Cleveland Gay Games - Anyone going ?

  • SportsRI

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    Apr 11, 2014 9:54 PM GMT
    Anyone going to the Gay Games in Cleveland in August ? I am considering going to participate in wrestling though not sure if I can fit it into my schedule.

    If anyone is familar with the Cleveland area I would be curious to hear any suggestions on things to do in the area.

    Thanks
  • roadbikeRob

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    Apr 11, 2014 11:30 PM GMT
    I would love to go to Cleveland for this years gay games. I doubt that I will have enough money to afford the hotel room and food while in Cleveland. Getting to Cleveland from Buffalo is not a problem with Greyhound Bus lines running several daily trips.
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    Apr 12, 2014 11:16 AM GMT
    I'm planning to go, competing in the 1500m and maybe the 800m in Track & Field.

    The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is the only tourist attraction I know of.
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    Apr 12, 2014 2:41 PM GMT
    I'm not going to Cleveland this year, but there are some ship and submarine museums along the lakefront that aren't too bad.
  • MarvelClimber

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    Apr 12, 2014 2:48 PM GMT
    I'm going for Rock Climbing. A bunch of us are probably going to get an airbnb and split it. If going by yourself, then there's a gay couchsurfing site you can check out.
  • k777

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    Apr 12, 2014 3:10 PM GMT
    is it too late to register as a spectator?
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    Apr 12, 2014 6:06 PM GMT
    I'm going to Cleveland this summer, but in July to see the Rock & Roll H.O.F.. I didn't know about the Gay Games when I booked the trip....
  • roadbikeRob

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    Apr 12, 2014 7:35 PM GMT
    Being as ethnic and conservative as it is I am surprised that Cleveland successfully got the Gay Games. I am really surprised that Columbus didn't get the Gay Games because it is an urban island of tolerance and acceptance in an otherwise conservative Midwestern state.
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    Apr 12, 2014 9:13 PM GMT
    I am planning on running the Marathon. It will be my third Gay Games and looking forward to it!!
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    Apr 12, 2014 11:22 PM GMT
    I am planning on going. A friend of mine is playing Single's (and maybe Double's) Tennis. I'd like to be there to cheer him on. Having been born and raised in Cleveland, it's exciting to see a big sporting event come to my home town.
  • GingerOH

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    Apr 13, 2014 2:00 AM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidBeing as ethnic and conservative as it is I am surprised that Cleveland successfully got the Gay Games. I am really surprised that Columbus didn't get the Gay Games because it is an urban island of tolerance and acceptance in an otherwise conservative Midwestern state.


    It would have made more sense to have it in Columbus (it has the highest percentage of LGBT residents of any midwestern city, including Chicago) but Cleveland is in no way conservative. I think their last republican was elected to office in 1824. icon_lol.gif

    I am really excited that Ohio is hosting it. Cleveland is a great city!
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    Apr 13, 2014 2:19 AM GMT
    GingerOH said
    roadbikeRob saidBeing as ethnic and conservative as it is I am surprised that Cleveland successfully got the Gay Games. I am really surprised that Columbus didn't get the Gay Games because it is an urban island of tolerance and acceptance in an otherwise conservative Midwestern state.


    It would have made more sense to have it in Columbus (it has the highest percentage of LGBT residents of any midwestern city, including Chicago) but Cleveland is in no way conservative. I think their last republican was elected to office in 1824. icon_lol.gif

    I am really excited that Ohio is hosting it. Cleveland is a great city!


    George Voinovich is no ways nearly that old by a 150 years or so.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Apr 13, 2014 2:45 PM GMT
    GingerOH said
    roadbikeRob saidBeing as ethnic and conservative as it is I am surprised that Cleveland successfully got the Gay Games. I am really surprised that Columbus didn't get the Gay Games because it is an urban island of tolerance and acceptance in an otherwise conservative Midwestern state.


    It would have made more sense to have it in Columbus (it has the highest percentage of LGBT residents of any midwestern city, including Chicago) but Cleveland is in no way conservative. I think their last republican was elected to office in 1824. icon_lol.gif

    I am really excited that Ohio is hosting it. Cleveland is a great city!
    Cleveland is a great city but it is still perceived as ethnic and conservative. Just because a republican hasn't been elected mayor or to the council doesn't mean the city is liberal. However I am happy that an older northern city has been selected for the Gay Games. This should help open the eyes of gay America to show that there are great places to be gay outside of Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City, Washington DC, and Miami.