As sad as I am that the Olympics are not coming to NYC, I am equally as thrilled that London is the winning city. They surely deserve it. Our British LGBT counterparts also see this as a welcomed opportunity for the gay community.
Ivan Bussens, the LGBT ambassador for the 2012 bid said the win was vital for bringing people together. "The Olympics are a unique opportunity for the country and all communities in the capital. In the spirit of the Olympic movement, our win brings people together in friendship and will also inspire people for generations to come," he told Gay.com UK.