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More than a competiton, our philosophy : People First

Since 1982, the Gay Games have brought together people from all over the world, with diversity, respect, equality, solidarity, and sharing.
With sport a common theme for inclusion, the Gay Games are open to all, young or old, athlete or artist, experienced or novice, gay or straight.
For athletes, artists, supporters, spectators, donors, volunteers, conference participants, sponsors, or simply anyone interested in this project, everyone has a role to play at the Gay Games and help to progress our society.

Rendez-vous in Paris in 2018, where we will share together some moments rich in emotion.

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15 000
Participants

36+
Sports

14+
Cultural events

Paris 2018 is a non-profit charitable organization (Law 1901) ...

… able to receive tax-deductible donations. The organization was created in 2012 by the gay and lesbian sports federation and thirty sports associations. It is also recognized by the local sports department (DDCS).

Paris 2018 is a federation. Its members cover several key areas:

  • sports: gay and lesbian sports federation (FSGL),
  • affinity: LGBT Centre of Paris and Île-de-France Region and Inter-LGBT (Pride of Paris),
  • students: Federation of general associations of students (FAGE),
  • professionals: L’Autre Cercle
  • thirty other cultural, sporting or health associations.

Paris 2018 has entered into many partnerships including CRIPS, Le Kiosque, as well as with national sporting federations like the National Swimming Federation or UFOLEP.

Paris 2018 is also a key founder of the Foundation “Inclusion Paris 2018” under the auspices of the well-known foundation FACE. The mission is to perpetuate action of PARIS 2018 action and to collect all forms of sponsorship.

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GAY GAMES is an event for inclusion and respect of diversity.

From 4 August to 12 August, 2018, Paris hosts the 10th edition of the GAY GAMES, the world’s largest sporting, cultural and festive event open to all!

Held every four years for more than 32 years, GAY GAMES, a hymn to love, advocates a society for all diversities. Paris is the perfect host to celebrate this 10th edition, which is expected 15,000 participants from over 70 countries! Supported by the highest French institutional and sporting bodies, PARIS 2018 prepares games celebrating diversity, respect, equality, solidarity and sharing.

« From the start of this project, I chose to make a commitment beside the team of Paris 2018 - as an athlete professional, as sports passionate but also as a woman and as a citizen. That is why I invite you right now to join us: Gay Games are a big party in which each can participate. »
Isabelle LAMOUR

Isabelle LAMOUR

Isabelle LAMOUR is honorary president of Paris 2018 GAY GAMES 10. She chairs the French Fencing Federation and serves on the French Olympic Sports National Committee.

« I believe in the power of the French Sportsmen and women »
Pierre BERGÉ

Pierre BERGÉ

Pierre BERGE was one of the most famous man in the world of culture. He was an Honorary President of PARIS 2018.

 

« From the start of this project, I chose to make a commitment beside the team of Paris 2018 - as an athlete professional, as sports passionate but also as a woman and as a citizen. That is why I invite you right now to join us: Gay Games are a big party in which each can participate. »
Laura FLESSEL

Laura FLESSEL

Laura FLESSEL is one of the most famous French champions. She supporter the bid of PARIS 2018. She is now Minister of Sports.

 

« C’est avec fierté, que je porterai toutes les valeurs de tolérance de cet événement ! »
Jean-Paul GAULTIER

Jean-Paul GAULTIER

« One motto: all equal. Without any discrimination of age, origin, health status, sexual orientation or gender identity. »
Ryadh SALLEM

Ryadh SALLEM

« Je suis heureuse de faire partie des sportifs soutenant la venue des Gay Games à Paris en 2018 ! 15 000 personnes prenant part à un événement sportif ouvert A TOUS et sans qualification dans un cadre aussi magnifique que Paris m’apparaît comme un incroyable moment de partage et de découverte … ce qui est, à mes yeux, l’un des piliers fondateurs du sport. Donner le meilleur de soi, s’enthousiasmer, encourager, évoluer dans le respect et la bonne humeur sont autant d’actions fortes que nous pouvons décliner au quotidien. Alors venez nombreux, entre amis, en famille, vivre un moment inoubliable autour de cet événement festif ! »
Ophélie DAVID

Ophélie DAVID

« Je rêve d’un monde où chacun pourrait pratiquer librement son activité sportive, dans n’importe quelle structure, dans n’importe quel club. Un monde où l’orientation sexuelle ne serait ni un frein à la pratique, ni un rejet de la part des autres. Un monde de fraternité et de tolérance aussi bien dans le sport que dans la société civile. »
Maguy NESTORET-ONTANON

Maguy NESTORET-ONTANON

« Je souhaite une belle réussite à Paris 2018 – Gay Games 10, pour que dans la diversité, le respect et la joie, on ne retire de cet évènement que la beauté et le plaisir de partager autour du sport. »
Emmeline NDONGUE

Emmeline NDONGUE

ort.

« Le milieu du sport doit être un lieu de tolérance. Il y a encore trop de préjugés qu’il faut combattre. Alors quand on m’a sollicité pour être parrain des Gay Games, j’ai tout de suite accepté. »
Gilles RONDY

Gilles RONDY

« Je m’engage à soutenir et promouvoir Paris 2018 – Gay Games 10 autour de toutes ses valeurs, ainsi que l’amour, qui est pour moi essentielle. Je crois que l’amour, celui de l’Homme envers l’Humanité, est capable de réaliser des choses extraordinaires. Je pense que l’amour de l’autre favorise l’acceptation des différences. La différence n’est pas une anomalie mais une force ! Nous avons tous le droit d’être différent, alors, qu’attendons-nous pour nous aimer ? »
John MUMBA

John MUMBA

« Mais c’est génial ! »
Lilian THURAM

Lilian THURAM