Built upon the principles of Participation, Inclusion and Personal Best™, for 30 years the Gay Games have empowered tens of thousands of LGBT athletes through fellowship and friendly competition.

The purpose of the Federation of Gay Games is to foster and augment the self-respect of lesbians and gay men throughout the world and to engender respect and understanding from the nongay world, primarily through an organized international participatory athletic and cultural event held every four years, and commonly known as the Gay Games.