Third World OUT Games Comes To A Close

Morris Chapdelaine
Authored by
Morris Chapdelaine

August 13, 2013
4:14 p.m.

The 3rd international World Out Games came to a glorious close this Sunday, August 11th.

On Saturday afternoon over 7,000 participants, fans, and Antwerp Gay Pride revelers filled the open-air venue at Waagnatie. There were speeches and awards, the passing of the flag to the next host city, Miami Beach, and then, dancing!

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The Vice Mayor of Antwerp. Philip Haylen, addresses the crowd.

 

 

 

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Scott and Hans prepare to do the GuySpy T-Shirt toss.

We had a thrilling time tossing out free T-shirts to the adoring crowd, and the site of hundreds of guys sporting our logo made it all the more worthwhile.

As a sponsor, GuySpy was able to take an active role in the community-based Rainbow Village, participate in cultural and political activities, and attend several of the colorful sporting events.

Our Rainbow/Russia Olympic sticker campaign was an enormous success, and the over 300 people who showed up for the Kiss-In at The Russian Embassy in Antwerp made the evening extremely moving.

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Russian athletes gather for a photo after the Kiss-In at the Russian Embassy in Antwerp.

Both Scott Bolton and I were blown away by the level of talent at each and every competition.

We had a particularly good time cheering on the sexy, swimsuit-clad water polo players and the fast and agile footballers (soccer teams for all you North American readers).

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Some members of team Toronto – Water Polo.

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Team Copenhagen stopped by to say hello!

 

But we were also taken aback by the beauty and poise of the same-sex ballroom dancers!

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The competition was intense!

To all the participants, fans, friends, lovers, and the people of Antwerp, thank-you for an amazing experience. To anyone who has never had the chance to attend an OUT Games, we’d like to encourage you to do so. You won’t regret it.

See you in Miami Beach in 2017.

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Scott and I enjoying some of Belgium’s finest brews.

Comments



Anonymous User
Rich (Guest)
6 years, 7 months ago

Wow that looks like so much fun! Looking good guys! 😀

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dude-1988 (Guest)
6 years, 7 months ago

Glad to have helped out hanging the posters with ya on the Pool Party. Also nice to talk to you in the Rainbow Villiage. As you can see, I made an account 😉

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Brandon