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Mayor Bowser to Rally in Support of Bringing Gay Games 2022 to Washington, DC

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

(Washington, DC) – On Wednesday, June 28, at 6:30 pm, Mayor Muriel Bowser will rally in support of bringing Gay Games 2022 to Washington, DC at the Gay Games XI Bid Community Rally. Washington, DC is one of the three finalists, and DC’s bid will offer 36 sports throughout the metropolitan area; a cultural component that includes music, visual arts, theatre, and spoken word; opening and closing ceremonies; and a Human Rights Conference that will address issues of LGBTQ inclusion in sports and other human rights issues. 

Held every four years to celebrate the LGBTQ community through sports and culture, the next Gay Games will be held in Paris, France in 2018. It is anticipated that Gay Games 2022 will bring 12,000-15,000 competitors and approximately 80,000-100,000 spectators to Washington, DC and have an economic impact greater than $100 million. To learn more about Washington, DC’s bid, visit

Since coming into office, Mayor Bowser has promoted inclusive prosperity and diversity to protect the rights of the LGBTQ community in Washington, DC. Today, Washington, DC became the first jurisdiction in the country to add gender neutral identifier to driver licenses and identification cards, and earlier this month, Mayor Bowser proclaimed June as Pride Month in the District. The proclamation can be found on

Wednesday, June 28, at 6:30 pm  

Mayor Muriel Bowser
Brent Minor, Chair, Team DC Bid Committee

National Museum of the American Indian
4th Street, SW and Independence Avenue, SW
*Closest Metro: Foggy Bottom – GWU Metro Station*

Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected].