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.
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.