Whether you’re an athlete or spectator, head to Cleveland from August 8-14 for what is sure to be the sporty blowout event of the year. Register for Gay Games 9 to participate in one of the many activities. Whether you’re a runner or bowler, there are over 35 different sporting events to get involved with. Don’t play a sport, that’s OK too. Cultural activities, like choir performances entertain the crowd throughout the week, and an Opening Night Ceremony will include performances by Lance Bass, The Pointer Sister, and Andrew McArdle. Don’t forget to spend time getting to know Cleveland/Akron, a cultural Renaissance is bringing new life to this Rust Belt state.