I made it, that is I made it into a website article on Narratively. It’s a wonderful article on a GLBTQ+ volleyball league in New York City. Take a read, it’s a wonderful article.
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.
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.
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
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.
“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.
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/
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
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.
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/