Gay Arab Athletes Choose Canada Over US
I wonder if the athletes still live in those countries, or are expatriates. I imagine that if you live in the UAE, for example, it might be hard to return home after participating in a gay athletic event in a Western country. Something bad might happen to you.
The article also pointed out that Montréal's Outgames is much more international than Chicago's Gay Games, which will take place July 15-22. A quote:
[Chicago Games, Inc. Co-Vice Chair Tracy] Baim said it's not surprising the
Montreal games will be more international. "There's a lot of anti-American
sentiment and I don't blame the Europeans for that sentiment," she said. "There
are certain people that will never come to the United States while we have
George Bush in power."