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About Us

The GGDen2030 committee has a singular mission: to bring the Federation of Gay Games to Denver, Colorado, USA in 2030.

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LGBTQ+ Community and Beyond

Our goal is to showcase Denver's vibrant LGBTQ+ sports scene, rich culture, and diverse arts, illustrating how the city can "Change the World" by hosting Gay Games XIII. Committed to advancing LGBTQ+ empowerment and unity, GGDen2030 aims to create a world where everyone, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, feels a profound sense of belonging and pride. We strive to foster inclusivity, break down barriers, and champion diversity through sports, cultural events, and community outreach.

Beyond the event, our vision extends to leaving a lasting legacy of acceptance, equality, and unity. We aspire to celebrate achievements, amplify voices, and promote understanding within the LGBTQ+ community and beyond. Join us in driving change, pushing boundaries to shape a future where love knows no bounds, and where the 2030 Gay Games in Denver become a symbol of resilience, and progress for the LGBTQ+ community and its allies. Together, let's build a world where everyone can play, compete, and thrive.

Proposed List of Featured Sports and Cultural Events
at Gay Games Denver 2030

Flag Football




Rock Climbing





Water Polo

Meet the Committee

The GGDen2030 Bid Committee builds on the success of the Denver 2022 Bid Committee, inheriting valuable experience, skills, resources, and local connections. Our empowering leadership team, representing diverse facets of Colorado’s LGBTQ+ community, has the autonomy to form dynamic teams. Guided by a dedicated Board of Directors, our committee takes a strategic approach to Sports and Culture Programming, LGBTQ+ and Community Outreach, Finance, Fundraising, Volunteerism, and Government Affairs. Our multigenerational force blends Baby Boomers, Gen X, and Millennials, fostering a dynamic environment and paving the way for LGBTQ+ leaders. Most members have firsthand experience with the transformative power of the Gay Games, ensuring our bid reflects the heart and soul of Denver's LGBTQ+ community. 

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Lance Husak

Co Chair
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Courtney von Bergen

Co Chair
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R. Tony Smith

Public Relations, Government
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Matthew Payne

Destination Support, Denver Sports Commission, VISIT DENVER
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Tami Tranter

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Eli Joren

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Keenan Kanaeholo


Embark on the journey towards inclusivity and empowerment with GGDen2030! 🏳️‍🌈 Together, let's make history and celebrate the spirit of unity, diversity, and progress. 🌈 Join us on this incredible adventure – follow, engage, and stay connected! #GGDen2030