A traditional dance gala brought the 10th Gay Games to a close in Paris.
Squash governing bodies have supported the inclusion of the sport at the Gay Games, with this year's edition in Paris marking the eighth time it has been included on the programme.
Ninety one countries and over 10,000 participants paraded in the Jean Bouin Stadium to mark the start of the 10th Gay Games in Paris as sporting action began.
The 10th edition of the Gay Games have opened in Paris with a spectacular Opening Ceremony.
Paris, which will host the Olympics and Paralympics in 2024, is staging another major multi-sport event from tomorrow - the 10th edition of the Gay Games, which continues until August 12.
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.