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Welcome to the website for the DC Gay Flag Football League (DCGFFL), DC’s premier LGBTQ+ flag football league. The DCGFFL started informally in 1994 and became an official league in 2010. Since its early beginnings, the league has grown to over 200 players and has fielded as many as 20 teams in a season! We’re a fun community of athletes, allies, family, and friends, and we hope you’ll join and get to know us!

Check back in mid-February for registration info for the Spring season!

News & Events


The League

The league is open to all skill levels, from those who have played for years to those who have never been on a football field. Additionally, is it a fellowship for both LGBTQ+ individuals and straight allies. Come check out our games, meet some amazing people, and consider joining us as a player!

Recreation League

The Recreation League is a supplemental league that runs in tandem to the regular league and is primarily for those who want to develop their skills, try new positions, or try out the DCGFFL for the first time. The Recreation League is open to everyone, even those not playing in the regular season.

Travel Program

The DCGFFL’s wealth of talent comes together annually to represent DC at two national tournaments — Pride Bowl (Chicago, early June) and Gay Bowl (annually rotating city, early fall). 2019 was a phenomenal year for the DCGFFL Travel Program, every single DC team made the semifinals at Gay Bowl and for the second year in a row, the Generals took home the championship! We are incredibly proud of all our players!

Rules & Policies

The DC Gay Flag Football League follows the most recently adopted Gay Bowl rules, as written by the National Gay Flag Football League.

News & Events


Spring 2022 Season Key Dates

FOOTBALL IS BACK for Season 22 – Sundays March 13 to May 22, 2022 – Mark your calendars for the following key Season 22 dates! January 26 - Early Registration for Returning Players, 7PM Fe...
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Winter Party Postponed

The DCGFFL winter party (tentatively scheduled for Thursday, January 20) has been postponed. We are exploring alternative dates, with an expectation that this party will occur in February, if possi...
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End of Season Party Photos!

Photos from the end of season party are available, and they are amazing! A big thanks to photographer Shawn King! Download and share photos from the album linked below:
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Congrats Season 21 Champions!

Carolina Blue are the Season 21 Champions! Congratulations to the Blew Ball Busters (Carolina Blue) on their triumph over Fire in the Hole (Red), securing their victory and the DCGFFL Season Troph...
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Quarterfinals Results

Check out today’s playoff bracket! Four teams will meet next Sunday 11/21: Carolina Blue will square off against Navy, and Royal Blue will battle Red in the Quarterfinals! Who will move on to the c...
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Spring 2022 Early Registration

Mark your calendars: Early Registration for returning players will open on Wednesday, Januar...
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Spring 2022 Regular Registration

Mark your calendars: Regular Registration for ALL players will open on Wednesday, February 2...
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