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Federation of Gay Games

About Federation of Gay Games

The mission of the Federation of Gay Games is to promote equality, diversity and inclusion through sport and culture.

The Gay Games is built upon the core principles of Participation, Inclusion, and Personal Best. Based on these values, since 1982, the Gay Games have brought together people from all over the world, with diversity, respect, equality, solidarity, and sharing. The Gay Games is open to all, young or old, athlete or artist, experienced or novice, gay or straight.

It is a fundamental principle of the Federation of Gay Games that all activities conducted under its auspices shall be inclusive in nature and that no individual shall be excluded from participating on the basis of sexual orientation, gender, race, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, political belief(s), athletic/artistic ability, physical challenge, age, or health status.

The Gay Games was conceived by Dr. Tom Waddell, an Olympic decathlete, and was first held in San Francisco in 1982. Subsequent Gay Games are San Francisco (1986), Vancouver (1990), New York (1994), Amsterdam (1998), Sydney (2002), Chicago (2006), Cologne (2010), Cleveland+Akron (2014), Paris (2018), and Hong Kong (2023).

Working for Federation of Gay Games

We are always looking for volunteers to be part of our Global board, whether that be from different geographies or for specific roles. Please look at our website for Current vacant Board Roles. At the same time, we are always looking for volunteers to sit on a wide variety of committees or volunteering specifically for the Games itself - whether that be in either of our co-hosting cities in Guadalajara and Hong Kong.

Diversity & Inclusion

Inclusion and diversity is a key tenet of our values as the Gay Games has three key values, participation, personal best and more importantly inclusion. Ensuring everyone, whoever they are, wherever they are from and whatever background, can compete in whatever sport regardless of performance just achieving their best and competing in an environment which is inclusive of everyone, whatever gender, sexual orientation or any other protected characteristic.

2023 Key Events

This year’s Gay Games are being hosted in two locations, Mexico’s Guadalajara and Hong Kong. Click on the links below to find out more about which games and cultural activities are being offered in each location, and how to register:

Click here for more information about the Hong Kong Gay Games 2023

Click here for more information about the Guadalajara Gay Games 2023

Visit Federation of Gay Games website

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