Metro Weekly

All posts tagged "sports"

  • Playing Out

    At James Madison High School in Vienna, Va., being the gay member of an all-male swim team was ''rough'' enough, says Dan Martinelli. The feelings...

  • 'Gay' for Effort

    Washington Renegades Rugby Football Club When Will Marshall first joined the Washington Renegades Rugby Football Club (RFC), he didn't know the rugby team was then...

  • Making a Splash

    Expect to see much more than just water sports at the 2008 International Gay and Lesbian Aquatics Championships (IGLA) in Washington, from June 18 to...

  • Summer Playground

    Iconic lesbian tennis champ Billie Jean King served the first ball for a new match in an unlikely location -- downtown D.C., on the site...

  • 'Soft' Touch

    It's called softball for a reason. The ball is bigger than a baseball, and the pitch is underhand -- a little bit friendlier, a little...

  • Gearing up for Spring

    Once upon a time, when sports were the domain of the heterosexual male and outcasts were always chosen last, gay and lesbian athletes were invisible...

  • Go Team!

    With a myriad of gay and lesbian sports organizations in the area, it may seem daunting to try to pull them all together for common...

  • Love Game

    When I picked up a racquet for the first time in 16 years and joined a gay tennis league, I set my expectations low. Basically,...

  • Diva in a Dress

    Tackle football is usually synonymous with fall weather and rough guys. That's old school. Today, tackle football can mean daffodil season and kick-ass women like...

  • Diving for Dollars

    Lambda Divers, a not-for-profit social organization that works to promote scuba diving among the gay community, donated a total of $5,700 to three organizations that...

  • Rowing Your Boats

    Continuing to grow the city's annual Stonewall Regatta, the local GLBT rowing club, D.C. Strokes, on June 2 offered the 14th regatta with 22 rowing...

  • Row Your Boat

    Out 2 Paddle, a gay rowing team sponsored by metropolitan Washington's Asian/Pacific-Islander Queers United for Action (AQUA), took the gold at the sixth annual Dragon...

  • Game Plan

    Something different happens when a professional athlete steps out of the closet and into the public eye. Entertainers, lawyers, even politicians -- their stories can...

  • D.C. Aquatics Club

    Members of DCAC at a recent practice session MISSION: The D.C. Aquatics Club (DCAC) promotes competitive and fitness swimming in a social, team-oriented, coached setting....

  • Love Game

    For the past three weeks, some members of the Capital Tennis Association (CTA) have been training for this weekend's 14th annual Capital Classic Tournament by...