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Gay Games athletes heartened by Cleveland welcome

| Thursday, August 14, 2014
Todd Roark, of Detroit, crashes during the beach volleyball competition at the ninth Gay Games in Cleveland, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. Participants at the event on a Lake Erie beach gave the city high marks as host of the games.
CLEVELAND -- Nick Gill says he was warned by a teammate on his indoor volleyball team about what Cleveland might be like before they left Portland, Maine, for the Gay Games this week. "He was telling us horror stories about growing up here," Gill said Thursday while watching the beach volleyball tournament at a lakeside park just outside downtown Cleveland, which is staging the Games ...

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Obama opens international Gay Games with surprise video message

| Sunday, August 10, 2014
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CLEVELAND -- President Barack Obama has helped kick off the international Gay Games in Cleveland with a surprise video message shown at the opening ceremonies. Obama welcomed athletes, coaches, families and spectators from around the world to Ohio and the United States as the event began Saturday night. The president said the United States...

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America’s Heartland hosts Gay Games, visitors from around the globe

| Thursday, August 7, 2014
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CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Participants and spectators from 46 countries are coming to the Heartland for Gay Games 9, a quadrennial event that for the first time is taking place outside one of the world’s gay capitals. In choosing Cleveland and Akron, organizers said they wanted to stage the Games in a place where they could have an impact in boosting acceptance and support ...

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Cleveland developing registry of LGBT businesses in time for Gay Games

| Sunday, April 27, 2014
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CLEVELAND — A registry of businesses owned by members of the LGBT community is being developed in time for the 2014 Gay Games scheduled for the Cleveland area in August.

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Cab drivers quit over promotional ads for Cleveland’s Gay Games

| Friday, April 11, 2014
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CLEVELAND, Ohio -- More than a dozen taxi drivers are dropping out of a dedicated cab service at Cleveland’s airport because they don’t want to drive vehicles with signs promoting the upcoming Gay Games.

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Gay Games TV ad offers contrast during Olympics broadcast

| Friday, February 7, 2014
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COLUMBUS, Ohio — 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.

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Cleveland, Akron gear up for fun and ‘Gay Games’

| Wednesday, January 8, 2014
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Why does there have to be a Gay Games? Tom Nobbe gets that question a lot — although the reason becomes a lot more obvious every time the International Olympic Committee must issue a statement assuring LGBT athletes and spectators that they won’t be arrested or assaulted during next month’s Winter Olympics in anti-gay Russia.

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Paris wins bid to host 2018 Gay Games

| Wednesday, October 9, 2013
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PARIS -- Paris has won the bid to host the 2018 Gay Games, the lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender community's answer to the Olympics.

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Gay Games gets financial boost with first-ever presenting sponsor

| Thursday, April 11, 2013
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CLEVELAND, Ohio — Organizers for the 2014 Gay Games scheduled next year in Ohio have landed two major sponsors for the event, including the first to pay for its name in the title.

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Obama endorses Orlando, Fla., bid to host 2018 Gay Games

| Thursday, February 14, 2013
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President Barack Obama has announced his support for bringing the 2018 Gay Games to Orlando, Fla. In a letter to the organizing committee, Obama called Orlando a "vibrant tourism industry" ideal for the games.

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