By Sam Baltrusis
There’s more than mere sour grapes in Boston’s bitter disappointment in losing to Cleveland in its bid to host Gay Games 2014
When a crew of local representatives made the trek to Cologne, Germany last September to convince the Federation of Gay Games that Boston was the ideal place to host the ultimate LGBT sporting event in 2014, they thought the odds were in their favor.
Boston—when compared to its bid competitors Washington D.C. and Cleveland, Ohio—had it all. The athletic venues and cultural institutions were top-notch and easily accessible to the thousands of international athletes slotted to compete in 2014 and, besides, it was home of the marriage equality struggle in the United States.
Gay Games 2014 in Boston? It was a no-brainer.