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Austin is full of healthy, active people and the LGBTQ community is no different. Whether you’re an athlete looking to play in an organized league or just want to hang out with like-minded individuals, there’s a place for you in one of Austin’s growing list of LGBTQ sports leagues, groups or clubs.

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Austin is full of healthy, active people and the LGBTQ community is no different. Whether you’re an athlete looking to play in an organized league or just want to hang out with like-minded individuals, there’s a place for you in one of Austin’s growing list of LGBTQ sports leagues, groups or clubs.

If you’d prefer to join a group to run or cycle with rather than alone, there’s a group for you. Looking for team sports? There are plenty of those, too. Austin has no shortage of groups to join and the list continues to grow as these like-minded individuals come together and discover more shared interests.


BASKETBALL

Austin Gay Basketball League marching in the Austin Pride Parade September 2015. Photo credit: Josh Martinez

Austin Gay Basketball League

PO Box 40252, Austin TX 78704
info@agbl.org
agbl.org

The Austin Gay Basketball League was created to provide a welcoming environment to all lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people who are interested in playing basketball, building friendships, and giving back to Austin’s community. AGBL promotes an athletic environment free of discrimination. LGBT-friendly basketball players are encouraged to come out and join as well. Beginners are always welcome!

The AGBL hosts both a winter season, with games on Friday nights, starting in January and a summer season, with games on Thursday nights, starting in June. Both seasons run between 6 to 8 weeks. Each season features three divisions based on player skill level — recreational, competitive and advanced. All divisions are co-ed. All new players are required to attend a rating session to assess their skills and get assigned to the appropriate division. Cost to register is $60-$65, depending on when you sign up. 

The league hosts open play of pick up games between seasons at the First United Methodist Church’s Family Life Center. The gymnasium is located upstairs. Check out the league’s Facebook events page for upcoming open play nights, which are typically divisions specific. Cost for open play is $2 which is donated back to the church for the use of their space. Additionally, the league also hosts skills sessions throughout the year.

The league also hosts several social events throughout the year, including a uniform social before the seasons start where players pick up their t-shirts and meet their teams as well as post-game social after each seasons’ games. 

The AGBL is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and welcome any volunteers or donations. Volunteers can help with game night operations and assisting in social events.

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BOWLING

The Austin Pride Bowling League meets Tuesday nights at the Dart Bowl in northern Central Austin.
The Austin Pride Bowling League meets Tuesday nights at the Dart Bowl in northern Central Austin. Photo credit: Austin Pride Bowling League / Facebook

Austin Pride Bowling League

pridebowlingATX@gmail.com
facebook.com/groups/AustinGayBowlingLeague/

Formerly known as the Austin Gamblers, the Austin Pride Bowling League has been the city’s LGBTQ bowling league for over thirty years. Since 1986, the league has worked to promote a sence of community while providing a great social and sporty outlet for those that particpate.

The league starts in the fall with games played at the Dart Bowl in north Austin on Tuesday nights from 8:30-10:30 PM. The league lasts for 30 weeks. Costs include a one-time fee of $23 for USBC membership (paid on the league’s first week) and then $16 weekly for bowling fees.

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10dec8:30 PM10:30 PMAustin Pride Bowling League8:30 PM - 10:30 PM Dart BowlCategories:BowlingAges:All Ages

17dec8:30 PM10:30 PMAustin Pride Bowling League8:30 PM - 10:30 PM Dart BowlCategories:BowlingAges:All Ages

24dec8:30 PM10:30 PMAustin Pride Bowling League8:30 PM - 10:30 PM Dart BowlCategories:BowlingAges:All Ages

CYCLING

Queer Ride hits the road every Wednesday night.
Queer Ride hits the road every Wednesday night. Photo credit: Queer Ride / Facebook

Queer Ride

queerride@gmail.com
queerride.org

facebook.com/queerride/
facebook.com/groups/QRATX/

Started in Austin in 2011, Queer Ride is a weekly inclusive social ride that aims to be the most fun, inclusive, care-free, no-drop social ride for queer folks and allies.

Meet up every Wednesday at 7 PM at the South gates of the Texas State Capitol on 11th St facing Congress. Wheels down at 7:30 PM for a 10-15 mile ride.

Queer Ride rides AS traffic and NOT AGAINST it. Riders avoid sidewalks as much as possible, stop at red lights, yield the right of way, and don’t block extra lanes at intersections. Riders share the road with all vehicles. 

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11dec7:00 PM10:00 PMQueer Ride7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Texas State CapitolCategories:CyclingAges:All Ages

18dec7:00 PM10:00 PMQueer Ride7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Texas State CapitolCategories:CyclingAges:All Ages

25dec7:00 PM10:00 PMQueer Ride7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Texas State CapitolCategories:CyclingAges:All Ages


DODGEBALL

Dodgeball may have traumatized you as a kid, but now it’s making a comeback. So much so that two groups are hosting social dodgeball seasons.

The Gay Dodgeball Austin Summer 2019 Champions NOT IN MY FACE. Photo credit: Gay Dodgeball / Facebook.

Gay Dodgeball

gaydodgeball.com/austin.html
facebook.com/groups/1610312579031698/
austingaysports.leagueapps.com/leagues/dodgeball

Started by the same organizers, Gay Dodgeball is Gay Kickball’s sister organization, so you’ll see lots of crossover and coordination between the two groups. In addition to Austin, Gay Dodgeball operates nationally with outposts in 16 other cities, including Dallas and Houston.

Gay Dodgeball has hosted winter and summer leagues with season length dependent on the number of teams/players registered — expect between 6-8 weeks. Games are played on Monday nights out at Austin Sports Center from 7 – 9 PM. Players fees vary from $60-$80 per person, depending on when you register. Fees do not cover uniforms which are ordered separately. Players/teams have the option to reusing their old uniforms if their team colors haven’t changed.