2018 Steel City Softball Registration Happening Now!

2018 SCSL REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

The early bird registration rate of $50 will be offered from March 1 – March 31. If you do not have a team or would like to change teams please register as a free agent. After April 1st the registration fee will be $75 for returning players and $50 for new players and students.

Register Now!

Paris, 2018 Gay Games X Host City

Paris

reblogged from http://us.france.fr/en/information/paris-2018-gay-games-x-host-city

 

In October 2013, the International Federation of the Gay Games (FGG) awarded the Paris 2018 association the privilege of organizing the 10th edition of the Gay Games in Paris from the 2nd to the 12th of August 2018 and to bring together some 15,000 participants from around the world. The largest hetero-friendly sports, cultural, festival event in the world!  Open to all, the Paris Gay Games will contribute to the visibility and integration of Lesbians, Gays and the Transgendered.

Metropolitan Paris, a cosmopolitan city, continues to look towards the future. Situated at the crossroads of the European Union, Paris will thus bring forth its humanist and cultural values by welcoming the games, whose primary goal is to promote the message of non-discrimination, equality and respect. The capital of the country which established the Rights of Man is what you expect from a great city:  intense, steadfast and attractive. Paris is of course well represented in terms of its historical heritage, its cultural allure, its position as a major center for creation and its long list of international events which take place throughout the year.

The Gay Games stress the values of participation, inclusion and personal challenge. The games are welcome to everyone, no matter their sexual orientation, gender, religion, nationality, ethnic origins, political views, their physical, athletic or artistic capabilities, their age or health status. No performance standards are required, only what is essential is the desire to uphold the objectives of the games.  The Gay Games thus offer the opportunity to openly express oneself and to enjoy the spirit of friendship through sports, culture and art – all in an environment of tolerance.

 

 

Steel City Softball League 2017 Registration

The Steel City Softball League began in 1981 and remains the longest running GLBT sports organizations in the Pittsburgh area. The league provides an atmosphere for individuals to be themselves without fear of discrimination and is open to all members and friends of the GLBT community of Pittsburgh.

Throughout the years many friendships have been formed and athletes have been created. The SCSL provides members of the community that love softball, athletics, and camaraderie a chance to build their skills, develop friendships, and grow as individuals.

The Steel City Softball League 2017 registration is open. The registration fee is now $75.00. You can register by going to http://2017scsl.leagueapps.com/leagues

FEDERATION OF GAY GAMES ANNOUNCES 2022 GAY GAMES XI SHORTLIST BID CITIES

Federation of Gay Games

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, USA (1 March 2017) The 2022 Gay Games XI host city shortlist vote by the Federation of Gay Games (FGG) General Assembly took place 28 February 2017, one year after the bid process was announced. The shortlisted host cities are Guadalajara (MEX), Hong Kong (CHN), and Washington, D.C. Site inspections are the next steps in the bid process: May 2017. The final vote for the next Gay Games host will take place October 2017 at the FGG’s Annual General Assembly meeting in Paris, France.

The FGG expresses gratitude to the five (5) other cities for the bids from USA cities Austin, TX, Dallas, TX, Denver, CO, Salt Lake City, UT, and San Francisco, CA,  The first bid phase totaled a record 17 cities: the list included Cape Town, ZA (ZAF), Tel Aviv, IL (ISR) and USA cities: Anaheim, CA, Atlanta, GA, Des Moines, IA, Los Angeles, CA, Madison, WI, Minneapolis, MN, and San Antonio, TX.

The impact that the Gay Games has in host cities is incredible in terms of culture, sport, economic impact, history and most importantly elevating all matters of LGBT+ equality.

Paris 2018 Gay Games 10 takes place 4-12 August 2018, features 36 sports, 14 cultural events, academic conference and 15,000 participants from 70 countries. Paris2018.com.

Since 1982, the FGG mission promotes equality and is the largest sport and culture event in the world open to all. Its legacy changes social, and political attitudes towards LGBT+ people through the core principles of “Participation, Inclusion and Personal Best™”. The FGG was conceived by Dr. Tom Waddell, an Olympic decathlete, and was first held in San Francisco in 1982. Subsequent Gay Games were held in San Francisco (1986), Vancouver (1990), New York (1994), Amsterdam (1998), Sydney (2002), Chicago (2006), Cologne (2010), Cleveland+Akron (2014), and 2018 Gay Games 10 will be held in Paris.

Media: http://bit.ly/FGGMedia

“Gay Games,” “Federation of Gay Games,” the interlocking circles device, and the phrase “Participation, Inclusion and Personal Best” are trademarks of the Federation of Gay Games, Inc. Trademarks are registered in the USA, Canada, Benelux, the UK, Germany, and Australia.

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Registration for the Spring 2017 Steel City Volleyball is Open!

Welcome to the Winter 2017 Registration!

Since moving to Pittsburgh Elite, our league has grown significantly. In order to maintain a well-running league, the Board has made some changes to the registration process about which we would like to update you. We have strived to balance many league priorities, such as social cohesion, maximizing play time, encouraging cross-division mentorship, and openness to new players.

The upcoming changes you need to know are:

– Only returning, full-time members will have the choice to play in 2 divisions. New players must wait until their 2nd season at SCVL. All part-time members will be permitted to play in only 1 division.

– A cap on total players will be implemented based on the limits of the facility; we anticipate being able to accommodate all current players if they register during the early registration period.

– Each team may have 1 bye week during the season, based on limits of the facility.

– Past SCVL members will have early registration access

– Early Bird rates will be extended to everyone for this season (subject to change in future seasons).

– Tryouts/Ratings are Sunday Jan 8 and Sunday Jan 15.

 

Check out their site for more information, http://www.steelcityvolleyball.org/

Steel City Volleyball Announces Fall Season!

New Divisions
A new, fifth division will be offered this season that we expect will help lead to a more-consistent level of play in each division while still preserving, as much as possible, opportunities for social interaction. Please see the new rubric for more detailed descriptions of each division. Some players have been automatically moved into a new higher division as a result of the division changes. Please check the new division rosters before registering. If you have been moved into a higher division, there is no need to attend try-outs to challenge your rating.
Tryout Dates
Sun 08/21 – 3pm – 4:30pm – Intermediate Tryouts
Sun 08/21 – 4:30pm – 6pm – Competitive Tryouts
Sun 08/21 – 6pm – 7:30pm – Power Tryouts
Sun 08/21 – 7:30pm – 9pm – PowerPlus Tryouts
Wed 08/24 – 6:30pm – 8pm – Intermediate Tryouts
Wed 08/24 – 8pm – 10pm – Competitive Tryouts
Sun 08/28 – 3pm – 4:30pm – Intermediate Tryouts
Sun 08/28 – 4:30pm – 6pm – Competitive Tryouts
Sun 08/28 – 6pm – 7:30pm – Power Tryouts
Sun 08/28 – 7:30pm – 9pm – PowerPlus Tryouts
Wed 08/31 – 6:30pm – 8pm – Power Tryouts
Wed 08/31 – 8pm – 10pm – PowerPlus Tryouts
Registration
Registration for the fall season is open. We are offering an early bird rate, you have until this Sunday to REGISTER at this early bird rate! After then, the rate goes up by $10. If you are a new player or challenging your rating, you will have three dates to choose from, but you may only try out ONCE.
Open Play
During every try out session, there will be open play for ALL DIVISIONS. Depending on the needs of the tryouts, court space may be limited. YOU MUST BE REGISTERED TO PARTICIPATE IN OPEN PLAY. This is a good chance to meet people in the league and socialize prior to the start of the season. Please contact SCVL for more information, http://www.steelcityvolleyball.org/

WORLD OUTGAMES BUILDS MOMENTUM

HOT OF THE PRESS  –
Momentum is building for World OutGames Miami 2017 with the announcement of a major commitment from the City of Miami Beach. During a recent City of Miami Beach Commission meeting, the City Commission voted unanimously to support World OutGames Miami, which will be held Friday, May 26 through Sunday, June 4, 2017.Read More
SPORTS – 
AQUATICS – World OutGames Aquatics Competition has received Official Sanction by US. Masters Swimming. Sports fee range from $60 – $75, depending on the sport*

SOCCER – International Gay & Lesbian Football Association (IGLFA)excited to sanction World OutGames IGLFA UNITY CUP’ 17 with Finals at FIU Soccer Stadium. Sport Fee $65 per person or $865/T11*

For a complete list of sports and fees, please click here

*Plus Registration Fee $250 (Early Bird Rate before Aug 30 $150)

GLOBAL HUMAN RIGHTS CONFERENCE – 
is positioned to be the most powerful global gathering of internationally respected human rights activist, researchers, legal scholars and trade organizations for:

PROMOTING INCLUSIVITY IN SPORTS
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
GLOBAL SOCIAL JUSTICE

Stimulate future leaders’ mind and heart.  For details click here.

Pittsburgh Pride Parade Saturday June 12th

Pittsburgh pride parade, known as the Equality March will be Sunday June 12, 2016 at 12pm. For a detailed write up on it please visit their site at http://www.pittsburghpride.org/events/march/.

During this time SCVL, Steel City Volleyball League, will be marching in the parade. Please come out and support them. You may march with them by heading to the corner of the Boulevard of the Allies & Grant Street around 10am.

Frontrunners Post Run Happy Hour Thursday June 2nd

It’s time for a Happy Hour! Thursday June 2nd, 2016 the group plans to head over to 5801 after the run for some drinks, food and good times. If you can make it that would be great. We’ll plan to get there shortly after our run (between 8:30 and 8:45 pm).

Join the event via Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/243392736030581/

5801 Video Lounge & Cafe

5801 Ellsworth Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15232

Celebrating Marc Naimark

(reposted from Federation of Gay Games)

On 12 April 2015, we announced with great sadness Marc Naimarkthat Marc Naimark is no longer of this world.

As a tribute to all of Marc’s work for the LGBT sport and culture community, a Gay Games Scholarship Fund has been established in his name.  Donations in Marc Naimark’s name can be made to the Marc Naimark Scholarship Fund.Proceeds from the Marc Naimark Scholarship Fund will be awarded to deserving applicants wishing to attend 2018 Gay Games 10 in Paris.  Questions: email Emy Ritt.

Since Marc’s involvement with the Gay Games in 1998, we have had the privilege to witness his kindness and compassion, his brilliance and genius.  Thanks to his diligence and patience, FGG and the Gay Games benefited from so many of Marc’s ideas and initiatives.

Unbeknownst to us, the ever-present kindness and compassion that was Marc’s trademark masked a tortured soul, even from his loved ones.

Although his chair at the table is now empty, as our hearts are, we know that Marc has moved onwards and upwards to a better place.

Our thoughts are with Jimmy, his partner of 10 years.

We will keep you informed of any further news and thank you for your compassion.