GAY GAMES 2026

Munich in the final

Dear friends, partners and supporters,

It was not meant to be: Since 11.11., 19 o'clock, local time Brighton, it is certain: The XII. Gay Games will take place in Valencia and unfortunately not in Munich. At the decisive vote of the Federation of Gay Games (FGG) in Brighton, the delegation from Munich was narrowly defeated by the competitors.
We congratulate Valencia/Guadalajara on their success. It was an exciting competition and there could only be one winner. We take this result with sportive fairness.
While it is a shame for all the work our 50-strong team has put into the application for almost years. However, we made it to the final of the last three applicant cities in February, which was already a great success. And we were thrilled to see what our city and its LGBTQ community is made of. That was really great, and we would like to thank you very much for that!

Beppo Brem, Martina Kohlhuber, Marcus Diranko, Sarah Kirchner, Dirk Neitzke, Natascha Gräf, Marcus Ciolkowski

Board of Directors Gay Games 2026 Munich e. V.

Spirits

The best moments of the site visit of the Federation of Gay Games in Munich

Flashmob - Waltz in front of Nymphenburg Palace

Flashmob - Olympic swimming pool

Sportpride 2021

Thanks to our sponsors and supporters

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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.

Donation

If you want, you can also support our application financially with a donation to our account at Münchner Bank eG, IBAN: DE23 7019 0000 0002 8689 97. Thank you very much!

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 and Sponsors

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/

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PROUT AT WORK-FOUNDATION

https://www.proutatwork.de/en/

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/

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Landeshauptstadt München

https://www.muenchen.de/int/en.html

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FC Bayern München e.V.

https://fcbayern.com/en

Bristol Meyers Squibb

Bristol Meyers Squibb

https://www.bms.com/

Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PWC)

https://www.pwc.de/en.html

SWM

Stadtwerke München

https://www.swm.de/

Infineon Technologies AG

Infineon Technologies AG

https://www.infineon.com/cms/en/