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The Gay Games Issue

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Sources of pride abound across our great city. It seems anymore that you can’t throw a discus in Cleveland without hitting some marvelous new development. On Saturday night, a truly terrific international wonder kicks off right here in downtown Cleveland: the Gay Games.

With its rich history of inclusivity and cultural awareness, the Gay Games lands on the north shore for only its ninth iteration worldwide. This is a special moment for our region and for the thousands of visitors gracing us with their presence and their talents.

This week, Scene casts a multihued spotlight on some of the athletes competing, the events taking place, and the social movements arcing across our national canvas in 2014.

Be proud, Cleveland. And don’t miss out on the action!

Training in Progress: The Gay Games are Here, and So is Northeast Ohio's Opportunity to Strut its Cultural Competency >>

Transgender Bodybuilder Mason Caminiti Talks Exercise, Diets, and Getting By Amid Society's Misconceptions>>

Sports Without Balls: The Gay Games Will Get the Sports Talk Treatment it Deserves From a Real Pro>>

Nightlife Primer: Get Your Drink and Drag on with these Bar Specials and Happy Hours for the Gay Games>>

The Homecoming: Beth Richard Learned to Sail in Cleveland. Now, She's Returning to Compete in the Gay Games>>

Gold Standard: Judy Gold is a Comic First, a Raucous Jewish Lesbian Second>>

Party Time: A Guide to the Official (and Unofficial) Gay Games Concerts>>

Rainbow Screens: Three Must-See Movies While You're in Town for the Gay Games>>

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