The 2022 Gay Games XI host city short-list vote, by the Federation of Gay Games (FGG) General Assembly, took place last month, one year after the bid process was announced.
The shortlisted host cities are Guadalajara (MEX), Hong Kong (CHN), and Washington, DC (USA).
Site inspections are the next steps in the bid process: May 2017. The final vote for the
next Gay Games host will take place October 2017, at the FGG’s Annual General Assembly meeting in Paris, France.
The FGG expresses gratitude to the five (5) other cities for the bids from USA cities Austin, TX, Dallas, TX, Denver, CO, Salt Lake City, UT, and San Francisco, CA.
The first bid phase totaled a record 17 cities. The list included Cape Town, ZA (ZAF),
Tel Aviv, IL (ISR) and USA cities: Anaheim, CA, Atlanta, GA, Des Moines, IA, Los Angeles, CA, Madison, WI, Minneapolis, MN, and San Antonio, TX.
The impact that the Gay Games has in host cities is incredible in terms of culture, sport, economic impact, history, and most importantly, elevating all matters of LGBT+ equality.
Paris 2018 Gay Games 10 takes place 4 – 12 August 2018, features 36
sports, 14 cultural events, academic conference and 15,000 participants from 70
For more see Paris2018.com
Since 1982, the FGG mission promotes equality and is the largest sport and culture
event in the world open to all. Its legacy changes social, and political attitudes towards LGBT+ people through the core principles of ‘Participation, Inclusion and Personal Best™’
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