- Dan Savage On How To Make A Crowd-Pleasing NSFW Video
- 10 Spring Reading Recommendations For All You Sexy Book Nerds
- Brent Everett’s Real-Life “Throuple” Relationship Inspired A Romance Novel
- 12 Amazing Ways To Enjoy San Francisco (Including The Hunky Jesus Contest)
- 13 Guaranteed Ways To Fail At Picking Up Someone Up At A Bar From A Castro Bartender
- The Fast And The Fabulous: Gay Couple Enjoys Ride Of Their Lives On Their Own Private Speedway
- Kiss & Tell: These Photos Of Same Love Speak A Thousand Words
- PHOTOS: Miss Fame And The New Crop Of Ru Girls Live It Up At The Diamond Horseshoe
- The Love That Never Stops Speaking Its Name
- Take A “Looking” Tour Of San Francisco With Seven Hotspots
- These Photos Of Same-Sex Love Show Why We Are Changing The World Every Day
- Kiss & Tell: Show Us Your Love Pics And Win A Trip To San Francisco
- PHOTOS: It’s All Leather And Fur For These Fashion Week Models
- We Love The Nightlife! Shake Your Groove Thing And Party Like A Rock Star in L.A.
- GayCities Kiss Photo Contest: Hit It, Submit It & Win A Trip To San Francisco
Search the blog
POPULAR TAGSPride Theater Chicago Photos Washington DC New York Jeffrey James Keyes benefit haus GayCities New York City San Francisco travel Miami Los Angeles Las Vegas Fire Island London Marriage Equality party haus pride haus
Gay At The Games: Opening Weekend At The 2012 Summer Olympics
Jul 30, 2012
This weekend the Olympic Games in London got off to a quirky—okay, downright bizarre—start with an opening ceremony that saw Queen Elizabeth playing a Bond girl and Mary Poppins doing battle with Lord Voldemort.
Our favorite part of the intro, of course, was the brief lesbian kiss between actresses from an episode of the 1990s soap opera Brookside. Not that we haven’t seen girls kiss before, but it made us all warm and fuzzy knowing that smooch was being televised in across the globe, into the homes of people living under oppressive and homophobic regimes.
We wish we had caught Chris Basiurski carrying the Olympic Torch on Thursday and kissing his boyfriend, but someone will probably upload it into YouTube soon enough.
While we were fairly fixed on men’s swimming and gymnastics (Danell Leyva is the new black.) we did try to see how some of the openly gay competitors were doing in London. Here’s the highlights:
* With out guard Seimone Augustus scoring two shots, the U.S. women’s basketball team defeated Croatia 81-56 on Saturday.
* The U.S. women’s soccer team took Colombia 3-0 on Saturday in Glasgow, with lesbian Megan Rapinoe (right) dominating the field and scoring the winning goal. The three out players on Sweden’s women’s soccer team shared in their team’s tie against Japan.
* With three out lesbian team members, the Netherlands’ field-hockey squad beat Belgium 3-0.
* German cyclist Ina Yoko Teutenberg finished 4th in the road-cycling competition, with her fellow gay teammate Judith Arndt coming in 9th.
* South African archer Karen Anne Hultzer was ranked 46 out of 64 by the end of Saturday.
* Lesbian Mayssa Pessoa helped the Brazilian women’s handball team knock out a 24-23 victory against Croatia.