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VIDEO SHOWS: SAME-SEX DUOS, MEN AND WOMEN, COMPETING IN DANCE SPORT COMPETITION AT PARIS GAY GAMES / COMPETITORS SPEAKING ABOUT GAY RIGHTS, DANCE SPORT AND HOW THEY FEEL MORE ACCEPTED THROUGH DANCING / WINNER DUO ACCEPTING MEDALS ON PODIUM
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PARIS, FRANCE (AUGUST 7, 2018) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)
1. SAME-SEX DUO DANCING TANGO IN DANCE SPORT COMPETITION
2. VARIOUS OF DANCE PARTNERS MARIO HOUTSMA-GRECH AND JAN DE HAAS COMPETING
3. (SOUNDBITE) (English) DANCE SPORT COMPETITOR, MARIO HOUTSMA-GRECH, SAYING:
"I live in Amsterdam and I'm married to a Dutch guy but I come from Malta. And I can say and proudly that Malta, the new laws about same-sex and gay marriage are really thriving so it's good and very positive."
4. DETAIL ON HOUTSMA-GRECH'S OUTFIT
5. VARIOUS OF HOUTSMA-GRECH AND DE HAAS COMPETING
6. (SOUNDBITE) (English) DANCE SPORT COMPETITOR, JAN DE HAAS, SAYING:
"We live in Amsterdam like Mario said, it's not difficult (to be gay) at all, one example is that we are the only gay dancers in our dancing community and when we train there's no one looking strangely that they see two guys dancing, because dancing is really in your face, like if you see two men dancing Tango it is really like 'okay I'm not used to it'. So at first people look a bit like 'what's happening, but then 'okay it's two gays dancing'."
7. VARIOUS OF SAME-SEX DUOS COMPETING
8. SAME-SEX DANCE PARTNERS FROM SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, AMANDA NAIRN AND SHARON RILEY, TAKING THEIR POSITIONS
9. (SOUNDBITE) (English) DANCE SPORT COMPETITOR, AMANDA NAIRN, SAYING:
"When you're a sports dancer in the Gay Games and in the gay competitions it's like joining a big family. So dancing your dances is your ticket of entry into this wonderful, big community."
(SOUNDBITE) (English) DANCE SPORT COMPETITOR, SHARON RILEY, SAYING:
"Yes that's right, we meet old people that we've met from other competitions from around the world, that's really cool."
10. DANCERS COMPETING
11. AUDIENCE ENJOYING SHOW
12. VARIOUS OF DANCERS COMPETING
13. DANCE PARTNERS FROM WASHINGTON D.C., UNITED STATES, CRAIG LOUISY AND ALESSANDRO GHIDINI, COMPETING
14. (SOUNDBITE) (English) DANCE SPORT COMPETITOR, CRAIG LOUISY, SAYING:
"I think if you were to feel the energy here, you can tell everybody is just so excited, very happy because we're all in it together."
15. PRESENTER GETTING READY TO ANNOUNCE DANCE SPORT WINNERS
16. GOLD, SILVER AND BRONZE MEDALS ON TRAY
17. LOUISY AND GHIDINI ON PODIUM AFTER WINNING SECOND PLACE
18. VARIOUS OF DANCE SPORT COMPETITION WINNERS FROM AUSTRALIA ON PODIUM
STORY: Same-sex duos from around the world brought their skills to the dance sport competition at the Paris Gay Games on Tuesday (August 7), where they competed in several categories divided into age groups, gender and skill level.
Dances included standard ones such as the waltz, the tango and the slow foxtrot, as well as Latin dances like the cha cha, samba and rumba, open to men's, women's and mixed couples.
Nearly 400 dancers registered for the dance sport event, which runs until August 10 and was combined with the International Federation of Same-sex Dance Associations (IFSSDA) World Championship Dance Sport competition.
Over 12,700 participants from 91 countries are expected during the Aug. 4-12 Gay Games competition, which presents a variety of athletes - young and old, male and female, straight and gay and aims to raise awareness about gay and transgender rights.
Sujet réalisé en août 2018 pour Thomson Reuters (Paris). Maxime Buchot.