VGL Raises $16,000 for Poinsettia Park Security

The Varsity Gay League (VGL), with the help of donations from L.A. City Councilmember Paul Koretz and the Los Angeles Dodgers raised $16,000 on Gay Pride weekend to be used to improve security at Poinsettia Park.

The money, which exceeded VGL’s initial goal of $10,000 was donated to the Los Angeles Parks Foundation c/o Poinsettia Parks Friends. VGL used its annual DragBall tournament to promote the charity.

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Andrew Miller
LA Blade - Meet VGL LA's Outstanding Members

For our annual celebration of sports, the Los Angeles Blade reached out to LA’s very own Varsity Gay League and asked players and team leaders to nominate their choices for the most outstanding athletes among their ranks. Their picks were based on skill, athleticism, team spirit, attitude, and all around positive energy – along with a healthy dash of sex appeal, of course.

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Andrew Miller
A Plus - 5 Surprising Things I Learned By Stepping Out Of My Comfort Zone

One of the easiest ways I made friends was by joining Varsity Gay League, an LGBTQ-inclusive weekend kickball league… I wouldn't have believed you if you told me that four months would be enough time to find friends I adore, a roommate I'm obsessed with, someone to fall in love with, someone to break my heart, and oodles of cliché Cali drama to get swept up in — but I'd have been wrong.

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Andrew Miller
Kicking Balls - The Fight Magazine

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.

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Andrew Miller