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
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
New York City
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
San Diego
San Francisco

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.

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
Erica Tamposi

Out in the NFL: My journey from secrecy to security as a gay woman in football

"Which lucky guy are you bringing to the holiday party?"

That was the question posed to me by a male co-worker I barely knew in the breakroom. HR operatives might be squirming in their chairs reading this, but it's the kind of workplace interaction most women have to navigate -- and one that was especially awkward for me, given the secret I was keeping.

I was new to NFL Media and didn't have my bearings yet. I panicked, pretended I had forgotten about the party and thanked this co-worker for the "reminder." Walking away with my morning coffee, I couldn't help but wonder how he would've reacted if I had provided my honest answer.

"I actually don't date men, so I won't be bringing one to the party."

I've always despised conversations around my sexual orientation. Always been uncomfortable correcting those who automatically assume I live the heteronormative life they do. I've paid close attention to conversations and looked for tells. When someone speaks positively about a person who is gay -- or supports gay rights -- I feel safer divulging my experiences. Do others worry about telling a co-worker they're straight? Who am I kidding? They don't even think about it.

My name is Erica Tamposi. I am an NFL Network producer. I am on-air talent. I am a creative. I am a friend. I am a sister. I am a daughter. I am a football fan. And I am gay.

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