I have no affiliation with The Federation of Gay Games. Grateful acknowledgment
is made to the Federation for permission to use the Gay Games Logo.
The first Gay Games were held in San Francisco in 1982 and have rapidly grown into the largest sporting event in the world. Nearly 15,000 athletes participated in Gay Games V in Amsterdam in August 1998 and almost that many in remote Sydney australia in November 2002. The following pages are my attempt to assemble an accurate history of founder Tom Waddell's dream.