Out Sports
February 12, 2013
In what is almost certainly a first, an American president has endorsed a bid for a city to host the Gay Games, when President Obama put his support behind Orlando’s bid to host the Gay Games X in 2018. The news, first reported by Watermark, came in the form of a letter to the Orlando organizing committee: “I am committed to advancing equality for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community, both in America and around the world. For over 25 years, the Gay Games have built an international legacy of changing cultural, social and political attitudes toward LGBT people across the globe.”