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Gay Games return to Phuket

PHUKET: The Straits Games (TSG) will return to Phuket this year, offering a chance for gay groups from around Asia to compete in various sports and social events from October 12 to 14.

Tuesday 17 January 2012, 03:32PM

The games are an annual event first initiated by the Malaysia’s Leadership Programme for Gays (LPG) and Singapore’s Men-After-Work (MAW).

Over the years is has generated interest from countries around Asia. This year, the 11th anniversary of the TSG, will be hosted by the PLU (People Like Us) Club, and will be organised by volunteers Vickky Sitthiwetch, Daniel See and Voravut Jangjai.

The organisers say it promises to be “a very exciting event with many of our friends from Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Japan, the Philippines and China participating”.

It is the third time Phuket will host the games, having staged it previously in 2006 and 2007.

Participants will compete in a range of sports, including volleyball, bowls, badminton, squash and swimming.

The Games are open to both Thais and foreigners, and anyone interested in competing should contact Vickky on: 084 848 7963, or E:



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