USA – Gay Games: Swimming & Sports

About 800 swimmers from dozens of countries spent Gay Games VII week in competition at the University of Chicago Ratner aquatic complex. Many of the swimmers’s home cities were evident from the logos on their swim suits. GlobalGayz owner Richard Ammon won several medals. (photos #47 and 48) Other nearby sports during the week were

USA – Gay Games: Chicago Tour

Random views of Chicago city and gay Boystown. Chicago was the host city for Gay Games VII . It is a city full of architectural wonder and scenic beauty along Lake Michigan. The gay district (Boystown) along Halsey Street was decked out in rainbow flags as thousands of visitors enjoyed the cafes and restuarants and shops. The Gay Games were also a financial success.

Gay Canada 2003-04: Bold Pioneer for Gay Equality

Gay Canada is a feisty, energetic, aggressive, wide-ranging herd of activists and citizens who don’t take discrimination lightly. They are not overwhelmed by a stampede of right-wing moralists hell-bent on a homophobic agenda to preserve the ‘sanctity’ of marriage. Nor are they living in fear of brutal police tactics to beat them into submission. Mostly

Canada – OutGames: Human Rights Conference

Four days prior to the OutGames sports events an international gay human rights conference was held at the Palais des Congres in downtown Montreal, July 26-29, 2006. 1500 delegates from over 100 countries attended making it the largest LGBT rights conference ever held. Organizers plan to hold similar conferences with future OutGames. More information can

It’s Normal to be Gay: Worldwide Gay Survey

Intro: Despite daunting persecution of gays in many countires, a guest author surveys mid-nineties optimistic gains in gay expression, gay pride activity and legal status around the world. Bangkok   by John Duvoli The Economist Revised June 1, 2008 Photos by Richard Ammon                                                                         Across the world a radical idea about homosexuals is gaining ground:

Canada – OutGames: Montreal City (1)

Montreal was the host city for the first world OutGames in August 2006. The city was welcoming and blocked traffic from the main street of The Village, the gay district, as thousand of visitors strolled up and down shopping and eating at the many cafes and restaurants–and looking at each other. The opening and closing

Gay USA: Gay Games, Chicago 2006

For the fourth time in its 22-year history the Gay Games were held in the USA. Starting in San Francisco in 1984 and 1986, New York in 1994 and Chicago 2006, The Games carry on the spirit of founder Tom Waddell’s vision of ‘Participation, Inclusion and Personal Best’. GlobalGayz owner, Richard Ammon, was there competing

Canada – OutGames: Montreal City (2)

Montreal was the host city for the first world OutGames in August 2006. The city was welcoming and blocked traffic from the main street of The Village, the gay district, as thousand of visitors strolled up and down shopping and eating at the many cafes and restaurants–and looking at each other. The opening and closing

John Ammon Photo Gallery

Also see: John Ammon Remembered story These images have been collected from several sources including John’s own photo album, family archives in Switzerland and America and Richard Ammon’s photos taken in Switzerland in 1965. Most of the photos cover a range of years from about 1892 to 1927 as well as a few modern pictures. Nearly