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Gay and lesbian athletes compete at Gay Games VII A documentary project about the same-sex ballroom dancing, or Dancesport, culture of competitions held throughout the United States and Europe.

****EMBARGO: NOT FOR PUBLICATION IN THE ADVOCATE, CURVE, GONYC OR OUT MAGAZINES..Lesbian ballroom dancers Roke Noir, left, of Oakland, California, and Marguerite Talley, of Berkeley, California, right, compete during the Dancesport ballroom dancing competition at the Hilton Hotel and Towers in downtown Chicago during Gay Games VII on July 20, 2006. ..Over 12,000 gay and lesbian athletes from 60 countries are in Chicago competing in 30 sports during the Games from July 15 through 22, 2006. ..Over 50,000 athletes have competed in the quadrennial Games since they were founded by Dr. Tom Wadell, a 1968 Olympic decathlete, and a group of friends in San Francisco in 1982, with the goal of using athletics to promote community building and social change. ..The Gay Games resemble the Olympics in structure, but the spirit is one of inclusion, rather than exclusivity. There are no qualifying events or minimum or maximum requirements...The Games have been held in Vancouver (1990), New York (1994), Amsterdam (1998), and Sydney (2002). .

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2006-2007 Same-Sex Ballroom
****EMBARGO: NOT FOR PUBLICATION IN THE ADVOCATE, CURVE, GONYC OR OUT MAGAZINES..Lesbian ballroom dancers Roke Noir, left, of Oakland, California, and Marguerite Talley, of Berkeley, California, right, compete during the Dancesport ballroom dancing competition at the Hilton Hotel and Towers in downtown Chicago during Gay Games VII on July 20, 2006. ..Over 12,000 gay and lesbian athletes from 60 countries are in Chicago competing in 30 sports during the Games from July 15 through 22, 2006. ..Over 50,000 athletes have competed in the quadrennial Games since they were founded by Dr. Tom Wadell, a 1968 Olympic decathlete, and a group of friends in San Francisco in 1982, with the goal of using athletics to promote community building and social change. ..The Gay Games resemble the Olympics in structure, but the spirit is one of inclusion, rather than exclusivity. There are no qualifying events or minimum or maximum requirements...The Games have been held in Vancouver (1990), New York (1994), Amsterdam (1998), and Sydney (2002). .