2014 Gay Games

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2014 Gay Games - Cleveland, OH The Games for All - The 2014 Gay Games presented by the Cleveland Foundation is one of the most inclusive sports & cultural festivals in the world and comes to Cleveland+Akron, 9-16 August. 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. In 1981, gay athletes were a hidden and marginalized community within the greater marginalized and beleaguered LGBT community. Being gay and being an athlete was an either-or proposition: Be a jock or be…
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‘Award-Winning Men’ Released in E-Book

‘Award-Winning Men’ Released in E-Book

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A year after the 2011 e-book release of "A Funny Time to Be Gay" (Simon & Schuster) by Ed Karvoski Jr., another one of the author's titles, "Award-Winning Men" (Writer's Club Press), has been released in e-book in 2012. "Award-Winning Men" is a diverse collection of profiles and photographs of 48 gay honorees, ranging from a fun nod for Best Buns from Gay Naturists International to Broadway's coveted Tony Award. Readers will learn about the American Leatherboy who ran for a state Senate seat, the Mr. New York City Bear who appeared on VH1's "Behind the Music," and the openly gay actor who had a day named in his honor by a city mayor. Among the titleholders featured are Mr. International Gay Rodeo Association, Mr. Ebony Leather, Mr. Gay Asian Pacific Alliance,…
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Eurogames in Rotterdam

Eurogames in Rotterdam

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[caption id="" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Image via Wikipedia"][/caption] EuroGames is a sports event held every single year in a distinct Eu country. This edition, Rotterdam has the honor to coordinator the event from July 20th to July 24th 2011. Eurogames Rotterdam 2011 is open for anyone with a link to the Lesbian, Gay, Bi- and Transsexual (LGBT) community. Enjoy Rotterdam and stay in handy self-catering Rotterdam apartments. These at ease flats tend to be the best choice during this period. EuroGames Rotterdam 2011 presents large publicity of the LGBT-community before, throughout and soon after the occasion and Rotterdam, being situated in tolerant The Netherlands, is a fantastic place for this initiative. With the exposure, the organization of EuroGames wants to facilitate equal rights for LGBTs all over Europe. This yr, Rotterdam is co-operating…
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Eurogames 2011

Eurogames 2011

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Goals of EuroGames Once a year the EGLSF celebrates a huge European gay sport event: EuroGames, the European Gay & Lesbian Championships. Besides offering a high-quality sport event to the gay and lesbian sports community, EGLSF wishes to promote the following goals, also through the EuroGames: fight against discrimination in sport on grounds of sexual preference stimulate integration in sport and emancipation of lesbians and gays enable and support the coming out of gay and lesbian sports men and women support the founding of new gay, lesbian, straight and mixed groups EuroGames is a sports activities event held just about every yr in a diverse Western country. This version, Rotterdam has the honor to coordinator the event from July 20th to July 24th 2011. Eurogames Rotterdam 2011 is open for…
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Lazy Bear Harry Lit

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Castro’s Favorite Bear Recently, we caught up with Harry Lit – you may know him as Castrobear or the man behind LazyBear.  We just know him as Harry. When did you first identify as a Bear? It was some time in the mid 80′s in my hometown of Philadelphia.  I was at a house party and noticed there were other large people like myself along with fit and trim guys that liked the way we were built.  It was at one of these parties that I first heard the name Lurch, the Satyr Run and BEAR. What brought you to the San Francisco? My 3 vacations out here drew me to the Bay Area, I fell in love with San Francisco in the movies and in Armistead Maupin’s “Tale of…
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Gay Games Get Underway This Saturday

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For Immediate Release - July 28, 2010 Contact: Kevin Boyer, kevin.boyer@allterrain.net, (312) 588-3713 Gay Games® VIII Set to Open in Germany This Saturday 31 July 2400 North Americans are among 9500 participating athletes from 65 Countries Cologne, Germany – The 8th international Gay Games® will get underway in Cologne, Germany, this Saturday with a lavish Opening Ceremony at RheinEnergie Stadium, the 40,000-seat home stadium of the city’s football club. The 2010 Gay Games will be the continent’s largest sports & cultural festival since the Gay Games were last in Amsterdam in 1998. Many of the 9500 athletes and artists, including 2200 Americans and 200 Canadians, are already enroute to Germany’s “gay capital” on the Rhine River. They will participate in 34 different sports and 5 cultural events from 31 July…
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Taylor Dayne records Gay Games Anthem

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Image via Wikipedia The organizers of the Gay Games VIII. Cologne 2010 were especially enthusiastic when Taylor Dayne spontaneously agreed to record the Official Anthem for the mega event. Prior to that, a song contest had been advertised, in order to find the right song. An independent jury of music experts, among them two music programmers from West German Rindfunk (WDR), selected 'Facing A Miracle' from a great number of submissions. Its outstanding musical hook and inspirational lyrics paved the way for 'Facing A Miracle' to become the Official Anthem of the Games. The Swedish producers, Emil Hellman and Peter Hägeras, created a splendid arrangement suitable for Taylor Dayne's big voice. Peter Wolf's 'Wild West Studios' in California were chosen to record Taylor's lead vocals and the singer pulled off…
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Openly Gay Powerlifter Chris Morgan Wins Gold at 2010 Worlds in Moscow

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News Release: 26 April 2010 Contact: Kevin Boyer, (312) 588-3713, kevin.boyer@allterrain.net Chris Morgan Takes Powerlifting Deadlift Gold in Moscow Defending Gay Games champion and openly gay British Powerlifter wins his 3rd world gold medal Moscow, Russia - Gay Games defending Powerlifting champion and Federation of Gay Games Ambassador Chris Morgan has successfully defended his world deadlift gold medal at the 2010 WDFPF World Single Event Championships in Moscow, Russia. Representing Great Britain, Chris won the World Open Deadlift Title in the 82.5kg weight class with lifts of 210kg, 240kg and 250kg to clinch the World Drug-Free Powerlifting Championship. WDFPF Championships were held 23-25 April 2010 at the Park Hotel Ognikovo in the Istrinsky district of Moscow. Chris Morgan’s achievement was all the greater since he had extraordinary difficulty traveling to…
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Germany’s Foreign Minister & Vice Chancellor To Preside Over 2010 Gay Games in Cologne

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Openly gay Dr. Guido Westerwelle agrees to become “official patron” of Gay Games VIII Cologne, Germany – Organizers of the 2010 Gay Games in Cologne have announced that Guido Westerwelle, Foreign Minister and Vice Chancellor of the Republic of Germany, will preside over the 2010 Gay Games Opening Ceremony on 31 July 2010 at RheinEnergie Stadium in Cologne. Dr. Westerwelle has also agreed to become an “official patron” of the 8th Gay Games. “We are so pleased to have found such a prominent advocate. With his commitment Dr. Guido Westerwelle sends an important signal for more tolerance and acceptance of gays and lesbians in our society,” said Annette Wachter, Chief Executive Officer of Games Cologne. Guido Westerwelle has been the Chairman of the Free Democratic Party (FDP) since 2001, and…
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Washington, DC’s 1st Annual LGBT Jock-A-Thon

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Jacob Pring Events in conjunction with TEAM DC proudly present Washington DC's 1st Annual LGBT JOCK-A-THON at Town Danceboutique on April 15th from 8pm-11pm (Gaming Night will go until Close) NO COVER from 8pm-9pm, $5 after 9pm with unlimited game play Interested in sports? Come find a group for you. We have invited every LGBT recreational sports team in the DC area to participate! Participating teams will be on hard to do outreach to the gay community to recruit, gain new athletic supporters, network with the other sports teams & play games! Team DC is made up of Washington, DC-area sporting teams, as well as individuals who are gearing up for Gay Games, Outgames or other GLBT sporting events. Teams confirmed: <We will Introduce DC's First Gay Wrestling Club.> Cheer…
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