Night OUT at the Mystics - Friday, July 25


Night OUT at the Mystics The annual Night OUT at the Mystics will be held on Friday, July 25 vs. the Tulsa Shock.  Tickets are available NOW HERE.  Use the code "teamdc" when ordering! Team DC Read more

Gay Games IX


Going to the Gay Games in Cleveland+Akron this summer?  So are a number (200+) of others from the DC region.  It's gonna be GREAT! The DC Strokes Rowing Club are sending a team and we Read more

Night OUT at the Wizards

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Thanks to those that attended the Night OUT at the Wizards on March 28!  (They took on the Pacers and crushed them!)

Good luck to the Wizards as they head into the playoffs!!!

Congratulations Team DC Board Members!

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team_DC_logo_homeCongratulations to the newly elected members of the Team DC Board with terms ending in 2016, including:

  • President – Les Johnson (re-elected)
  • Secretary – Miguel Ayala
  • At-Large (Events) – Daniel Meloy
  • At-Large (Special Projects) – Dave Hoag
  • At-Large (Scholarship) – Bud Rorison (re-elected)

They join current Board Members whose terms end in 2015:

  • Vice-President – Steve Frable
  • Treasurer – Phil Gross
  • At-Large (Social Marketing) - Matt Lewis
  • At-Large (Social Marketing) – Kris Pritchard
  • At-Large (Marketing) – Sophia Rodriguez
  • At-Large (Outreach) – Grace Thompson
  • At-Large (Fundraising) – Kevin Hourhan

Our thanks to Joe Green (Secretary) who stepped down after two years and to Ebone Bell, Austin Jennings, Andy Phan and Paul Johnson who served on the Board during 2013.

 

Night OUT at the Capitals Recap

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Thanks to all who attended the annual Night OUT at the Capitals Watch Party at Nellie’s Sports Bar (900 U Street, NW).

Congratulations to Gary Deinken who won the FREE RAFFLE for TWO TICKETS to an upcoming Caps game.

Night OUT at the BB&T College Basketball Classic

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Thanks to all who attended the Night OUT at the BB&T College Basketball Classic!  Look for this to continue next year as part of the ongoing Night OUT Series!  

Special thanks to the Washington Blade and Ciroc Vodka for including all Night OUT participants in the exclusive Mixer between the games.

 

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2014 Night OUT Series for 2014!

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Night OUT Events in 2014!
The Team DC Night OUT Series continues in 2014 with at full slate of great community nights with all of our favorite local sports  teams.  We will launch with a special Kick-Off Party on Friday, January 31 at the annual Night OUT at the Capitals Watch Party at Baileys Pub in Arlington (Ballston Mall).
Other Night OUT events include:
  • The Night OUT at the Wizards on Friday, March 28 vs. the Indiana Pacers
  • The Night OUT at the Nationals is set for Tuesday, June 17 vs. the Houston Astros. Plan your Calendars NOW!
  • The Night OUT at the Kastles (World Team Tennis) will be in July.
  • The Night OUT at the Mystics (Women’s NBA) will also be in July.
  • The United Night OUT (soccer) will be in September.
  • The Night OUT at the Redskins Watch Party will be in November.
  • The Night OUT at the BB&T College Classic will be in December.
The Night OUT Series is presented by Team DC and sponsored by:

Washington Post Article: Local High School LGBT Athlete Spotlight

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June 6, 2013

T.C. Williams track star Terrence Curry won’t let his sexuality define him

 

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Washington Post’s Roman Stubbs covers Alexandria, Virginia high school senior track star, Terrence Curry. This article highlights how Curry’s attitude, dedication, and persistence of being a stellar athlete and overly-involved student define him and not just his sexual orientation.

“The story of Curry’s race is well-known at T.C., where Curry graduates next week. He has become one of the Alexandria school’s most popular students. He’s the senior class vice president and president of the school’s Gay-Straight Alliance. He ran the German club as junior, became the top business student as a senior and was chief organizer of prom.”

This article also highlights Team DC’s Youth-Athlete Scholarship program, which Curry is an applicant this year.

“Earlier this spring, Curry submitted an essay for a college scholarship offered by Team DC, a local nonprofit working to dispell discrimination in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender athletic community.”

“Brent Minor, the executive director of Team DC, says it’s difficult to say how many openly gay high school students there are, let alone how many compete on their schools’ athletic teams. He does know that last year alone Team DC gave scholarships to six students, including one who came to the awards ceremony with his parents, sister and boyfriend.”

Winners of this year’s Team DC Youth-Athlete Scholarship will be announced at our annual Champion Awards Reception on Thursday, July 18, 2013. Check back to www.teamdc.org for updates and to learn more about the event and Team DC.

Washington Post Article can be found HERE.

Congratulations 2013 Team DC College Scholarship Recipients!

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Congratulations to the recipients of the 2013 Team DC College Scholarship Awards!

  • Terrance Curry – T.C. Williams High School (Alexandria, VA)
  • Sarah Kerndt – West Springfield High School (Springfield, VA)
  • Christian Tarver – Bell Multicultural High School (District of Columbia)
  • Laura Ventura – Walter Johnson High School (Bethesda, MD) 

The presentation of the Scholarships took place on Thursday, July 18 at the annual Champions Awards Reception.

Guest speaker was former NFL player Wade Davis.

Special thanks to the Capital Tennis Association, DC Gay Flag Football League and the DC Front Runners for making the Team DC College Scholarship program a part of their fundraising efforts.

DC Front Runners / www.dcfrontrunners.org

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2013 Champions Awards

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Thanks to all who made the 2103 Champions Awards a success!

Special thanks to the following Sponsors and Silent Auction Donors:

George Washington University Multicultural Student Services Center

Commissary Catering                            Nellie’s Sports Bar and Absolut Vodka

Wade Davis, You Belong Initiative                            Jason Collins

Wells Fargo Bank                             Freddie’s Beach Bar

Washington Nationals Baseball Club

Congratulations to our Champions Award Winners and 

2013 College Scholarship Recipients

MVP Awards: Melvin Thomas (Stonewall Bocce) and Jerry Langon (DC Front Runners)

Trailblazer Award: Dan Schaefer (Chesapeake and Potomac Softball) and Eric Bolda (Rainbow Spinnakers)

Community Support Award: Wade Davis (You Belong Initiative) and Burgundy Crescent Volunteers

 

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United Night OUT Scores Again!

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Annual United Night OUT

Hosted by the Federal Triangles Soccer Club

Thanks to everyone who attended the annual United Night OUT on September 14.  It started with a great Tailgate Party hosted by the Federal Triangles, a stirring performance of the National Anthem by the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington and a well-played game that ended in a 2-2 tie with the L.A. Galaxy.

Special thanks to the D.C. United Soccer Club who have been strong supporters of the LGBT community through numerous efforts including creating a new banner that will be on display at ALL future home games.  (See below.)

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The 2013 Night OUT Series is sponsored by:

http://www.nelliessportsbar.com/

Metro Weekly / http://www.metroweekly.com/

Team DC Congratulates Jason Collins for Historic Coming Out Story

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WASHINGTON, D.C., April 30, 2013 — Team DC, the association of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) sports clubs in the greater Washington region, announced its strong support for Jason Collins who publicly disclosed his sexual orientation in a recent interview with Sports Illustrated.

“The impact of Jason’s announcement cannot be overstated” said Team DC Executive Director, Brent Minor.   Minor added, “Collins’ courage to come out is an example to others and helps to shatter the misconceptions some people have about gays and lesbians in professional sports.”

“I think this story will have a huge influence, particularly on young people who enjoy playing sports and identify as gay or lesbian” said Bud Rorison, Chair of the Team DC College Scholarship Committee.  He added, “There is still a stigma for many young gay and lesbian athletes and, perhaps, Jason Collins can serve as a positive role model not just for those students, but for their teammates, coaches, teachers and parents.”  The Team DC College Scholarships are awarded annually to local gay and lesbian student-athletes with scholarships ranging from $500 to $2,000 per student.

Team DC also sponsors the Night OUT Series which organizes LGBT community nights at all of the local professional teams including the Night OUT at the Nationals which drew over 4,000 participants last year.  “No doubt, there will be a huge cheer for Jason Collins at the Night OUT at the Wizards next year” said Night OUT Series Chair, Matt Lewis.

Team DC President, Les Johnson, said “It will be interesting to see the long-term impact of Jason’s announcement on fans, sponsors and opposing players.  So far the response has been generally quite positive, but we will be watching this situation closely to make sure that Jason or any other player in any other sport that decides to come out will be treated fairly and with respect.”

Minor added, “We applaud the NBA and the Washington Wizards for their support of Jason Collins.   There will undoubtedly be others who come out in other sports and we hope that they will also find a strong and supportive community ready to cheer them on.”

CONTACT: BRENT MINOR / (703) 836-1162