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.
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.
LGBT International Powerlifting Championships 2018 in London see introduction of new category ahead of 2022 Gay Games
The lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) International Powerlifting Championships will see the introduction of an inclusive Mx category for transgender, non-binary and intersex athletes.
Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has led her city's delegation to Paris to bid for the 2022 Gay Games.
Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo said the French capital is hopeful it will stage the most successful Gay Games in history next year.
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.