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The National Gay Basketball Association (NGBA) is an LGBTQ sports organization which exists to promote gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender
athletic participation in basketball.
Founded in 2003 by Mark Chambers, who also co-founded the Los Angeles based Lambda Basketball League, to help LGBT players create city leagues,
travel teams, and to allow individual players the ability to find a place or team to participate in LGBT basketball events that are held around the world.
The organizational board, consisting of Mark Chambers, Ted Cappas, Jeff Hermann and Rob Smithermann, helped NGBA incorporated in May 2005.
The NGBA has seen great growth since 2003 with more than 1200 players registered and over 100 teams registered on the NGBA site, and more
cities being represented at LGBTQ basketball events.