Denver Gay Sports and Recreation

Looking to stay active and meet new friends in the LGBTQ+ community of Denver, Colorado? Look no further than the city's vibrant gay sports community! From rugby, hockey, and volleyball to snowboarding, bowling, and darts, there's something for everyone.

Joining a gay sports team or organization is a great way to stay fit, have fun, and make new connections. And with so many options to choose from in Denver, you're sure to find the perfect activity for your interests and skill level.

To get started, check out the following sites and discover the best gay sports teams and organizations in Denver. Whether you're a seasoned athlete or a beginner, you'll find a welcoming and supportive community of like-minded individuals who share your passion for sports, recreation, and the great outdoors.

So don't wait – join the fun and get involved with Denver's vibrant gay sports community today!

Formed in 1986, the 4-Players of Colorado is a not-for-profit club that donates funds raised during the year to local organizations benefitting the Colorado LGBTQ community. As a social organization for gay men, the 4-Players share an enjoyment for traveling backroads and off-road trails responsibly in four-wheel drive vehicles.
CHEER Colorado is committed to raising spirits and empowering people into action that supports health and wellness and inclusion and diversity in the Colorado LGBTQ+ community and beyond.

CHEER Colorado stunts and performs to raise money for local LGBTQ charities. Click here to request them at your next charitable, corporate, or private event in the Denver/Boulder area.

Colorado Frontrunners is a running and walking club for the LGBTQ community and their friends, and is one of more than 100 International Frontrunners clubs around the world. They have weekly runs and walks in either Denver, Boulder, or Colorado Springs. Seasonally, you can find them running trails at various locations throughout the Front Range. Runners and walkers of all abilities are welcome. It's a great way to get active and stay healthy.

The mission of CGVA is to provide a safe environment for the Colorado LGBTQ+ and allied communities through the sport of volleyball. They aim to promote a healthy balance of competition and community building through inclusion, equality, fair play and social connections.

CGVA is a branch of the North American Gay Volleyball Association (NAGVA).

Colorado Rush Rugby Football Club (RFC):
The purpose of the Colorado Rush Rugby Football Club is to provide an opportunity for men in the LGBT community to play rugby on a competitive level.

The Colorado Rush Rugby Football Club was formed in 2010 to provide a club where amateur athletes in the Greater Denver area can participate competitively in the classic game of rugby in an inclusive, multicultural environment.
CO Rush Rugby is the Rocky Mountain Region's only International Gay Rugby (IGR) member team.

As the only NAGAAA-affiliated softball league in Colorado, the Denver Area Softball League (DASL) is dedicated to the promotion of amateur softball for all individuals regardless of age, race, creed, religion, sex, or national origin, with special emphasis placed on the participation of members of the gay/lesbian community of the Denver Area.

DATE is a Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender tennis group in Denver, whose purpose is to promote opportunities to play tennis. Our members represent a wide range of tennis abilities but our common goal is to meet others who share our interests, be good sports, and have fun playing tennis.

Denver Berserkers Football is a 21-and-up all Trans-Masculine/non-binary football team.

Established in June 2008, the Denver Gay and Lesbian Flag Football League (DGLFFL) is an organization of men and women that promotes the positive social and athletic enjoyment of flag football.

Denver Wrestling Club
Colorado's only LGBT friendly freestyle/folkstyle/greco-roman wrestling club catering to adults who have an interest in learning and practicing the sport of amateur wrestling. Denver Wrestling Club is a sanctioned member of USA Wrestling.

DIGLIT: DIGLIT is a proud member of the International Gay Bowling Organization (IGBO). IGBO is the world’s largest LGBT sports association with more than 170 member leagues and more than 60 member tournaments.

Friday Night Mixed is a LGBTQ+ and LGBTQ-Friendly Bowling league in Denver, CO. They are a 4-person League on Friday evening and do a split season (one 14 week session in the fall and another 14 week session in the spring). They are USBC certified and welcome bowlers of all skillsets.

The Front Range Sunday Night Rollers is a fun IGBO- and USBC-sanctioned 4-person-per-team LGBTQ & Allies bowling league at Coal Creek Bowling Center in Lafayette, Colorado.

Welcome to Gay Kickball - Denver! Join the 1000's playing with around the country. Gay Kickball takes pride in creating a fun, safe, accepting and organized league. 

Greater Denver Area Sports Association: 
The GDSA's mission is to create a safe and positive atmosphere for the LGBTQA community through engaging social and competitive sports within Colorado.

Merry Mixers LGBT Bowling League: 
Merry Mixers are a GLBT bowling league that meets on Wednesday nights at Bowlero in Wheat Ridge.

Mile-Hi Bullseye Dart League:
GLBT dart league with more than 20 teams competing weekly in Denver.

Denver League of Pride Sports USA is a superb option for all the LGBTQ+ community members who want to participate in sports and have a great time.  Join the league in the spring and/or fall every year.

Out Spokin': Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and allied cyclists in Colorado. 

The Rocky Mountain Bicycle Boys is a casual club for gay mountain bikers who love the thrill and camaraderie that comes from off-road riding with their friends.

Denver's all-inclusive LGBTQ* & Friends Square Dance Club.

SACK - Sunday Afternoon Car Klub: 
Sunday Afternoon Car Klub (SACK) is the Denver-based Rocky Mountain Region chapter of Lambda Car Club International (LCCI) with members in seven Western states. Members restore, drive, show and enjoy a broad range of classic, muscle, orphan and special interest vehicles.
Denver Squid is a masters aquatic club in Denver, CO. Founded in 1992 by a group of athletes preparing for Gay Games '94, Squid started out as Denver’s only LGBT and Allies Masters swim team (S-wimming Q-ueers U-nited I-n D-enver). Squid has been a home for a number of aquatic athletes of all abilities over the years looking for a place of connection, comradery, and opportunity. 

In 2020, Denver Squid re-branded to include the now over 200 members that participate in swimming, water polo, open water and triathlon training.

Team Colorado of the Rockies is a 501c3 non-profit umbrella organization that promotes a community of partnership and teamwork among the various LGBT oriented sports organizations in the state of Colorado, as well as organize Colorado's presence at the Gay Games.

Tuesday Nite 4 Play Denver:
Tuesday Nite 4play is a fun LGBT/mixed bowling league in Denver.

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