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Chesapeake and Potomac Softball (CAPS)
Washington, DC 20024
The Chesapeake & Potomac Softball League (CAPS) is a non-profit organization founded in 1983 to establish a friendly place for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered (GLBT) people in the greater Washington/Baltimore metropolitan areas to play softball, learn and/or enhance softball skills and meet new people. Our league offers two distinct divisions. Our Open Division, a member of the North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance (NAGAAA), is made up of co-ed teams placed in divisions based on skill level. Our Women's Division, a member of the Amateur Sports Alliance of North America (ASANA), is made up of women-only teams. We currently offer 3 seasons of play: Spring, Summer, and Fall.

Washington, DC
Club for gay fans of the Washington Nationals, to socialize and watch Nats play at Stadium.


DC Sentinels
Washington, DC 20004
Mixture of experience levels and both gay and straight players. The group will be taking a team to Amsterdam for a gay basketball tournament in August.

IE-Sports Winter Women's Baskeball League
Washington, DC 20013
Fosters a sense of community and positive competitive spirit amongst women who once were collegiate athletes as well as those who have a keen interest in basketball and like to play for fun and friendly competition. Organized by Intertwined, a group promoting the interests of urban, professional women who love women.


Potomac Rainbow Cruisers
Washington, DC
Group of gay and lesbian boaters.

Rainbow Spinnakers
Alexandria, VA
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.


Capital Area Rainbowlers Association (CARA)
Washington, DC
Coordinates and promotes the sport of bowling for men and women in the Washington, D.C., area gay community.

Charm City Kings and Queens
Baltimore, MD 21220
''The Greater Baltimore GLBT Bowling League.''

League of Women Bowlers
Laurel, MD
Mostly gay women's bowling group. 2007 lanes at AMF Laurel Lanes, 15013 Baltimore Avenue, Laurel, MD 20707.


Capital Country Dance Club
Washington, DC
''A diverse group of people whose mission is to promote Country/Western dancing where everyone is welcome.... Dedicated to creating a fun and friendly, danceable environment where lead/follow roles are not gender-defined.'' Events, lessons and competition line dancing.

Chesapeake Squares
Baltimore, MD 21203
Baltimore's square dance club for gays and lesbians of all ages. Gays, straights, couples, and singles dance at various levels from beginner through advanced. Practice at The Waxter Center,1000 Cathedral Street, Balto., MD.

DC Lambda Squares
Washington, DC 20013
Gay and lesbian square-dancing group features Mainstream throug Advanced square dancing for singles and couples. Locations include First Baptist Church in Dupont Circle, WDC; and Waxter Center in Mount Vernon, Baltimore, MD.

DC Rawhides
Washington, DC 20037
GLBT Country Western Dancing, Line Dancing, and West Coast Swing in DC. (Events listed at Church of the Pilgrim, 2201 P Street NW, Washington, DC.)

Lambda Dance Sport
Washington, DC 20005
''Supports and aids in promotion of the art and sport of partnership dancing of all styles for Female and Male couples''


Lambda Divers
Washington, DC
''Dedicated to promoting scuba diving among the members of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Transsexual community.'' Most members come from the DC/Baltimore area.


Flaming Football
Washington, DC
Play on the National Mall. ''We're just a bunch of guys (and the occasional girl) who enjoy playing pickup football. This group is all about having fun, meeting new people and getting to play some football. People of all skill levels are welcome to come play.''


Washington, DC
The only LGBT ultimate frisbee team in Washington, DC.


Team DC
Washington, DC
Clearinghouse for information about various GLBT sports teams, clubs, and events in the Washington DC Metropolitan area.


Lambda Links
Washington, DC
Promotes and provides a social forum for golf camaraderie for gay, lesbian, and bisexual people regardless of faith, ethnicity, race, age, or ability.


DC Icebreakers
Arlington, VA
GLBTQ social group for ice skaters. Year round at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Ballston Common Mall.


Stonewall Kickball
Washington, DC 20036
Kickball group held in DC at Stead Park, Sunday nights (behind JR.'s)


Washington, DC 20036
Gay and lesbian group encourages and publicizes group outdoor trips and activities. From day hikes to week-long cycling tours, plus camping, cabin trips, skydiving, rafting, sailing, skiing, more.

Anywhere Goes
Washington, DC 20005
''An extended social circle of gay guys [mostly] eager to get out of the city from time to time.'' Skiing, paintball, rafting, skydiving, more.

Baltimore Adventurers
Baltimore, MD 21211
"Provide the Lesbian and Gay Community an alternative to the bar scene. We are an outdoors group primarily intended for a) enjoyment of the outdoors, although our activities are not limited to the outdoors; and b) a way for men and women to socialize."


Atlantic States Gay Rodeo Association (ASGRA)
Alexandria, VA 22304
A charitable and social organization whose primary purpose is to promote the sport of rodeo and foster country and western lifestyles in the gay and lesbian community. Annual Rodeo is held at Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Maryland.


DC Strokes Rowing Club (DCSRC)
Washington, DC 20227
Gay and Lesbian rowing club offers numerous rowing programs. Competetive and club rowing, learn-to-row classes.


Northern Virginia Women's Rugby
Falls Church, VA
Practice and meetings held at various fields and bars.

Renegades Rugby Football Club
Washington, DC 20013
''We are a diverse mix of people from the DC Metropolitan area welcoming players regardless of sexual orientation, race, ethnicity or income.''


Baltimore Front Runners
Baltimore, MD
Encourages and supports lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered individuals and their friends who are interested in running and walking activities.

DC Front Runners
Washington, DC 20035
A running club serving the greater Washington area gay and lesbian community and their friends.


Federal Triangles
Washington, DC
''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.''


DC Aquatics Club (DCAC)
Washington, DC 20005-0511
High-energy swim team and social club promotes competetive and fitness swimming for lesbians, gays and their friends. Locations include Takoma Park Recreation Center and Montgomery College in Takoma Park, MD; and the Marie Reed Learning Center in Adams Morgan in DC.


Capital Tennis Association (CTA)
Washington, DC
''Coordinates and promotes the sport of tennis within the Washington DC metropolitan gay and lesbian community. CTA provides casual and organized tennis programs.''


Charm City Volleyball
Baltimore, MD
Gay volleyball group features regular play at Mount Royal Rec Center in Baltimore and Volleyball House in Elkridge, MD. An Annual Tournament brings in several hundred participants from across the USA.

Metro Gay Volleyball
Washington, DC
Gay volleyball play and annual tournament. Venues include Old Mackin Gym in NW DC, and the Fairfax Sportsplex in Springfield, VA.


Washington Wetskins
Washington, DC 20012
Gay, lesbian and bisexual water polo team. Practices at Takoma Community Center Pool. Also competes against other teams.

Note: These dynamic community groups can grow, switch leadership, move or disband quickly. Locations and information may have changed since this Directory database was last updated. See their official web site and contact them before visiting their locations for participation. Information may have been culled from multiple public sources, and Metro Weekly assumes no affiliation with or responsibility for the organizations themselves.