London 2018 is the voluntary organisation putting together the bid for London to host the Gay Games/OutGames in 2018. On 7 October 2013 it was announced that the 2018 Gay Games had been awarded to Paris.
London 2018 will produce a winning bid for the 2018 Gay Games/OutGames. It will engage Londoners, businesses, organisations, institutions and the LGB&T communities to support its bid. It will secure the best available facilities to stage a world-class event. In bidding it will leave a legacy of sport, culture and human rights for all Londoners.
To make a difference by:
- working with National Governing Bodies (NGBs) to make their sport inclusive
- challenging homo/transphobia in society
- promoting health and wellbeing for LGB&T people
- Human rights
The slogan for the bid is “good for sport, good for equality and good for London”.
London 2018 was set up in June 2010, just before the Cologne 2010 Gay Games, by Jonathan Harbourne, to bring the Games to London as soon after the London 2012 Olympics as possible. Suran Dickson soon joined Jonathan as co-chair, and they formed a leadership committee with regular meetings.
In June 2018 it was announced that London had been shortlisted for the Games, alongside Paris and Limerick. The winner is expected to be announced in October 2013.
http://www.london2018.info London 2018 website
- http://www.londonandpartners.com/media-centre/press-releases/2013/130604-london-moves-a-step-closer-to-becoming-host-city-for-the-2018-gay-games "London moves a step closer to becoming host city for the 2018 Gay Games" London & Partners