GAY GAMES 2026

Munich is applying

Our Bid

We successfully organized the Euro Games 2004 and the international choir festival Various Voices 2018. Often groups from Munich joined events in other cities, most recently the Gay Games 2018 in Paris, where we enjoyed a great sports event. That’s how an idea began to grow ... the idea of bringing the Gay Games 2026 to Munich!

At the beginning of 2020, we decided to get things started. We founded the association
"Gay Games 2026 Munich e.V" to enter the bid process.

Why Munich?

Metropolis with heart

Metropolis with heart

Munich is a city with heart - cosmopolitan, tolerant and colorful! A city that combines modernity and tradition and in which sports of all kinds play a central role. In addition, Munich is one of the most sustainable cities in Germany and has an excellent public transport network with short distances.

High level of safety

High level of safety

Munich is considered the safest major city in Germany and has already proven this at numerous major events. With its infrastructure for sports and cultural events, such as the Olympic Park, Munich offers perfect locations for the safe hosting of the Gay Games.

Starke Community

STRONG COMMUNITY

Inclusion, integration and cordiality are lived in Munich, which is made clear by a strong community and political support. The visibility of the Community from numerous federations, associations and organizations takes place in Munich daily, not least with the annual CSD conclusion party in the Munich city hall.

What are the Gay Games?

The Gay Games is the world's largest amateur sports event, which is mainly, but not exclusively, aimed at LGBTQ+ athletes and takes place every four years. In addition to 30 to 35 sports, the event also includes an extensive cultural program, in particular a Rainbow Choir and Music Festival and a Human Rights Conference. Approximately 15,000 athletes and other visitors are expected to attend the Gay Games, which are scheduled to take place on August 8 - 15, 2026.

The Gay Games were created in 1982 by Dr. Tom Waddell in San Francisco with the goal of helping thousands of LGBTQ+ athletes gain visibility and acceptance. Important principles of the Federation of Gay Games (FGG, supporting organization) are participation, inclusion and the "outgrowth of oneself" of all participants - Participation, Inclusion and Personal Best!

Gay Games Spiele

More information: https://gghk2022.com/

Join in and be there!

For a successful application of Munich we need every support - we need YOU!

Sport

Supporting program

Marketing

Finance

You want to become a member of the association? Then download our membership application here.

..and here the financial and contribution regulations for download.

We need YOU!

If you would like to get involved in the individual working groups such as sports, social program, etc., please contact us!

Our Partners

Team München

Team München e.V.

https://www.teammuenchen.de/

Isarhechte

Isarhechte e.V.

https://isarhechte.de/

InsideOut Munich

InsideOut Munich e.V.

https://www.insideoutmunich.de/

BUSHIDO München e.V.

BUSHIDO München e.V.

http://www.bushido-muenchen.de/

Sub- Schwules Kommunikations- und Kulturzentrum München e.V.

Sub- Schwules Kommunikations- und Kulturzentrum München e.V.

https://www.subonline.org/

The network of Munich LGBTG+ choirs and ensembles.

The network of Munich LGBTG+ choirs and ensembles.

https://www.monaccord.de/

CSD München – Munich Pride

CSD München – Munich Pride

https://www.csdmuenchen.de/

PROUT AT WORK-FOUNDATION

PROUT AT WORK-FOUNDATION

https://www.proutemployer.com/

MORO

MORO Restaurant GmbH

https://www.moro-munich.de/

QFFM

QUEER FILM FESTIVAL MÜNCHEN

https://qffm.de/

Rosa Liste München e. V.

Rosa Liste München e. V.

https://www.rosaliste.de/

QUEERPASS Bayern e.V.

QUEERPASS Bayern e.V.

https://www.queerpass-bayern.de/