Argentina to host Gay World Cup this weekend


21st, September 2007


gayworldcup.jpg Latin America will host the gay football world cup for the first time in the tournament’s 16-year history when the event kicks off this weekend in Buenos Aires. Twenty-eight teams, many representing cities in Europe, the United States, Australia and Latin America, as opposed to countries, will play in the International Gay and Lesbian Football Association’s (IGLFA) competition.
Buenos Aires is one of the most gay-friendly cities in South America and as a result, has become a gay tourism magnet and has also legalized gay civil unions. “The players approach it with a lot of enthusiasm and strength. We’ve been preparing for a year and we want to win,” said Nestor Gammella, trainer for one of the Argentine teams. Football federations elsewhere in the region have not been so supportive.

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  1. dp says:

    I think footballers are scared off because of what happened to Justin Fashanu. It would help, though, if someone came out, as it’s not like there aren’t gay professional footballers, if not gay football megastars.
    Btw, what’s with the security code?

  2. DanMCFC1986 says:

    Good to see youve covered this without resort to smutty remarks or daft innuendo.
    I hate the fact that my gay mates are almost automatically put off footy due to its hetro only image.
    As a Man City fan im well proud that we are the first officially gay friendly club.