history & culture
KQED June 2003
lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender pride
Gene Dermody
2003 LGBT Local Heroes:
Gene Dermody
Gene Dermody's history of community service includes positions as the president of the Federation of Gay
Games and wrestling coordinator for the Sydney 2002 Gay Games. He has been an organizer, coach, and
medalist in every Gay Games since 1982. Currently, he is one of the Federation's contract negotiators for
the Montreal 2006 Gay Games and the Federation's technical advisor. He has written a history of the Gay
games movement, which was published in the anthology "Out in the Castro: Desire, Promise and
Activism". Dermody was a high school chemistry and physics teacher and head wrestling coach for 13 years
in northern New Jersey. He has been a systems programmer with INDUS International of San Francisco for
the past 10 years. Dermody graduated from NYU and Montclair State University in New Jersey.
LGBT Local Heroes 2003
Brian Cheu
S.F. Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community Center
Gene Dermody
Bay Area Sports Organizing Committee
Golden Gate Wrestling Club
Federation of Gay Games
Out in the Castro: Desire, Promise, Activism
Terry Person Harris
Community United Against Violence
Shana Naomi Krochmal

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