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. The ethos of the event remains pivotal to its success and accessibility, says Joanie. Find a club, activity or sport near you. Some, like Jeff Sheehy, coauthor of San Francisco's domestic-partner legislation and former president of the Harvey Milk Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Democratic Clubbelieved homophobia to be a motivation behind the lawsuit. The aim is to take as much momentum as possible into when the hosts will be Hong Kong, a Games which has potential to bring about even greater benefits for LGBT people in Asia. Now they're raring to go for their Games return in Paris.
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It's the most inclusive international multi-sports event in the world, with Paris - the 10th edition - beginning on Saturday evening with the opening ceremony at Stade Jean-Bouin, the home of Stade Francais. Having played football at Cologne as part of a team put together by The Justin Campaign, which would later evolve into Football v Homophobia "we got to play in pink kit, which was always my dream! London would be a wonderful choice for the Gay Gamesbringing fantastic benefits to participants, spectators, and to the people who live there. It feels like the world needs more Jasons and Gareths. The event was also heralded by controversy from social conservatives. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Archived from the original on January 16,
The Games really is the friendliest and safest atmosphere that you can be within, playing your sport however you want without fear of discrimination. The "longlist" of cities interested in bidding to host Gay Games XI in was announced in April It's the most inclusive international multi-sports event in the world, with Paris - the 10th edition - beginning on Saturday evening with the opening ceremony at Stade Jean-Bouin, the home of Stade Francais. We will make you proud. Archived from the original on November 12, Archived from the original on March 7,