One of the best things about 2014 was being a part of something that was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity such as Gay Games 9. Being able to meet so many different people from not only different parts of the U.S. but also the world was incredible. One of the most remarkable things about Gay Games 9 was the Russian delegation. That group had such courage to come represent the LGBT community at time when their own leader has passed laws against them.
Cheerleader routine during Gay Games 9 opening ceremony at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio on August 9, 2014