Member Clubs

Member Clubs of Team DC

Team DC is the association of LGBT and LGBT-friendly sports clubs in the greater Washington, DC metropolitan area.  We also welcome individuals who are gearing up for national and international competitions such as the Gay Games.

Learn more about the teams and organizations by visiting their Web sites through the links below and consider joining one today!  If you cannot find the specific sport you are looking for, please contact Brent Minor at  

If your team/club would like to join Team DC, please review our membership form.

Basketball Biking-Recreational
Bowling Cheerleading
Cycling DanceSport
Flag Football Golf
Hiking Ice Skating
Ice Hockey Racquetball
Kickball Rock Climbing
Rowing Rugby
Running Sailing
Scuba Diving Skiing/Snowboarding
Soccer Square Dancing
Softball Swimming
Ultimate Frisbee Volleyball
Water Polo


Biking-Recreational / Hiking / Camping-Backpacking


adventuringAdventuring is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization whose mission is to encourage participation in non-competitive and recreational outdoor activities such as Hiking, Biking (Recreational)Camping, Backpacking and other activities such as cabin trips; skydiving; rafting, sailing and canoeing; skiing and ice skating, etc.. Trips, tours and events are open to anyone who enjoys the experience of the outdoors. 

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DC Sentinels

SENTINELS_logoDC Sentinels provides a meeting place for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) basketball athletes. We foster an environment in which basketball is a fun and exciting  means of fellowship for individuals. We strive to promote excellence, integrity, and  good sporting conduct. We believe basketball can be used as a tool to create lasting relationships between people from all walks of life.

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Capital Area Rainbowlers Association (CARA)

Capital Area Rainbowlers Association / www.carabowling.orgCARA is a member-supported organization composed of gay and lesbian bowling leagues in the metropolitan Washington, DC area. CARA is composed of more than 600 bowlers on 12 leagues in DC, Maryland and Virginia.  All skill levels are welcome!

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CheerleadingCheer DC 
Facebook Page
Dance Team DCThe mission of Cheer DC is to allow cheerleaders, gymnasts, dancers, and other similar athletes a creative outlet to showcase their unique skills and abilities while giving back to the GLBT community of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Through our performances and fundraising efforts, Cheer DC will support local GLBT charitable organizations and events, as well as cheer other local gay sports teams on to victory during their competitions. For more information, send an e-mail or visit our Facebook group.

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CyclingTeam DC Velo
Dance Team DCTeam DC Velo is a competitive cycling team for the GLBT community. We train and race together throughout the year and we are sponsored by a local bike shop. For more information contact

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Ballroom, Country/Western & Latin DanceSport

Lambda DanceSport DC

lambdadancesportLGBT dancers in the Baltimore/Washington, DC metropolitan area who wish to train in any one or all of the different DanceSport styles of Ballroom, Country/Western, Latin, Salsa & Rueda, Disco/Hustle, or Swing, for both social dancing or training to attend the Gay Games or other competitions.

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Flag Football

DC Gay Flag Football League

dcgfflThe DC Gay Flag Football League (DCGFFL) started in the mid 90’s and has grown into one of the top flag football leagues in the United States with 20 teams and over 300 players.  They offer a Spring and Fall season as well as travel to tournaments throughout the United States.  Their motto is “Get Off the Bench and Get in the Game!”

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Lambda Links

lambdalinksLambda Link’s mission is to promote and provide a social forum for golf camaraderie for the LGBT Community regardless of faith, ethnicity, gender, race, age or ability.  They help organize regular golf outings for players of all skill levels.  

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Ice Hockey    

DC Nationals

dcnationalslogoThe DC Nationals Hockey Club is an organization based in the Washington DC area made up of gay or gay-friendly men and women with an interest in ice hockey.

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Ice Skating

DC IceBreakers

DC IceBreakers DC Ice Breakers is a GLBTQ social group for informal ice skating at the Ballston Kettler Capitals Iceplex, followed by a social at a local restaurant, on the third Wednesdays of each month year-round.  Start time is generally around 8:00 PM. No membership fee, no sign-up, no RSVP—just show up!

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KickballDC Kickball
DC KickballDCKickball is a league that is split into multiple divisions, which play their games at a particular field and on certain day(s) of the week. Each division is then made up of 8-16 teams and is run by a Board, which is comprised of players from that division.Stonewall Kickball 
Stonewall is an LGBTQ & Ally community-based, non-profit sports league that strives to raise funds for local non-profit organizations. Our league values each player for who they are and what they bring to the league’s community.

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Capital Splats Racquetball League 
Facebook Page

SplatsThe Capital Splats is a group for LGBT & allies racquetball players in the Washington, DC, metro area. The group organizes regular meet-ups for racquetball players of all skill levels. Members can use the group as a forum to set up matches and occasional social gatherings. Whether you are a novice or expert player, please feel welcome to join! You can also learn about opportunities to play in other local leagues and official US Racquetball Association-sanctioned tournaments in the area.  Membership in the Capital Splats is free, so please join by going to their Facebook page or by contacting Mark Storey at

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Rock ClimbingRainbow Climbing League of DC 
Facebook Page
Rainbow ClimbingThe Rainbow Climbing League of DC is a GLBTA group that’s geared towards providing a casual, social environment for anyone interested in Rock Climbing. Indoor or Outdoor meeting places will be dependent on availability and the season. Whether you’re just looking for a fun way to stay in shape, or would like to develop better climbing technique and skills, activities with RCLDC will provide a fun atmosphere with old and new friends to challenge your body and mind.

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DC Strokes Rowing Club

DC StrokesDCSRC is committed to bridging gaps between communities by building an inclusive environment, fostering personal growth and promoting the true spirit of sportsmanship. DCSRC programs offer opportunities for rowers of all experience levels regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation or income. DCSRC is one of only two dedicated, independent GLBT rowing clubs in the world.

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Rugby (Men’s)

Washington Renegades

The Washington Renegades is a Division III rugby union football club, a member of the Potomac Rugby Union and USA Rugby. They provide a solid rugby and social experience for both seasoned players and newcomers to the sport. All are welcome to play for the Renegades. We are a diverse mix of people from the DC metropolitan area welcoming players regardless of sexual orientation, race, ethnicity or income. The Washington Renegades men’s rugby team holds practice every Tuesday and Thursday at Cardozo High School from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. and attracts anywhere from 30-50 guys on a given night. New recruits are always welcome, no experience required. We’ll teach you everything you need to know!


Washington Scandals Rugby ClubScandals The Washington Scandals are a new gay men’s rugby club started in 2013 offering competitive play for new and skilled players.  Learn more about their upcoming season and connect with other players on their Facebook page.

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DC Front Runners

DC Front Runners / www.dcfrontrunners.orgDC Front Runners is a running, walking and social club for gay people and friends in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Membership is open to all people regardless of race, pace, age, gender, sexual orientation, or athletic ability. Visitors to the DC area are welcome to join our runs or walks.

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Rainbow Spinnakers Sailing Club

spinnakerslogoRainbow Spinnakers Sailing Club is a diverse group of sailing enthusiasts located in Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia, and the Chesapeake Bay area who sail on the Potomac River, the Chesapeake Bay, and beyond. Rainbow Spinnakers Sailing and Social Club provides the gay, lesbian, bisexual, straight, and transgender community opportunities to develop sailing skills and promote the community of sailing. Rainbow Spinnakers is a nonprofit organization.

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Scuba Diving    

Lambda Divers

lambdadiversLambda Divers is a nonprofit, social organization dedicated to promoting scuba diving among the members of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Transsexual community.

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Ski Bums

skibumslogo_1Ski Bums hosts social events and group trips for LGBT skiers and snowboarders to ski resorts all over the world. Skiers and boarders of all skill levels are welcome, from total newbies to seasoned pros. You can choose from dozens of trips each year to local hills and resorts in Colorado, Utah, California, Wyoming, Vermont, Europe and South America. Come join the cool, laid-back and outdoorsy skiers and boarders of Ski Bums!

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Federal Triangles Soccer Club

Federal Triangles Soccer ClubFTSC is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes to promote the growth of soccer and foster a sense of community for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and GLBT-friendly players. We pursuethese goals by providing a venue for the play of soccer where we encourage players at all levels to participate and improve their skills through club-sponsored clinics, workshops and lessons.

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Chesapeake & Potomac Softball (CAPS)

CAPSThe Chesapeake and Potomac Softball League (CAPS) was founded in 1983 to establish a friendly place for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered (GLBT) people in the greater Washington/Baltimore metropolitan area to go to play softball, learn and/or enhance softball skills and meet new people.

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Square Dancing

DC Lambda Squares

Lambda SquaresDC Lambda Squares is a lesbian and gay-inclusive square dance club serving the Washington, DC metropolitan area. The club provides opportunities for members, visitors, and guests to dance in non-traditional roles and a comfortable environment for socializing around square dancing activities. The club fosters relationships with other square dancing clubs and organizations and with social, educational, and charitable organizations within the LGBT communities.

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DC Aquatics Club (DCAC)

dcac-logoDCAC is a high-energy swim team and social club whose mission is to promote competitive and fitness swimming for lesbians & gays and their friends in a team-oriented, professionally-coached setting. Established in 1988, DCAC is dedicated to promoting the sport of swimming. All swimmers, regardless of sexual orientation, sex, race, color, religion, age, or national origin are invited and welcome to join. With close to 150 swimmers, DCAC ranks as one of the largest USMS teams in the Potomac Valley region, is one of the largest 50 teams in the U.S., and is one of the largest (primarily, but not exclusively) gay and lesbian teams in the world.

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Capital Tennis Association (CTA)

CTAThe Capital Tennis Association was formed in 1994 as a not- for-profit organization with the primary purpose of coordinating and promoting the sport of tennis within the Washington DC metropolitan gay and lesbian community. CTA provides casual and organized tennis programs—a terrific way to compete and socialize in a supportive atmosphere with other sports enthusiasts.

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Ultimate Frisbee

Ultimate Out

FrisbeeDC’s only coed gay-friendly Ultimate Frisbee team. E-mail us to join the team at We generally play in connection with the Washington Area Flying Disc Club ( in recreational league divisions. New and beginning players are always welcome.

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Volleyball – DC

Capital City Volleyball

CapCityVBCapital City Volleyball (CCV) is based in Washington, DC and offers opportunities to play indoor and outdoor volleyball in the DC metropolitan area. CCV provides a social and competitive environment for individuals to meet new people and improve volleyball skills, while maintaining integrity and good sporting conduct. Each year, they host a North American Gay Volleyball Association (NAGVA) tournament over the Thanksgiving weekend. Email with questions and to be added to the email list.

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Volleyball – Baltimore

Charm City Volleyball

CharmVBCharm City Volleyball is a gay and lesbian volleyball organization serving Baltimore and DC.  Its mission is to promote the great sport of volleyball by conducting weekly social and competitive volleyball events and skills clinics. Additionally, they host an annual North American Gay Volleyball Association (NAGVA) Tournament. They embrace anyone who looks to participate in the great sport of volleyball.

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Water Polo

Washington Wetskins

Washington WetskinsFounded in 1985, the Washington Wetskins is the longest continuously operating water polo team in the U.S. to openly welcome individuals who identify as gay, straight or bisexual. The team welcomes both men and women with a goal of learning, improving and excelling in the sport of water polo with no specific political agenda, other than tolerance and inclusion.  Join them on Facebook!

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