Cleveland Developing Registry of LGBT Businesses

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland is developing a business registry in time for the 2014 Gay Games that will list businesses owned by members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer (http://bit.ly/1ry2nqA) reports the city's Office of Equal Opportunity is developing the registry. Members of the public wanting to do business with LGBT-owned enterprises will be able to find them through the registry. The equal opportunity office is collaborating on the registry with Plexus, Cleveland's LGBT chamber of commerce.

The Gay Games set begin in the area on August 9 will continue for a week. Athletes will compete in sports including swimming and diving, track and field, wrestling and volleyball.

More than 9,000 competitors from around the world are expected to attend with 20,000 guests, performers, spectators and volunteers.


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