It’s no surprise that sports require some serious finances.
The myth that being LGBT precludes one from being an athlete has been refuted over and over, and Get Out and Play further seeks to highlight the important role that LGBT people play in the sports world. Philadelphia has a vibrant LGBT sports community and, in Get Out and Play, PGN artistic director and photographer Scott Drake chronicles the match-ups and meets, tournaments and tryouts that stand out on the local LGBT sports calendar, as well as tackles issues like homophobia in sports and unity among local teams.
Before I start, I have to mention that organizers of Gay Games 9 have improved the event’s website immensely! There is a plethora of great information and it is very well-organized.
The 11th annual Gay Community Night at Citizens Bank Park is just past the cusp of August and there are still some seats left if you’d like to sit with your queer sports mates.
Over the next few weeks, hundreds of LGBT part-time sports enthusiasts will be hitting the fields, courts, paths, mats and pools.
Citing less free time because it is working towards Gay Games 9, Team Philadelphia, which just held the first LGBT sports party at Sugar House Casino March 14, has announced it will not participate in the Independence Dragon Boat Regatta this year.