San Francisco, CA
United States
584 Castro Street Gay Games Memorial Quilt since 4 August 1990
International Rainbow Memorial Run for Cleveland+Akron
Members of San Francisco Track and Field Club braved the stormy weather to support the Rainbow Run coordinated by San Francisco Frontrunners. We met at Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park and ran to the Kezar Stadium with a brief stop at AIDS Memorial for a moment of silence. The rainbow flag was carried and followed by six flags of each rainbow color to Kezar Stadium. At Kezar stadium, we were greeted by Brent Earle of the American Run for the end of AIDS (AREA) and representative from Federation of Gay Games and Team San Francisco. After Brent’s passionate speech about history of Gay Games, the AIDS quilt was unrolled and Gay Games Anthem was sung. Supervisor Scott Wiener also spoke about and acknowledged our involvement in LGBT community in the Bay Area and support for LGBT equality in Russia and other parts of the world. While we were shivering in the cold with rather intimate showing from our club and Frontrunners, we felt that we contributed to Gay Games and made a mark in our history. Games opens six months from tomorrow.
Photo © San Francisco Track&Field

8 February 2014
San Francisco Track&Field, San Francisco