Singer and gay icon Taylor Dayne will
perform a new song to benefit Gay Games 2010 during the games'
opening ceremony next month in Germany, the Federation of Gay Games
Facing a Miracle was selected by
a team of jurors in search of an anthem for this year's games.
Dayne will publicly perform the song
for the first time on July 31 as the sports and cultural festival
“My gay audience and followers are
the most loyal and the most fun to perform for,” Dayne, a strong
gay rights ally, said.
Guido Westerwelle, Germany's
47-year-old openly gay foreign minister, will preside over the games'
opening ceremony at RheinEnergie Stadium. Westerwelle and his
42-year-old partner, event manager Michael Mronz, have been crowned
the nation's new “power couple” by the media.
The road to Gay Games 2010 officially
kicked off in February in San Francisco with the start of the
International Rainbow Memorial Run. In the run's first leg, New York
activist Brent Nicholson Earle carried a rainbow flag on a symbolic
run from the AIDS Memorial Grove located in San Francisco's Golden
Gate Park to Kezar Stadium, home of the first Gay Games in 1982.
The flag will travel around the globe
before reaching its final destination to lead the parade of athletes
during the Gay Games VIII's opening ceremonies.
Gay Games returns to the United States
in 2014, when Cleveland
will host the Olympic-style sporting event.
Sale proceeds from Facing a Miracle
on iTunes will benefit Gay Games 2010.
On the Net: Gay Games 2010 is at