(BRA) Tifanny Joins Political Party, Contemplates Running For Congress

  0 Liam Smith | April 12th, 2018 | Brazilian League, Brazilian Volleyball, International Volleyball, News, Pro Indoor, South American Volleyball



Tifanny Abreu made volleyball history when she became the first trans female to play in Brazil’s Superliga. Since then, she broke the competition’s single game scoring record, and has dominated the league’s offensive statistics. Such performances has drawn the ire of many teams, players, and fans, who have asked the Brazilian Volleyball Federation (CBV) to find a “solution” to the situation. Although CBV has not yet taken any action on the matter, as it will probably wait for FIVB’s future decisions, clubs have taken action by agreeing to tag Tifanny with a maximum score in Superliga’s parity system for next season, one of only two players who are not Olympic gold medalists, but yet were singled out with the distinction. She has recently extended her contract with Bauru for next season.


Brazilian newspaper Estadão has published that Tifanny officialized her ties to Brazil’s MDB political party on the last possible day for 2018 candidature hopefuls. She is now studying the possibility of running for congress. Tifanny has said in the past that she hopes to be a voice for trans people, which probably motivated this decision.

MDB is the largest political party in Brazil, with over 2 million affiliates. It is considered a centrist party. Brazil’s current president, Michel Temer, is from MDB, and has his presidency disaproved by over 70% of the Brazilian population, as allegations of corruption has followed his ever since he took office after Dilma Roussef’s impeachment.

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