Bonjour, handsome! Paris has secured the right to host the 2018 Gay Games, beating out Limerick, Ireland and London, England. Next year’s Gay Games 2014 will be held in Cleveland and Akron, Ohio, which should be pretty darn fun too!
Founded in 1982 as an alternative to the Olympics, the Gay Games changed its name after its inaugural year because of legal complaints lodged by the the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) over name rights.
The Gay Games–open to to all, regardless of sexual orientation, religion or nationality–include up to 36 sporting disciplines and draw upwards of 10,000 participants.