Saturday, August 9, 2014

The 2014 Gay Games are Coming

The 2014 Gay Games are coming on Cleveland and Akron, Ohio, next Saturday for eight days of sporting competitions, plus parties and cultural events.

Don't miss the opening ceremony, complete with a parade of participants, Broadway stars, a community chorus, marching bands, and Lance Bass and Greg Louganis as main guests.

The last edition of Gay Games was in Cologne, Germany, in 2010, and more than 10,000 athletes gathered in several sporting competitions, from basketball to ballroom dancing, from marathon to swimming.

The Gay Games were conceived in 1980 by Dr. Tom Waddell as a "vehicle of change". For over a quarter century, the Gay Games have built an international legacy of changing cultural, social and political attitudes towards LGBT people across the globe, while at the same time empowering tens of thousands with the transforming benefits of sports competition.

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Enjoy some pictures from last edition of Gay Games in Cologne:




  1. Cleveland has much going for it. It has a very bad reputation a generation ago for urban blight and pollution -- its main river famously caught on fire once. But now it has a great downtown, with lots to do and more and more people moving in- second in the American Midwest only to Chicago. There is much culture, including my favorite symphony orchestra in the USA --The Cleveland Orchestra, which is up there as one of the best in the world. They have a concert Beethoven concert on August 15 at Severance Hall for the Gay Games, a great old concert hall with amazing acoustics. The Orchestra is a patron of the games, and I wish I could go to the concert. You can buy tickets here.

  2. Wow thanks Eddi for your comment and help, sure it will be a great event!

  3. By Patrick MacCaffray:

    My Friends from Cleveland helped out with the GayGames this year! So Proud of them! :-)