“Participation, Inclusion and Personal Best”
Participation results in all individuals partaking fully and equally both in society and as athletes, artists, and supporters, whose lives touch or are touched by the Gay Games® movement.
Inclusion fosters an atmosphere where all are welcome to the Gay Games® in whatever manner they choose, whether as athlete, artist, official or supporter. The Gay Games® are open to all, regardless of one’s race, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, religion, ethnic origin, political belief, age, physical challenge, health status, athletic or artistic skills.
Personal Best encourages individuals to express their athletic, cultural and activist skills, while empowering them to participate on their own terms. An individual’s realisation and fulfilment results from the attainment of one’s personal best, more so than from mere competition against others.
Other values contribute to the success of the Gay Games:
Celebration is a key element of Gay Games® sports, cultural and social events, designed to promote self-esteem, fun and community.
Emancipation results from using sport and culture to passionately and unashamedly affirm the pride, joy and dignity of gays and lesbians.
Respect and honesty are the foundation of FGG relationships, sportsmanship, membership and dealings with external stakeholders.