United Church of Christ to Sponsor Gay Games 9

Author: , June 28th, 2014

Gay Games 9

The UCC is going to sponsor the Gay Games 9 this year in Cleveland.

Towleroad.com reports:

This year, the United Church of Christ is set to become the first religious denomination to serve as a major sponsor of the Gay Games, The New York Times reports: The denomination, the United Church of Christ, has its headquarters in Cleveland, which, along with Akron, is one of two cities that will play host to the more than 35 sporting and cultural events scheduled to be part of Gay Games 9. Geography, however, is only one reason the church agreed to become a major sponsor; ideology loomed larger.

The UCC has really stepped up on LGBT rights this year, including the lawsuit in North Carolina for marriage equality. My mom is a UCC member, So proud.

By Kyler Geoffrey – Full Story at Towleroad.com | Ohio Gay Travel Resources | Other Gay Travel Events

Counting Down to the Cleveland Gay Games

Author: , April 27th, 2014

Gay Games 2014 LogoLeading up to the 2010 Gay Games in Cologne, Gerard Burley was traveling through Europe working as a model and competing in a low-level professional basketball league.

Burley met up with his basketball teammates from the D.C. Sentinels in Cologne and together, they won a bronze medal. It was Burley’s first Gay Games and looking back on it, he says all his focus was on winning. The D.C. Sentinels just wrapped up season two of the Washington, D.C. Gay Basketball League and used that momentum to claim the tournament title at the Coady Roundball Classic in Chicago earlier this month.

A Baltimore native, Burley’s sports background includes football, baseball and basketball. After competing on his high school’s baseball and basketball teams, he went on to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he played on the scrimmage team against the varsity players.

By Kevin Majoros – The Washington Blade | Ohio Gay Travel Resources | Other Gay Travel Events