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  • Square Dance Club

    AGENCY:
    ADDRESS: 1650 W. Foster Ave. Chicago, IL
    CONTACT:
    PHONE: (773) 425-7584
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Not Listed
    HOURS:
    Varies

    Chi-Town Squares is Chicago’s LGBTQA Modern Square Dance Club.
    The first Thursday of every month we host a no-experience-needed dance party. Learn some moves and have some fun! We’ll find a dance partner for you! Bring a friend! Registration begins at 7pm. Dancing begins at 7:30pm. Dress code is casual. The cost is $9. Refreshments served.

    Associated Tags: chi-town squares , social , sports and recreation , square dancing

  • Women’s Baseball

    AGENCY: CHICAGO WOMEN'S BASEBALL
    ADDRESS: Chicago, IL 60602
    CONTACT: None Listed
    PHONE: None Listed
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Unknown
    HOURS:
    Varies

    The Chicago Women’s Baseball League is an amateur women’s baseball league whose players hail from all over the Chicagoland area. We welcome all players 14–40+! We are ex-softball players, athletes, moms, students, and teenagers. But we all have one thing in common: we love baseball!

    The Chicago Women’s Baseball League is a program of the Chicago Gems Women’s Baseball Club, an organization dedicated to making baseball as accessible to girls and women as it is to boys and men.

    Although CWB is non-LGBT specific. many of it;s members are LGB.

    Associated Tags: CHICAGO WOMEN'S BASEBALL , social , sports , sports and recreation , sports leagues , women's baseball

  • Cycling Club

    AGENCY: WINDY CITY CYCLING CLUB
    ADDRESS: 1658 N. Milwaukee Ave., Ste. 171, Chicago, IL 60647
    CONTACT: Jefferson Rogers
    PHONE: None Listed
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Unknown
    HOURS:
    Varies

    The Windy City Cycling Club (WCCC) is a LGBT, lesbian, gay bisexual, transgender club, which encourages fellowship through recreational, road and off-road cycle rides. WCCC also gets involved in bicycle advocacy and cycling education events. Throughout the year, our social events are purely fun ways to meet people. During the winter we organize outdoor and indoor recreational activities, including skiing, tobogganing, ice skating, bowling and spinning.

    WCCC members take advantage of the many road and off-road cycling venues throughout the Chicagoland area and beyond! See descriptions of our rides in About Us, and see what is scheduled in the Calendar!

    In spring 2012, WCCC celebrated 20 years of athletic and social activity in the Chicago GLBT community. WCCC and its membership look forward to many more years of cycling fun.

    Associated Tags: biking , cycling , social , sports , sports and recreation , WINDY CITY CYCLING CLUB

  • Rodeo Association

    AGENCY: WINDY CITY RODEO @ ILLINOIS GAY RODEO ASSOCIATION
    ADDRESS: PO Box 14878, Chicago, IL 60614
    CONTACT: None Listed
    PHONE: None Listed
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Unknown
    HOURS:
    Varies

    A rodeo association based in the Windy City for lgbt members only. We go to several events a year. Transportation can be arranged, and the events are full of exciting rodeo events and good food.

    Associated Tags: country , horses , recreation , rodeo , social , sports , sports and recreation , windy city rodeo , WINDY CITY RODEO @ ILLINOIS GAY RODEO ASSOCIATION

  • Singles & Doubles Tennis

    AGENCY: SECOND CITY TENNIS
    ADDRESS: Chicago, IL 60602
    CONTACT: None Listed
    PHONE: None Listed
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Unknown
    HOURS:
    Varies

    Second City Tennis (SCT) organizes tennis and related social activities serving the gay and lesbian community of Chicago. We began our association with the Athletic Alliance of Chicago in 2013.

    SCT has been offering tennis programs since 1987, formed its first Board of Directors in 1998 and currently has over 900 members. SCT members include men and women at all skill levels, living throughout the Chicago metropolitan area.

    SCT leagues and programs include a summer singles league, a winter doubles league, an annual member party and other programs and events. Each August, SCT also hosts the Second City Tennis Classic, a regular stop on the Gay and Lesbian Tennis Alliance (GLTA) 40-tournament worldwide tour.

    Associated Tags: leagues , second city , SECOND CITY TENNIS , social , sports , sports and recreation , tennis

  • Chicago Gay Hockey Association

    AGENCY: CHICAGO GAY HOCKEY ASSOCIATION
    ADDRESS: 1350 W. Madison St., Chicago, IL 60607
    CONTACT: None Listed
    PHONE: None Listed
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Unknown
    HOURS:
    Varies

    The Chicago Gay Hockey Association currently fields three teams named the Red Liners, we also host an instructional season for new players . Each team plays in different Chicagoland adult hockey leagues and provides an environment within the hockey community that is open to all players and fans that is free from discrimination and prejudice.

    Competitive – The Downtown Red Liners play in the C3 division at Johnny’s Ice House. Games are played at either 1350 W. Madison or 2550 W. Madison and can be found on the calendar starting with “JIH”.

    Recreational – The North Side Red Liners play in the recreational league at the McFetridge Sports Center. Games are played at 3843 N. California and can be found on the calendar starting with “McF”.

    Novice – The Heartland Red Liners play in the novice league at American Heartland Ice Arena at 7384 N. Lincoln Ave. Games can be found on the calendar starting with “AH”.

    Outdoor – The Outdoor Red Liners play in the Chicago Outdoor Hockey League. Games are played at Warren Park at 6601 N. Western Ave. Games can be found on the calendar starting with “COHL”.

    Instructional – The instructional season is always open! The season provides new players a place to learn under the guidance of experienced players. The season rotates between refereed scrimmages and coached practices to offer plenty of playing and learning opportunities. Players may join the season at any time! The skates take place at American Heartland at 7384 N. Lincoln Ave. Instructional skates can be found on the calendar starting with “IS”.

    Associated Tags: CHICAGO GAY HOCKEY ASSOCIATION , hockey , learn to skate , play , recreation , social , sports , sports and recreation

  • Camping

    AGENCY: GAY CAMP USA
    ADDRESS: Chicago, IL 60602
    CONTACT: Nancy Novak
    PHONE: None Listed
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Not Listed
    HOURS:
    Varies

    A camping directory listing gay, lesbian, gay/lesbian, gay friendly and gay owned campgrounds in the US, Canada and abroad. GLBT campers and campground owners please help keep this directory updated by emailing us with the name, address and phone number of your or your favorite gay and gay friendly campground when it is not listed or needs to be updated.

    The object of the directory is to encourage alternative lifestyle camping, provide a greater selection of campsites to choose from, and to encourage ownership of campgrounds by family. The directory will be updated regularily so bookmark this site and come back for a updates often. When you stay at a campground listed on this site please tell the management you found them in the campGAYusa directory.

    Associated Tags: camping , communities , gay , gay friendly , lesbian , recreation , social , sports and recreation

  • Water Polo Team

    AGENCY: CHICAGO RIPTIDE
    ADDRESS: Chicago, IL 60602
    CONTACT: None Listed
    PHONE: None Listed
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Varies
    HOURS:
    Varies - See Description

    Chicago Riptide is a team for gay men & women and their friends to learn and compete in the sport of water polo. It is a sport that anyone with swimming ability and basic ball skills can play. It is played in a swimming pool 25-30 meters long by 13-20 meters wide. Water polo is one of the most exciting and challenging team sports!

    Our weekly practice schedule at Gill Park is:
    EVERY Monday7:30pm – 8:30 pm
    Thursday 8:30 – 9:30 pm

    Associated Tags: athletics , Chicago Riptide , recreation , social , sports , sports and recreation , water polo

  • Walking/Running Group

    AGENCY: FRONTRUNNERS/FRONTWALKERS
    ADDRESS: Chicago, IL 60602
    CONTACT: None Listed
    PHONE: None Listed
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Unknown
    HOURS:
    Saturdays at 9:00 am and Tuesdays at 6:30 pm

    Frontrunners/Frontwalkers Chicago is a club for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transexuals and friends who are interested in running and walking together along Chicago’s great open lakefront.

    We always start and finish at the Totem Pole in Lincoln Park.

    See the course map for its location.

    Associated Tags: club , frontrunners , FRONTRUNNERS/FRONTWALKERS , frontwalkers , open to everyone , recreation , running , social , sports , sports and recreation , sports club , walking

  • Rowing Group

    AGENCY: CHICAGO ROWING UNION (CRU)
    ADDRESS: Chicago, IL 60602
    CONTACT: None Listed
    EMAIL:
    PHONE: None Listed
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Unknown
    HOURS:
    Varies

    Chicago Rowing Union (CRU) is proud to be the Midwest’s one and only LGBT rowing organization, and one of three such clubs in the world. Our membership is a diverse group of men and women, from varied backgrounds, age ranges and experience levels. Whether you are a seasoned rower or new to the sport, we have a spot for you! And being gay is not a requirement – we are open to all. Anyone that wants a great workout and a true sense of camaraderie and team work will enjoy membership in our club.

    Team practices at:
    Dammrich Rowing Center
    3220 W. Oakton, Skokie, IL

    Associated Tags: Chicago Rowing Union , CRU , recreation , rowing , rowing organization , Skokie , social , sports , sports and recreation

  • Swimming Team

    AGENCY: CHICAGO SMELTS
    ADDRESS: Chicago, IL 60602
    CONTACT: None Listed
    PHONE: None Listed
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Unknown
    HOURS:
    Varies

    The Chicago Smelts is Chicago’s predominantly gay and lesbian U.S. Masters Swim Team, encouraging fitness, friendship, community, and competition through swimming. Membership is open to everyone including gay-friendly straight swimmers. The team currently has a roster of over 150 swimmers from around the Chicago area and includes athletes of all abilities ranging from former college superstars to triathletes to beginners.  Practice is at Gill Park.

    VISIT WEBSITE FOR CONTACT INFORMATION

    Associated Tags: Chicago Smelts , Gill Park , Master's Swim Team , social , sports and recreation , Swimming , U.S Master's Swim Team

  • Sports and Recreation

    AGENCY: ATHLETIC ALLIANCE OF CHICAGO
    ADDRESS: Chicago, IL 60602
    CONTACT: None Listed
    PHONE: None Listed
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Unknown
    HOURS:
    Varies

    Athletic Alliance of Chicago (“AAC”) is a non-profit organization that operates a sports league in Chicago dedicated to the LGBT community and our straight friends. At AAC we are dedicated to building community through camaraderie and competition.

    Our mission is simple, through a wide range of athletic competition, AAC strives to provide it’s members and the community the following:

    – A social outlet to build camaraderie within a diverse LGBT community.
    – A supportive environment that nurtures participants beyond the playing field.
    – A dynamic, all-volunteer organization that is self-sustaining and dedicated to excellence on a local, regional and national level.

    AAC offers the following leagues:
    – Beach Volleyball
    – Darts
    – Floor Hockey
    – Indoor Volleyball
    – LaCroose
    – Pool
    – 2nd City Tennis
    – Table Tennis
    – Women’s Basketball

    Associated Tags: AAC , Athletic Alliance of Chicago , Basketball , Darts , hockey , lacrosse , Pool , SECOND CITY TENNIS , social , sports , sports and recreation , sports leagues , Table Tennis , Volleyball , volunteer

  • Sports Leagues

    AGENCY: CHICAGO METROPOLITAN SPORTS ASSOCIATION
    ADDRESS: Chicago, IL 60602
    CONTACT: None Listed
    PHONE: None Listed
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Unknown
    HOURS:
    Varies

    The Chicago Metropolitan Sports Association (CMSA) is the largest not-for-profit gay and lesbian sports organization in the Midwest. We offer recreational and competitive level play in a variety of athletic leagues throughout the year.

    CMSA offers the following sports:
    – Badminton
    – Basketball
    – Billiards
    – Bowling
    – Dodgeball
    – Flag Football
    – Golf
    – Kickball
    – Soccer
    – Softball
    – Ultimate
    – Volleyball

    Associated Tags: athletic , Badminton , Basketball , Billiards , Bowling , Chicago Metropolitan Sports Association , CMSA , Dodgeball , Flag Football , Golf , Kickball , recreation , Soccer , social , Softball , sports , sports and recreation , Ultimate , Volleyball

  • Team Chicago

    AGENCY: TEAM CHICAGO
    ADDRESS: Chicago, IL 60602
    CONTACT: None Listed
    PHONE: (312) 409-5155
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Varies
    HOURS:
    None Listed

    Team Chicago provides individuals and organizations with the opportunity to participate in sporting and cultural events according to their personal interests and capabilities. Team Chicago’s mission is to provide support to the LGBT community, furthering participation, inclusion, and pursuit of personal best.

    We do this through promotion, outreach, and sponsorship.

    If you’re interested in joining, please see website for more information.

    Associated Tags: athletics , recreation , social , sports , sports and recreation , Team Chicago

  • Spirit Performances

    AGENCY: CHICAGO SPIRIT BRIGADE
    ADDRESS: 3712 N. Broadway Ave., Ste. 257, Chicago, IL 60613
    CONTACT: None Listed
    PHONE: No Phone Number Listed
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Unknown
    HOURS:
    Unknown

    We believe life is to be celebrated whenever possible and that everyone has a duty to support one another and lend a helping hand to those who need it. We have chosen to take our athletic abilities and love of performing to raise funds for the direct care services of men, women and children living with life-threatening challenges. It is our way of giving back to the community at large.

    Associated Tags: arts , charity , CHICAGO SPIRIT BRIGADE , community , giving back , music , perform , social , sports and recreation

  • Youth Sports and Recreation

    AGENCY: CENTER ON HALSTED
    ADDRESS: 3656 N. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60613
    CONTACT: None Listed
    PHONE: None Listed
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Yes
    HOURS:
    Fridays 4:00 pm-6:00 pm

    Your Gym
    For young individuals who are interested in flexing their athleticism and fitness join us every Friday for Basketball, Volleyball, Dodgeball & other fun activities to get their heart-rate pumping!

    HULA Hoop Club
    Ana Hoops and America’s Hula Hoop Revival put together a fun workout program for LGBTQ youth and allies.

    Associated Tags: Basketball , Center on Halsted , COH , Dodgeball , hula hoop , recreation , social , sports , sports and recreation , Volleyball , youth