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The gay games : a history

Author: Caroline Symons
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2012, ©2010.
Series: Routledge critical studies in sport.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Gay Games is an important piece of new social history, examining one of the largest sporting, cultural and human rights events in the world. Since their inception in 1980, the Gay Games have developed into a multi-million dollar mega-event, engaging people from all continents, while the international Gay Games movement has become one of the largest and most significant international institutions for gay and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Caroline Symons
ISBN: 9780415688666 0415688663 9780415472968 0415472962 9780203891841 0203891848
OCLC Number: 796218476
Notes: "First issued in paperback 2012"--Title page verso.
Description: x, 302 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Dancing with Tom Waddell --
Gay Games I --
'Triumph in 1986': Gay Games II --
'Celebration '90': Gay Games III --
'Unity '94': Gay Games IV --
'Friendship through culture and sport': Gay Games V --
'Under new skies': Gay Games VI --
Transexed conundrums --
Gay Games VII and 1st World Outgames: Split asunder! --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Routledge critical studies in sport.
Responsibility: Caroline Symons.

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