After having taken place most recently in the attractive, culturally rich city of Cologne, Germany, the Gay Games IX
are next slated to take place in the steadily up-and-coming city of Cleveland, Ohio, as well as in nearby Akron. The dates for the 9th round of games are August 9 through August 16, 2014.
Keep in mind that each year in June, the city hosts the well-attended Cleveland Gay Pride.
Consult local gay papers, such as Gay People's Chronicle for details on GLBT Cleveland. And also have a look at the excellent GLBT travel site created by the Cleveland Convention & Visitors Bureau.