ISk8NY> Roller Derby is not an Outgames sport
Send them an email and suggest they add it. (:
(The Chicago Gay Games added football after I enquired.)
bgcat57> I don't excel enough in any sport to compete. Were I able to afford it I'd love to go to see the games though.
I know what you mean about cost (especially with the games overseas), but it's really more about participation than competition.
At least that's the case with the Gay Games, where everyone gets a participation medal. Obviously some may treasure it and others may view it as just bling, but it does show the underlying philosophy. Things can get very competitive on the field in some venues, but before and after there is a lot of camaraderie.
So for anyone who does something, even if just for fun, I encourage you to try and participate in either the OutGames or GayGames if you can (hopefully at least one of them will be back in North American in 3 or 5 years which will make it much more affordable).