3 of our members had a successful trip to Mexico for the 11th edition of the gay games. they brought home 9 medals including 5 golds. The games are held every 4 years and are open to all whatever your ability. It’s also not just running/athletics there is an array of sports. our members watched dancesport, swimming, volleyball and many other sports. there were also many events and parties put on by the host city Guadalajara. You also get to take part in the opening ceremony and walk through the stadium behind your national flag to the crowds.
Valencia, Spain is the host city in 2026. The exact dates are still being finalised but it is expected to be in June, so do keep that in mind for your summer holidays, there will be more sports than ever before and it would be wonderful to take over the streets of valencia with our purple and get an all Brighton and hove frontrunners relay team on the track.
If you can not wait that long there is a smaller version of the games packed into 3 days rather than a full week, next year it is in Vienna. details below, July 17-20 2024. club member Paul is planning on going so do liase if you are thinking of going too.
THEIR MISSION STATEMENT
The purpose of The Federation of Gay Games, Inc. (the “Federation”) shall be to foster and augment the self-respect of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and all sexually fluid or gender-variant individuals (LGBT+) throughout the world and to promote respect and understanding from others, primarily by organising and administering the international quadrennial sport and cultural event known as the “Gay Games.”
PLEASE SPEAK TO PAUL, SCOTT OR DAMO IF YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCE THERE.