Formed in 1977, the North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance (NAGAAA) is a 501c(3) international sports organization comprised of men and women dedicated to providing opportunity and access for the LGBT community to participate in organized softball competition in safe environments. Currently, more than 17,000 players from 45 cities across Canada and the United States participate in member leagues, and the best of these teams converge once a year for head-to-head competition at the annual Gay Softball World Series.
In 2017, NAGAAA celebrated its 40th Anniversary (1977-2017).For over four decades, NAGAAA has been a safe place for LGBT athletes to compete. Member cities compete in six divisions — A, B, C, D, Masters Classic and Masters Legends.
To be a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion of amateur sports competition, particularly softball, for all persons regardless of age, sexual orientation or preference – with special emphasis on the participation of members of the Gay Community – and to otherwise foster national and international sports competition by planning, promoting and carrying out amateur sports competition.
NAGAAA is the member-driven managing organization that coordinates the highest level of international competitive LGBT softball. NAGAAA sets the standards for fair play, supports local leagues with understanding and executing those standards and ensures accountability and compliance with the standards during sponsored athletic competitions.
NAGAAA Player Rating Guideline Definitions