Uncle Donald”s Castro Street
Uncle Donald’s Castro Street was an individual initiative featuring information about each Gay Games. This web site was not created by the Federation of Gay Games, but is a fantastic resource of the Gay Games history. The FGG does not guarantee all of the content, but we are delighted that the owner has given this content to the Gay Games to share with the world and preserve it for the future. We think you will enjoy this.
(Castro Street is of course the famous street in the original gay neighborhood in San Francisco, the birthplace of the Gay Games.)
Find the website HERE.
Archives and exhibitions
The official archives of the Federation of Gay Games are held by the James C. Hormel Gay and Lesbian Center at the San Francisco Public Library. Website HERE.
Stonewall National Museum travelling exhibition “Playing Around”
EGLSF travelling exhibition “Against the Rules”
To be completed.
Films, video, television
United Kingdom, 1994 / 1 hour 28 minutes
Cast: Charlotte Avery, Sabra Williams, James Dreyfuss, Claire Higgins, Guy Williams
Director: Fiona Cunningham Reid / Producer: Fiona Cunningham Reid : Screenplay: Geraldine Sherman and Fiona Cunningham Reid
Steffi (Sabra Williams) has enrolled as a pairs skater in the 4th Gay Games in New York (“It’s our version of the Olympics, only bigger and more disorganized”). There’s a problem, though: at the last moment, the other member of her same-sex duo has backed out. Now, in order to participate, she has to find a new partner, but candidates aren’t lining up, and time is getting short. As a last resort, she approaches Natalie (Charlotte Avery), a supposedly-straight young woman who has more love of the sport than talent in it. As the two cram months of practice into weeks, a friendship — and perhaps more — develops.To be completed.
Gay Games content: Plenty of scenes from opening ceremony, the figure skating competition, and the Pride Parade with the world’s longest rainbow flag. Cameo by Sir Ian McKellen.