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🌈🏀 **Announcement: NGBA Hall of Fame Nomination Call** 🏀🌈
We are thrilled to announce the opening of nominations for the National Gay Basketball Association’s Hall of Fame. This prestigious honor is dedicated to recognizing the outstanding achievements of individuals within the LGBT+ basketball community who have left an indelible mark on the sport. The NGBA Hall of Fame seeks to celebrate the contributions of...
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Scott Ureta and Ty Millard became close friends in an LGBTQ basketball league and their chemistry makes the Fruit Hoops podcast a delight.
Executive Director Position
Volunteer Executive Director Job Description (NGBA) is an all-inclusive organization dedicated to providing the LGBTQ+ community and its allies with a well-organized, supportive and welcoming sporting environment. We are committed to uniting athletes, communities, and cultures on and off the court while promoting national and international competition, providing health education and access to play the...
The National Gay Basketball Association (NGBA) Announces Resignation of Spencer Ross as Regional Director
December 12, 2023 Lakewood, California] – The National Gay Basketball Association (NGBA) regrets to announce the departure of Spencer Ross from his role as Regional Director. In a statement, Spencer Ross expressed his heartfelt decision, stating, “I will sadly have to set down” from the position of Regional Director at the NGBA. Unfortunately, due to...

PLAYER TESTIMONIALS

Amber

SoCal BallersAMBER CRANE


Becoming a player of the NGBA has been one of the most fulfilling decisions I have made. I've been able to strengthen my athletic game and make lifelong friends. Players accept me on and off the court, whether in my sneakers or high heel shoe.
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SC SENTINELSANDREW EILOLA

I’ve played basketball my whole life but I’ve never had as much fun or been more comfortable playing the game that I love than at NGBA tournaments. The games are competitive but in the end, it’s clear how much everyone supports each other.

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DC SENTINELSPAUL PRINCE

The NGBA has allowed me to connect with other LGBT players in cities and states across the country. These connections have blossomed into friendships that affords me the opportunity to reach out to people on multiple levels for support, advice, and encouragement for anything life throws at me
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Albuquerque, New MexicoJAVIER RIOS

Finding the NGBA was like discovering an awesome treasure I didn’t know existed. I had not experienced playing competitive basketball in a completely safe space as an out member of the LGBTQ+ community before NGBA.

OUR PRINCIPLES

The NGBA organizers work diligently to maintain a consistent quality to each event.
The NGBA is open to all LGBTQ and allies players regardless of experience, skill or ability. This Includes wheelchair basketball players.
The NGBA is here to assist in league formation and league support. Get more information here.
Working with startup and local organizations build stronger leagues and a more inclusive community.

PROFESSIONAL STUFFNGBA IN NUMBERS

Taking the NGBA to the next level requires continued growth. We have come a long way and will continue to keep it moving.
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CURRENT MEMBERSHIPMembers

The NGBA continues to grow each year.
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RegisteredTeams

The NGBA has upwards of 100 plus teams registered
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ACTIVE PLAYERSReady to play

Active membership fluctuates from year to years.
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CITY PROGRAMSLeagues

These are the active programs, and more to come soon.

LEARN MOREABOUT NGBA

The NGBA provides players the opportunity to play competitively in four divisions.
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