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Some think the only gay activity in Gay Los Angeles is going to a bar. Now you know there are sports teams and social groups here too! The most popular gay sport in Los Angeles is softball, with 100 teams, and bowling, with 80 teams. The most popular social group is the car club, with 1100 members. Roller skating night has been going on for 26 years, and the ice hockey team was the first gay team in the USA 28 years ago.

Each Labor Day weekend, we host The WeHo Sports Festival at UCLA with competing sports such as basketball, dodgeball, flag football, ice hockey, water polo, swimming, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball.

Many of the gay athletics groups compete with others teams from around the world at The Gay Games, a gay version of the Olympics with 12,000 participants from 70 countries.


Gym Sports Bar West Hollywood

8737 Santa Monica Blvd.

Trunks West Hollywood
Hosts events for gay sports teams and has sports often on TVs. Was always somewhat of a gay sports bar long before Gym existed.
8809 Santa Monica Blvd.

Barney's Beanery
8447 Santa Monica Bl.
Come watch sports with the straight boys at this classic LA roadhouse! Barney's has been here on Route 66 (video) since 1920, well before the gays arrived. Janis Joplin had her last meal here before she died, and Jim Morrison got really drunk, peed on the bar, and was thrown out! If you're up for the straightest place in the gayest location, we promise you'll enjoy their huge newspaper-format menu with great hamburgers, chili, and more in a really FUN historic building. There are televisions playing sports EVERYWHERE! Busboy Ricardo Reyes became famous by defeating basketball pros at mini arcade basketball. You won't find a place in LA with more history. Awesome ambiance! A fun place where it's OK to be gay and watch the straights in their own habitat.


VGL - Varsity Gay League
Varsity Gay League is the largest recreational sports league for the LGBT community in California. They offer everything including: Capture-The-Flag, Annual Beer Olympics, Basketball, Bowling, Kickball, Flip Cup, Paintball, Beer Pong, Biking, Dodgeball, Flag Football, Tennis, Beach Volleyball, Trampoline Dodgeball, Poker Tournaments, Scavenger Hunts, and yes, HulaHoop, and believe it or not: Quiddich!

Gay West Hollywood Soccer

There are 2 gay soccer teams.
IGLFA World Cup champions. Founded in 1985.

Gay Los Angeles Tennis Teams
World's largest gay and lesbian tennis organization, founded in 1978.? We host 3 national tournaments (Easter weekend, Memorial Weekend, Labor Day Weekend); host 6 daily leagues; maintain a 200+ challenge ladder; inter-city scrimmages; clinics; drop-in doubles events;? and social events through the year.
Varsity Gay League has no annual membership fees. More on Varsity Gay League

Gay Los Angeles Softball
World Series championship winners.
90 teams available, 1200 players. Founded in 1978. Participating in the nation's largest gay softball tournament, the Sin City Shootout with 136 teams attending. Large league wide social events each year (Switch Hitters Ball, Annual Awards Banquet, Spring & Fall First Pitch Party and Holiday Bash) and 50 fundraisers (like this one) throughout the year. Check out their sexy 2011 calendar and watch a cute music video featuring gay softball.

There's also lesbian softball.

West Hollywood Gay Dodgeball
There are 2 gay dodgeball groups:
Varsity Gay League Trampoline Dodgeball.
More on Varsity Gay League

California's only gay league. Check out other sports offered by Varsity Gay League

Los Angeles Gay Volleyball
Ginger Rogers Beach
Also playing at two locations on the beach Saturdays and Sundays during the summer (beginners:Venice side, advanced: Will Rogers side).
Varsity Gay League also offers beach volleyball.
More on Varsity Gay League

Los Angeles Gay Basketball
Founded in 1990. Participating in the Sin City Shootout.

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West Hollywood Wrestling Club
Wresting group meets at 4-7pm Saturdays at Plumber Park. Founded in 1982.

Los Angeles Gay Rodeo Club

Los Angeles Gay Flag Football
There's also lesbian tackle football.

West Hollywood Gay Rugby
There's also lesbian rugby.


Free 7 day trial 24 Hour Fitness - 8612 Santa Monica Bl.
Years ago Jamie Lee Curtis and John Travolta made this location famous in the 1985 movie "Perfect".
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GNC - 8603 Santa Monica Blvd.
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N101 - 8730-C Santa Monica Blvd.
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PowerZone - 8578 Santa Monica Blvd.
Juice bar and sports nutrition supplements.
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Max Muscle - 8529 Santa Monica Blvd.
A diverse but integrated product mix of innovative nutritional supplements and fashionable athletic apparel.
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Earth Bar - 8365 Santa Monica Blvd.
Sports supplement shop also featuring organic coffee, superfood smoothies, and power-packed snacks. Earthbars can also be found in high-end Equinox gyms. Spotted: Kris Humphries, Jack Black, Halle Berry, Russell Brand, and Gerard Butler.
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Got Muscle? - 8380 Santa Monica Blvd.
Sports nutrition supplement store that strives to help patrons achieve their goals through nutrition.


Los Angeles Gay Roller Skating
No sign-up, just show up, and skate! This all-gay event has been quietly going on for the last 25 years every Wednesday night 8pm-10pm. You might recognize the roller rink as it's been used for movies, television shows, and music videos over the last 25 years. Check out the Moonlight Rollerway video channel. Also check out Men's Flat Track Roller Derby and Women's Roller Derby.

Los Angeles Gay Car Club
(G)reat (A)utos of (Y)esteryear (GAY)
For those who enjoy all aspects of cars: admiring the design, restoring, tuning, collecting, driving, and general automotive history. Members have an absolutely amazing collection of classic vehicles.

West Hollywood Cheerleaders
WeHo Cheer on facebook
Ask the girls to come cheer for your team or charity event, or find them mingling with the gay athletes at Gym or Mickys. Tryouts held once a year.

Also check out West Hollywood Cheerleaders Eastside run by Eric Jon Schmidt and Jack Cline. Contact them on facebook or email. More info

For the competition gymnastics groups, see:
Cheer LA and West Hollywood Elite.

LA Bears
Bears LA was created in 1993 to provide a social outlet for the Los Angeles Bear community and surrounding areas.

Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
The "sisters" use drag and Catholic imagery to call attention to sexual intolerance and satirize issues of gender and morality. Originally from San Francisco, the LA chapter started in 1995. Learn more about them on wikipedia.

Revolution Marching Band
Gay Marching Band, Drumline, Flag Core participating in West Hollywood, Long Beach, and San Diego Gay Pride parades.
Read more about them here.

Los Angeles Gay Aviation Club
Pilots, Flights Attendants, Mechanics.

Los Angeles Gay Camping
Great Outdoors is the largest gay outdoor recreational organization in Southern California.

West Hollywood Square Dancing

Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles
The Gay Men's Chorus creates musical experiences to enrich their member-artists, support LGBT youth, challenge homophobia, and expose new communities to their message of equality.

West Coast Singers

Founded in 1983 with a handful of members, West Coast Singers is the third oldest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered, mixed-voice chorus in the nation.

LA Running & Walking Clubs
Gay & Lesbian Hiking Clubs
Hike It Out - Excursion & Hiking Group
Los Angeles Sierra Hiking Club
Gay and Lesbian Sierrans
Bikes and Hikes LA next to GYM Sportsbar

Glendale Gay Board Gaymers
Exploring Euro and American strategy and/or adventure games like Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, Pandemic, Betrayal at House on the Hill, Last Night on Earth, Puerto Rico, Taboo, and Say Anything!

Los Angeles Gay Bridge Club

Los Angeles Gay Foodies
Group restaurant events & potluck parties.

Southern California Gay & Lesbian Club
Activities include theatre, concerts, hiking, dining, entertainment, movies, disco, country western, museums, skiing, and surfing!

Los Angeles Gay Winos
Learn about new wines at private parties held at member's homes.

Stonewall Young Democrats

Gay Los Angeles Lawyers
Parties, mixers, and dinners for gay & lesbian attorneys.

Los Angeles Gay Scientists
Social club for gay and lesbian biologists, computer scientists, geologists, engineers, botanists, mathematicians, science teachers, health care professionals, chemists, and physicists. Founded in 1979.

Los Angeles Gay for Good
Gays making a commitment to volunteer for social welfare and environmental service projects. Photo at Venice Family Clinic.

Los Angeles Gay Naturism
CMEN - California Men Enjoying Naturism
Gay male naturist group running two huge resorts on the west and east coasts.
LANG - Los Angeles Naturism Guys
Naked Yoga Parties

Los Angeles Project Rainbow
Meet older gays every Wednesday 12-2pm at the senior lounge at Plummer Park, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd.

Gay Elder Circle
Organization supporting and encouraging the development of awake elders in the gay community to facilitate intergenerational communication and cooperation.

More Gay & Lesbian social groups in Los Angeles.


While all teams and groups on this page have lesbian participants, some groups are more focused on the lesbian community.

Los Angeles Lesbian Softball

Los Angeles Lesbian Tackle Football

Los Angeles Derby Dolls
Founded in 2003, The L.A. Derby Dolls are Southern California's premiere all-female, banked track roller derby league.

Los Angeles Renegade Roller Girls
This is NOT conventional roller derby. This is no holds barred, no penalties, full contact roller derby!

Los Angeles Lesbian Rugby

Womens Southern California Golf

Gay and Lesbian Sierrans

Los Angeles Lesbian Scientists
Social club for gay and lesbian biologists, computer scientists, geologists, engineers, botanists, mathematicians, science teachers, health care professionals, chemists, and physicists. Founded in 1979.

Los Angeles Women on a Roll
Luncheons, Comedy Nights, and Conversation Groups. Founded in 1996.

Los Angeles Lesbian Happy Hour Group
Girls who like girls who like to drink.

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Los Angeles Gay Ice Hockey
The first gay ice hockey team in the USA. Gold Medal winners at the Gay Games in Köln Germany. Founded in 1985. Participates in the annual Sin City Shootout and hosts of the annual Play LA tournament. The Gay Kings Fans is a group on Facebook of fans who meet between the 1st and 2nd periods of each LA Kings Game at Staples center and discuss LA Kings topics.

WeHo Gay Skiing & Snowboarding
There are 3 different gay ski groups!
Arriba Ski Club:
Tom Whitman Elevation Ski Events

West Hollywood Aquatics
Swim and Water Polo Teams
Professionally coached workouts and seasonal clinics with 180 athletes. Gay Games participants. Founded in 1982.

Los Angeles Gay Cycling

Los Angeles Gay Triathlon Club
A competition of bicycling, running, and swimming.

Los Angeles Gay Polo League
The "GPL" is an adventurous and fun loving group. Members represent a cross section of ages, abilities, professions and physical types. All skill levels are welcome from total beginners to experienced riders. Take a chance; you'll be glad you did! Gay Polo Tournament participants!

Los Angeles Gay Rowing

Los Angeles Gay Rowing & Rafting

WHOars - West Hollyood Oars
Appearing on the sands of Mother's Beach in Marina Del Rey like Endora's arrival in Samantha’s living room, the West Hollywood Oars was a rowing squad created to compete at the 1998 Amsterdam Gay Games.? The name stayed with us through the years and now the squad has become a social group that serves to connect local gay and lesbian rowers, coxies, coaches, and our straight rowing friends.? Our group counts members from the Los Angeles Rowing Club, the UCLA Marina Aquatic Center, the California Yacht Club, the Long Beach Rowing Association, and the Southern California Scullers Club.? We get together to talk rowing, to help rowers find each other, to help ?those looking to find rowing in the Los Angeles area, and to help rowers looking to form a squad to compete at a regatta.

Los Angeles Gay Scuba Club
The world's first and largest gay & lesbian scuba club with 150 divers. Founded in 1988.

Los Angeles Gay Rock Climbing
The L.A. Heel Hookers are a very active gay rock climbing group. Indoor climbing weekly, and outdoor climbing biweekly.

Los Angeles Gay Bowling
60 teams playing Mon, Wed, & Thu nights.
America's largest gay bowling leagues.
Come watch, have a cocktail, and sign up for next season.

There's also fun non-competitive gay bowling monthly with the
Southern California Gay and Lesbian Club (and Friends!) at
on the weekends. No need to join a team.

Check out other sports offered by the Varsity Gay League

Los Angeles Gay Pool League
Practice your billiards game at West Hollywood gay bars that have a pool tables. Pool league night is Tuesday. Founded in 1974 and celebrating their 75th season, the LA Pool League is one of the oldest gay sporting leagues in the United States! Read our full article about the League.

Los Angeles Mens Roller Derby
The Drive-By City Rollers is Los Angeles' very own Men's Roller Derby league, established in 2011. They are a skater owned and operated flat-track roller derby league. 

Los Angeles Gay Cheer LA
Collegiate-style co-ed cheerleading team that has been raising money for local HIV and AIDS charities for over 10 years.

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