Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has led her city's delegation to Paris to bid for the 2022 Gay Games.
Hong Kong, Guadalajara and Washington D.C are set to compete for the right to stage the 2022 Gay Games when a host city is decided next week.
Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo said the French capital is hopeful it will stage the most successful Gay Games in history next year.
A lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Powerlifting Union has been formed to give the sport’s athletes representation with the Federation of Gay Games (FGG) and mainstream federations.
China are planning to send a delegation to the Gay Games for the first time ever in 2018 when the international quadrennial sport and cultural event is due to take place in Paris.
Hong Kong's bid to host the 2022 Gay Games has been boosted by a $5,000 (£3,800/€4,500) donation from the Sunpride Foundation, it has been announced.
"The People of the Republic of Ireland" are the recipients of the Federation of Gay Games' Medal of Honour Legacy Award for 2015, it has been announced, in recognition of the nation's legalisation of same sex marriage earlier this year.
The Cleveland and Akron 2014 Gay Games was the most financially successful edition of the event in its 32-year history.
Last year's Gay Games in Cleveland and Akron, Ohio injected $52.1 million (£33.5 million/€43.3 million) into the local economy, according to a study carried out by Kent State University.
Sporting action is underway in Cleveland and Akron as an estimated 9,000 athletes participate in the ninth edition of the Gay Games in the United States.
United States President Barack Obama lent his support via an unexpected video message as Gay Games 9 got underway with an Opening Ceremony at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland and Akron, Ohio.
A first major international survey on homophobia in sports is being undertaken to coincide with the ninth edition of the Gay Games, which are due to open tomorrow in Cleveland and Akron, Ohio.
April 20 - A number of Muslim taxi drivers have refused to use cabs featuring rooftop placards promoting this year's Gay Games in Cleveland and Akron based on religious reasons.
March 18 – A group promoting this year's Gay Games became the first lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) themed participants in a St Patrick's Day Parade when they took to the streets of Cleveland, Ohio yesterday.