25 - 30 June 2023

Pink Flamingo

To close out the sporting programme on Friday 30th June, we have the fabulous Pink Flamingo. A flurry of art, drag and performance it’s a show not to be missed!

What is the Pink Flamingo

A fabulous fusion of performance, skits, drag and dance both in and out of the water, The Pink Flamingo is a joyful embodiment of the prideful spirit IGLA represents. Teams compete against one another in choreographed routines set to music.


The Pink Flamingo has a long history at IGLA Championships, stretching right back to the very first Gay Games in 1982. Evolving from cross-dressing subversion and a fun relay to a full blown performance, it is now the staple closing event at every IGLA. It’s been a source of silliness, notoriety, photo ops and pride ever since.

2023 Theme: London Calling!

It’s time to shout aloud because this year’s Pink Flamingo theme is “London Calling”.


As London lights up in rainbow colours, let’s unite to celebrate our progress while acknowledging the hard work that still needs to be done. The IGLA Pink Flamingo is a reminder of our community’s vibrancy, creativity, and humour and the importance of using our power to advance equality and inclusivity for all members of the LGBTQ+ community.


We’re calling on teams worldwide to come together to perform a fabulous routine choreographed to music, both in and out of the water that highlights our community’s strength, resilience and the necessity for our collective fight for equality to continue.


So be bold, be loud, and be proud because London is calling the world!


We expect to welcome 1000+ athletes to London across six disciplines.

You can find out more about the sports involved here.