Tag Archives: Gay Games

Hong Kong Awarded 2022 Gay Games [VIDEO]

The Washington Blade reports: The Federation of Gay Games on Monday announced it has selected Hong Kong over D.C. and Guadalajara, Mexico, to host the 2022 Gay Games, the quadrennial international LGBT sports event that’s expected to attract as many as 15,000 athletes and thousands more spectators to the host city. The announcement came at a news conference in Paris ...

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CLEVELAND: 99 Year-Old Runner Ida Keeling Sets Record At Gay Games

Via local television: “My doctor told me two years straight I’m as healthy as a healthy 20-year-old. Hooray!” Keeling said prior to her race. Her coach and daughter, Shelley Kelling, reminded Ida to stay in her lane and focus on the finish line. When the starter fired his pistol, the crowd immediately began cheering for the senior citizen from New ...

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Linda Harvey Slams Ohio Republicans For Welcoming Participants In Gay Games

Linda Harvey wants her followers to send emails to the Ohio GOP because they welcomed participants to the Gay Games in Cleveland. Sort of related: I’ve just figured out why Harvey’s voice has always sounded so familiar – she sounds exactly like the old biddy in A League Of Their Own who goes on the radio to complain about the ...

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At The Gay Games Opening Ceremony

Via the Cleveland Plain Dealer: Safe to say, not many sporting events would include a trio of drag singers lip-syncing “Proud Mary” as the opening number. Or an athlete from Mexico decked out in a sombrero — and knee-high, red, platform boots and skimpy silver shorts. Or the delegation from the Russian Federation earning substantial cheers and a standing ovation ...

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Obama Welcomes Gay Games Participants

“I know some of you have come from places where it requires courage, even defiance, to come out – some times at great personal risk. You should know that the United States stands with you and for your human rights – just as our athletes stand with you on the field at these Games. After all, the very idea of ...

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Gay Games 9 Open In Cleveland

The opening ceremonies are underway at this writing. Follow along at the Twitter hashtag #GayGames.  The Windy City Times is live-tweeting as well.

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Friday In NYC: Gay Games Registration

Via the event’s Facebook page: Gay Games Registration Party on Friday, May 2nd from 6-9pm at Gym Sportsbar – 167 8TH Ave, New York, NY. Finalize your plans to participate in the world’s largest international multi-sport event coming to Cleveland+Akron August 9-16, 2014. More than 20,000 participants and visitors from over 40 countries are expected to compete and celebrate with ...

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Linda Harvey Praises Muslim Cabbies For Refusing To Drive With Gay Games Ads

Linda Harvey has praised the Muslim cab drivers in Cleveland who have refused to drive with Gay Games ads on their vehicles. According to Harvey, gay activists are hypocritical for not denouncing the cabbies because there would be outrage if the drivers were Christians. RELATED: The Cleveland Plain Dealer editorialized last week: It’s unfortunate that nearly one-third of the 75 ...

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CLEVELAND: Muslim Cab Drivers Refuse To Work With Gay Games Advertising

Cleveland television reported on Friday that some Muslim cab drivers have walked off the job rather than drive taxis with the above advertising for the Gay Games, which take place there in August. 19 Action News reporter Brian Duffy spoke with about 20 cabbies at the airport who are still driving and all of them confirmed there are drivers who ...

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Cleveland Gay Games 2014 Commercial To Air Tonight In Six Television Markets

Via Outlook Columbus: Organizers of the 2014 Gay Games will give viewers of tonight’s Winter Olympics opening ceremonies a subtle reminder of the anti-LGBT atmosphere in Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Thirty-second commercials for the Gay Games are set to air during NBC’s telecast in Columbus, Dayton, Toledo, Buffalo and the host cities of Cleveland and Akron. The Gay Games, an international ...

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Paris To Host Gay Games 2018

The Federation of Gay Games tonight declared Paris to be the winner of the bidding to host Gay Games X, which will be held in 2018. Paris beat fellow finalists London and Limerick, Ireland. Eliminated earlier this year were Amsterdam and Orlando, the latter of which had earned the endorsement of President Obama. Via press release: The international delegates and ...

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Morning View – Cleveland MOCA

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Afternoon View – Cleveland Museum Of Art

The buildings on the right and left house the main exhibits. In the middle today local artists were selling prints of their work.

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Morning View – Cleveland Gear

The Positively Cleveland folks have had us on the go-go-go since the minute we arrived. Hopefully I’ll have time later today to recap some of the Gay Games items that we’ve learned. Tonight they have us finishing our evening at a club called Bounce. We’ll be there by around 10pm, so I hope to see some JMG folks there. Join ...

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Morning View – Cleveland Hotel Lobby

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I’m In Cleveland

I’m in Cleveland for four days as part of a press junket sponsored by Positively Cleveland, the marketing agency for the local convention and visitors bureau. We’re primarily here as part of Cleveland’s push for the Gay Games 2014, which runs next year from August 9th -16th and is expected to draw 11,000 athletes from around the world. There’s a ...

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Orlando And Amsterdam Eliminated As Potential Hosts For Gay Games 2018

The Federation of Gay Games has eliminated the bids of Orlando and Amsterdam to be the host cities of the Gay Games in 2018.  The cities still in the running are London, Paris, and Limerick, Ireland.  Orlando’s bid was endorsed by President Obama earlier this year.  The 2014 Gay Games will be held in Cleveland and Akron.

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Young Professionals Back Campaign To Bring The 2018 Gay Games To Paris

Popular dance act The Young Professionals is backing the campaign to bring the 2018 Gay Games to Paris. (Tipped by JMG reader Bill)

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Obama Backs Orlando For Gay Games

Orlando wants to host the 2018 Gay Games and President Obama seems to think that’s a good idea. Via Lou Chibarro at Washington Blade: “I am pleased to voice my support for the City of Orlando’s bid to host the Gay Games 2018,” the president said in a letter to Orlando 2018, the organization working on the bid. “As President ...

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AIDS Quilt Ceremony At Gay Games

Like much of what the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence do, this ceremony manages to be simultaneously silly and moving. I believe this is the local Cologne order.

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