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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


Register for the 2023 Travel Season

Register for the 2023 Travel Season The DCGFFL Travel Program offers the opportunity for the league’s wealth of talent to represent DC and compete against the best players from other leagues acros...
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Season XXIV Registration

Season XXIV Registration Season XXIV (Spring 2023) of the DCGFFL will run from March to May, and registration will occur over the next few weeks! Sunday League Registration Form - Registration is...
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Season XXIV Major Dates

Save the date for Season 24 games and key events! January 18 (Wed) - Earlybird registration opens at 7 PM (limited to 100 slots for returning players) January 25 (Wed) - Regular registration ...
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DCGFFL Highlights for 2022

DCGFFL Highlights for 2022 DCGFFL was voted the Best Amateur Sports League in the Washington Blade’s Best of LGBTQ DC 2022 awards! League Achievements Recruited new team leaders with 8 firs...
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Congrats Season 23 Champions!

Black are the Season XXIII Champions! Congratulations to the Oh My Goth (Black) on their triumph over Coral Fixation (Coral) and winning this season’s championship trophy! Congratulations to capt...
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