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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 News and Events for info on how to register!

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


Celebrate Pride with DCGFFL!

Happy Pride!! 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️ DCGFFL is partnering with Team DC and the Washington Commanders for Capital Pride 2022!! SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER HERE Pride Parade - Sat, 6/11 @ 2:30 PM Those who march in t...
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It's Down to the Final Four!

What a weekend, folks! Plenty of tight matchups and close battles in the single elimination tournament! At the end of the day, it’s down to Kelly Green, Olive, Royal, and Super Pink. They’ll mee...
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Season XXII Playoff Bracket Announced!

It’s Playoff Time! After a 9-game regular season played over 7 weeks, we’ve finally arrived at the playoffs! The first and second rounds of the playoffs will be played on Sunday, May 15, 2022. T...
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Season XXII Playoff Format and Schedule

Playoff Format and Seeding Our 18-team season will conclude with a single-elimination tournament across two Sundays. On May 15th, a total of 14 games will be played to end the day with Final Four...
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Congratulations Joel! & Other News

Joel Horton to Announce 3rd Round NFL Draft Pick! Arizona Cardinals select gay football player to announce 3rd round NFL Draft pick. Tune in Friday to watch! Joel currently plays on the Sunday Le...
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Beach Bowl 2022

SAVE THE DATE for BEACH BOWL! The DCGFFL’s annual casual summer tournament, Beach Bowl, wil...
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