Paris 2018 brings together many energies of organizations like national or international sports federations, peer group sports federations, sports, cultural and other associations.

National Sports Federations

Peer Groups Sports Federations

Fédérations sportives internationales

  • ESSDA ESSDA European Same-Sex Dance Association
    ESSDA ESSDA
    European Same-Sex Dance Association

    Main ESSFA mission is to encourage same-sex ballroom and latin dance sport.

    http://essda.eu/

  • GHI GHI Gay Hockey International
    GHI GHI
    Gay Hockey International

    Gay Hockey International is the International Ice Hockey Federation.

    http://www.gayhockey.org/

  • GLORY GLORY Gay and Lesbian Organisation for Racing and Yachting
    GLORY GLORY
    Gay and Lesbian Organisation for Racing and Yachting

    GLORY exists to provide a voice for gays and lesbians in the sport of sailing and to encourage and assist individual sailors, clubs and teams.

    www.glorysailing.org/index.html

  • GLRF GLRF Gay and Lesbian Rowing Federation
    GLRF GLRF
    Gay and Lesbian Rowing Federation

    The Gay + Lesbian Rowing Federation creates a worldwide online community for gay and lesbian rowers, coxies, coaches, and race officials.

    http://www.glrf.info

  • GLTA GLTA Gay and Lesbian Tennis Alliance
    GLTA GLTA
    Gay and Lesbian Tennis Alliance

    The purpose of the Gay and Lesbian Tennis Alliance (GLTA) is to provide an open, safe, inclusive space and community that is committed to promoting and developing amateur tennis in the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bi and Transgender) Community.

    http://glta.net/

  • IAGLMA IAGLMA International Association of Gay and Lesbian Martial Artists
    IAGLMA IAGLMA
    International Association of Gay and Lesbian Martial Artists

    Originally formed at the 1990 Gay Games III in Vancouver, B.C., Canada – the first time martial arts were ever held at the Gay Games – the International Association of Gay and Lesbian Martial Artists (IAGLMA, formerly known as HiMA) is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to outreach, inclusion and education for the gay, lesbian and supportive martial arts communities through the martial arts and self defense on local, national and international levels.

    http://www.iaglma.org/

  • IGBO IGBO International Gay Bowling Organization
    IGBO IGBO
    International Gay Bowling Organization

    IGBO, the International Gay Bowling Organization, provides educational services, communication avenues, and social opportunities to promote the sport of bowling and to enrich lives of individuals through leagues and tournaments worldwide.

    http://igbo.org/

  • IGFSU IGFSU International Gay Figure Skating Union
    IGFSU IGFSU
    International Gay Figure Skating Union

    International Gay Figure Skating Union (IGFSU) is the International LGBT Figure Skating Federation. http://www.igfsu.com/

  • IGLA IGLA International Gay and Lesbian Aquatics
    IGLA IGLA
    International Gay and Lesbian Aquatics

    IGLA is the world’s foremost international organization solely devoted to developing and promoting gay and lesbian swimming, water polo, diving, and synchronized swimming. Our mission is to promote participation in aquatic sports among lesbians and gay men and friends of our community, and to ensure maintenance of the highest standards for aquatic competitions and international standards for all Gay Games and IGLA Championships.

    http://www.igla.org/

  • IGLFA IGLFA International Gay Football Association
    IGLFA IGLFA
    International Gay Football Association

    The International Gay & Lesbian Football Association (IGLFA) was founded in 1992 in order to help promote and foster the growth of LGTBQ football world wide.

    http://iglfa.org/

  • IGR IGR International Gay Rugby
    IGR IGR
    International Gay Rugby

    IGR is International Gay Rugby (Association and Board) – an organisation of member clubs of primarily gay and inclusive rugby clubs.

    http://igrab.net/

  • Pink Hockey Pink Hockey International Gay and Lesbian Field Hockey
    Pink Hockey Pink Hockey
    International Gay and Lesbian Field Hockey

    Pink Hockey is a worldwide network for LGBT field hockey players.

    http://www.pinkhockey.com/

  • WWB WWB Wrestlers Without Borders
    WWB WWB
    Wrestlers Without Borders

    Wrestlers Without Borders was started by club representatives attending Gay Games III in Vancouver in 1990. It helps develop policies and organize wrestling at the Gay Games through its voting membership in the Federation of Gay Games and our direct interactions with host organizations.

    http://www.wrestlerswob.com/

Sports associations

  • Acrobad Acrobad Badminton
    Acrobad Acrobad
    Badminton

    Founded in 2001, Acrobad is a badminton club.

    Goodminton was created March 6, 1992 in the 13th district of Paris to promote tolerance and gay rights in badminton. “Goudminton” (the original name) has been quickly becoming popular in the community and even beyond. With the explosion of the growing demands of people wishing to practice this sport within the gay and lesbian community, Goodminton players have created a second association, AcroBad in March 2001 domiciled in the 10th district. In 2004, the popularity of the LGBT community for the sport is not bending, and a few diehard members of Goodminton decided to start in turn to create a 3rd team: SitéBad. Officially born in September 2004, SitéBad’s association is domiciled in the 11th. With memberships demands forever increasing, AcroBad members have recently set up in October 2013, the association Bad Attitude, domiciled in the 20th. The four associations born over the years by the enthusiasm of the LGBT community for badminton are naturally organizing PARIS2018

  • Aquahomo Aquahomo Water-Polo, Swimming, Aquagym, Handball, Fitness, Yoga and Dance
    Aquahomo Aquahomo
    Water-Polo, Swimming, Aquagym, Handball, Fitness, Yoga and Dance

    Founded almost 20 years ago, Aquahomo is a masters multisports club.

    Aquahomo is an LGBT sports association that was created almost 20 years ago. Its mission is to promote self-fulfillment and to fight discrimination through sports. With close to 300 members, the association offers 7 different sports (water polo, swimming, handball aquagym, fitness, yoga and dance).

    The water polo event is particularly dynamic. Each year since 2004, Aquahomo water polo players organize the water polo competition of the Paris International Tournament. They also organized the water polo tournament of the 2007 IGLA Championships.

  • Bad Attitude Bad Attitude Badminton
    Bad Attitude Bad Attitude
    Badminton

    Founded in 2013, Bad Attitude is a badminton club.

    Goodminton was created March 6, 1992 in the 13th district of Paris to promote tolerance and gay rights in badminton. “Goudminton” (the original name) has been quickly becoming popular in the community and even beyond. With the explosion of the growing demands of people wishing to practice this sport within the gay and lesbian community, Goodminton players have created a second association, AcroBad in March 2001 domiciled in the 10th district. In 2004, the popularity of the LGBT community for the sport is not bending, and a few diehard members of Goodminton decided to start in turn to create a 3rd team: SitéBad. Officially born in September 2004, SitéBad’s association is domiciled in the 11th. With memberships demands forever increasing, AcroBad members have recently set up in October 2013, the association Bad Attitude, domiciled in the 20th. The four associations born over the years by the enthusiasm of the LGBT community for badminton are naturally organizing PARIS2018

  • BK Paris Softball Club BK Paris Softball Club Softball
    BK Paris Softball Club BK Paris Softball Club
    Softball

    Founded in 2003, BK Paris Softball Club is a Softball club .

    The BK Paris Softball Club was founded in 1997 with a view to competing in the Amsterdam Gay Games the following year. Since its inception, the club has taken part in the French federation championships.

    The purpose of BK Paris Softball Club is to enable all gays, lesbians, heterosexuals, bisexuals and transsexuals of any age and all levels of athletic ability to play softball for fun and competition, with no selection.

  • Cercle Marais Cercle Marais Triathlon
  • Contrepied Contrepied Volleyball
    Contrepied Contrepied
    Volleyball

    Founded in 1990, Contrepied is a Volley-ball club .

    Contrepied was founded as a non-profit association on 7 December 1990. It gathers lesbians, gays and their friends together to play volleyball in a friendly and open-minded environment. Contrepied is a recreational sports club, in solidarity withe the causes and struggles of LGBT people worldwide. Competition and excellence have also their place in this association as well.

  • Décalage Décalage Handball
    Décalage Décalage
    Handball

    Founded in 1994, Décalage is a Handball club .

    Décalage was founded  in 1994, but its activities really took off in 1996 in preparation for the 1997 Paris EuroGames. Décalage both hosted and competed in the handball tournament at that event. Since then Décalage has enjoyed steady growth.

    The main activity of Décalage is to organise handball practices, friendly matches with other sports and handball clubs. But Décalage also offers its members a whole range of other activities that help to forge the club’s friendly spirit.

  • Les Dérailleurs Les Dérailleurs Cycling
    Les Dérailleurs Les Dérailleurs
    Cycling

    Founded in 1995, Les Dérailleurs is a cycling club .

    Dérailleurs was founded in 1995. It is a cycling club for LGBT cyclists and their friends. With sections in several regions of France (Paris, Nantes, Bordeaux, Toulouse, Lyons), Dérailleur is open to all cyclists of all levels of ability. Dérailleurs organises tours, mountain biking weekends and holidays, and road trips.

    Dérailleurs is a member of the FSGL (Fédération Sportive Gay et Lesbienne) and the FFCT (Fédération Française de Cyclotourisme).

  • Double Jeu Tennis Paris Double Jeu Tennis Paris Tennis
    Double Jeu Tennis Paris Double Jeu Tennis Paris
    Tennis

    Double Jeu Tennis Paris is a Tennis club .

    Double Jeu Tennis Paris, is the LGBT tennis club in Paris. It provides its members with on online service to reserve court time during the club’s hours at several tennis courts in and near Paris.

    Double Jeu Tennis Paris hosts its own tournaments, internal tournaments and the tennis tournament for the Paris International Tournament (TIP) and the France-Belgium tournament held in Brussels in even-numbered years and in Paris in odd-numbered years.

    Double Jeu Tennis Paris members also play in other tournaments, such as the FFT team tournaments or the international tournaments of the GLTA circuit.

  • Les Enrolleres Les Enrolleres Roller
    Les Enrolleres Les Enrolleres
    Roller

    Founded in 1998, Les Enrolleres is a roller club .

    The Enrolleres were the first LGBT roller skating association in Europe, organizing skating activities since 1998.

    The Enrolleres, with a friendly and playful approach to roller skating, are affiliated with the Gay and Lesbian Sports Federation (FSGL) and the French Roller Skating Sports Federation (FFRS).

  • Entre 2 Basket Entre 2 Basket Basketball
    Entre 2 Basket Entre 2 Basket
    Basketball

    Founded in 1991, Entre 2 Basket is a French Basketball club.

    Founded in 1991, Entre2basket is a sports association which includes hundreds of members, boys and girls around the same practice of basketball for both beginners and confirmed.

    Entre2basket is a non-profit organization which aims to promote the recognition of the identity and freedom of homosexuals in sport and to fight against discrimination based on sexual orientation.

    The players  participate in a corporate league in many international tournaments and also during the big events such as the EuroGames and the GayGames.

  • FC Paris Arc-en-ciel FC Paris Arc-en-ciel Football
    FC Paris Arc-en-ciel FC Paris Arc-en-ciel
    Football

    Founded in 1997, FC Paris Arc-en-ciel is a French Football club.

    Founded in 1997, the Football Paris Club Arc-En-Ciel a football club “LGBT-friendly”. It is historically the oldest French football club to fight against homophobia and discrimination. They fight against all forms of discrimination based on origin, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation …

    The club is open to everyone and has two women’s teams and two men’s teams. Women evolve in the championships of the French Football Federation (FFF) with the aim to make football a tool of control and prevention against homophobia. We make it visible through the Rainbow Laces Stonewall they wear, or by taking action with the IDF League football.

    The club is affiliated to the FFF, he also intended to form Trainers, referees, dirigeantes with diplomas of the Federation.

  • Paris Front Runners Paris Front Runners Track and Field, Running
    Paris Front Runners Paris Front Runners
    Track and Field, Running

    Founded in 1992, Paris Front Runners is a Track and Field and a Running club .

    Les Front Runners de Paris est une association de course à pied fondée en 1992, et composée aujourd’hui de plus de 330 membres. Le club est ouvert à tou-te-s, sans discriminations : quelle que soit l’orientation sexuelle, le genre, l’âge, le statut sérologique, le niveau en sport.

    Chaque année, les Front Runners de Paris organisent deux événements clés de la visibilité sportive LGBT : la Course de la Saint Valentin, ainsi que les épreuves d’athlétisme et les courses hors stade du Tournoi International de Paris.

  • Les Gaillards Les Gaillards Rugby
    Les Gaillards Les Gaillards
    Rugby

    Founded in 2003, Les Gaillards is a rugby club .

    In 2003, Les Gaillards were the first gay-friendly club to appear in France, with a determination for tolerance and diversity. The team brought together players without distinction of sex, age, sexual orientation, origin or sporting level.

    The vocation of Les Gaillards remains to form links in the context of sports activity in the spirit and values of rugby.

  • Golf Friendly Golf Friendly Golf
    Golf Friendly Golf Friendly
    Golf

    Founded in 2005, Golf Friendly is a golf club.

    Golf Friendly is an association founded in 2005. Initiations, events, weekend, travels are organized all along the year. 80 members including 90% of women are part of this association.

  • Goodminton Goodminton Badminton
    Goodminton Goodminton
    Badminton

    Founded in 1992, Goodminton is a badminton club.

    Goodminton was created March 6, 1992 in the 13th district of Paris to promote tolerance and gay rights in badminton. “Goudminton” (the original name) has been quickly becoming popular in the community and even beyond. With the explosion of the growing demands of people wishing to practice this sport within the gay and lesbian community, Goodminton players have created a second association, AcroBad in March 2001 domiciled in the 10th district. In 2004, the popularity of the LGBT community for the sport is not bending, and a few diehard members of Goodminton decided to start in turn to create a 3rd team: SitéBad. Officially born in September 2004, SitéBad’s association is domiciled in the 11th. With memberships demands forever increasing, AcroBad members have recently set up in October 2013, the association Bad Attitude, domiciled in the 20th. The four associations born over the years by the enthusiasm of the LGBT community for badminton are naturally organizing PARIS2018

  • Les Mâles Fêteurs Les Mâles Fêteurs Petanque (French Bowling)
    Les Mâles Fêteurs Les Mâles Fêteurs

    http://www.lesmalesfeteurs.fr

  • Makoto Judo Jutjitsu Makoto Judo Jutjitsu Judo Jutjitsu
    Makoto Judo Jutjitsu Makoto Judo Jutjitsu
    Judo Jutjitsu

    Founded in 2011, Makoto Judo Jutjitsu is a Judo Jutjitsu club.

    MAKOTO Judo Jujitsu was set up in 2011. En 2015, MAKOTO joined the French Federation of Judo (FFJ). NIJI-KAN KARATE DO, MAKOTO Judo Jujitsu, PANAME BOXING CLUB and Paris Lutte are gathered in the Fighting Group of the French Gay and Lesbian Sports Federation (FSGL). They offer multiple chances to practice fighting sports and martial arts in a friendly atmosphere.

  • Niji-Kan Karate Do Niji-Kan Karate Do Martial Arts
    Niji-Kan Karate Do Niji-Kan Karate Do
    Martial Arts

    Founded in 1993, Niji-Kan Karate Do is a Martial Arts club.

    NIJI-KAN KARATE DO was set up in 1993. In 2006, NIJI-KAN KARATE DO joined the French Federation of Karate and associated events (FFKDA).

    NIJI-KAN KARATE DO, MAKOTO Judo Jujitsu, PANAME BOXING CLUB and Paris Lutte are gathered in the Fighting Group of the French Gay and Lesbian Sports Federation (FSGL). They offer multiple chances to practice fighting sports and martial arts in a friendly atmosphere.

  • Open Balle Open Balle Table Tennis
    Open Balle Open Balle
    Table Tennis

    Founded in 2011, Open Balle is a Table Tennis club .

    The goal of Open Balle, an association founded in 2011, is to put in contact gay, lesbian, trans and gay friendly people who want to play table tennis in a pleasant atmosphere, whatever their level and to share activities with other members of the association apart from trainings.

  • Panamboyz United Panamboyz United Football
    Panamboyz United Panamboyz United
    Football

    Founded in 2013, Panamboyz United is a French Football club.

    The Panamboyz United is a football club founded in 2013 with the idea of valuing diversity and fight, as close to the realities on the ground, against all forms of discrimination.

    It is a mixed club, open to all and all, with both men’s and women’s section. The Panamboyz United include partners of the Professional Football League and the Football Foundation: they regularly conduct awareness campaigns among youth sections U17 and U19 in the training centers of French professional clubs.

    They are also behind campaigns “Proud of our differences” (2014) and “Gathering our differences – all in rainbow laces” (2016) during which players from Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 focused for the the first time in France, laces rainbow to promote diversity. They have, as such, won the Peace & Sport price – UNFP 2015.

  • Paname Boxing Club Paname Boxing Club French Boxing
    Paname Boxing Club Paname Boxing Club
    French Boxing

    Founded in 2013, Paname Boxing Club is a French Boxing club.

    PANAME BOXING CLUB is a French Boxing Club founded in 2013. PANAME BOXING CLUB is member of the French Federation of French Boxing and associated events.

    NIJI-KAN KARATE DO, MAKOTO Judo JujitsuPANAME BOXING CLUB and Paris Lutte are gathered in the Fighting Group of the French Gay and Lesbian Sports Federation (FSGL). They offer multiple chances to practice fighting sports and martial arts in a friendly atmosphere.

  • Paris Aquatique Paris Aquatique Swimming, Synchronized Swimming, Water-Polo, Diving, Open Water Swimming, Triathlon
    Paris Aquatique Paris Aquatique
    Swimming, Synchronized Swimming, Water-Polo, Diving, Open Water Swimming, Triathlon

    Founded in 1990, PARIS AQUATIQUE is a masters swimming club.

    PARIS AQUATIQUE is a member of the French Aquatics Sports Federation (FFN). With more than 400 members, it is one of the largest Masters Swimming Clubs in the world. One of our founding principles is to fight against discrimination in any form, be it  sexual orientation, gender, ethnic origin, physical disabilities, political affiliation or religious beliefs.

    PARIS AQUATIQUE offers training for adults over 18 in swimming, synchronized swimming, diving, open water swimming and water polo. We also propose a high standard of quality swimming training for triathlon competitors in cooperation with 3 other Parisian LGBT clubs: the Dérailleurs for cycling and the Paris Front Runners and the Athletic Coeur de Fond for running.

    PARIS AQUATIQUE has previously hosted the IGLA 2000 and 2007 Championships with nearly 900 participants in each edition, the 2014 French Masters Swimming Championships with nearly 2.400 swimmers, the 2015 and 2016 French Masters Diving Championships, the 2016 French Masters Synchronized Swimming Championships and every year since 2004, the International Tournament of Paris.

  • Paris Lutte Paris Lutte Wrestling
    Paris Lutte Paris Lutte
    Wrestling

    Founded in 1999, Paris Lutte is a wrestling club .

    Paris Lutte’s vocation is to serve the inhabitants of Paris and the Region of Ile-de- France. Paris Lutte is affiliated with the Gay and Lesbian Sporting Federation (FSGL) and the French Federation for Combat.

    Paris Lutte is open to everyone without regard to gender, nationality, sexual orientation, or political/religious preferences, thus making it one of a kind. The association rejects all forms of discrimination, adheres to the principles of the Declaration of Jakarta, and is dedicated takes to contribute to the fulfillment of its members for their physical, intellectual and human development, as outlined in the Olympic Charter. Aligning sport to culture and education, Paris Lutte exercises social responsibility and respect for basic universal ethical principles. Besides sports, Paris Lutte contributes fully to the life of the local community. In 2016, Paris Lutte had 60 members of which 14 were female (approximately a fourth of its membership).

    Paris Lutte together with Niji-Kan Karaté-Do, Makoto Judo-Ju Jitsu, and Paname Boxing Club offer a rather complete program for all who wish to practice combat sports in a friendly spirit.

    Niji-Kan Karate Do, Makoto Judo Jujitsu, Paname Boxing Club and Paris Lutte are gathered in the Fighting Group of the French Gay and Lesbian Sports Federation (FSGL). They offer multiple chances to practice fighting sports and martial arts in a friendly atmosphere.

  • Les Petites Frappes Les Petites Frappes Squash
    Les Petites Frappes Les Petites Frappes
    Squash

    Founded in 2002, Les Petites Frappes is a squash club.

    Les Petites Frappes Association was created August 3, 2002.  It was the first squash association in France  to open to everyone and is affiliated with the Gay and Lesbian Sportive Federation and the French Federation of Squash.

    After having spread the word and showed by example, other squash clubs and associations affiliated with FSGL and FFS became active in France (Cargo in Lyon, GAIS in Nice, Les Petites Frappes of Toulouse, etc).

    Les Petites Frappes welcomes each year more than 100 members of all levels and takes care of court reservations, organization of friendly activities and competitions.  Several of these members are classed at the national level and participate in Ile-de-France federation competitions.

    Les Petites Frappes are experts in the organization of tournaments with 2 internal tournaments (Fall and Winter), open to all, in addition the Paris International Tournament in the Spring.

    Opened to the world, the members participate in tournaments organized by other LGBT squash associations in Europe (Manchester, Londres, Dublin, Berlin, Cologne, Stuttgart, Amsterdam, Barcelone, Prague…).

    Feel like playing squash or participating in the human adventure PARIS 2018!? Contact Les Petites Frappes and join them now to play squash or come and help in the organization of PARIS 2018.

  • PUC PUC Omnisports
  • Rainbow Evidanse Rainbow Evidanse Dance
    Rainbow Evidanse Rainbow Evidanse
    Dance

    Founded in 1995, Rainbow Evidanse is a Dance club .

    Rainbow Evidanse is a LGBTH (Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, Hetero) club that organises couples dancing activities for mixed and same-sex couples. The club was founded in 1995 under the name Les Gais Musette.

    The Rainbow Evidanse state of mind is for people who want to have fun learning to dance. Dancing breaks down the barriers between Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans and straight partners. It’s about talking, smiling, having fun: girls dancing with girls, boys dancing with boys, boys and girls dancing together with the girls taking the lead – or following.

    Rainbow Evidanse’s 200 members include just as many men as women!

  • Rando’s Île-de-France Rando’s Île-de-France Hiking
    Rando’s Île-de-France Rando’s Île-de- France
    Hiking

    Rando’s Île-de- France is a Hiking club .

    Rando’s Île-de- France is a non-profit association created in 1986, which today counts over 300 gays, lesbians and friends. Rando’s Île-de- France proposes activities where we can get together to share outdoor activities and cultural visits in a friendly atmosphere.

  • SitéBad SitéBad Badminton
    SitéBad SitéBad
    Badminton

    Founded in 2004, SitéBad is a badminton club.

    Goodminton was created March 6, 1992 in the 13th district of Paris to promote tolerance and gay rights in badminton. “Goudminton” (the original name) has been quickly becoming popular in the community and even beyond.

    With the explosion of the growing demands of people wishing to practice this sport within the gay and lesbian community, Goodminton players have created a second association, AcroBad in March 2001 domiciled in the 10th district.

    In 2004, the popularity of the LGBT community for the sport is not bending, and a few diehard members of Goodminton decided to start in turn to create a 3rd team: SitéBad. Officially born in September 2004, SitéBad’s association is domiciled in the 11th.

    With memberships demands forever increasing, AcroBad members have recently set up in October 2013, the association Bad Attitude, domiciled in the 20th.

    The four associations born over the years by the enthusiasm of the LGBT community for badminton are naturally organizing PARIS2018

  • Voile et Croisière en Liberté Voile et Croisière en Liberté Sailing
    Voile et Croisière en Liberté Voile et Croisière en Liberté
    Sailing

    Founded in 1987, Voile et Croisière en Liberté is a sailing club .

    Voile et Croisière en Liberté has aimed to connect together gays and lesbians passionate about the sea, sailing and cruising, to organize joint activities enabling them to live this passion together. Voile et Croisière en Liberté is open to all, without exclusivity of sexual orientation. Voile et Croisière en Liberté welcomes experienced Mariners than beginners.

Cultural associations

Other associations

  • Aides Aides
    Aides Aides

    Première association française de lutte contre le VIH/sida et les hépatites virales http://www.aides.org

    AIDES is the leading association for the fight against AIDS in France. Founded in 1984, AIDES has been recognized for its services for decades. Since its creation, AIDES has set itself the goal of transforming society by mobilizing people affected with Aids / HIV, and by taking actions to support HIV-positive people and prevent the transmission of HIV and hepatitis.

     

    AIDES Objectives in France are:

    • Advocate to preserve and secure new rights, including access to treatment and free healthcare;
    • Work with the migrant population to maintain, enforce and respect the law against expulsion of foreign patients;
    • Fight against discrimination in a society where HIV is still a factor for rejection;
    • Fight against discrimination in the workplace;
    • Take action to defend the right for HIV-positive people to benefit from insurance and bank loans;
    • Advocate for equitable access to medical care in prison and in an accepting environment;
    • Innovate new prevention approaches, adapted to each kind of sexuality, different personalities and environments.

     

    AIDES has also developed numerous international initiatives, which are organized as follows:

    • Prevention and reduction of risks, addressed to target audiences (men having sex with men, sex workers, migrant populations, and drug addicts).

     

    For example:

    • A Sexual Health Center (le Spot Paris – Beaumarchais – 51 boulevard Beaumarchais – 75003 PARIS – Subway line 8 Chemin Vert station), offering comprehensive information, screening, follow-up and medical care services, based on non-discrimination and acceptance of each other’s sexual lifestyles;
    • A Welcome and Help Center, that offers a specific reception “Gays, Sex & Chems” every Thursday evening from 6pm to 9pm at the CAARUD (Halles) 36 rue Dussoubs – 75002 PARIS – Subway lines 3 and 4 Réaumur-Sébastopol station). Organized and animated by gay people, these sessions are organized for all gays consuming products in sexual and/or festive context
    • Support for people living with HIV to improve their living conditions and facilitate their social integration;
    • Research and development around health and therapeutic issues, in collaboration with diagnosed patients, the medical profession, researchers, and scientists.

     

     

    More information on AIDES website:

    http://www.aides.org/

    To find the AIDES location nearest to you:

    http://www.aides.org/le-reseau-aides-en-france-et-dom

  • L'Autre Cercle L'Autre Cercle
    L'Autre Cercle L'Autre Cercle

    Association that fights discrimination based on sexual orientation in the workplace http://www.autrecercle.org

  • LGBT Center Paris Ile de France LGBT Center Paris Ile de France
    LGBT Center Paris Ile de France LGBT Center Paris Ile de France

    Association for equal rights and against discrimination related to sexual orientation or gender identity http://www.centrelgbtparis.org

    The Center LGBT is a non-profit association and a convivial place welcoming the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, providing them with information and attentive listening.

    Here you can get information about the activities and services offered by the Center and its 80 member associations, regarding the cultural and festive lives of their partners, tourism and LGBT stores.

    You will find units where volunteers, helpers and professionals will be happy to inform you and assist in finding the solutions adapted to your specific needs.

    • The health unit for example which, in addition to specific health problems, addresses problems of isolation, feelings of loneliness, depression, addictions and infections.
    • Culture, with meetings, debates, festivities, shows and concerts.

    There also is a library offering a large number of publications.

    • Providing support to people is one of the Center’s priorities.

    The units of support to people are individual discussion spaces, anonymous and free of charge. They are led by volunteers who are still active.

    The LBGT Center, which is a meeting point, does not lose sight of its goal: contribute to improving attitudes and fighting for equality and against homophobia.

    At the Café, you will find all light drinks and snacks.

    Meet, help one another and fight for the equality of rights

    Easily accessible, located in the very heart of Paris, close to the Georges Pompidou Center (Beaubourg).

    The “Arts et Métiers” and “Rambuteau” metro stations on Line 11 are ideally located for you to visit the center, and there are also several bus lines and the RER suburban line (station Les Halles)

    For opening hours and much more information about the Center’s activities please consult their website: www.centrelgbtparis.org

    Address: 63 rue Beaubourg 75003 Paris  Tel : +33 / (0)1 43 57 21 47