President Obama Makes Gay Games Appearance

8.11.2014

By Alex Panisch

The POTUS welcomed participants and spectators on Saturday

This past Saturday marked the opening of the 9th annual Gay Games and to help kick off the competition, President Obama made a video welcoming address.

“It’s remarkable to see the games thrive over the years.” said Obama. “We’ve come a long way in our commitment to the equal rights of LGBT people here and around the world,”

Speaking to athletes from around the globe, the president remarked, “And I know some of you come from places where it requires courage, even defiance, to come out, and sometimes at great personal risk.”

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