The London Evening Standard
January 11, 2013

David Cameron’s Government today backed London’s bid to host the 2018 Gay Games. Ministers also pledged to help the organisers to negotiate the use of the Olympic venues for the competition. London is vying with Rio de Janeiro, Paris, Orlando, Amsterdam and Limerick to stage the event. More than 12,000 participants from at least 70 nations are expected to compete at the games. The Prime Minister said: “The UK is currently bidding for the Gay Games in 2018 in London, which could give us something to cheer on that year, and I wish them every luck.” Equalities minister Helen Grant added: “My department wholeheartedly backs the bid to bring the 2018 Gay Games to London.”