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New Gay Games 9 Promo Video

What does Cleveland have to offer to the world in 2014?
Find out in this new video!

Early Bird Discounts Ending This week (September 15th)!

Early Bird discounted registrations to the 2014 Gay Games in Cleveland/Akron has been extended one last time before the base registration fee increases on September 15th.

In addition to the $30 savings that is part of the early bird discount, you can obtain an additional $30 savings by using the promo code "HALSTED" during your registration before check out for a total savings of $60. But you must register by September 15th for these savings. You do not need to have your event or team fully formed to take advantage of this registration incentive.

Your net $135 Early Bird Registration fee includes access to the Opening and Closing Ceremonies for the 2014 Gay Games where over 11,000 participants; 30,000 spectators from over 70 countries will be present at the largest amateur LGBTQ sports and cultural festival in the world! This only happens every four years in cities around the world and it was back in 2006 since it was in North America. The new 3 finalist cities for 2018 are all European cities so it will be awhile before it's back again.

Register now and go for the Gold in 35+ competitive events at and be part of #TeamChicago2014 delegation

Chicago Sprints Rowing Regatta

Attention Rowers and Supporters!
Chicago Sprints Rowing Regatta

Saturday/Sunday July 20/21, 2013 9 AM to 5 PM
Lincoln Park Lagoon, Chicago, IL

Chicago Sprints are this weekend! Come out to the Lincoln Park lagoon (just east of the zoo) and cheer on CRU as we race 12 boats this weekend, including our first-ever Women's 8+! Races start at 9am each day and go until about 5pm.

We are also having a post-race celebration at Crew Bar+Grill starting at 5:30pm on Sunday and we would love to see you all there!

‪#‎ChicagoRowingUnion‬ @RowCRU Crew Bar + Grill

Windy City Performing Arts Choruses Holds Auditions

ARIA Women's Chorus / Windy City Gay Chorus

Friday, August 17th 9 AM to 3 PM
Ebenezer Lutheran Church 1650 W. Foster, Chicago, IL

We are excited that you are thinking about auditioning for one of Windy City Performing Arts' (WCPA) choruses! Aria is our SSAA chorus and Windy City Gay Chorus (WCGC) is our TTBB chorus. Both choruses are filled with people who celebrate diversity, honor creativity, and cultivate pride through our singing together.

Auditions will be held at Ebenezer Lutheran Church (1650 W. Foster, Chicago, IL) on Saturday, August 17 from 9:00am to 3:00pm. You will be lead in some simple vocalization exercises, and after that, you will be asked to sing a prepared piece of music...your choice, any style. An accompanist will be provided. Please bring sheet music for yourself and the accompanist. You do not need to memorize anything.

Aria rehearses on Monday evenings from 7:30-10:00; WCGC rehearses on Wednesday evenings from 7:30-10:00. You can also check out our website ( to learn more about WCPA. We will hold a "Welcome Back Barbecue and Member Orientation" on Saturday, August 24 at 11:00am, so please save the date.

If you are interested in auditioning, please complete the sign-up form by clicking here. If you have any questions about the audition process, feel free to email us at

Ali Hecimovich, Aria President
Ryan Johnson, WCGC President

Out At the Wrigley!

Hey Team Chicago! Just over two weeks away from Out at Wrigley 2013 on Saturday, August 3rd!

If you buy a Budweiser Patio Deck ticket for Out at Wrigley, you will get a free ticket to the National gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony the day before! (Friday, August 2nd) Dr. Tom Waddell (1968 Decathlete, founder of Gay Games) and many other Gay Games Ambassadors have been nominated to this 1st class of inductees.

For tickets go to and join us for some summer baseball fun!