OutGames Miami under fire from athletes as key events are cancelled.
The World OutGames Miami is in turmoil last night as a last-minute announcement after athletes and volunteers, as well as fans, were told that 90% of all games as well as opening and closing ceremonies were to be cancelled.
Shocked fans and Athletes had travelled from around the globe to attend the event which happens every two years to coincide with the Gay Games in alternative years.
It has been labelled a “shambles” and “utterly chaotic” by professional athletes who take part in the games, who did not know if they were even allowed to compete in the 10-day event.
City of Miami Beach Government stepped in, however, to save the event if not to save the popular destination from a tarnished reputation.
The games are currently being probed by the Miami Dade County State Attorney for the fraudulent handling of money.
In the midst of this travesty, the LGBT community is starting to rise together. Another Facebook site, Miami World OUTGAMES Alternative has risen to band the athletes together, to create events among themselves.