CLEVELAND, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization today announced it will be an elite platinum sponsor of the world’s largest LGBT inclusive multi-sport event, the 2014 Gay Games presented by the Cleveland Foundation.
In light of the discriminatory laws against LGBT individuals which hang over the upcoming Olympic Games in Sochi, it is HRC’s belief that an event which proudly showcases the diversity and talents of LGBT athletes is uniquely necessary and timely.
“The Gay Games bring athletes from around the world together to celebrate sport and humanity,” said HRC National Field Director Marty Rouse. “As the Sochi games are plagued with archaic and bigoted laws, the Gay Games show the world that anti-LGBT bigotry and discrimination have no place in the world of sports.”
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