The Chesapeake and Potomac Softball League (CAPS) was founded in 1983 to establish a friendly place for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered (G/L/B/T) people in the greater Washington/Baltimore metropolitan area to go to play softball, learn and/or enhance softball skills, and meet new people.
Adventuring is a not-for-profit, non-membership, all-volunteer organization serving the gay and lesbian community in the Washington, DC area since 1980. Their purpose is to encourage and publicize group outdoor activities. The group organizes several activities each month. Visit the website for additional information.
DC Front Runners 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 always welcome to join our runs or walks.
The Washington Wetskins is the longest continuously operating water polo team in the US to openly welcome individuals who identify as gay, straight or bisexual. The team welcomes both men and women. Our common goal is learning, improving and excelling in the sport of water polo with no specific political agenda, other than tolerance and inclusion.
The Capital Area Rainbowlers Association (CARA) is a member-supported organization composed of gay and lesbian bowling leagues in the metropolitan Washington, DC area. CARA serves to promote the sport of bowling in the national capital area’s LGBT community.
The Washington Renegades is a Division III rugby union football club, a member of the Potomac Rugby Union and USA Rugby. The Renegades provide a solid rugby and social experience for both seasoned players and newcomers to the sport. All are welcome to play for the Renegades. They are a diverse mix of people from the DC Metropolitan area welcoming players regardless of sexual orientation, race, ethnicity or income. The mission is to learn, teach and play rugby, to forge new friendships and celebr
The Atlantic States Gay Rodeo Association (ASGRA) is a charitable and social organizatino whose primary purpose is to promote the sport of rodeo and foster country and western lifestyles in the gay and lesbian community. ASGRA members enjoy the fellowship of numerous social, recreational and educational activities. The organization’s primary event is the Mid-Atlantic rodeo and the organization raises money throughout the year to support community organizations
The main mission of Lambda Divers is to provide a fun and inexpensive diving venue for GLBTT divers. With the power to arrange group travel with no intermediaries, Lambda Divers provides its members with not only a GLBTT family environment, but also the best dive pricing available. Organizing two to three dive trips a year from a “cheap and easy” long weekend to live-aboards, Lambda Divers brings you the best in GLBTT diving.
Founded in 2006, DC Rollergirls is a 501(c)(3) volunteer-run non-profit. We are proud members of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association, the international governing body for women’s amateur flat track roller derby. WFTDA is composed of skater-owned and -operated leagues worldwide that have united to lead this growing sport.
Our non-profit league is run by skaters and dedicated volunteers, who contribute their free time and talents to manage the business side of the league — everything from organizing fundraising events to designing promotional materials. The DC Rollergirls also maintain a strong sense of pride in our community by partnering with local charities and participating in local events. Our league’s vision is to promote athleticism, diversity and roller derby, and foster self-worth, personal strength and female empowerment.
The women who make up the league come from all walks of life — they are engineers, architects, lawyers, teachers, nurses, writers, artists, librarians and work-at-home moms. They came to this sport as novice and experienced skaters, as seasoned athletes and as former couch potatoes. But they all have one thing in common — they are strong, fierce, competitive athletes who are passionate about roller derby.