Gay Games

GAY GAMES: a motto “all equal”

 

THE WORLD’S
LARGEST SPORTING
& CULTURAL EVENT
OPEN TO ALL

 

 

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GAY GAMES is an event for inclusion and respect of diversity

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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!

 

a 32-year
history

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.

15 000
participants

For 10 days , PARIS 2018 GAY GAMES 10 celebrates the international metropolis, the Ile-de- France Region and France and offers participants and visitors from around the world a unique opportunity to enjoy exclusive facilities such as stadiums Jean Bouin or Charléty, the Grand Palais, the Carreau du Temple, the Salle Pleyel or the nautic stadium of Vaires-sur-Marne, real sporting center of excellence in the Ile-de-France Region.

70+
countries

Facing the world and the future, Paris and the Ile-de-France Region want to deliver GAY GAMES for the greatest number of people in the tradition of the spirit of Tom Waddell, its initiator, who dreamed of a world where the word equality would take its meaning, a world where the exclusion would no longer exist because of any difference.

We invite you to join this ideal !

36+
sports

14+
 cultural events

Since 1982

  • San Francisco 1982 San Francisco 1982 "Challenge" 1.350 participants
  • San Francisco 1986 San Francisco 1986 "Triumph" 3.500 participants
  • Vancouver 1990 Vancouver 1990 "Celebration" 8.800 participants
  • New York 1994 New York 1994 "Unity" 12.500 participants
  • Amsterdam 1998 Amsterdam 1998 "Friendship" 13.000 participants
  • Sydney 2002 Sydney 2002 "Under New Skies" 12.100 participants
  • Chicago 2006 Chicago 2006 "Where the World Meets" 11.700 participants
  • Cologne 2010 Cologne 2010 "Be part of it!" 9.500 participants
  • Cleveland 2014 Cleveland 2014 "The Games for all" 8.000 participants
  • Paris 2018 Paris 2018 "All equal"
The FGG’s values of Participation, Inclusion and Personal Best® propose a model of that can inspire mainstream sport to increase inclusion, not just on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity, but more broadly, to ensure equality in sport, which benefits the global fight for equality for LGBT people and for all people.
INCLUSION

INCLUSION

INCLUSION

In the Federation’s internal operations and employment practice, as well as in the events for which the FGG is responsible, there will be no discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender, race, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, political belief, athletic/artistic ability, age, physical challenge, or health status.

PERSONAL BEST

PERSONAL BEST

PERSONAL BEST

The Gay Games are not about winning. Dr. Tom Waddell founded the Gay Games to give everyone the opportunity to do their personal best and to march into a stadium with their teammates and other participants from around the world to the cheers and congratulations from the spectators. During Gay Games sports events, it is often the least experienced or those who finish last who receive the most applause and cheers.  In many cases, it is often the oldest participants who are congratulated and cited the most. For example, in past Gay Games, there have been 85-year olds doing back-flips off the High Diving Board and 94-year olds running the 100 meters – their participation, their inclusion, and their personal best is what the Gay Games are all about.

PARTICIPATION

PARTICIPATION

PARTICIPATION

The Gay Games are an international event, which welcome and encourage participation of all athletes and artists, gay or straight, old or young, experienced or novice, able-bodied or disabled, with no qualifications or requirements to participate.

« 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 is the patron of PARIS 2018 GAY GAMES 10

 

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

Pierre BERGÉ

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

 

 

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The Federation of Gay Games (FGG) is the governing body of the Gay Games. Its first mission is to make sure the Gay Games take place every 4 years. The FGG is composed of more than 50 member organizations: international sport and cultural federations, regional or local sport and cultural associations. The FGG carry out its mission through the Gay Games, by building strong relationships with its members and developing partnerships with other organizations.

 

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