The Israeli city of Tel Aviv has begun recruiting gay hunksjocks athletes to compete in World Outgames 2009, which will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark, next summer and which will feature 38 different sporting events. (Of course, the only ones worth mentioning are beach volleyball, diving, and wrestling -- I would list more, but I don't think any other sports involve shirtlessness or men grappling each other.) Organizers aim to assemble a team of 30 men and women, the first of its kind in the country.
But Tel Aviv is not quick to let sports eclipse everything -- which means...party!
In addition to competing in sporting events, Tel Aviv will also be hosting an "OutCity programme" on the beach in Copenhagen featuring Israeli music concerts, modern dance performances, and "chillout parties featuring top DJs from Tel Aviv's vibrant nightlife scene."
I don't know about you, but, whenever I think of Israel, I think of hot Israelis. And whenever I think of hot Israelis, I think of the gays-in-the-military movie, Yossi & Jagger. The image of hunky Israeli soldiers making sweet love in the show is not easy to shake.
By the way, did you know that gays can serve openly in the military in Israel? When will America finally catch up to the two dozen nations that allow gays some semblance of respect, at least when it comes to military service?