The bid to host the 2018 Gay Games in London began with a reception in Westminster last night.

The gathering at Portcullis House was hosted by Liberal Democrat MP Stephen Gilbert. MPs, local government members, and athletes were among those who turned up to show their support for the cause. Celebrity supporters included the BBC’s Evan Davies, The Feeling’s Dan Dan Gillespie Sells and the cricketer Steven Davies.

Here are some of our favourite photos from the night