LGBTQ Sports Directory

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The Twin Cities metro is home to a remarkable number of athletes who identify as LGBTQ and Allies. The sports that they participate in are wide-ranging—basketball to broomball to bocce and more—and the teams are all welcoming and inclusive to new members as well as to spectators.

Whether you want to join in as a member of a team or simply cheer on these athletes from the sidelines, here’s a listing of what is out there in our community sports scene and where to find out more details about the leagues.

BASKETBALL

Women’s Silver Fox Basketball League
Women (age 40+) • Beginners welcome
Website: www.ywcampls.org/leagues-and-rentals/womens-basketball-leagues/  

BOCCE

Stonewall Sports – Bocce
Co-Ed • LGBTQ and Allies • Beginners welcome • Bottineau Field Park, Mpls
[email protected]
Website: https://leagues.teamlinkt.com/stonewallsportsminneapolis/Bocce

BOWLING

Paul Bunyan Invitational Bowling Tournament
Co-Ed • LGBTQ and Allies, All are welcome
Message us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/PBItournament/about
Website: www.pbi-mn.com

Twin Cities Pride Bowlers
Co-Ed, All Ages Welcome • LGBTQ and Allies • AMF Southtown Lanes, Bloomington, MN
[email protected]
Website: www.tcpridebowlers.com

Wednesday Rainbow League – Twin Cities
Co-Ed • LGBTQ and Allies • Open & Diverse
[email protected]
Website: www.facebook.com/WednesdayRainbowLeague

BROOMBALL

Minnesota’s Women’s Broomball Program
Women, Non-Binary
[email protected]
Website: www.facebook.com/MNWBP/

CORNHOLE

Stonewall Sports – Cornhole
Co-Ed • LGBTQ and Allies • Sociable CiderWerks, Mpls
[email protected]
Website: https://leagues.teamlinkt.com/stonewallsportsminneapolis/Cornhole

CYCLING

Team Recess
Women, FTWNB
[email protected]
Website: www.teamrecessmpls.com  

Red Ribbon Ride
Co-Ed • All experience levels welcome • 150+ mile ride to raise funds for HIV services in Minnesota • August 2023

(612) 822-7946 • [email protected]
Website: www.give.aliveness.org/event/red-ribbon-ride-2023/e421788   

DODGEBALL

Stonewall Sports – Dodgeball
Co-Ed, 21+ • All are welcome • Harold Mezile North Community YMCA

[email protected]
Website:  https://leagues.teamlinkt.com/stonewallsportsminneapolis/Dodgeball

FLAG FOOTBALL

Minnesota Gay Flag Football League (MNGFFL)
Co-Ed • All are welcome • Logan Park, Mpls
[email protected]
Website: www.mngffl.com  

HOCKEY

Team Trans Twin Cities Hockey
Open to Trans/Non-Binary players of any skill level
Website: www.facebook.com/TeamTransTwinCities/?ref=page_internal

Twin Cities Queer Hockey Association
LGBTQ and Allies welcome
Website: www.facebook.com/groups/tcqha

Women’s Hockey Association of Minnesota
Women, 18+ • All are welcome
[email protected]
Website: www.whamhockey.org

KICKBALL

Stonewall Sports – Kickball
Co-Ed, age 21+ • LGBTQ • Northeast Athletic Field Park, Mpls
[email protected]
Website: https://leagues.teamlinkt.com/stonewallsportsminneapolis/Kickball

MOTORCYCLING

Dykes on Bikes MPLS
Women
[email protected]
www.facebook.com/dykesonbikesmpls

Twin City Riders
Co-Ed • LGBTQ and Allies
Website: www.twincityriders.com

OUTDOOR RECREATION

Outwoods
Co-Ed • LGBTQ
Website: www.outwoods.org

PICKLEBALL

Stonewall Sports – Pickleball
Co-Ed • LGBTQ and Allies • Lucky Shots Pickleball Club, Mpls
[email protected]
Website: https://leagues.teamlinkt.com/stonewallsportsminneapolis/Pickleball

QUADBALL

Twin Cities Quadball Club
Co-Ed • All are welcome • Diverse & Inclusive
Website: www.facebook.com/twincitiesqc/ • www.twincitiesqc.com  

RODEO

North Star Gay Rodeo Association
Co-Ed • LGBTQ and Allies
Dead Broke Arena, Hugo, MN
Website: www.nsgra.org  

ROLLER DERBY

Twin Cities Roller Derby
Co-Ed • All are welcome
Website: www.facebook.com/TwinCitiesRollerDerby/?ref=page_internal  

Minnesota Roller Derby
Women, Non-Binary, Gender Expansive people 18+
(320) 634-6674 • [email protected]
Website: www.mnrollerderby.com  

North Star Roller Derby
Women
[email protected]
Website: www.northstarrollerderby.com

RUGBY

Mayhem RFC
Men • LGBTQ and Allies • All experience levels welcome
[email protected]
Website: www.mayhemrugby.org

Metropolis Rugby FC
Men/Women • All ages/skill levels welcome • Diverse & Inclusive
[email protected]
Website: www.metropolisrugby.com

Twin Cities Amazons FC
Women • All experience levels welcome • Diverse & Inclusive
[email protected]
Website: www.amazonrugby.org

RUNNING/WALKING

MSP Frontrunners
Running, Walking • All fitness levels welcome
Co-Ed • All inclusive
[email protected]
Website: www.mspfrontrunners.org

SOCCER

TC Jacks Soccer Club
Co-Ed • LGBTQ and Allies
Website: www.tcjacks.org  

Minnesota Gray Ducks Soccer
Men’s, Co-Ed, Women’s • LGBTQ and Allies
[email protected]
Website: www.grayducks.com  

SOFTBALL

Northern Lights Women’s Softball League Women
[email protected]
Website: www.facebook.com/nlwsl.twincities

Twin Cities Goodtime Softball League
Co-Ed, LGBTQ and Allies • Diverse and Inclusive
Website: www.tcgsl.leagueapps.com   

SWIMMING

Minnesota Ice Swim Club
Co-Ed • LGBTQ welcoming & inclusive to all
[email protected]
Website: www.mniceswimclub.com

TENNIS

Stonewall Sports – Tennis
Co-Ed • LGBTQ and Allies • InnerCity Tennis, Mpls (Fall/Winter/Spring) and Richfield High School, Richfield, MN (Summer)
[email protected]
Website: https://leagues.teamlinkt.com/stonewallsportsminneapolis/Tennis

VOLLEYBALL

GLASS Volleyball
Co-Ed • All skill levels welcome
Website: www.glassports.org

Gray Ducks Sand and Indoor Volleyball
Co-Ed, LGBTQ and Allies
(651) 317-9262
Website: www.grayducks.com/volleyball

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