Team DC is the association of LGBT and LGBT-friendly sports clubs in the greater Washington, DC metropolitan area.  We also welcome individuals who are gearing up for national and international competitions such as the Gay Games.

Learn more about the teams and organizations by visiting their Web sites through the links below and consider joining one today! If you cannot find the specific sport you are looking for, please contact Brent Minor, Executive Director, at

If your team/club would like to join Team DC, please contact Team DC Vice-President and Sports Council Chair, Randy Meck at

Adventuring/Hiking Basketball
Biking-Recreational Billiards (Pool)
Bocce Bowling
Cheer Cycling
Darts Dancing (Square, Country Western Line)
Dodgeball Football (Flag, Tackle)
Golf Ice Hockey
Kickball Music Ensembles
Orienteering Racquetball
Rock Climbing Roller Derby
Rowing/Crew Rugby Football
Running/Jogging/Walking Sailing
Scuba Diving Skiing/Snowboarding
Soccer (Association Football) Softball
Swimming Tennis
Triathlon Ultimate Frisbee
Volleyball Water Polo



adventuringAdventuring is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization whose mission is to encourage participation in non-competitive and recreational outdoor activities such as Hiking, Biking (Recreational)Camping, Backpacking and other activities such as cabin trips; skydiving; rafting, sailing and canoeing; skiing and ice skating, etc.. Trips, tours and events are open to anyone who enjoys the experience of the outdoors. 

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SENTINELS_logoThe DC Sentinels provides a meeting place for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) basketball athletes. They foster an environment in which basketball is a fun and exciting  means of fellowship for individuals and strive to promote excellence, integrity, and  good sporting conduct. The Sentinels believe basketball can be used as a tool to create lasting relationships between people from all walks of life.mission is to promote and provide a social forum for golf camaraderie for the LGBT Community regardless of faith, ethnicity, gender, race, age or ability.  They help organize regular golf outings for players of all skill levels throughout DC/VA/MD area.  

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Cheer DC is an all volunteer Cheer Squad, committed to raising funds, awareness and spirit in the GLBT community and beyond. Our team focuses on supporting DC’s gay community, cheering for various GLBT sports teams in the area, and participating in Pride and other community events.

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Biking (Recreational)

outridersThe OutRiders is a metro DC cycling group founded in 2013 for the LGBTQ community and their allies.  They sponsor rides in DC, Virginia and Maryland that range from weekend trips of 25 to 60 miles to casual short after-work bike rides. They also participate as a group in centuries and other regional cycling events.  All levels welcome!

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Billiards (Pool)

Stonewall Billiards is a recreational sports league for pool players of all levels.  Whether you are picking up a pool stick for the first time or are notoriously known as the neighborhood pool shark, our mission is to provide an inclusive and fun billiards league with a philanthropic heart.  Players will have the opportunity to learn the game and  show of their skills if desired.  Each season will crown a team tournament champion, as well as the top doubles pair and individual champion.   Contact and like us on Facebook for up to date information about the league, which will operate during summer and winter.

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Bocce is also known as Lawn Bowling and is easy enough for any age or skill level.  Stonewall Bocce offers competitive, yet fun 8 week leagues throughout the year and all equipment is provided.  They play on Thursday nights in Logan Circle starting at 6:30 PM and then head over to their Host Bar, Nellie’s, afterwards.   Be sure to sign up for a team quickly as it will sell out…Bocce is very popular because it is so much fun!

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Capital Area Rainbowlers Association / www.carabowling.orgThe Capital Area Rainbowlers Association (CARA) is a member-supported organization composed of gay and lesbian bowling leagues in the metropolitan Washington, DC area. CARA is composed of more than 600 bowlers on 12 leagues in DC, Maryland and Virginia.  All skill levels are welcome!

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Cycling (Competitive)

Bike-Rack-DC-Events-Group-Bike-Rides-450x360Team DC Velo is a competitive cycling team for the GLBT community. They train and race together throughout the year and are sponsored by The Bike Rack. For more information contact

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lambdalinksLambda Link’s mission is to promote and provide a social forum for golf camaraderie for the LGBT Community regardless of faith, ethnicity, gender, race, age or ability.  They help organize regular golf outings for players of all skill levels throughout DC/VA/MD area.  

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Rogue Darts (formerly Stonewall Darts) is a fun, socially-minded, LGBTQI & Ally, non-profit, steel-tip dart league that strives to better our communities through volunteer efforts and raising funds for local non-profit organizations. Our vision is to have fun, cherish friendships, meet new people, and to be engaged with and committed to bettering our community while championing the sport of darts. Rogue Darts plays each Thursday night during the winter and summer seasons at Cobalt. Be sure to heck out our spring and fall season sister league, Tuesday Night Flights, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! #GoRogue #RogueDarts

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Tuesday Night Flights is a smaller dart league managed by Rogue Darts. Games are held each Tuesday at Nellie’s Sports Bar during the spring and fall seasons. Our mission and vision is the same as Rogue, but Tuesday Night Flights is a smaller, more intimate and casual atmosphere for those members who wish to continue their love of the game throughout the year. Be sure to check out our winter and summer season sister league, Rogue Darts and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! #TNF #RogueDarts

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Lambda SquaresDC Lambda Squares is a lesbian and gay-inclusive square dance club serving the Washington, DC metropolitan area. The club provides opportunities for members, visitors, and guests to dance in non-traditional roles and a comfortable environment for socializing around square dancing activities. The club fosters relationships with other square dancing clubs and organizations and with social, educational, and charitable organizations within the LGBT communities.DC RawhidesSame-sex country western dancing is a long-standing tradition in the DC area – and the DC Rawhides are committed to ensuring that tradition lives on. Their goal is to promote country western dancing among the LGBT community by teaching and holding dances. Thanks to their partnership with Town Danceboutique, the DC Rawhides host their country western line dance – Town & Country – every other Saturday. Lesson starts at 7:00. Open dancing begins at 8:00 and goes until 10:30. $5 cover includes lesson and open dancing. Come and dance or come and watch. Everyone 21 and older is welcome.


StonewallDodgeballStonewall Dodgeball is a new DC-based, adult, recreational sports league that operates as a non-profit to promote an active lifestyle, local community engagement, and a safe space for the LGBT and Allied community to play sports.

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DCGFFL-2015The DC Gay Flag Football League (DCGFFL) started in the mid 90’s and has grown into one of the top flag football leagues in the United States with 20 teams and over 300 players.  They offer a Spring and Fall season as well as travel to tournaments throughout the United States.  Their motto is “Get Off the Bench and Get in the Game!”  Space is very limited, so we encourage that you attend their fundraisers and other social events to meet the teams and get involved.

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Washington Prodigy / www.washingtonprodigy.comWashington Prodigy Women’s Football
Non-profit sports organization offering women an opportunity to learn and play tackle football.

Ice Hockey

dcnationalslogoThe DC Nationals Hockey Club is an organization based in the Washington DC area made up of gay or gay-friendly men and women with an interest in ice hockey.

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Music Ensembles

dcddD.C.’s Different Drummers started in 1980 with 7 musicians who got together in an apartment in DC to play through some books of college fight songs. Today our membership is over 150 people with ensembles that cover classical, jazz, contemporary, and marching music. Most of our ensembles are non-audition. Many of our members hadn’t picked up an instrument in decades, so everyone is encouraged to join.

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Quantico Orienteering ClubOrienteering is an outdoor sport in which participants use a topographic map and compass to navigate to a series of checkpoints. Quantico Orienteering Club hosts orienteering events at venues throughout the Washington, D.C. metro area and surrounding counties. Events are designed to accommodate everyone, from beginners with no experience, to skilled competitive athletes, and welcome all races, genders, and sexual orientations. Free beginner’s instruction is available at all events, and participants can walk or run, solo or in groups. If you love exploring the great outdoors, while being challenged physically and mentally, try orienteering. You’ll be hooked for life!

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DC KickballDCKickball is a league that is split into multiple divisions, which play their games at a particular field and on certain day(s) of the week. Each division is then made up of 8-16 teams and is run by a Board, which is comprised of players from that division.stonewall_kickballStonewall Kickball is an LGBTQ & Ally community-based, non-profit sports league that strives to raise funds for local non-profit organizations. Our league values each player for who they are and what they bring to the league’s community.

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SplatsThe Capital Splats is a group for LGBT & allies racquetball players in the Washington, DC, metro area. The group organizes regular meet-ups for racquetball players of all skill levels. Members can use the group as a forum to set up matches and occasional social gatherings. Whether you are a novice or expert player, please feel welcome to join! You can also learn about opportunities to play in other local leagues and official US Racquetball Association-sanctioned tournaments in the area.  Membership in the Capital Splats is free, so please join by going to their Facebook page or by contacting Mark Storey at

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Rock Climbing

dcrjlogo Capital Climbers is an LGBTQIA group that’s geared towards providing a casual, social environment for anyone interested in Rock Climbing. Indoor or Outdoor meeting places are dependent on availability and the season. Whether you’re just looking for a fun way to stay in shape, or would like to develop better climbing technique and skills, activities with Capital Climbers will provide a fun atmosphere with old and new friends to challenge your body and mind.

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Stonewall Climbing DC An LGBT & Ally community-based, non-profit based climbing league that strives to raise funds for local non-profits through organized sport. Stay active with them on social media:

Twitter: @stonewallclimb

Instagram: @stonewallclimb

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Roller Derby

DCRG_LogoThe DC Rollergirls is a 501(c)(3) volunteer-run non-profit. We are proud members of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association, the national governing body for women’s amateur flat track roller derby.
DC Rollergirls is committed to promoting athleticism, the physical and mental strength of its members and associates, and the independence of its athletes.

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DC StrokesThe DC Strokes Rowing Club (DCSRC) is committed to bridging gaps between communities by building an inclusive environment, fostering personal growth and promoting the true spirit of sportsmanship. DCSRC programs offer opportunities for rowers of all experience levels regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation or income. They offer morning or evening workouts and even have a “Learn to Row” program for the person just learning the sport.  DCSRC is one of only two dedicated, independent GLBT rowing clubs in the world.

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The Washington Renegades fields teams in both the Division III and IV rugby union football club, a member of the Potomac Rugby Union and USA Rugby. They provide a solid rugby and social experience for both seasoned players and newcomers to the sport. All are welcome to play for the Renegades. We are a diverse mix of people from the DC metropolitan area welcoming players regardless of sexual orientation, race, ethnicity or income. New recruits are always welcome, no experience required. We’ll teach you everything you need to know! ScandalsThe Washington Scandals Rugby Club are a gay men’s rugby club, founded in 2013.  They offer competitive play for new and skilled players.  Learn more about their upcoming season and connect with other players on their Facebook page.
FuriesThe DC Furies Women’s Rugby Team was founded in 1978 and play at the most competitive level of Women’s Club Rugby and participates in the Women’s Premiere League (WPL).  The Furies play in local, national and international matches and host the annual Ruggerfest each Spring, one of the most popular tournaments in women’s club rugby.bee1The Maryland Stingers Women’s Rugby Team is a Division 2 team based in College Park, Maryland.  They focus on competitive play, teamwork and having fun.  If you are a seasoned rugby player or would just like to learn more about the game, there is a place for you here!

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DC Front Runners / www.dcfrontrunners.orgThe DC Front Runners was founded in 1981 and is a running, walking and social club for gay people and friends in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Membership is open to all people regardless of race, pace, age, gender, sexual orientation, or athletic ability. Visitors to the DC area are welcome to join their runs or walks.  Their most popular gathering is on Saturday mornings for runners and walkers alike!

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spinnakerslogoThe Rainbow Spinnakers Sailing Club is a diverse group of sailing enthusiasts located in Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia, and the Chesapeake Bay area who sail on the Potomac River, the Chesapeake Bay, and even sailing trips to the Caribbean and other great places. Rainbow Spinnakers is a non-profit organization that provides the LGBT community opportunities to develop sailing skills and promote the community of sailing.  Whether you have your own boat or not and whether you are a novice or a seasoned Captain, all are welcome!

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Scuba Diving

image001Lambda Divers is a nonprofit, social organization dedicated to promoting scuba diving in the LGBT Community.  In addition to sharing information about certification, they are a great resource to learn about upcoming scuba trips and occasionally are able to coordinate trips.  Previous trips have included Australia, the Caribbean and Mexico.

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skibumslogo_1Ski Bums hosts social events and group trips for LGBT skiers and snowboarders to ski resorts all over the world. Skiers and boarders of all skill levels are welcome, from total newbies to seasoned pros. You can choose from dozens of trips each year to local hills and resorts in Colorado, Utah, California, Wyoming, Vermont, Europe and South America. Come join the cool, laid-back and outdoorsy skiers and boarders of Ski Bums!

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FTSC badge smallFederal Triangles Soccer Club (FTSC) is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes to promote the growth of soccer and foster a sense of community for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and GLBT-friendly players. We pursuethese goals by providing a venue for the play of soccer where we encourage players at all levels to participate and improve their skills through club-sponsored clinics, workshops and lessons.

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CAPSThe Chesapeake and Potomac Softball League (CAPS) was founded in 1983 to establish a friendly place for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered (GLBT) people in the greater Washington/Baltimore metropolitan area to go to play softball, learn and/or enhance softball skills and meet new people.

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dcac-logoDCAC is a high-energy swim team and social club whose mission is to promote competitive and fitness swimming for lesbians & gays and their friends in a team-oriented, professionally-coached setting. Established in 1988, DCAC is dedicated to promoting the sport of swimming. All swimmers, regardless of sexual orientation, sex, race, color, religion, age, or national origin are invited and welcome to join. With close to 150 swimmers, DCAC ranks as one of the largest USMS teams in the Potomac Valley region, is one of the largest 50 teams in the U.S., and is one of the largest (primarily, but not exclusively) gay and lesbian teams in the world.

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CTAThe Capital Tennis Association was formed in 1994 as a not- for-profit organization with the primary purpose of coordinating and promoting the sport of tennis within the Washington DC metropolitan gay and lesbian community. CTA provides casual and organized tennis programs—a terrific way to compete and socialize in a supportive atmosphere with other sports enthusiasts.

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trioutlogoTriOut is an affiliate triathlon team of the DC Triathlon Club that provides its gay, lesbian, and transgender triathlete club members, and their friends, a comfortable team atmosphere for training, racing and socializing in the Washington, DC metro area.

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Ultimate Frisbee

Ultimate Out is DC’s only coed gay-friendly Ultimate Frisbee team. E-mail us to join the team at We generally play in connection with the Washington Area Flying Disc Club ( in recreational league divisions. New and beginning players are always welcome.

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DC Pride Volleyball League (DCPVL) is an inclusive organization that offers opportunities to play volleyball for the LGBT community and our straight allies in the Washington DC metropolitan area. DCPVL is committed to promoting and providing a competitive and social environment for individuals to improve volleyball skills, while maintaining integrity and good sporting conduct. Along with league and open gym play, DCPVL hosts a North American Gay Volleyball Association (NAGVA) tournament over the Thanksgiving weekend. Email with questions and to be added to the email list.

CharmVBCharm City Volleyball is a gay and lesbian volleyball organization serving Baltimore and DC.  Its mission is to promote the great sport of volleyball by conducting weekly social and competitive volleyball events and skills clinics. Additionally, they host an annual North American Gay Volleyball Association (NAGVA) Tournament. They embrace anyone who looks to participate in the great sport of volleyball.

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Water Polo

wetskinsFounded in 1985, the Washington Wetskins is the longest continuously operating water polo team in the U.S. to openly welcome individuals who identify as gay, straight or bisexual. The team welcomes both men and women with a goal of learning, improving and excelling in the sport of water polo with no specific political agenda, other than tolerance and inclusion.  Join them on Facebook!

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