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#ILoveGay Today - Jason Peplinski: Sin City Classic Sports Festival

Episode Summary

#ILoveGay Today connects with Jason Peplinski, co-founder of the Sin City Classic Sports Festival, now the largest annual LGBTQ+ sporting event in the US, with over 10,000 athletes competing in 24 different sports. It is held every year in Las Vegas in January... this season it's January 12-15, 2023. They've come a long way since their first event in 2008, produced by GLASA, the organization that still operates the event to this day. They've added two new sports, pickleball and sand volleyball. They've also grown in corporate sponsorships, with Lexus and Tito's Vodka on board, and a host of additional partners featured on their website and exhibiting at their upcoming event as well. Additionally, the festival also announced that nominations are now open for the second annual Ken Scearce Leadership Award. The award was created in 2022 to honor the memory and legacy of Ken Scearce, the Executive Director of the festival who passed away in 2021.