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 24 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
Cincinatti Gay Flag Football League
Denver Gay & Lesbian Flag Football League
Atlanta Austin
Boston
Chicago
Cincinatti
Denver
Metro Detroit Flag Football League
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
Detroit Hawaii
Houston
Los Angeles
Minnesota
New York
Greater Philadelphia Flag Football League
Phoenix Gay Flag Football League
Oregon Alliance Flag Football League
Providence Gay Flag Football League
Utah Gay Football League
Diablo OutSports Association
Philadelphia
Phoenix
Portland, OR
Providence, RI
Salt Lake City
San Antonio
San Diego American Flag Football League
San Francisco Gay Flag Football League
Cascade Flag Football
South Florida Flag Football League
Toronto Gay Flag Football League
Washington D.C. Gay Flag Football League
San Diego
San Francisco
Seattle
South Florida
Toronto
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
New York Jets - New York Giants

NFL, Giants, Jets Foundation are supporting Gay Bowl in New York this October

The National Football League and its two New York City teams will be official supporters of Gay Bowl XIX when it’s held in the Big Apple this October 10-13, the New York Gay Football League has announced.

The NFL, the New York Giants and the New York Jets Foundation have come together to commit support for the annual LGBTQ flag football tournament, including an undisclosed financial contribution.

New York Gay Football League commissioner Monty Clinton, whose organization is hosting the event, said the support of these pro football entities will help build a top-notch event for LGBTQ athletes from across North America, as well as continue to effect positive change in sports.

“This year is especially meaningful, as it comes on the heels of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and World Pride NYC,” Clinton said. The 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York City are credited with igniting the modern-day LGBTQ-rights movement. “What better way to celebrate the amazing strides that the LGBTQ+ community has made than to add our unified football community to the collective voices that will mark this important occasion.”

The first Gay Bowl took place in 2002 in Los Angeles. New York previously hosted the Gay Bowl in 2007. The New York Gay Football League was founded 15 years ago, with the women’s division being created five years later. This year organizers expect about 60 teams from about 25 cities.

The New England Patriots previously supported the Gay Bowl in 2017...

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CONTACT US
National Gay Flag Football League
201 East 25th Street, No. 18
New York NY 10010
info@ngffl.com
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―  Steve Sabol