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.
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.