Dear BMG Readers,
As you may know, Boston is one of three cities currently in the running to host the world’s Gay Games in 2014. The Games are an international Olympic-style athletic and cultural event that are held every four years, with next year’s events taking place in Cologne, Germany. The events are open to all who wish to participate regardless of sexual orientation and athletic skill level and could draw as many as 12,000 participants and 100,000 spectators to Boston.
I am proud to say that the Boston City Council has unanimously voted to approve the resolution I authored demonstrating the Boston City Council’s support for Boston to serve as host city to the Gay Games, but this is obviously just a small first step. We need your help. The Site Selection Committee treats local political and community support as an extremely important factor when choosing a host city, so I urge you to join me at tomorrow night’s kick-off rally (details below) to show our strong community support for hosting the Gay Games.
Boston is the perfect city to host the Gay Games. In addition to being a community that loves sports, we are a diverse city that would be proud to serve as host to events that promote the spirit of inclusion and participation and the pursuit of personal growth in a sporting event. Please join me in attending tomorrow night’s kick-off rally at 7:00 PM at The Estate nightclub at 1 Boylston Place. The Federation of Gay Games’ Site Selection Committee will be attending the rally and it’s important for all of us to show our support.