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By Y.A. Teitelbaum

On and off the field, the International Gay Polo Tournament, hosted by the Gay Polo League in Wellington, keeps getting bigger and better, and the upcoming 10th anniversary celebration is maintaining that tradition.

Gay Polo League founder Chip McKenney plays in England. PHOTO BY ABI HANCOCK

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GPL founder Chip McKenney had a vision, and it has given way to something unique. This year’s four-day extravaganza is highlighted by the return of the festive “GPL Polotini Presents Wigstock!,” an over-the-top pre-party for a purpose on Friday, April 5 at the members-only Mallet Grill at International Polo Club Palm Beach, followed by tournament games featuring the coveted Senator’s Cup and the famed tailgate competition on Saturday, April 6 at IPC’s Isla Carroll field. “From the beginning, I dreamed that the GPL’s International Gay Polo Tournament would evolve into a destination event for LGBTQ polo players,” said McKenney, who has played every year since the event’s inception. “I believed the concept was unique and would be embraced by the LGBTQ community as

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April 2019 | ON THE COVER The 10th annual International Gay Polo Tournament will be held in Wellington April 4-7. Photo by Abi Hancock/The A...

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April 2019 | ON THE COVER The 10th annual International Gay Polo Tournament will be held in Wellington April 4-7. Photo by Abi Hancock/The A...