News Releases

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2014 Gay Games sponsorships heat up with the start of summer (July 24, 2014)

Dancin' kicks off Festival Village (May 14, 2014)

Festival Village announces headliners (May 14, 2014) 

More companies showing support for 2014 Gay Games (May 28, 2014)

Boy George headlines official White Party (May 27,2014)

Companies go colorful for 2014 Gay Games- GOLD: United and Wells Fargo Advisors; SILVER: KeyBank; BRONZE: Case Western Reserve University, First Energy Foundation, Lubrizol, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Sherwin-Williams, Summa Health System, Ulmer & Berne, University of Akron (February 25, 2014)

GLAAD partners with 2014 Gay Games at time when Olympic LGBT athletes and visitors could face legal repercussions just for being who they are (February 7, 2014)

Human Rights Campaign partners with 2014 Gay Games (January 27, 2014)

RAISE YOUR HAND: Perform for the world at 2014 Gay Games (January 14, 2014)

2014 Gay Games accepting applications for participation scholarships (December 11, 2013)

2014 Gay Games announces Rollout as presenting sponsor and manager for racquetball (November 21, 2013)

Gay Community Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation supports Gay Games at elite level (October 30, 2013)

2014 Gay Games organizers congratulate Paris on winning bid to host 2018 Games (October 8, 2013)

Northeast Ohioans to Kick Off WELCOME Campaign for Gay Games Participants at Tower City (October 1, 2013)

2014 Gay Games will include opportunities for LGBT businesses (September 25, 2013)

Organizers of 2014 Gay Games reach out to Sochi sponsors (September 24, 2013)

Letter from Executive Director: Working Together for Safe and Welcoming Games (September 13, 2013)

Marriott Goes Platinum to Support the Gay Games (August 9, 2013)

Tartan Yachts Makes Sailing Possible: Ohio-based yacht builder crafting 20 boats to put Gay Games on Lake Erie (May 9, 2013)

Gay Games Partners with The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio: New program provides LGBT-cultural competency training (Spring 2013)

Gay Games Salutes NBA’s Jason Collins as First Openly Gay in U.S. Major Men's Professional Sport (April 29, 2013)

Announcement: Medals Design Contest for Northeast Ohio College Students (April 17, 2013)

Minority Business Forum on April 27: Gay Games to Talk Small Business Sponsorships (April 16, 2013)

Cleveland Foundation awards $250,000 grant to the 2014 Gay Games (April 10, 2013)

Ernst & Young LLP Becomes First National Organization to Sponsor the 2014 Gay Games (April 10, 2013)

Games Also Announces Quicken Loans Arena for Opening Ceremonies, More Sports Venue Sites (April 10, 2013)

Get in on the Buzz this April: Public Invited to Gay Games Community Meetings (March 26, 2013)

Akron Gets Ready For the Games (March 26, 2013)

Media Opp: Terminal Tower Goes Rainbow for LGBT (January 9, 2013)

2014 Gay Games Proud to Be in Cleveland+Akron (November 28, 2012)

Host Cities Cleveland+Akron Get Ready for 2014 Gay Games (April 18, 2012)

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