Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Chile: Mexican team wins international gay volleyball tournament

There is a perfectly nice article in today's Mexican news daily Milenio about a gay volleyball team from Mexico winning what they call the First International LGBT Volleyball Tournament this past weekend in Santiago, Chile ("Mexico wins international volleyball tournament for homosexuals").

To win the championship, the Mexican Union team beat others from Colombia, Chile and Peru. A second Mexican team, Traks, came in third.

"We are very happy with the quality of this event and for each and everyone of the players," said a member of the winning team, "we hope to be the hosts next year."

The event was organized by the Chilean Gay Volleyball Association and sposnored by the National Institute of Chilean Sports, the Chilean Volleyball Federation and the Chilean Integration and Liberation Movement.

All very nice and dandy and good of Milenio to cover it. But someone should tell the person loading images at the Milenio site that gays would rather not be called putarrones (loosely translated as 'big fags').

The title they gave the image above? "Voli-putarrones" [at the Milenio link above, right-click on the image and download it to see the image name]. Oh well, at least the actual coverage didn't go there.

1 comment:

libhom said...

I'm glad that queer sports teams are found in more and more parts of the world.