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The Bid to host Gay Games XI is headed by Gay Games DC 2022 (GGDC2022). View our full Bid here.

Honorary Chairs

Billie Jean King

Billie Jean King

Eric Holder

Eric Holder

Paul Tagliabue

Paul Tagliabue

Executive Committee Officers

  • Brent Minor, Chair
  • Marvin Bowser, Co-Chair
  • Lynne Brown, Publisher, Washington Blade, Co-Chair
  • Clark Ray, Statewide Director of Athletics for the District of Columbia, Co-Chair

At Large Executive Committee Members

  • Lawrence Hamm, Destination DC
  • Theresa Belpulsi, Destination DC
  • Erik Moses, Events DC
  • Ryan Bos, Executive Director, Capital Pride
  • Christopher Dyer
  • Martin Espinoza, Co-Founder, Stonewall Sports
  • Kitty Harding, Edelman
  • Sheila Alexander-Reid, Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs (ex officio)
  • Andrea Reister, Covington & Burling (ex officio legal counsel)
  • Kim Winn

Steering Committee

  • Programs & Venues: Allie Hall, Assistant Athletic Director at the University of Maryland and Stephen Rutgers, Washington Blade (Co-Chairs)
  • Sports Captains (5): Gabriel Hernandez, Blake Rushin, Ken Lane, Scott Mackoul, JP Hooth
  • Culture: Justin Fyala, Executive Director, Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington; Dr. Thea Kano, Artistic Director, Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington
  • Ceremonies: Eric Schaeffer, Artistic Director of Signature Theater (Co-Chair)
  • Conference: Dr. Luke Jensen, Director, LGBT Equity Center, University of Maryland
  • Marketing: Kitty Harding, Edelman Worldwide / Bach Polakowski
  • Development: Andrew Rawls, Founder/Owner, Fiat Luxe Tours (Co-Chair)
  • Logistics: Kim Winn, Assistant Sergeant at Arms, United States Senate (retired)
  • Safety & Security: Vince Micone, Dept. of Homeland Security (Co-Chair)

Advisory Board

  • Patrick Nero, Athletic Director, George Washington University
  • Lisa Delpy Neirotti, Associate Professor of Sports Management, George Washington University
  • Bob Witeck, President, Witeck Communications
  • Heather Mizeur, former Member, Maryland House of Delegates
  • Chris Browne, Managing Director, Capital Sports Ventures
  • Jay Fisette, Member, Arlington County Board
  • David Mariner, Executive Director, The DC Center for the LGBT Community
  • Honorable Adam Ebbin, Virginia State Senate (30th District)
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