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Newsletter – May 2018

The 10th edition of the Gay Games will welcome thousands of artists and athletes to a Celebration of Diversity, from 4 to 12 August in Paris. Many volunteers are needed to organize this fabulous event. Help us make this global celebration an unforgettable event! Join now and choose your days and locations on

Press Accreditations are open for professionals!

© Xuan Duquesne – Founder and Editor-in-Chief of La Réclame

Do you want to follow the Gay Games for a week of festivities and to getting access? There is one address to find out how:

Be trendy with the colors of Paris 2018!

Showcase the Gay Games look by proudly wearing its colors during Pride events in your city or during the Gay Games! The Paris 2018 online shop offers many products: hat, shirt, pins…

Visit the shop:

To celebrate diversity, grab your sneakers and come run with us!

© Tricia Uveges – Gay Games IX

For running lovers, 800 additional places have been added! Whether you like the 5 km, 10 km, or you are a fan of half marathon or marathon, the Gay Games offer many choices. Find yours and proudly wear the colors of Paris 2018 and sign up now.

Spectators are invited to cheer on their favorite runners!

The medals have arrived!

An accreditation badge, lot of sweat, and presto! You will be able to wear your medal and show it proudly.

Thank you to our partner leThaler for this work.

Register now!

Because there is a Champion in you!

Through a series of six video-portraits showing real champions in their own way, we invite you to increase our ranks, on behalf of solidarity and equality.

This new campaign, using the hashtag #AllChampions, can be found on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

You can find all the visuals to help promote this wonderful event on

Paris 2018 official travel in Europe

On May 2, Manuel Picaud – Copresident of Paris 2018, was able to meet the Irish team and the openly-gay Irish Prime Minister, Leo Varadkar. The occasion was perfectly suited to offer Prime Minister Varadkar an official invitation to attend the Gay Games Opening Ceremony on August 4 at the Stade Jean Bouin.

May 14, Emy Ritt – Director of International Relations of Paris 2018, participated in the ILGA Portugal conference in Lisbon (the International Lesbian and Gay Association), as part of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. This was an excellent opportunity to present the Paris 2018 actions against discrimination. After the Paris 2018 presentation, the Portuguese Secretary of State for Sport, Mr. João Paulo Rebelo, announced his plans to attend the Opening Ceremony on August 4. Obrigada!

Clifford Chance supports Gay Games!

The international Clifford Chance law firm, with 32 offices in 21 countries assists its clients, which include French and international companies, financial institutions, public enterprises and local authorities, on all legal aspects of their strategic operations in France and abroad.

The Clifford Chance team in Paris, composed of more than 170 lawyers, is known for its technical know-how and excellence in many disciplines of business law. The Paris office strongly supports diversity. The firm is a signatory to the LGBT Charter managed by the professional association “L’Autre Cercle”.

Avanade will be at the Gay Games Village!

The period of 4 to 12 August 2018 will be a very important moment for Avanade, a worldwide company that encourages everyone to be themselves. Diversity and inclusion are the core values of the company, convinced that success is "being yourself" at work and elsewhere. This encourages an open work environment for tolerance, generosity, and a constructive spirit and actions, such as the creation of groups dedicated to LGBT employees.

Avanade is proud to announce the official partnership with Paris 2018 to promote equality and fight against discrimination!

And come meet members of Avanade from 4 to 12 August at the Village located at City Hall Plaza!

> To discover Avanade

Uniformation supports Paris 2018 and supports all those who are committed to sports

Uniformation is a job-training partner for the sport industry. By providing their expertise, training, and professional development, the organization supports inclusion and support.

The expertise of Uniformation, which has been already provided to many athletes and volunteers in sporting events, can implement and optimize your professional projects, while better supporting those who are committed to sport!

> More information about our new partner

New partner for Gay Games 10 Badminton!

+2Bad will join the Gay Games adventure by being present from 5 to 9 August at the Halle Georges Carpentier!

+2Bad offers the sale of all badminton materials and the possibility to fine-tune your rackets with discounts and advice from professionals, who are all national level players.

This partnership will delight all “badistes” registered for Paris 2018!

> For more information

Travel Designer, you are unique, whatever sport you support!

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Travel Designer has developed a bag that matches you and will follow you throughout the duration of the Gay Games!

With creativity, efficiency and reliability, Travel Designer teams have created your practical companion.

A responsible company using good labor practices and environmentally-friendly materials, Travel Designer is inspired by fashion and lifestyle trends to provide accessories that reflect the values of the brand.

> For more information

Adventures of Triangle

Triangle participates in Paris 2018 – Gay Games 10, and organizes promotional events leading up to the Opening Ceremony.

Last month, the comedienne and activist Karen Chaitaîgner performed her well-known routines about sport and women.

> Discover the comic of May

Join us! #AllChampions
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