Little did we know that having two major Olympic-style athletic competitions would be a problem for homosexuals. But with both the Outgames and the Gay Games going on, some groups find themselves being forced to take sides. Like children. Instead of realizing what a boon it is to have not one BUT TWO major sporting events for queers.
Leave it to the whiny queers of Team San Francisco to find the need to issue a press release bashing the Outgames, produced by the Gay & Lesbian International Sports Association, as it declares its allegiance to the Gay Games. These guys do realize that Outgames and Gay Games are actually merging their efforts in 2018, right?
Team San Francisco reaffirms its historical commitment to the long established and internationally recognized Gay Games as the preeminent quadrennial global LGBT multi-sport and cultural event. We believe unity behind the Gay Games is an effective and visible means of empowerment, and that continuation of the World Outgames would constitute a dilution of finite resources and a detriment to our community. Therefore, Team SF cannot and will not support any future World Outgames, and we welcome our fellow athletes and artists from across the globe to join us at the Gay Games.
I’m in full agreement with Outsports‘s Cyd Zeigler Jr. here. Who knows what politics are involved with Team SF’s reasoning, but how silly and juvenile for anyone to actively attack an organized on-going sporting event that brings together and celebrates our community — as if having more than one somehow diminishes the potential for either.
It doesn’t. Now hit the showers.