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 announced Friday.

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 gets underway.

“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.

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