Human Rights, Diversity and Inclusion
As the world’s largest sporting event, making sure that human rights, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of the Gay Games is essential; and ensuring anyone – whatever their sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, race, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, political belief, athletic/artistic ability, age, physical challenge, or health status, and regardless of wherever they live in the world and their income – can participate will make London 2018 the most inclusive and diverse Gay Games yet.
The profile and success of not only the 2012 Olympic Games but, of course, the Paralympic Games, clearly demonstrate London’s capacity to embrace and celebrate diversity and to dispel the myths that surround some people’s and communities’ ability to participate in sport; and with more than 8 million people representing a diverse range of peoples and cultures and speaking more than 300 languages, London’s embodiment of diversity makes it the ideal location for the 2018 Gay Games.
In addition to the dozens of sports open to everyone, the 2018 Gay Games will host an enormous cultural festival, celebrating these identities and bringing together communities from across the globe. At the centre of this, our flagship conference will explore social, political and cultural issues relating to human rights, diversity and inclusion, giving everyone a voice, whoever they are and wherever they come from.