Where to get your gay team sports fix

Posted on 28 Jun 2012 at 11:32pm

DalDiamonds3The Dallas Gay Basketball Association isn’t the only gay sports league with a summer schedule. Other sports organizations continue their seasons — a few even have major events along the way.

Women’s football: Saturday may or may not be the last game of the season for the gay-inclusive and friendly Dallas Diamonds Football team, pictured. This professional women’s team enters the playoffs against the Lone Star Mustangs June 30 at Pennington Field. The Diamonds look to take a win and move on in the playoffs while taking out the Mustangs for a third consecutive time. And if all goes well, maybe the Diamonds can garner a fifth world championship. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. DallasDiamondsFootball.com.

Volleyball: Dallas Independent Volleyball Association is midway through its summer season with games taking place Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The co-ed group alternates courts between Reverchon and Polk recreation centers until July 18, and concludes its season with the summer tournament July 21 at Polk. (DIVA is also accepting members for its upcoming fall season.) DIVADallas.org.

Softball: On July 29, the Pegasus Slowpitch Softball Association celebrates at the Rose Room with its End of Season Banquet, then In August, six teams will represent Dallas in the 2012 NAGAAA World Series in Minneapolis in B, C and D divisions. Good luck, guys! DallasPSSA.org.

The les-centric league North Texas Women’s Softball Association began their 2012 season last week with play Sundays at Trinity View Park in Irving. The season runs through Aug. 12, with teams heading to the ASANA World Series in San Diego Aug. 20–25. NTXWSA.net.

Bowling: The Oak Lawn Bowling Association will host the 11th Annual Big D Classic Aug. 10 –12, as keglers from around the country descend on Dallas for this International Gay Bowling Organization sanctioned event. BigDClassic.com. and OakLawnBowling.com.

— Rich Lopez

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition June 29, 2012.

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