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
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
The swimming took place in the 1976 Olympic stadium pool, a 50 meter pool with separate diving and warm-up pools. The estimate was about 900 swimmers from 20 countries. Most of the images here speak for themselves. The last dozen images in this gallery were taken at the Dragon Boat competition held at another Olympic
The real ‘Gay USA’ story, even part of it, is far too big to tell on one article. Listed in the Gay USA News & Reports of this site are many pages and years with hundreds of stories that express the wide range of edges in the ongoing American revolution against repression, fear and ignorance
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
About 11,000 athletes from 60 countries marched into the 1976 Olympic Stadium to open the OutGames before an audience of 75,000. The featured speakers were the mayor of Montreal, Olympic swimming medalist Mark Tewksbury and tennis champ Martina Navratilova. The featured openly lesbian singer was k.d.lang.