Night OUT at the BB&T College Basketball Classic


The Night OUT at the BB&T College Basketball Classic! Sunday, December 7th at 1 PM. Verizon Center, 601 F St NW (directions and seating map) Tickets are just $25 for BOTH games.  Get yours NOW Read more

Holiday Party


Team DC Holiday Party! Friday, December 12th, 7 to 9 PM. Cobalt, 1639 R St NW (directions) NO COVER charge and FREE FOOD. RSVP using our Facebook Read more

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

DC Front Runners / www.dcfrontrunners.org

 

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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

Team DC Champions in Metro Weekly!

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Check out Team DC’s champions on the cover of  Metro Weekly! This  issue features stories on the 2012 Champions Award recipients, the Team DC scholarship winners, and Patrick Burke from the “You Can Play” project, the featured speaker at the 2012 Champions Awards reception.

Check out the stories below:

Story on Champions Award winners: http://metroweekly.com/feature/?ak=7809

Story on Team DC Scholarship winners: http://metroweekly.com/feature/?ak=7808

Story on Patrick Burke: http://metroweekly.com/feature/?ak=7810

DC United’s “You Can Play” PSA

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In case you missed it, D.C. United Head Coach Ben Olsen, midfielder-forward Chris Pontius, and defender Mike Chabala recorded a public service announcement for the You Can Play Project, an organization dedicated to ensuring equality, respect and safety for all athletes, without regard to sexual orientation.  This Public Service Announcement premiered at 2013 United Night OUT on September 15, 2012.  Team DC congratulates DC United for standing up and speaking out!

Night OUT at the Nationals — VIDEO!

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Check out the great video from Metro Weekly of the 2012 Night OUT at the Nationals.  Special thanks to Congressman Jared Polis (D-CO) for throwing out the First Pitch and Benjamin Jealous, President of the NAACP, who delivered the official line-up cards for the Nationals that evening.

Join us in 2013 for the entire Night OUT Series including TWO Night OUT at the Nationals games:

  • Tuesday, June 25 vs Arizona Diamondbacks
  • Tuesday, August 27 vs. Miami Marlins

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