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The Federation of Gay Games is a global not-for-profit member based organisation.

“Since 1982, the Gay Games has evolved into the largest gay and lesbian multi-cultural sporting event in the world. At its inception, Tom Waddell’s intention was for the Gay Games to help our community eliminate stereotypes, especially those associated with ageism, racism, and sexism. He also saw the Games as a tool to help us educate people about who and what we are.

Over the past 35 years this event has grown exponentially and has served as the vehicle to empower literally thousands of gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, and transgendered individuals around the world. Gay Games participants have ranged from those who were already “out and proud” to those who have taken great personal risk to leave their country and march publicly in the opening ceremony under the flag of their country.

Regardless of what specifically drives people to participate, in the end the consistent result is a week that has literally changed their lives forever. Your participation in the Federation and in the Gay Games can ensure this opportunity continues to present itself every four years!”

William McManus, V.P. – Member Services


Our diverse member organisations come from far and wide across the globe and we encourage your sporting organisation to become a member too.
Types of FGG Membership are listed below and we encourage you to view our full list of member benefits.

We look forward to welcoming you to the FGG Community and empowering even more thousands of LGBTI+ athletes and artists through sport, culture, and fellowship.

Types of membership

Full members

Full Member organisations that are able to host and organise events and can contribute to the direction and management of the Gay Games. These include international sport organisations, multi-sport regional or city teams and international cultural organisations. These organisations drive the Gay Games movement and the FGG General Assembly.

Associate members

Associate Members are national or local associations and groups; teams that are part of a larger full member organisation – such as a sports group that is part of a city team. These organisations may organise local events and contribute to the Gay Games movement through their parent organisation and through the FGG committees.

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