The greatest place for LGBT people to experience all the wonderful things that come from participation in team sports.


Created in 2002, the National Gay Flag Football League (NGFFL) is a 501(c)(3) sports organization that seeks to promote the positive social and athletic enjoyment of American Flag Football. Through our league, our events and most importantly our members, we also seek to foster and augment the self-respect of all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons and to promote respect and understanding from the larger community.

While particular emphasis is placed on these specific goals, it is a fundamental principle of NGFFL that all activities, social and athletic, are conducted to be inclusive in nature and that no individual shall be excluded from participating on the basis of sexual orientation, gender, race, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, political beliefs, athletic ability, physical challenge, HIV status or gender identity.

Currently, over 200 teams in 22 leagues across the United States and Canada are members of NGFFL. Teams representing these leagues participate in the national tournament titled Gay Bowl, hosted every Columbus Day Weekend in a different member city.

National Flag Football League of Atlanta
Austin Gay Flag Football League
Boston FLAG Flag Football League
Chicago Metropolitan Sports Association
Denver Gay & Lesbian Flag Football League
Metro Detroit Flag Football League
Atlanta Austin
Hawaii Gay Flag Football League
Hurricanes Flag Football League of Houston
Los Angeles Flag Football
Minnesota Gay Flag Football League
New York Gay Football League
Oregon Alliance Flag Football League
Hawaii Houston
Los Angeles
New York City
Greater Philadelphia Flag Football League
Phoenix Gay Flag Football League
Providence Gay Flag Football League
San Diego American Flag Football League
San Francisco Gay Flag Football League
Cascade Flag Football
San Diego
San Francisco

South Florida Flag Football League
Toronto Gay Flag Football League
Utah Gay Football League
Washington D.C. Gay Flag Football League

  South Florida
Toronto Utah
Washington D.C.

Want to Join?

We take pride in providing a well-run league at a reasonable cost and are very interested in having new players and volunteers join us. If you are interested in learning how you can join or simply to get more information, please contact our Director of Outreach & Membership Timothy Winter.
From the Commissioner
Thurman Williams

On behalf of our many players, leagues and sponsors around the country, thank you for your interest. Since 2002, the NGFFL has empowered thousands of LGBTQ athletes and allies through on and off the field engagement. We're proud of our success, and we hope you will find a home in one of our premiere gay sporting leagues in a city near you.

          ― Thurman Williams

In the News
Scott Frantz

Kansas State OT Scott Frantz Could Become First Openly Gay Player on NFL 53-Man Roster This Fall

The 2020 NFL Draft is seeping with compelling storylines, but Kansas State offensive tackle Scott Frantz might just flaunt the most groundbreaking narrative as we look forward to April.

In 2017 -- after a prolonged fear of rejection by family, friends, coaches, and teammates that started back when he was in fifth grade -- Frantz publicly disclosed that he was gay.

Frantz went on to become the first Wildcat freshman since 1988 to start every game at LT and even received All-Bowl honors from the Associated Press after holding future No.1 overall pick Myles Garrett to just one tackle in the Texas Bowl.

Heading into his senior year in 2019, Frantz was projected to be a late-round selection or an undrafted free agent. After another imposing season in the trenches, the 6-foot-5, 303-pound prospect is fully expected to have his name called on Draft Day.

Even if Frantz goes undrafted, he would still have a punchers chance at making an NFL roster, which could see him become the first openly gay player to make a 53-man roster.

Michael Sam was the first openly gay player to enter the league, as he was drafted by the Rams in the seventh round back in 2014, though he never actually appeared in an NFL game.

Frantz is in pole position to follow in Sam's footsteps and perhaps enjoy a more successful stint at the pro level.

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