Monday, September 1, 2008

England wins World Cup (the gay one)

Stonewall Lions beat Argentinian side SAF Gay 5-0 in the final of the annual gay men's world championship here on Saturday.

Stonewall triumphed over the Seleccion Argentina de Futbol Gay at the Matchroom Stadium, home of the east London third-tier English League One side Leyton Orient.

The trophy was presented by former England midfielder Trevor Brooking. The tournament was organised by the International Gay and Lesbian Football Association.

Teams from Australia, Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Iceland, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, Scotland, Sweden and the United States registered to take part.

Stonewall -- who won the European gay football championship last month -- lost in the final of last year's championship, held in Buenos Aires, to Argentinian side Deportistas Argentinos Gays.

Peter Tatchell praised the championship as a challenge to football's homophobic reputation.

Stonewall FC

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