Spring Casino Night - April 19


The Spring Casino Night will be on Saturday, April 19 and feature Poker, Blackjack and Craps with dealers from your favorite local LGBT sports teams.  Come support your favorite jocks and jockettes and increase your chances to Read more

Team DC Student-Athlete Scholarship Now Accepting Applications!


Team DC is now accepting applications for the Student-Athlete Scholarship. If you are an LGBT athlete, a senior in high school, or currently in college, please click on the College Scholarship link for more information. Scholarships Read more

DC Front Runners Pride Run 2014!


On Friday, June 6, 2014, at 7 pm, the DC Front Runners Pride Run 5KTM— an evening run & walk event of fun for the community and friendly competition, and an Official Event of Read more

Team DC Fashion Show & Model Search


THANK YOU! The Team DC Fashion Show and Model Search was a great success thanks to great models, generous sponsors and an enthusiastic crowd.  Be sure to patronize our Sponsors!  This year's winner was.....MATT! (right) Go HERE for Read more

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

DC Front Runners / www.dcfrontrunners.org

 

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2013 Team DC Champions Award Winners Announced!

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We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013 Team DC Champions Awards honoring leaders in the LGBT sports Community, including:

The MVP Award recognizes individuals that have made a significant contribution to their sport club or tournament over the past year.   This year’s MVP Awards go to:
  • Jerry Langon of the DC Front Runners for his leadership in the creation of the first annual Pride Run held on June 7.  Not only did the event sell out, but part of the proceeds will benefit the Team DC College Scholarship Fund.  Jerry was also one of the organizers of the Front Runners recent 30th Anniversary celebration and is famous for his accomplishment of running a marathon on ALL Seven Continents which include Antarctica!
  • Melvin Thomas of Stonewall Bocce for his tireless efforts in helping to create Stonewall Bocce, the first LGBT Bocce League in DC.  The addition of Bocce not only continues to expand local sport options, but helps engage more people into sports and the fun of socializing together.
The Trailblazer Award recognizes individuals that have worked for many years to support and in some cases, establish their teams and tournaments.  This year’s Trailblazers include:
  • Eric Bolda of the Rainbow Spinnakers Sailing Club not only for his leadership as Commadore of the club for a number of years, but for his years of service helping coordinate virtually all aspects of the club.  The Rainbow Spinnakers is one of the handful of LGBT sailing clubs in the United States thanks to the ongoing efforts of people like Eric.
  • Dan Schaefer of the Chesapeake and Potomac Softball (CAPS) League in honor of his countless contributions to making the CAPS league not only one of the strongest clubs in the DC area, but in the larger world of LGBT softball.  In addition to serving  as Commissioner of the league, Dan has directed the local MAGIC tournament for numerous years and helped with the 2003 Gay Softwall World Series which returns to DC in August.  Dan was inducted into the NAGAAA Hall of Fame in 2012 as a sign of the respect he has throughout the greater softball community.
The Community Support Award recognizes individuals, organizations or businesses that have supported the teams and the entire LGBT sporting community.  This years awards go to:
  • Burgundy Crescent Volunteers for their ongoing support of Team DC and, well, everybody!  Founded in 2001 and now with over 5,000 volunteers that have donated over 100,000 hours of service to local gay and gay-friendly organizations, including many local  sport clubs.  BCV is a great way for members of the LGBT community to become more active in their community while helping organizations that help us!
  • Wade Davis is not only one of the few openly gay former players in the NFL, but he has become a leading voice for tolerance for LGBT youth through his work at the Hetrick-Martiin Institute in NYC and as co-founder of the You Belong Initiative.  His visibility as a former pro athlete (including time with the Washington Redskins!) allows him to reach a large cross-section of people to help address issues of homophobia and encourage the open participation of the LGBT athlete on the collegiate and professional level.  We are pleased that Wade will serve as our keynote speaker at this year’s award ceremony.

The 2013 Champions Awards will be held on Thursday, July 18 at the City View Room on the campus of George Washington University at 1957 E Street, NW.   Tickets start at just $45 and include a dinner buffet and open bar.

 

 

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/

Night OUT at the Mystics

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Night OUT at the Mystics

Thanks to all who attended the annual Night OUT at the Mystics on August 20!

Night OUT at the Mystics IV coming in 2014!

Night OUT at the Nationals II – Tuesday, August 27!

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Thanks to all who attended the

Night OUT at the Nationals II

on August 27, especially the participants of the 

2013 Gay Softball World Series!

Congratulations to all participants and the organizers of the World Series!

We loved having you here in Washington!

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

Fashion Show Sponsors

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Team DC would like to thank our Sponsors of the 2013 Fashion Show and Model Search! 

Please visit their sites and mention you saw them at the show!

Clothing Sponsors include:

 Universal Gear (www.universalgear.com)

Adam & Eve (www.bitethefruit.com)

UnderBriefs (www.underbriefs.com)

T. Christopher (www.t-christopher.com

Skiviez (www.skiviez.com)

Body Aware (www.bodyaware.com)

Underwear Station (www.underwearstation.com)

Fireboy (www.fireboyunderwear.com)

Plus our other great Sponsors…..

Metro Weekly (www.metroweekly.com)

Compete Magazine (www.competenetwork.com

Town Danceboutique (www.towndc.com)

Hollywood Tans (www.hollywoodtansdc.com)

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A Great Night OUT at the Wizards!

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Thanks to all who attended Team DC’s second annual Night OUT at the Wizards on Friday, February 8.  The Wizards beat the Brooklyn Nets no doubt in part because of the great start given by the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington as they sang the National Anthem.   We appreciate your support of the Night OUT Series!