8/6, 7pm @ The Estate: Show Your Support for Boston’s Bid for Gay Games IX
Posted Jul 25 2009 10:34pm
Boston 2014, the group organizing the city’s bid for Gay Games IX, is hosting a Kick-Off Rally at The Estate, a popular nightclub at 1 Boylston Place, from 7:00pm to 8:30pm on Thursday, August 6th. The Gay Games are the LGBT community’s Olympics, traveling to different locations from one Games to the next. Also contending for the 2014 spot are Cleveland and DC. The decision will be made in less than 3 months!
AIDS Action is encouraging you to participate in the Kick-Off Rally and otherwise help bring the Gay Games to Boston for a number of reasons. A major sporting event, the Games will boost the local economy, bringing tourist dollars in from far and wide — always a good thing, especially in tough economic times.
The Games also greatly support people living with HIV/AIDS. The International Rainbow Run, the Games’ version of the torch passing, has a long history of raising awareness of the AIDS epidemic, and the Games are very supportive of their HIV-positive athletes.
Meanwhile, interested in some athletic challenge before 2014? Check out Harbor to the Bay, an AIDS charity bike ride taking place September 12th. The ride benefits AIDS service organizations, including AIDS Action Committee.