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The Gay Games is the world's largest sporting and cultural event organized by and specifically for LGBT athletes, artists, musicians, and others. Originally called the Gay Olympics, it was started in San Francisco in 1982, as the brainchild of Tom Waddell, whose goals were to promote the spirit of inclusion and participation, as well as the pursuit of personal growth in a sporting event. Image File history File links FederationOfGayGamesLogo. ... Image File history File links FederationOfGayGamesLogo. ... A sport consists of a physical activity or skill carried out with a recreational purpose: for competition, for self-enjoyment, to attain excellence, for the development of a skill, or some combination of these. ... LGBT (also GLBT) is an acronym referring collectively to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender/transsexual people. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Dr. Tom Waddell (November 1, 1937 - July 11, 1987) was the gay American sportsman who founded the an international sporting event called the Gay Games, which was named such after the USOC sued Dr. Waddell for using the word Olympic in the orginal name Gay Olympics. Tom was a football...


The Gay Games is open to all who wish to participate, without regard to sexual orientation. There are no qualifying standards to compete in the Gay Games. It brings together people from all over the world, many from countries where homosexuality remains illegal and hidden. Homosexuality refers to sexual interaction and / or romantic attraction between individuals of the same sex. ...


The Federation of Gay Games is the sanctioning body of the Gay Games. From its statement of concept and purpose: The Federation of Gay Games logo LGBT rights Around the world · By country History · Groups · Activists Declaration of Montreal Same-sex relationships Marriage · Adoption Opposition · Persecution Violence // According to the Federation of Gay Games (FGG) web site: The purpose of the Federation of Gay Games is to foster and augment...

The purpose of the Federation of Gay Games is to foster and augment the self-respect of lesbians and gay men throughout the world and to engender respect and understanding from the nongay world, primarily through an organized international participatory athletic and cultural event held every four years, and commonly known as the Gay Games.[1]

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Gay Games host cities, opening dates, and participation levels

Name Host City Opening Participants
Gay Games I - Challenge 1982 San Francisco, USA August 28, 1982 1,600
Gay Games II - Triumph 1986 San Francisco, USA August 9, 1986 3,500
Gay Games III - Celebration 1990 Vancouver, Canada August 4, 1990 9,500
Gay Games IV - Unity 1994 New York, USA June 18, 1994 11,000
Gay Games V - Friendship 1998 Amsterdam, Netherlands August 1, 1998 14,700
Gay Games VI - Under New Skies 2002 Sydney, Australia November 2, 2002 12,000
Gay Games VII - Where the World Meets 2006 Chicago, USA July 15, 2006 12,500
Gay Games VIII - Be Part of it 2010 Cologne, Germany July 31, 2010

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Naming controversy

Dr. Tom Waddell, the doctor and former Olympian who helped found the Gay Games, intended the Gay Games to be called the "Gay Olympics," but a lawsuit filed less than three weeks before 1982's inaugural Gay Olympics forced the name change.[2] Dr. Tom Waddell (November 1, 1937 - July 11, 1987) was the gay American sportsman who founded the an international sporting event called the Gay Games, which was named such after the USOC sued Dr. Waddell for using the word Olympic in the orginal name Gay Olympics. Tom was a football...


Event organizers were sued by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) under the U.S. Amateur Sports Act of 1978, which gave the USOC exclusive rights to the word Olympic in the United States. Defendants of the lawsuit contended that the law was capriciously applied and that if the Nebraska Rat Olympics and the Police Olympics did not face similar lawsuits, neither should the Gay Olympics.[3] Stamp The International Olympic Committee (French: Comité International Olympique) is an organization based in Lausanne, Switzerland, created by Pierre de Coubertin and Demetrios Vikelas on June 23, 1894. ... The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) is a non-profit organization that serves as the National Olympic Committee (NOC) for the United States and coordinates the relationship between the United States Anti-Doping Agency and the World Anti-Doping Agency and various international sports federations. ...


Some, like Jeff Sheehy, coauthor of San Francisco's domestic partner legislation and former president of the Harvey Milk Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgendered Democratic Club, believed homophobia to be a motivation behind the lawsuit. They cite the authorized use of the word "Olympics" by the Special Olympics and other organizations as evidence of this homophobia.[3] Based in San Francisco, California, the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club is a chapter of the Stonewall Democrats. ... A protest by The Westboro Baptist Church, a group identified by the Anti-Defamation League as virulently homophobic. ... The crowd at the 2003 Special Olympics World Summer Games Opening Ceremonies in Croke Park, Dublin, Ireland. ...


Others, like Daniel Bell, cite the IOC's long history of protecting the Olympics brand as evidence that the lawsuit against the "Gay Olympics" was not motivated by discrimination against gays. Since 1910 the IOC has taken action, including lawsuits and expulsion from the IOC, to stop other organizations from using the word "Olympics."[4]


Schism in LGBT sports communities over Gay Games VII

In 2001, the Federation of Gay Games (FGG) awarded the seventh edition of the Gay Games to Montréal, Canada for 2006, but the FGG removed its sanction in late 2003 after differences arose between it and the Montréal 2006 organizing committee. There were three main points of contention, over which neither party could agree: The Federation of Gay Games logo LGBT rights Around the world · By country History · Groups · Activists Declaration of Montreal Same-sex relationships Marriage · Adoption Opposition · Persecution Violence // According to the Federation of Gay Games (FGG) web site: The purpose of the Federation of Gay Games is to foster and augment... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Province Region Montréal Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

  • Size of the event
  • Size of the budget — especially the planned break-even participation point
  • Financial transparency

The FGG wanted to plan for a smaller event with a more conservative budget and, the Montréal organizing committee wanted to plan for an event with 24,000 participants, twice the level of participation of the previous Gay Games in 2002. Due to financial problems in previous events, the FGG also asked for transparency into Montréal 2006's financial activities.


After withdrawal of its sanction from Montréal, the FGG held a second round of bidding between Chicago and Los Angeles, both of which had put forth well-received bids to host the 2006 games in the first round in 2002. Ultimately, the FGG awarded Gay Games VII to Chicago. Gay Games VII, colloquially called the Chicago Gaymes, is part of a family of international sports and cultural festivals called Gay Games, sanctioned by the Federation of Gay Games and organized by the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender community of the host city of Chicago, Illinois in the United States. ... For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ...


The Montréal organizing committee nevertheless decided to proceed to hold an athletic and cultural event without the sanction of the FGG; this plan developed into the first edition of the World Outgames, and the creation of its sanctioning body, the Gay and Lesbian International Sport Association. The 1st World Outgames took place in Montreal, Quebec, Canada from July 26, 2006 to August 5, 2006. ... The World Outgames are a sporting and cultural event hosted by the gay community. ... The Gay and Lesbian International Sport Association (GLISA) is an international gay and lesbian sport association. ...


Due to limited personal resources, many individual and team participants were forced to choose between Gay Games Chicago and World Outgames Montréal, a situation exacerbated by the two events being a week apart. The closing ceremony of Gay Games Chicago on 22 July 2006 was only 7 days before the opening ceremony of World Outgames Montréal on 29 July 2006. This meant that those who competed or performed in Chicago would have little recovery time before Montréal. The split resulted in a lower quality of athletic competition at both events because neither could claim the whole field of competitors. In this regard, competitors in team sports fared the worst because teams were much less likely (relative to competitors in individual sports) to compete in both the Gay Games and World Outgames. There was some advantages to the games being so close together time wise and location wise. For overseas participants that had to travel far the convenience of the games being only a week apart and not far form each other, enabled those participants to attend both. Gay Games VII, colloquially called the Chicago Gaymes, is part of a family of international sports and cultural festivals called Gay Games, sanctioned by the Federation of Gay Games and organized by the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender community of the host city of Chicago, Illinois in the United States. ... The 1st World Outgames took place in Montreal, Quebec, Canada from July 26, 2006 to August 5, 2006. ...


It is yet to be seen whether the worldwide communities of LGBT athletes are willing and able to support both the Gay Games and World Outgames into the future. The Chicago Gay Games VII ended with no debt and all bills paid. The Montreal Outgames ended with 5.3M Canadian dollars of debt.


Gay Games VIII: Cologne 2010

On 16 March 2005, the Federation of Gay Games announced that Cologne, Johannesburg, and Paris were the official candidate cities for Gay Games VIII in 2010. Cologne was elected in the FGG annual meeting in Chicago on 14 November 2005. is the 75th day of the year (76th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Cologne (German: , IPA: ; local dialect: Kölle ) is Germanys fourth-largest city after Berlin, Hamburg and Munich, and is the largest city both in the German Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia and within the Rhine-Ruhr Metropolitan Area, one of the major European metropolitan areas with more than... This article is about the city in South Africa. ... This article is about the capital of France. ... is the 318th day of the year (319th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Trivia

  • Cities which hosted Gay Games (c.q. World Outgames) have some Olympic tradition and/or facilities have been used. The Games are not been held during an Olympic Year.
  • Hostcities intendedly switch between the (Northern-)American and the (Western-)European Continent. (Sydney 2006 was the first in the Southern Hemisphere)
  • The second World Outgames will take place in Copenhagen from 25 July to 2 August 2009.
  • the 3rd World Outgames are foreseen in 2013. Among others is Antwerp (Belgium) one of the candidate-cities
  • the IX Gay Games will probably been organised in 2014. Among others is Antwerp (Belgium) one of the candidate-cities

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See also

The Federation of Gay Games logo LGBT rights Around the world · By country History · Groups · Activists Declaration of Montreal Same-sex relationships Marriage · Adoption Opposition · Persecution Violence // According to the Federation of Gay Games (FGG) web site: The purpose of the Federation of Gay Games is to foster and augment... Gay Games VII, colloquially called the Chicago Gaymes, is part of a family of international sports and cultural festivals called Gay Games, sanctioned by the Federation of Gay Games and organized by the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender community of the host city of Chicago, Illinois in the United States. ... The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ... Gay Olympics refers to a world multi-sport event where homosexual sports competitors may compete openly, against others who may or may not also be homosexual. ... The EuroGames are a gay and lesbian sporting event in Europe, hosted by license of the European Gay And Lesbian Sport Federation and organised by one or more of the federations member clubs. ... The European Gay and Lesbian Sport Federation is a sporting body for homosexuals in Europe. ... The World Outgames are a sporting and cultural event hosted by the gay community. ... The Gay and Lesbian International Sport Association (GLISA) is an international gay and lesbian sport association. ...

References

  1. ^ Federation of Gay Games. Concept and Purpose. Retrieved on 2006-11-25.
  2. ^ Blackwell, Savannah. "Crushing the Gay Olympics: The USOC's homophobic past", San Francisco Bay Guardian, 2001-09-05. Retrieved on 2006-01-04. 
  3. ^ a b Clark, Joe. "Glory of the Gay Games", 1994. Retrieved on 2006-01-04. 
  4. ^ Bell, Daniel (1998). Why can't the Gay Games be the Gay Olympics?. International Games Archive. Retrieved on 2006-01-04.

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