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D.C. Area Hosts Gay Volleyball Tournament

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Ben de Guzman bumps the ball with some friends.
Rebecca Sheir
Ben de Guzman bumps the ball with some friends.

The Capitol Punishment Volleyball Invitational is back in the D.C. area, after a year's hiatus, with nearly 30 teams from gay communities up and down the East Coast.

D.C. started hosting the invitational in the 1980s, as a qualifier for the national championship sponsored by NAGVA, the North American Gay Volleyball Association.

Ben de Guzman, a volunteer at this weekend's tournament, says he's glad the regional event is back. "I think there was sort of a lull, but there's a lot of energy for the tournament now. We've got new blood."

"New blood," including Jack Fleming, who moved to D.C. three years ago and is organizing the event. "I've made some great friends," says Fleming. "And I feel so much more invested in the community now."

The Capitol Punishment Volleyball Invitational kicks off Saturday Nov. 28th, at the University of Maryland College Park.

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