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EUROPEAN GAY & LESBIAN SPORT FEDERATION: Founded in 1989, this Amsterdam-headquartered group fights against discrimination in sports on the basis of sexual preference and works to enable and support the coming out of GLBT athletes.

FEDERATION OF GAY GAMES: For more than a quarter-century, these international athletic competitions have empowered tens of thousands of GLBT athletes through fellowship and friendly competition.

GLAF: GAY & LESBIAN ATHLETICS FOUNDATION: Based in Cambridge, MA, GLAF is dedicated to the acceptance and visibility of GLBT men and women in the professional, amateur, and recreational athletics communities.

GLISA: GAY AND LESBIAN INTERNATIONAL SPORT ASSOCIATION: Founded in 2004 and headquartered in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, GLISA is the sponsor of the International and Continental Outgames.

GLTA: GAY & LESBIAN TENNIS ALLIANCE: This organization manages and sanctions the gay tennis circuit around the world.

IGLA: INTERNATIONAL GAY AND LESBIAN AQUATICS: The mission of IGLA is to promote participation in aquatic sports among lesbians and gay men, as well as friends of the GLBT community.

IGLFA: INTERNATIONAL GAY AND LESBIAN FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION: Through its worldwide network of soccer clubs, IGLFA works to foster self-respect among gay men and women worldwide.

IGLGU: INTERNATIONAL GAY & LESBIAN GYMNASTICS UNION: The primary goal of this organization is to provide a safe environment for gay, lesbian, and bisexual gymnasts throughout the world.

IGLSA: INTERNATIONAL GAY & LESBIAN SNOWSPORTS ASSOCIATION: An international membership-based club, IGLSA brings together GLBT snowsports enthusiasts of all ability levels.

INTERNATIONAL GAY & LESBIAN FIELD HOCKEY FEDERATION: Also known as Pink Hockey, IGLFHF was founded to give every gay, lesbian, or bisexual field hockey players a chance to be him- or herself on and around the field hockey pitch.

NAGAAA: NORTH AMERICAN GAY AMATEUR ATHLETIC ALLIANCE: Founded in 1977 to promote amateur athletics for the GLBT community, NAGAAA has a membership that includes 56 softball leagues in 35 cities throughout the United States and Canada.

OUTBOARD: Founded more than a decade ago, this group sponsors what has become the largest gay and lesbian snowboarding event in the world.

OTHER WORTHWHILE SITES

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GLORY: GAY AND LESBIAN ORGANISATION FOR RACING AND YACHTING

GLRF: GAY & LESBIAN ROWING FEDERATION

IAGLMA: INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF GAY AND LESBIAN MARTIAL ARTISTS

IGBO: INTERNATIONAL GAY BOWLING ORGANIZATION

INTERNATIONAL GAY FIGURE SKATING UNION

INTERNATIONAL GAY MEN'S BASKETBALL

INTERNATIONAL GAY RODEO ASSOCIATION

INTERNATIONAL GAY RUGBY ASSOCIATION & BOARD

IT TAKES A TEAM! EDUCATION CAMPAIGN FOR LGBT ISSUES IN SPORT