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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 20 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.

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 Brandon Waggoner at
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In the News
Shane Wickes

Tackling stigmas: Nev. coach knows struggles of being gay in football

He played a physical, violent, brutal game. One that tends to weed out weaker players.

Shane Wickes excelled at football while playing on the offensive line at McQueen, earning All-Region and All-State honors. But he struggled with being homosexual in the testosterone-driven world.

Wickes was not just a benchwarmer, now looking for his 15 minutes of fame. He was a standout 6-foot-3, 240-pound lineman at McQueen, graduating in 2012, then walking on the Boise State football team, before a knee injury ended his playing career.

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