PHOTOS: A Gay Games Athlete Shares His Cleveland Story


By Justin Garrett

San Francisco's Justin Garrett, a vice president at Here Media, Out Traveler's parent company, competed in the tennis competition during last week's Gay Games. He was kind enough to share his pics from the event, which he calls a rare showing of gay fellowship.

The Gay Games in Cleveland were a well-attended gathering of athletes and sports fans, and the cities of Cleveland and Akron rolled out the Midwest Charm in a big way. From my personal experience, there was a strong sense of camaraderie among the athletes; everyone was cool and helpful. The best part of the experience — outside of the actual competition — was developing new friendships with people from other parts of the U.S. and the world. See you all in Paris in 2018!

Dick Adams (left, from Washington, D.C.) and Terry Dyer (to his right, from Salt Lake City) are joined by fellow tennis players during practice at Cleveland State University.

Dyer and Adams, after scoring a winner during their doubles match.

Striking a pose before Opening Ceremonies.

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