chapter  7
Transgendering sex and sport in the Gay Games
ByCAROLINE SYMONS, DENNIS HEMPHILL
Pages 20

The international Gay Games developed as an inclusive sport and cultural event engaging the communities of sexual minorities. This chapter examines the ‘queering’, especially the transgendering, of sex and sport, and its implications for Gay Games, especially the later games (New York, 1994; Amsterdam, 1998; Sydney, 2002). The challenge faced by organisers is development of policy that upholds the Games’ philosophy of diversity, participation and inclusiveness, while responding to need/interest in conducting events in line with the ethos of mainstream sport and the expectations of regulatory bodies and corporate sponsors. Such is the conundrum and promise of the Gay Games.