The Final Score
Sports Complex: 1996-2006

Gay Games come full circle
A 2007 article, penned by my Bay Area Reporter replacement, Roger Brigham, in which, after ten years, I was honored for my ten years of sports journalism.


Roll Bounce
Author's Obsession with Roller Derby

Climb Every Mountain
Exploring the Wilderness

Through the Fire
Firefighter/Powerlifter Seeks World Record

Pro Mos
Real Gay Wrestlers, Surreal Sport

The Wave
Tsunami swimmers at the Games


Billie Jean King acknowledges the crowd at the August 28 at the U.S. Open in New York City. (Photo: Susan Mullane/Camerawork USA)

Lifetime Achiever
Billie Jean King Honored
Tennis Legend at GLBT Historical Society Gala

Castro Rockdogs Win Gold at Gay Games VII

Dancing With the Stars
Oakland Ballroom Games Medalists

The Fast Lane
Dutch Olympic Swimmer Johan Kenkhuis

Way Cool
Olympic, Gay Games, Outgames
Skaters in 'One Hit Wonder'



Cyndi Lauper at Gay Games VII's closing ceremonies. (photo: Jim Provenzano)

Outgames a Go
All About Yves:
Montreal Goes Its Own Way
Letters about this article

Gay Games VII a Success
Chicago's Sunny Finish

Lucky VII
Gay Games Heats Up Chicago



A kissing couple at Gay Games II in 1986 (photo: Mick Hicks)

Gay Games VII
From Vision to Inheritance

Waddell Cup Nominees and Games Founders

Family Affair
Partners and Parents Participate in the Games

Serving Out
Leigh-Ann Naidoo's Volleyball as Activism

Selling 'Out'
Product-Placing LGBT Jocks

Seven athletes heading to Chicago at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, where the opening and closing ceremonies for Gay Games I and Gay Games II were held. (photo: Rick Gerharter)

Gay Games Past & Present
Special Pride issue pre-Gay Games articles:

The Life Aquatic - Tsunami Swimming

Setting Goals - Tsunami Polo

Freewheeling - Cycling

On the Road Again - Mountain Biking / Triathlon

Outfield of Dreams - Softball

Flex Appeal - Physique

The Warrior's Dance - Wrestling

On Track - SF Track & Field


Wheels on Fire
Olympic Cyclists
Judith Arndt & Petra Rossner

Going the Distance
Athletes' Yellow Brick Road to the Games

Figure Skaters Forced from Berkeley Rink
UPDATE Rink Suit Settled

Visualizing Success
Olympic Diver Greg Louganis
Co-Hosts Night of 100 Champions

Parting the Waters
Gay Games' Suburban Rowing Row

Bad Behavior
Is Unsportsmanlike Conduct a Straight Thing?

Sail On
Chicago-bound Crews;
Couple Sails Around the World


Olympic Alternate Skeleton
Racer Courtney Yamada

Speed Racer
Skeleton Champ Courtney Yamada

Tough Enough
Women's Rugby Puts Sport First

Touchdown Tomes
Three New Football Books

Western Skies
Wyoming Athletes Beyond Brokeback


Matthew Cusick performing with Anti-Gravity at a 2004 Broadway Bares benefit. (photo: John Giddings)

Show Time
The Pageantry and Controversy
of Opening Ceremonies
Gymnast Matthew Cusick will perform with Anti-Gravity at Gay Games VII. OutGames has Cirque du Soleil, which fired him in 2003.

SF Track & Field's Pride Meet
July 7, 2007
Photo Album HERE.

Jim Provenzano


Author of the novels PINS,
Monkey Suits, Cyclizen
the stage adaptation of PINS
the audiobook of PINS,
the Lambda Literary Award winner
Every Time I Think of You
and its Lammy Finalist sequel
Message of Love,
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at the
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Yeah, I'm that gay wrestling novel guy.

Hungarian Olympic Wrestler
Banned for Porn Past

Gergo Szabo's adult video work
as Sergio Foster cost him a chance
in Athens (More about Gergo Szabo)

Athens Olympics
Week One - Week Two

Fun With Oz Slang

The Sydney Dream

Olympics 2002: Mormania!

Aussie jocks at 2000 Olympics

Gay Sports Books

Wheels of Fortune: AIDS Rides (1999)


IGLA 2003


Diving & Swimming

Water Polo

IGLA 1999

Aquamania 2002


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