The Gay Games will take place in Paris from August 1st through to August 12th 2018. Conferences take place 1st - 3rd August with the opening ceremony on the 4th and the final closing ceremony on the 11th / 12th August. You can find out more including getting registered at the Paris 2018 website here.
2018 will mark the first time that an official LGBTI Team Scotland take part in international games, and athletes will have the opportunity to opt to be a part of the Team. LEAP Sports will be coordinating:
- Team Scotland to participate in the opening and closing ceremonies
- An official Team Scotland reception and party in Paris
- Team Scotland merchandise
- Pre-Paris briefings
Our consultations have also told us that there are significant economic barriers for many people taking part in events such as Paris 2018. We will work closely with local sports groups in their efforts to raise funds for members to participate, and we will have an opportunity for the most affected to apply for a limited number of small bursaries where we can make a contribution towards their experience. Sign up to ensure that you receive updates on this.
Emy Ritt, Director of International Relations, Paris 2018, speaking to sports groups in Glasgow during Pride House 2016