Another friendly face is that of Dominique Bertinotti, mayor of the 4th Arrondissement of Paris. If you've attended the TIP Paris International Tournament or the FSGL Forum, you've been a guest of Mme Bertinotti, who has welcomed the FSGL to use the district's facilities, whether the town hall and its plaza, or the Espace des Blancs Manteaux. Mme Bertinotti will be leaving the town hall to take on the role of junior minister in charge of family policy.
As for the new Prime Minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault has a well-deserved reputation as an ally for LGBT people, in his former roles of mayor of Nantes and as an MP.
On the whole, a more promising state of affairs for LGBT people in France, and in particular for LGBT sport.