The greatest place for LGBT people to experience all the wonderful things that come from participation in team sports.

WELCOME

Created in 2002, the National Gay Flag Football League (NGFFL) is a 501(c)(3) sports organization that seeks to promote the positive social and athletic enjoyment of American Flag Football. Through our league, our events and most importantly our members, we also seek to foster and augment the self-respect of all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons and to promote respect and understanding from the larger community.

While particular emphasis is placed on these specific goals, it is a fundamental principle of NGFFL that all activities, social and athletic, are conducted to be inclusive in nature and that no individual shall be excluded from participating on the basis of sexual orientation, gender, race, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, political beliefs, athletic ability, physical challenge, HIV status or gender identity.

Currently, over 200 teams in 22 leagues across the United States and Canada are members of NGFFL. Teams representing these leagues participate in the national tournament titled Gay Bowl, hosted every Columbus Day Weekend in a different member city.

National Flag Football League of Atlanta
Austin Gay Flag Football League
Boston FLAG Flag Football League
Chicago Metropolitan Sports Association
Denver Gay & Lesbian Flag Football League
Metro Detroit Flag Football League
Atlanta Austin
Boston
Chicago
Denver
Detroit
Hawaii Gay Flag Football League
Hurricanes Flag Football League of Houston
Los Angeles Flag Football
Minnesota Gay Flag Football League
New York Gay Football League
Oregon Alliance Flag Football League
Hawaii Houston
Los Angeles
Minnesota
New York City
Oregon
Greater Philadelphia Flag Football League
Phoenix Gay Flag Football League
Providence Gay Flag Football League
San Diego American Flag Football League
San Francisco Gay Flag Football League
Cascade Flag Football
Philadelphia
Phoenix
Providence
San Diego
San Francisco
Seattle

South Florida Flag Football League
Toronto Gay Flag Football League
Utah Gay Football League
Washington D.C. Gay Flag Football League

  South Florida
Toronto Utah
Washington D.C.

Want to Join?


We take pride in providing a well-run league at a reasonable cost and are very interested in having new players and volunteers join us. If you are interested in learning how you can join or simply to get more information, please contact our Director of Outreach & Membership Timothy Winter.

tim@ngffl.com
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From the Commissioner
Thurman Williams

On behalf of our many players, leagues and sponsors around the country, thank you for your interest. Since 2002, the NGFFL has empowered thousands of LGBTQ athletes and allies through on and off the field engagement. We're proud of our success, and we hope you will find a home in one of our premiere gay sporting leagues in a city near you.

          ― Thurman Williams

In the News
Katie Sowers

How Katie Sowers is Expanding LGBTQ+ Visibility on the Field

Katie Sowers hit two birds with one stone at Super Bowl LIV by making history as the first female and the first out member of the LGBTQ community to coach the annual sporting event. Sowers was also the third woman and first out LGBTQ person to have a full-time coaching position in the NFL. Currently, there are eight full-time female coaches in the league.

“No matter what you do in life, one of the most important things is to be true to who you are,” she told Outsports during a coming-out interview in 2017. “There are so many people who identify as LGBT in the NFL, as in any business, that do not feel comfortable being public about their sexual orientation. The more we can create an environment that welcomes all types of people, no matter their race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, the more we can help ease the pain and burden that many carry every day.”

Before becoming the offensive assistant coach for the San Francisco 49ers, Sowers was once denied a volunteer position as basketball coach for the women’s team at Goshen, a private liberal arts college near Indianapolis, because she was gay. However, that rejection ended up carving a whole new path for Sowers, who would go on to land a job with the Atlanta Falcons.

“That experience actually led me to football,” she told USA Today in January about being rejected from Goshen. “And [it] led me to a second chance at the game that I originally loved the most.” Earlier this year, Goshen president Rebecca Stoltzfus issued an apology for denying Sowers the job, stating that, in 2009, “our policies and the laws of Indiana allowed for hiring decisions to consider sexual orientation.”

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National Gay Flag Football League
201 East 25th Street, No. 18
New York NY 10010
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