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Jock Talk: Gay Games shifts to Hong Kong

Jock Talk: Gay Games shifts to Hong Kong

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Aug 29, 2018

Behind the optimism of the 2022 Gay Games in Hong Kong, there is also an undercurrent of caution, intensified by a few recent events.

Jock Talk: Paris Gay Games follow-up

Jock Talk: Paris Gay Games follow-up

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Aug 29, 2018

Paul Mart, one of the original Gay Games founders with Dr. Tom Waddell and Mark Brown, celebrated his 100th birthday with friends and family at a party in Palm Springs, where he currently resides in an assisted-living facility.

Jock Talk: World championship planned for LGBT basketball

Jock Talk: World championship planned for LGBT basketball

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Aug 22, 2018

Gay Games historians speak of the event's ability to bring together a "critical mass" of international LGBT competitors in almost every sport to create the numbers and inspiration to form new championship tournaments and governing bodies.

Jock Talk: Paris delivers

Jock Talk: Paris delivers

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Aug 15, 2018

In the end, Paris proved to be exactly what the Gay Games needed.

Jock Talk: Notes from Paris

Jock Talk: Notes from Paris

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Aug 8, 2018

Here are some observations, reports, and comments from this scribe and wrestling coach who is in Paris for his fourth consecutive Gay Games.

Jock Talk: Putting the 'gay' in gay Paree

Jock Talk: Putting the 'gay' in gay Paree

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Aug 1, 2018

When 10,000-plus athletes and artists march into Stade Jean Bouin Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Paris time, it will be a triumph of persistence and stamina on every level.

Jock Talk: China wants Taiwan flag barred at Gay Games

Jock Talk: China wants Taiwan flag barred at Gay Games

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Jul 25, 2018

LGBT athletes in Taiwan are hoping to send 25 participants to Paris next month for the Gay Games.

Jock Talk: Life changer

Jock Talk: Life changer

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Jul 25, 2018

There are some things we know about the Gay Games before they occur every four years.

Jock Talk: 49ers' out coach Sowers prepared for her role

Jock Talk: 49ers' out coach Sowers prepared for her role

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Jul 18, 2018

When 49ers assistant coach Katie Sowers spoke at the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco this week, she was witty, thoughtful, sensitive, down-to-earth, intelligent, and candid.

Jock Talk: Cinderella's secret and the Hidden Flag

Jock Talk: Cinderella's secret and the Hidden Flag

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Jul 11, 2018

Gotta love television's World Cup coverage.

Jock Talk: And the winner is ...

Jock Talk: And the winner is ...

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Jul 4, 2018

I spent the last week of June in the hospital at UCSF. At the beginning of the week I was given a kidney to replace my failed renal organs and had a heart attack while being treated.

Run promotes Gay Games

Run promotes Gay Games

  • by BAR staff
  • Jun 20, 2018

Memorial Run hits New York City en route to Paris for Gay Games X.

Jock Talk: Predictable violence attends World Cup

Jock Talk: Predictable violence attends World Cup

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Jun 20, 2018

Russia celebrated being awarded the 2014 Winter Olympics by passing laws that banned any supportive statements about gays and lesbians. Now, it's hosting the men's World Cup.

 Warriors rule!

Warriors rule!

  • by BAR staff
  • Jun 13, 2018

Oakland threw a parade Tuesday for the NBA champion Golden State Warriors.