PARIS 2018


From 4 to 12 August 2018


Discover the GAY GAMES

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A world celebration of diversity

Since 1982, the Gay Games have brought together people from all walks of life, without discrimination, around the values of diversity, respect, equality, solidarity, and sharing.

With sport being a medium for togetherness and inclusion, the Gay Games are OPEN TO ALL and offer everyone the opportunity to participate in their own way.

As 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 make things happen.

In Paris in August 2018, over 10000 participants, 20000 visitors and 750000 spectators shared together some moments rich in emotion.

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Cultural events


There were many ways to participate and support our Celebration of Diversity.

  • 10317 participants
  • 20000 visitors
  • 75000 spectators

We thank all of you!


Our public partners

  • Ministère des sports

    Message du Ministère des sports  « Nous nous réjouissons que Paris organise en 2018 la prochaine édition de ce grand événement sportif et culturel. L’engagement du Ministère des Sports, en particulier de Valérie Fourneyron, a permis d’impulser une dynamique qui a conduit au soutien de tout le gouvernement pour que la 10e édition des Gay Games puisse se tenir en France. La Fédération internationale des Gay Games a ainsi désigné Paris 2018 pour organiser la 10e édition, grâce à la mobilisation de votre organisation et celle de la Ville de Paris, de la Région, du CNOSF et de l’Etat. Paris et la France s’attacheront à offrir aux délégations venues du monde entier une magnifique manifestation sportive, culturelle et festive ouverte à toutes et à tous. Cet événement majeur permettra de donner une visibilité accrue aux thèmes de tolérance et de l’intégration de l’ensemble des lesbiennes, des gays, des bisexuel(les) et trans* dans notre société. Au-delà de la compétition sportive, nous sommes convaincus que les valeurs républicaines de refus de toutes les discriminations seront portées de la plus belle manière par cette 10e édition des Gay Games en 2018. Soyez assurés de notre plein soutien et de nos sincères encouragements pour vos actions menées contre les préjugés et contre l’homophobie. »

  • CNDS (Centre National pour le Développement du Sport)

    Créé en 2006, le Centre National pour le Développement du Sport (CNDS), établissement public sous la tutelle du Ministre chargé des sports a pour mission

    1. le développement de la pratique du sport par le plus grand nombre,
    2. l’accès au sport de haut niveau et l’organisation de manifestations sportives, notamment les grands évènements sportifs internationaux (GESI)
    3. le renforcement de l’encadrement et à la professionnalisation de la pratique sportive

    Le Centre national du Développement du Sport (CNDS) s’est engagé à subventionner Paris 2018 – 10e édition des Gay Games dans le cadre de son programme Projets innovants. Une convention triennale 2016-2018 a été signée en 2016 pour un total de 240 000€.

    Déléguation Interministériel aux Grands Evénements Sportifs


    La Délégation interministérielle aux Grands Evénements sportifs est à la fois un facilitateur des relations entre les services de l’Etat et les organisateurs des événements sportifs et un accélérateur de développement économique et social des grands événements sportifs. Elle est dirigée par un préfet, M. Nicolas DESFORGES, le DIGES. Son intervention est triple :

    – Un pôle affaires générales et institutionnelles, qui a en charge notamment le suivi de la mise en œuvre des lettres de garantie, les questions de transport, les aspects juridiques, les relations avec les sites hôtes.

    – Un pôle accompagnement et développement, qui promeut les animations périphériques, l’accompagnement économique, social, culturel, pédagogique et environnemental, le développement durable des territoires, et qui développe la démarche d’évaluation des grands événements sportifs.

    – Un pôle sécurité et prévention, qui assure l’expertise, le conseil et la coordination des forces de sécurité publique et civile.

    PARIS 2018 fait partie des Grands événements sportifs suivi par le délégué interministériel aux grands événements sportifs, M. Nicolas DESFORGES (DIGES) et de son équipe qui contribue de manière constructive au projet.

    manière constructive au projet.

  • Région Ile de France

  • Ville de Paris

    A Word from the Mayor of Paris

    The Honorable Anne Hidalgo (Photo)

    Mayor of Paris

    ‘By organizing Paris 2018-Gay Games 10, Paris has committed to equality.  In effect, this great sport and cultural event permits athletes and artists of all levels of experience and from all over the world to affirm together the right of everyone to be different.


    With the Paris International Tournament (TIP), organized each year by the member clubs of FSGL (the French Gay and Lesbian Sport Federation), this springtime event, comprised of debates and sessions to sensitize the public to the issues of discrimination, Paris 2018-Gay Games 10 offers our city the opportunity to take yet another step towards a society that is fairer, friendlier, and more fraternal.


    Thanks to the Gay Games, Paris intends to continue its efforts to promote tolerance, respect, and liberty, even if at times, against the odds.


    I invite everyone to come to Paris to participate in Paris 2018-Gay Games 10 and share in some beautiful moments of sport and culture. »


    Photos to be added of the Mayor and Deputy Mayors

    Inter-Ministerial Delegation Against Racism, Antisemitism and Hate against LGBT

    Délégation Interministérielle contre le Racisme, l'Antisémitisme et la Haine anti LGBT

    Under the authority of Prime Minister, the Inter-Ministerial Delegation Against Racism, Antisemitism and Hate against LGBT has since November 2014 the mission to combat racism, antisemitism and hate against LGBT


Universal principles, human values

The GAY GAMES are based on the three guiding principles of Participation, Inclusion and Personal Best™.
A philosophy that goes beyond mere competition and promotes human values ​​above all.



“Our differences must, by no means, be a disadvantage, but they must be an enrichment.” Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
The Gay Games celebrate all people, whatever their sexual orientation, gender identity, age, social or geographical origin, gender, sports or cultural level, disability, etc. Paris 2018-Gay Games 10 is the one and only sports and cultural event in the world that is open to everybody (over 18 years of age).




“Tolerance should really be only a temporary attitude; it must lead to recognition.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

At the Gay Games, there are rules to be respected to provide guidance on how to live and compete with one another. And there is also a commitment to respect every person. Our mission is to help everyone respect themselves and others, whatever their differences may be. That is our contribution to social cohesion.




“The topmost equality is equity.” Victor Hugo
At the Gay Games, the three values of the national French motto “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity” are essential. With its slogan “All Equal”, Paris 2018–Gay Games 10 continues to stress the importance of this fundamental human right for all. Unfortunately, over 70 countries still criminalize homosexuality, a dozen with the death penalty. Therefore, the Gay Games are open to all, without any kind of selection or requirements (other than being 18 or more years old).




“One for all, all for one!” Alexandre Dumas
At the heart of the spirit of the Gay Games are mutual assistance and solidarity, and is why Paris 2018 and the Gay Games Federation raise funds to be awarded to those who may not have the necessary means. Also, because it is essential to participate and perform one’s Personal Best, the competition will always stay friendly and welcoming.




“Happiness is the only thing that doubles when shared.” Albert Schweitzer
The Gay Games are first and foremost a moment of joy, celebration and friendship. This international gathering gives the opportunity to share a common experience that can change the perception of the world. Paris 2018–Gay Games 10 is the opportunity for France to welcome the whole world to share their values, culture and l’art de vivre.

A federation of energy

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GAY GAMES benefit from the support of multiple associations sharing the same values.


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Our major partners

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


Laura FLESSEL is one of the greatest French champions. She supported the bid for PARIS 2018. She is now Minister of Sports.



Sunday April 19th, 2020

Death of Bruno Ferré

par Codir

Paris 2018 is a family and lost one of its volunteers and former director last night…Bruno Ferré 2016


Wednesday March 27th, 2019

Clap of end of Paris 2018 Paris 2018 Annual Report

par Manuel Picaud

The final general meeting of Paris 2018 was held on March 23, 2019. All resolutions were unanimously adopted. Here is the moral report, which concludes in the dissolution of the association whose object is indeed finished. A festive evening at the historic partner Who’s has completed this very beautiful adventure.

The General Assembly of Paris 2018 voted unanimously on this moral report and unanimously decided to dissolve the association whose purpose is over.


A community-based project backed by your donations

Paris 2018 is a non-profit association recognized by the Ministry of Youth and Sport. Backed to your donations, Paris 2018 also benefits from the support of celebrities: Laura Fessel, Isabelle Lamour, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Emmeline Ndongue, Maguy Nestoret-Ontanon Ryadh Sallem and Lilian Thuram.

Funding required


In order to deliver the Gay Games, Paris 2018 has collected as of today

3,950,000 €

out of 3,9500,000 € required

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