PHOTOS: Long Live the Gay Games!

The closet door is opening in professional athletics. Do we still need our own sporting events?

BY Cyd Zeigler

May 09 2014 3:00 AM ET

Gabriel Caldwell of Team Los Angeles celebrates winning the men's 4 x 400-meter relay November 6, 2002, during the Sydney Gay Games at the Homebush Athletics Centre.

An aerial shot of a wrestling competition June 20, 1994, during the Gay Games at New York University.

Participants in the 2002 Australian Gay Games celebrate their personal best and sport their medals during a photo call on the Sydney Opera House's steps with the harbor as a background.