Gay Games documentary to be shown Oct. 13Written by Staff Reports | | firstname.lastname@example.org
A documentary about the International Gay Games will be screened Oct. 13 by the Toledo Area Rainbow Alliance, a group of local lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) organizations.
The film, “Take the Flame! Gay Games: Grace, Grit and Glory,” will be shown at 4 p.m. at the Maumee Indoor Theatre, 601 Conant St. Admission is free. Free refreshments will be served.
According to a news release, the documentary traces the history of the Gay Games since it started in San Francisco in 1982. The Gay Games, held every four years in a different city, is the world’s largest sporting and cultural event organized by and focusing on LGBT athletes, artists and musicians. Anyone 18 and older can participate in the more than 40 events regardless of sexual orientation, gender, religion, nationality, athletic ability or physical condition.
The next Gay Games will be hosted Aug. 9-16 in Cleveland. The event is expected to draw more than 30,000 people, including 11,000 participants, to northeast Ohio from all 50 states and 65 countries, according to the release.
Local LGBT nonprofit Holiday with Heart Charity Gayla will be donating a registration package to the Gay Games (a $165 value), which includes marching in the opening ceremony and participation in the closing ceremony. A drawing will be held Oct. 13 following the showing of the documentary to award the prize.
For more information on the film, contact Cheri Holdridge at (419) 297-8031. For more information on Gay Games 9 visit the website www.GG9CLE.com.