The Gay Games are headed to Cleveland next week, and so is Outsports! We're excited to descend on the shores of Lake Erie for the ninth installment of the quadrennial games started in 1982 by former Olympian Tom Waddell.
Jim Buzinski will be attending his seventh Gay Games - he's been to every one since 1990. This will be my fourth Gay Games - The 2002 Games in Sydney were my first. High school basketball coach Anthony Nicodemo will be joining the Outsports team for his first Gay Games, and our photographer Brent Mullins will be with us for his third Games (I think it's his third).
Will you be in Cleveland for the Gay Games? We'd love to see any and all Outsports readers. We'll be sure to share daily updates of where we'll be so we can catch up with you!
In the meantime, here are some links that you might find helpful:
- Check out the full list of sports, including locations and schedules.
- Tickets to the official after party of the opening ceremony are just $30.
- Cleveland.com has an overview of some of the week's highlights.