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Monday, May 23

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Blogger Andy Towle points out that next year's Gay Games, to be hosted here in Chicago, are already facing their share of political controversy. It seems the American Family Association is calling for its supporters to contact locally-based Kraft Foods and "tell them to pull their financial support." Given that the festival won't take place until next July, this could just be the beginning of the contentiousness. Meantime, the Games are hoping to boost early registration with parties this weekend at which attendees will save $25 on their fees. Interested? Get more information by phone (773/907-2006) or by e-mail (info[at]gaygameschicago[dot]org).
[Updated, a day later: Well, that sure didn't take long. This morning, the Illinois Familiy Institute introduced its "e-byte" service with the announcement that they aren't concerned about Kraft alone. Nope, they've got a bunch of axes to grind, namely with all of "the (non-homosexual) corporate sponsors ... for the Homosexuality 'Games.'"]

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