Tag Archive | FGG

Paris hosts Gay Games amid surge in anti-gay aggression in France

Paris hosts Gay Games amid surge in anti-gay aggression in France

(Reuters) Athletes from Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Russia were among the thousands of people convening in Paris on Saturday for the opening ceremonies of the 10th Gay Games, which aim to raise awareness about LGBT rights. They paraded behind their respective national flags in a stadium in western Paris, in celebrations attended by Mayor Anne […]

FGG Announces 2018 Tom Waddell Awards

FGG Announces 2018 Tom Waddell Awards

The Federation of Gay Games (FGG) has announced that Paul Oostenbrug and Gert McMullin are the recipients of the 2018 Tom Waddell Award. Named in the memory of the founder of the Gay Games, the Tom Waddell Award is the highest honour bestowed by the FGG. The Dr. Tom Waddell Trophy was a gift from […]

Federation of Gay Games Official Statement: Paris 2018 – Gay Games 10

Federation of Gay Games Official Statement: Paris 2018 – Gay Games 10

Recent events regarding participants from Taiwan and China have elevated the need for the Federation of Gay Games (FGG) to state its position on matters at hand regarding nationality, ethnic origin and political beliefs. · The FGG looks forward to Paris 2018 – Gay Games 10 organizers successfully hosting 10,317 participants from 91 countries, 4-12 […]

FGG: Afro Games 9-14 December 2018

FGG: Afro Games 9-14 December 2018

The FGG is delighted to announce the first LGBT+ international sports event in Africa! The event is being organised in partnership with South African FGG member organisation, KZN LGBT Recreation. For updates, you can follow at: Facebook.com/AfroGames2018

FGG Welcomes New Chinese Ambassador For Gay Games Paris

FGG Welcomes New Chinese Ambassador For Gay Games Paris

The FGG (Federation of Gay Games) is delighted to present their newest Gay Games Ambassador, a professional surfing athlete from China called ‘A Sam’ 许景森 ! A Sam has just ‘come out’ publicly via his Weibo social media account – a first for China! Congratulations to him on his bravery and pioneering action. The Gay […]

Paris 2018 – LGBT Women in Sport Conference

Paris 2018 – LGBT Women in Sport Conference

LGBT Women in Sport is a cooperative of women from the European Gay and Lesbian Sport Federation (EGLSF), Federation of Gay Games, (FGG) and Paris 2018 – Gay Games 10. These groups are co-organizing a weekend of discussion and sporting activities on sport for and about women. CLICK HERE for the Facebook event and additional […]

FGG sponsors first-ever NFL ‘Inclusion Party’ on eve of Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis

FGG sponsors first-ever NFL ‘Inclusion Party’ on eve of Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis

Returning to Minneapolis for the first time since the FGG Board held its mid-year meeting there in 2017, FGG Co-President Sean Fitzgerald and former Co-President Kurt Dahl attended the inaugural Super Bowl Inclusion Party, hosted by National Football Alumnus and Gay Games Ambassador Esera Tuaolo. Held on 31 January, over 500 diverse community members gathered, and […]

Fed. of Gay Games & Gay Games 11 – Hong Kong 2022 Sign Official Licence Agreement

Fed. of Gay Games & Gay Games 11 – Hong Kong 2022 Sign Official Licence Agreement

The Federation of Gay Games (FGG) and Gay Games 11 – Hong Kong 2022 organizers have officially signed the licence agreement finalizing the agreement between the FGG (International governing organization) and Gay Games 11 – Hong Kong 2022 (Local host organization). On 12 August 2018, at the Closing Ceremony of Gay Games 10 Paris, the ceremonial Gay Games flag will be passed […]

My Gay Games Story: Hlengiwe Buthelezi, KZN LGBT Recreation, Durban, South Africa

My Gay Games Story: Hlengiwe Buthelezi, KZN LGBT Recreation, Durban, South Africa

As part of the Federation of Gay Games Scholarship fund raising activities, they have five empowering and personal stories from Gay Games participants, and previous Scholarship & Award recipients, to help raise money for the Federation’s Gay Games 10 Scholarship Fund. Here is one such story from Hlengiwe Buthelezi: “Most gay people in South Africa, especially […]

FGG: Help ‘Change the World’ by sending athletes from under-served countries to Paris 2018 – Gay Games 10

FGG: Help ‘Change the World’ by sending athletes from under-served countries to Paris 2018 – Gay Games 10

As #GivingTuesday approaches on November 28, and you think about how you are personally going to make a difference in the world, the Federation of Gay Games are reaching out to remind you of the life-changing impact that the Federation Of Gay Games Scholarship Fund has had on more than 800 deserving athletes and artists, since it was started in 1998. The best way […]