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Registration for the 2014 Gay Games ends Monday at midnight
Gay Games 9 will be held in the northeast Ohio region August 9-16
Story by TERRELL JOHNSON
This story is part of a special series.


 
Quicken Loans Arena will be the home of the 2014 Gay Games opening ceremony on August 9th.
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Registration for the 2014 Gay Games ends tonight at midnight. More than 50 different countries are expected to be represented in the games, which begin on August 9th.

Rob Smitherman, director of events and operations for the 2014 games, says northeast Ohioans have been very welcoming thus far.

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Smitherman says, “Registration is going great, we are expecting for our participant only purposes about 8,000 people. Including the 8,000, we expect about 20,000 total visitors to northeast Ohio including participants, volunteers, people coming with participants and people who are just coming in to go to the parties and enjoy the week.”

Smitherman says the games will feature 36 sporting, community and cultural events including soccer, track & field, softball, band, swimming and concerts.

He says the opening ceremony will be modeled after the Olympics and will be held at Quicken Loans Arena. 

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Judy Benson and Sally Tatnall are loved and appreciated by all in our community and throughout the US for their untiring work for OLOC and for educating the communities young and old about issues of equality. So many younger women today have no clue what it took to get where we are now. There are not adequate words to thank Judy and Sally for all they do and all they have done over these many years. It's such an privilege to be part of their Cleveland community of womyn.


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