Federation of Gay Games

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Gay Games
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Logo of The Federation of Gay Games
Abbreviation FGG
Motto Participation
Inclusion
Personal Best
First event San Francisco (1982)
Occur every 4 years
Last event Cleveland and Akron (2014)
Purpose "To foster and augment self-respect of lesbians and gay men throughout the world and to engender respect and understanding from the nongay world."[1]
Co-Presidents Kurt Dahl, Emy Ritt
Website gaygames.org

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According to the Federation of Gay Games (FGG) web site:

The purpose of the Federation of Gay Games is to foster and augment the self-respect of lesbians and gay men throughout the world and to engender respect and understanding from the nongay world, primarily through an organized international participatory athletic and cultural event held every four years, and commonly known as the Gay Games.
While particular emphasis is placed on these specific goals, it is a fundamental principle of the Federation of Gay Games that all activities conducted under its auspices shall be inclusive in nature and that no individual shall be excluded from participating on the basis of sexual orientation, gender, race, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, political belief(s), athletic/artistic ability, physical challenge, age, or health status.

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