LGBTQ+ Sports Directory 2021

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Produced by Linda Raines

The Twin Cities area is home to a remarkable number of athletes who identify as members of the LGBTQ+ community. The sports range from soccer to basketball to Quidditch, and the teams are all welcoming and hardworking. Whether you want to join or watch a sport, here’s a listing of what’s out there and where to find out more about the local sports scene.

Check websites for shortened or curtailed seasons, or changes in practice, play, and tournaments due to COVID.

BASKETBALL

Women’s Silver Fox Basketball League
Women (age 40+)
Season: Year-round
Beginners welcome
612-215-4354
[email protected]
Website: https://www.ywcampls.org/leagues-and-rentals/womens-basketball-leagues/

 

BOCCE

Stonewall Sports – Bocce
Co-Ed
Beginners welcome
Season: October – November
[email protected]
Website: http://stonewallminneapolis.leagueapps.com/pages/bocce

 

BOWLING

Hump Day Bowlers
Co-Ed
Season: September–March
612-209-9801
Website: www.humpdaybowlers.com

Paul Bunyan Invitational Bowling Tournament
Co-Ed
Season: October
Website: www.pbi-mn.com

TC Pride Bowlers
Co-Ed • LGBTQ+ and Straight-Friendly
Season: September–March/April
612-220-3730, 952-888-9248
[email protected]
Website: www.tcpridebowlers.com

Wednesday Rainbow League – Twin Cities
Co-Ed
Season: September – April
[email protected]
Website: www.facebook.com/WednesdayRainbowLeague

Twin Cites Friday Bowling League
Co-ed
Website: https://www.facebook.com/twincitiesfridaybowling/

 

BROOMBALL

Minnesota’s Women’s Broomball Program
Women, Non-binary Folx
Season: Outdoor Season December – February • Indoor Season Year-round
Website: www.mwbp.sportngin.com/home

 

CYCLING

Koochella Racing
Women
Website: koochella.com

Red Ribbon Ride
Co-Ed
August 2021
Website: www.redribbonride.org

 

DODGEBALL

Stonewall Dodgeball
Co-Ed, 21+
January – March
202-957-2677
Website: stonewallminneapolis.leagueapps.com

 

FLAG FOOTBALL

Minnesota Gay Flag Football League (MNGFFL)
Co-Ed
Season: Summer
Website: www.mngffl.com

 

FOOTBALL

Minnesota Pride
Women
Season: Home opener in April
Website: www.mnpridefootball.com

Minnesota Vixen
Female & Non-Binary Athletes 18 +
Season: April–June
Website: www.mnvixen.com

 

HOCKEY

Minnesota Whitecaps Hockey
Women
Season: October–March
Website: whitecaps.nwhl.zone

Women’s Hockey Association of Minnesota
Women
Season: October–March
Website: www.whamhockey.org

 

KICKBALL

Stonewall Kickball Minneapolis
Co-Ed, age 21+
Season: Spring and Fall Seasons
202-957-2677
Website: stonewallminneapolis.leagueapps.com

 

MOTORCYCLING

Twin City Riders
Co-Ed • LGBTQ+ and Straight-Friendly
Season: May—October
Website: www.twincityriders.com

 

OUTDOOR RECREATION

Outwoods
Co-Ed
Season: Year-round
Website: outwoods.org

 

QUIDDITCH

TC Frost
Co-Ed
Season: Year-round
Website: www.twincitiesqc.com • www.facebook.com/twincitiesqc •  www.usquidditch.org

 

RODEO

North Star Gay Rodeo Association
Co-Ed
Season: March – October IGRA circuit (local rodeo July at Dead Broke Arena, Hugo, MN)
Website: nsgra.org

 

ROLLER DERBY

Twin Cities Roller Derby
Co-Ed
Season: November–April
Website: www.tcterrors.com

Minnesota Roller Derby
Women, 18+
Season: October–April
320-634-6674
Website: www.mnrollergirls.com

North Star Roller Derby
Women
Season: November–February
Website: www.northstarrollerderby.com

 

RUGBY

Mayhem RFC
Men
Season: April–October
Website: www.mayhemrugby.org

Metropolis Rugby FC
Men/Women
Season: August – November
Website: www.metropolisrugby.com

Twin Cities Amazons FC
Women
612-702-6651
Website: www.amazonrugby.org

 

RUNNING/WALKING

MSP Frontrunners
Running, Walking
Co-Ed
Season: Year-round
Website: www.mspfrontrunners.org

 

SOCCER

TC Jacks Soccer Club
Co-Ed • LGBTQ+ and Straight-Friendly
Pick-up: May–October, League play: Year-round
Website: tcjacks.org

Minnesota Gray Ducks Soccer
Men’s, Co-Ed, Women’s • LGBTQ+ and Straight-Friendly
Tournaments: Year-round, League play: Year-round
651-317-9262
Website: grayducks.com

 

SOFTBALL

Northern Lights Women’s Softball League
Women
Season: May–August
Website: nlwslmn.org

Twin Cities Goodtime Softball League
Co-Ed
Season: April–August
Website: tcgsl.leagueapps.com

 

SWIMMING

Minnesota Ice Swim Club
Co-Ed
Season: Year-round
Website: www.mniceswimclub.com

 

TENNIS

GLASS Tennis
Co-Ed
Season: Year-round
Website: glassports.org

Stonewall Sports – Tennis
Co-Ed
Website: http://stonewallminneapolis.leagueapps.com

 

VOLLEYBALL

GLASS Volleyball
Co-Ed
Season: Year-round
Website: glassports.org

Gray Ducks Sand and Indoor Volleyball
Co-Ed
Season: Sand April – October • Indoor October – May
Website: https://grayducks.com/volleyball

 

 

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