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Gold For Gay Phuket

The island’s very own gay volleyball team has returned from the Straits Games basking in the glory of a gold medal won in the regional gay games.

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19th October 2011 06:06

Alessia Valenza

The Straits Games started out as a friendly sports gathering in 2002 between gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities from Singapore and Malaysia, then spread to other Asian countriesincluding Thailand, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Taiwan, China and Japan.

The aim of the annual event is to foster friendship, promote a healthy lifestyle and raise awareness of HIV/Aids.

Apart from volleyball the Games include swimming, tennis, squash, badminton and bowling competitions. Thailand will host the next games.