We're the organization THEY'RE talking about
Ft. Lauderdale's first annual Drag Kickball Game, in celebration with SFAAA.
Varsity Gay League will be honored during pregame ceremonies with a Dodgers Community Hero Award. Hackner founded Varsity Gay League in 2007 and it has since grown into an organization reaching the LGBT community in 13 cities across eight states with over 15,000 members.
I was the weird kid. I was small. I played video games. I was in theater. I loved horror movies, and comic books, and toys, and games. I was hyperactive, clever, social awkward, fashionably confused and for all 80’s statuses, a nerd.
Instead of RuPaul’s “lip-sync for your life,” this one would be: “kick-ball, for your life.”
The inaugural watching party, sponsored by L.A.’s Varsity Gay League, invited football fans from all over town to cheer on the L.A. Chargers as they took on the New England Patriots.
When I left NYC for life in a small beach community on the Jersey Shore, however, being part of Varsity Gay League's teams was among the things I missed most.
It was a balmy Wednesday evening when I dropped in on the Varsity Gay League’s (VGL) kickball scrimmage in Poinsettia Park in West Hollywood. The middle school memories were just flooding back—similar rules as baseball, a large ball that doesn’t hurt as much when you catch with your face—when I was enthusiastically greeted by a VGL staff member who asked me to sign a wavier before practice. Oh no, I said. I was just there to get an idea of what goes on there.
Reminisce for a moment being back on the old stomping grounds at your elementary school. Not having any bills to pay – or not even knowing what bills are for that matter. Your only concern is being the first up for a game of kickball.
Started in the summer of 2007, V.G.L was created as an alternative for the monotony of the bar scene. Varsity Gay League's goals are to provide inexpensive sports leagues, recreational activities and social events for the LGBT+ community, gender-expansive, and our straight allies! We are a non-discriminatory organization focused on support and fun. We cater to residents across the United states. With 15000+ members and counting, join the fun!
We offer year-round outside-the-box activities, games and sporting events. Everyone is welcome, regardless of experience. We believe in creating a fun, unique, non-exclusive atmosphere that affords the chance to meet, compete, and socialize!
Leagues and Events range from Kickball, Tennis, Bowling, Dodgeball, Soccer ,Beach Volleyball, Trampoline Dodgeball, Trivia, Beer Olympics, Game Nights, Paintball, Capture the Flag, and more! It's a great way to make new friends and have a great time! So join the fun