Aural Tapestry: Gay Games 1998

Amsterdam during the 1998 Gay Games (© Jeanne Menjoulet/Flickr)

In 1998, Amsterdam hosted the first Gay Games to be held outside of North America. The Games are open to gay and lesbian participants of all ages and are meant to bring LBGT people together from all over the world—not only through sports but also through culture. This prompted producer David Swatling to speak with the participants—the athletes as well as the musicians and artists—and ask the question: is there such a thing as “gay art”?

Produced and presented by David Swatling
Broadcast 1 August 1998