Valencia is a bid city for Gay Games XII in 2026. In 2018 in Paris the Gay Games played host to 10,317 participants from 91 countries. In 2022 the games, on its 40 year anniversary will be in Hong Kong.
The Gay Games are an international sporting and cultural event held every four years and one of the world’s largest sporting and cultural events. Its basic principles are participation, inclusion and diversity.
Launched in 1982, the Games invite participation from all athletes—regardless of sexual orientation, race, gender identity, sex, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, political beliefs, athletic or artistic ability, age, physical challenge or health status. The Games offer a safe environment for LGBTQ+ participants and are open to anyone 18 years or older. Typically, about 10% of participants are non-LGBTQ+, often friends and family who participate to show their support.
Safe environment for LGBTQ+ participants and open to anyone over 18 years old.
Regardless of sexual orientation, race, gender identity, sex, religion, political beliefs.
Regardless of athletic or artistic ability, age, disability or health status.