Changing the way we look at LGBT people through sport
The Paris International Tournament (TIP) is a multi-sport tournament created in 2004 under the Impetus of the Sport Federation LGBT+( before FSGL). The mission of this annual event is to encourage a respectful practice of sport without discriminations, to discover sports, to encourage vocations. It is open to all : women, men, straight, lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, trans, binary and non-binary, young people, senior citizens, people with disabilities, Parisians, French and International.
In competitions as in everyday life, this tournament participates in the fight against all kinds of discrimination (sexual orientation, gender identity, age, origins, religion, morphology, disability and health status...), but also against homophobia in sport.
Every year, during the Pentecost weekend, this event brings together more than 2000 athletes from all over the world around nearly 30 disciplines, under the sign of tolerance and conviviality, togetherness, events, sports demonstrations and meetings in LGBT living spaces (bars, forums, etc.).
The tournament is organized by a team of volunteers from the Sport Federation LGBT+ and member associations, supported by a sponsor and more than 100 volunteers during the event.
A know-how at the origin of the Gay Games in Paris in 2018
Since 2004, the TIP has been held every year, except in 2018 when Paris hosted the Gay Games. It is our ability to federate so many sports in a real competition on an international scale that has made it possible to obtain the organization of the Gay Games of Paris 2018.