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Gay Games pioneer Jean-Nickolaus Tretter celebrated for preserving LGBTQ history

25 Jun 2023 19:35 | Douglas Litwin (Administrator)

Gay Games pioneer Jean-Nickolaus Tretter passed away at age 74 in December 2022. On 24 June 2023, a crowd celebrated Tretter's life on the first day of the Twin Cities Pride Festival in Minnesota, USA. Tretter was an organizer of the first Twin Cities Pride event in 1972, and was a major participant and organizer during Gay Games I and beyond. 

Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Studies - Wikipedia

Read more about the life of Jean-Nickolaus Tretter and his impact on the Gay Games HERE.

The Federation of Gay Games was represented at this event by Honorary Life Member Shamey Cramer of Los Angeles, CA.

This article was written by Jessie Van Berkel and appeared in the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

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