GAY GAMES AMbassadors

For nearly 40 years, the Gay Games have built a legacy of changing cultural, social and political attitudes towards LGBTQ+ people across the globe through the transforming benefits of sports and culture.

The Gay Games Ambassadors are an international group of prominent individuals supporting the goals and principles of the quadrennial Gay Games. They represent a broad range of achievement in sports, the arts, business, and government. Each in their own way is a trailblazer, using celebrity and activism to speak out for the LGBTq+ populace. Now, they are working hand in hand with the Federation to continue to promote the values of the Gay Games Movement.

The Gay Games Ambassadors program began in 2002 in support of Sydney’s Gay Games VI. The four charter Ambassadors all had close, existing ties to the Gay Games: Tom Bianchi, Bruce Hayes, Judith Light, and (former USA ambassador) James Hormel. Since then, many more have joined them.

The Federation gratefully acknowledges our Ambassadors’ ongoing contribution to the Gay Games. Together, we are changing attitudes around the world, one athlete and artist at a time.

 Name Gender   Country  Sport / Activity
 John Amaechi  M   UK  Basketball
 Judith Arndt   F   AUS   Cycling
 Billy Bean   M  USA  Baseball 
 Amanda Bearse  F   USA   Actress
 Tom Bianchi  M  USA  Photographer 
 Melissa Etheridge  F  USA   Singer
 Michelle Ferris  F  AUS   Cycling 
 Rudy Galindo  M  USA   Ice Skating
 Bruce Hayes  M  USA  Swimming
 Sir Elton John  M  UK  Singer / Composer
 Billie Jean King  F  USA  Tennis
 David Kopay  M  USA  Football
 Judith Light  F  USA  Actress
 Joanna Lohman  F  USA  Soccer
 Greg Louganis  M  USA  Diving
 Matthew Mitcham  M  AUS  Diving
 Chris Morgan  M  UK  Power Lifting
 Leigh-Ann Naidoo   F  South Africa  Beach Volleyball
 Petra Rossner  F  Germany  Cyclist
 A-Sam  许景森 M China Surfing
 Blake Skjellerup  M  NZ  Speed Skating
 Brian Sims  M  USA  Football
 Esera Tuaolo  M   USA  Football
 Ji Wallace  M  AUS  Trampoline

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