Fired up for Snow

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Fired up for Snow was a web site campaign run from 2000 to 2003 to rally support for a Gay Winter Games. The web site attracted over 200,000 unique visitors during its lifetime and was a member of the EGLSF. It was designed and created by Jonathan Harbourne, after he attended the first three European Gay Ski Weeks. The web site won The Good Web Guide badge in 2002. The site was publicised using postcards and boxes of free match-books (‘fire’) that were given to gay pubs (when smoking was still permitted in bars).

It was reported that the Federation of Gay Games (FGG) was considering organising a Gay Winter Games, but abandoned the idea when they had the split over the Montreal Gay Games, and the formation of the World OutGames. Jonathan subsequently chaired the London bid for the Gay Games in 2018.

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