Chicago LGBT Sports and Cultural Community Mourns the Loss of Maggie Daley, Former First Lady of Chicago
by Anonymous | Sun, 11/27/2011 - 10:07
We wish the best and loving memories to Richard M. and family for their loss this week of First Lady Maggie Daley. Their family's love for people, citizens and sports were instrumental in Chicago having secured the winning bid and successful and un-precedented execution of the 2006 Gay Games VIII "Where the World Meets" here in Chicago within 2 years time. This international, multi-sport event delivered just under 12,000 participants from around the world to Chicagoland for over 8 days during July, 2006.
Maggie Daley has been instrumental in helping Mayor Richard M. in building the culture and beauty of the City over the 22 years in office that her husband was in office with green scaping and tulips along Michigan Avenue every Spring. In addition, her legacy of culture and youth initiatves includes After School Matters, Gallery 37 and the Maggie Cancer Center at Northwestern University. They worked with the Chicago Park District in converting abandoned Migs Field into a wild life bird sancturary, bike and jogging trails along the lakefront.
Mayor Richard M. has always been a strong supporter of the LGBT Community working closely with local businesses and community leaders to help make Boystown and Andersonville what they are today -- a great tourist destination and a great place to live & play for the citizens of the LGBT Community.
We are truly blessed to have their support of the LGBT community over the past couple of decades and it's with great sadness that Maggie's Strength, poise and intelligence will only live on in our memories of her. Thank You Maggie for your support or Richard M. and your family and of your many, many GREAT contributions to the City of Chicago that has enriched all of our lives here!
Video Tribute Courtesy of Chicago Tribune
by Anonymous | Sun, 11/20/2011 - 10:02
Team Chicago remembers and honors today our transgendered athletes and cultural participants and supporters and those who have have lost along the way of the Gay Games movement. You have and always be part of the community and the Gay Games movement.
See you at Center on Halsted tonight at 6 PM
by Anonymous | Thu, 10/27/2011 - 08:12
Coming up in 2012, January 12-15th... Las Vegas will play host to over 3,000 LGBT athletes in a multisport tournament that includes Softball, Basketball, Tennis, Wrestling and Bodybuilding competitions. For some sports like Wrestling and Body Building, this is a rare opportunity to compete more frequently with other LGBTQ Athletes from North America.
Non-Competing Supports can spectate and cheer on their favorite athletes from the Chicagoland area or participate in other components of this multi-sport event at the Planet Hollywood host hotel (special discounted group rate on the event site) and at the official nightly host venues around Las Vegas. This is also a good way to venture to warmer climates after the holidays during the blistering cold months of January.
The Tournament donates a portion of the proceeds to the Las Vegas LGBT Center and will have additional opportunities throughout the weekend to give to them.
For additional information on the Sin City Classic go to http://www.sincityshootout.com/
by Anonymous | Mon, 10/24/2011 - 14:34
Chicago athletes and culture are being well represented in Toronto by our delegates and co-chairs Erica Munoz and Kyle Chang. This week in Toronto at the Federation of Gay Games Annual Assembly meeting to elect officers, vote for bylaw changes and to discuss how to best bring together one quadrennial event in 2018.
by Anonymous | Mon, 04/11/2011 - 09:32
Reading some of the comments posted on this video post just further highlights the importants for LGBT Athletism to be featured and to minimize hate speech and language to be spread and encourage more tolerance.
From Associated Press