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From August 9 – 16, the International Gay Games take up residence in Cleveland and Akron in what promises to be an inclusive sporting and cultural event. WKSU’s Amanda Rabinowitz will be on the ground, covering the athletes, LGBT issues and interviewing the people who have come from around the world to compete and have fun. For more breaking news and images, follow the station on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. Hashtag your tweets and images with #gg9WKSU!


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Contrasting views of gay life in Northeast Ohio
With the Gay Games coming in 2014 gay-friendliness varies across the region

Northeast Ohio won the right to host the 2014 Gay Games, but then controversy broke out. A lawsuit brought by the gay group that was stripped of its contract to stage the games charges that non-gay members of the new organization chosen to operate the athletic event are biased. In a three-part series of reports this week we've looked at the gay-friendliness of our region and found contrasting views.
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Politics affect gay life in Northeast Ohio
State law is more restrictive than Cleveland law when it comes to equality for gays

Ohio has one of the nation's most restrictive laws against gay marriage. But Cleveland has a domestic partner registry and plans to welcome the Gay Games in 2014. In the second part of a three-part series we look at how government and politics affect how gay-friendly our region really is.
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Cleveland Gay Games opponents cite religion, but so do Gay Games supporters
Principle opposition to the Gay Games came from the religious community

As Cleveland and Akron prepare to host the 2014 Gay Games a legal controversy continues about whether  non-gays should stage the athletic event, and whether they could do it with sensitivity and without discrimination. In the first of a three-part series, we look at how gay-friendly Northeast Ohio really is.
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