Team DC is a charitable organization established to educate the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered (LGBT) community on the benefits of individual and team sports participation. Team DC works within the boarder community to dispel discrimination against LGBT people participating in sports; endows and confers scholarships upon LGBT student-athletes; provides a network of sporting outlets for the LGBT community of the Washington Metropolitan area; and promotes participation in local, regional, national, and international amateur sports competitions. Team DC is a member of the General Assembly of the Federation of Gay Games.
Team DC encourages and supports involvement in team and individual sports within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and transgender (LGBT) and broader community in the Washington Metropolitan Area. To meet this objective, Team DC strives to promote excellence, integrity, and good sporting conduct in individual and team sports.
Team DC serves as a clearinghouse for information about the various sports teams, clubs, and events in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. It is a volunteer-based organization that also provides information and support to both individuals and sport clubs active in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
Team DC also coordinates the areas delegation to the Gay Games and Cultural Festival, which is held every four years. The next games will be held in Cleveland, OH in the Summer of 2014.
Team DC was established in 2003 and went through a reorganization in 2010. Team DC is a membership organization with a 12 person Board of Directors, 1 staff member and a Sports Council with representation from all affiliated sports teams and groups.