gay games 2014

  • baldone

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    Sep 29, 2009 11:06 PM GMT
    just heard on the news that we, cleveland ohio will get the 2014 gay games...what an awesome boost to our city...icon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 29, 2009 11:15 PM GMT
    (this song was used as the theme of The Drew Carey Show)

    Cleveland Rocks!

    (ian hunter)

    Three! four!
    Three! four!
    Three! four!

    (bunch of ah-ah-ahs here)

    All this energy calling me
    Back where it comes from
    Its such a crude attitude
    Its back where it belongs
    All the little kids growing up on the skids are goin
    Cleveland rocks, cleveland rocks
    Jumpin (jean) gene genies, moody james deanies goin

    Cleveland rocks, cleveland rocks, cleveland rocks, cleveland rocks
    Cleveland rocks, cleveland rocks, cleveland rocks, cleveland rocks

    Mama knows but she dont care
    Shes got her worries too
    Seven kids and a phony affair
    And the rent is due
    All the little chicks with the crimson lips go
    Cleveland rocks, cleveland rocks
    Shes livinin sin with a safety pin
    Shes goin cleveland rocks, cleveland rocks, cleveland rocks, cleveland rocks

    Cleveland rocks, cleveland rocks, cleveland rocks, cleveland rocks

    I got some records from world war two
    Ill play em just like me grand dad do
    He was a rocker and I am too
    Oh cleveland rocks, yeah cleveland rocks
    So find a place
    Grab a space
    And yell and scream for more

    Cleveland rocks, cleveland rocks, cleveland rocks, cleveland rocks
    Cleveland rocks, cleveland rocks, cleveland rocks, cleveland rocks
    Cleveland rocks, cleveland rocks, cleveland rocks, cleveland rocks
    Cleveland rocks, cleveland rocks, cleveland rocks, cleveland rocks
    Cleveland rocks, cleveland rocks, cleveland rocks, cleveland rocks
    Cleveland rocks, cleveland rocks, cleveland rocks, cleveland rocks

    (bunch of ah-ah-ahs here)

    Three! four!
    Three! four!
    Three! four!
    Ohio
  • nadaquever_rm

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    Sep 30, 2009 12:25 AM GMT
    OMG that's too close for me not to go. Now if I could just find where I left my athletic ability...icon_confused.gif
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    Sep 30, 2009 1:17 AM GMT
    I am so happy that Cleveland got it!
    It will be so easy fo me to commute from Columbus!
    I am also a bit disappointed in some of the OP/ED letters the Plain Dealer has posted...The city I grew up in was never this narrow minded, nor bigoted. Some of the letters are a bit embarrassing, uncultured and plain ignorant. Still, I bet the addition of up-to about $100 million to the local economy might bend their opinions to be more tolerant.....CONGRATS TO CLEVELAND! ROCK-N-ROLL ALL NIGHT AND PARTY EVERY DAY!icon_cool.gif
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    Sep 30, 2009 1:26 AM GMT
    Im happy for Cleveland but im so sad that we (Boston) didnt get it. I really wanted it to be in Boston.
  • bigguysf

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    Sep 30, 2009 3:53 AM GMT
    I guess I'm happy that Cleveland got it, since it's my hometown and needs the boost bigtime. But sorry Sporty - what you described IS the town I grew up in. I left because I needed some bigger, more cosmopolitan, and more accepting. And every year I have gone back I have wanted to see more acceptance and tolerance in Cleveland...but it's been lacking.

    I talked with my mom about it today and she had to agree that Cleveland has never really been the most diverse and tolerant city. But they have 5 years to get it together... and they NEED this to be a success. So maybe it will happen!
  • Delivis

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    Sep 30, 2009 4:00 AM GMT
    gay games? What a silly idea. Why would an athlete rather segregate themseleves and further creating some kind of straight/gay division rather than working on equality within sports?
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    Sep 30, 2009 4:33 AM GMT
    Congrats!
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    Sep 30, 2009 5:07 AM GMT
    wow Cleveland? Really? wow
  • jc_online

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    Sep 30, 2009 10:20 AM GMT
    yeah, Cleveland, really. The site selection committee was reportedly "blown away" by the enthusiasm of the lgbt community, local governments, and civic/business leaders interested in hosting the Games in Cleveland/Akron area.

    Cleveland, like most northern US post-industrial cities, has been struggling to redefine and 'right-size' itself after manufacturing and population declined. However, there are great things about Cleveland, and all of Northeast Ohio, that the world should take notice of.

    Start training guys, and make those hotel reservations. If anyone wants info about Cleveland, email me or any any of the Cleveland guys on this site - we'll give you the inside scoop on what you want to know and help you find your way.

    Welcome to Gay Games 2014!!!!!
  • Aquanerd

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    Sep 30, 2009 12:19 PM GMT
    Delivis saidgay games? What a silly idea. Why would an athlete rather segregate themseleves and further creating some kind of straight/gay division rather than working on equality within sports?


    Because it is a lot more fun! The swimming competition will be in conjunction with the IGLA World Championships. When IGLA was in Washington D.C., most of the Straight D.C. Master's swimmers took part in the competition and they all said it was the most fun they'd had a swimming competition, we actually cheer like school girls.
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    Sep 30, 2009 12:29 PM GMT
    Delivis saidgay games? What a silly idea. Why would an athlete rather segregate themseleves and further creating some kind of straight/gay division rather than working on equality within sports?


    1) Gay athletes are all limped wristed nellies. Straight men are all butch athletes. Stereotypes suck and the Gay Games have been dismantling them for years.

    2) We are a community. And like any community we like to celebrate our own.

    3) A Real World cast member coming out of the closet isn't even worth a yawn. An athlete coming out is big news. The closet is especially deep in sports. The gay games throws a stick of dynamite into that closet.

    So, the Gay Games are working towards the equality you mention.
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    Sep 30, 2009 1:19 PM GMT
    DC was robbed
  • jc_online

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    Oct 01, 2009 10:44 AM GMT
    DC wasn't robbed.

    Cleveland worked harder to bring the whole community together when the site selection committee was here. The crowds at support rallies were reportedly 6 -8 times larger than the other 2 cities (DC and Boston). Cleveland really wanted it - it we're used to having to fight harder for recognition as a big city, worthy of events like this.

    The Extreme games have been in Cleveland for multiple years, but that first year it took lots of community work and support to get it here.

    The Rock-N-Roll Hall of Fame + Museum is in Clevlenad; but it took lots of community effort to get it here, over New York.

    Cleveland worked hard to get it here; and the civic leaders and governments are also behind it - both in spirit and with funding to help make it a success.

    Cleveland has a lot to offer; and without any pre-judged attitudes about our city, the site selection committee could see that. We're very happy and proud; and you're all welcome here!

    Peace-
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    Oct 01, 2009 11:27 AM GMT
    I'm gay as a window and pretty good at shot put!
  • stef_30

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    Aug 28, 2013 9:32 PM GMT
    I participate, that a very uncredible experience. The opening ceremony is so nice in Cologne in 2010. I hope that so big in Cleveland.
    Who get it?
  • ohioguy12

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    Aug 28, 2013 9:54 PM GMT
    It's good for Cleveland. The Cleveland area is a pretty good place to live, and a great sports city. However, I think it's a little tough to get an average European gay to get too excited about going to Cleveland.
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    Aug 28, 2013 11:40 PM GMT
    I want to go! Let me MapQuest how I would get there.
  • eckilegs

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    Jan 28, 2014 6:05 PM GMT
    So I've been contemplating signing up for this as I missed the games in Chicago in '06 and Cologne in '10. It seems like it could be a lot of fun. And I don't really get out much in the gay community here in Vegas.

    Anyone considering going?

    Anyone ever go who'd care to share their experience?
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    Jan 29, 2014 5:02 AM GMT
    I'm considering going but with limited vacation time I'm not sure I want to spend a bunch of it in Cleveland (no offense to those of you who are from there). Still haven't decided.