A 501c3 non-profit LGBT Basketball Organization that promotes and supports LGBT leagues, league formation, and tournaments in safe and supportive environments.


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Why we do it

For many of us, we grew up thinking we were the only LGBT basketball player in the world.  We do this to make sure whoever wants to play LGBT basketball has the opportunity to access information and support to play the game. Visibility is the only way we can help others #BETRUE and play the game they love.

Find a league

City Leagues: Check out the cities with organized leagues, pick up leagues, and emerging leagues. Learn how to start a league in your city.

How to Join

  • Registration on the NGBA site is FREE!
  • Once registered log in and click Player Menu
  • Select Membership Plans
    • Select the plan best for you.
  • To renew annual membership,
    • Membership renewal


Newsletter Sign Ups


Sign up for information in your city or tournaments.

Upcoming Events

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The National Gay Basketball Association (NGBA) was founded in 2004 with the mission of organizing the LGBT basketball community to be able to speak with one voice in the larger LGBT Sports Community. In 2005, the NGBA was incorporated and granted 501c3 non-profit status to fulfill the mission of bringing the game of basketball to LGBT players across the United States and the world.

Read more: Let's get to know the NGBA


The NGBA is actively assisting in the planning of tournaments and the formation of new basketball groups.

  • Organizes the tournament schedule up to 2 years in advance
  • Sanctioned tournaments have agreed to follow the NGBA playbook of rules
  • Forms and promotes new market basketball leagues and pickup games
  • Gives hands-on support to tournament directors and organizers
  • Ensures the cost for tournament participation is at its lowest
  • Secures the best hotel rates available
Read more: What the NGBA does

Board members

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Mark Chambers

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Jay Irby

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Tim Francis

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Jason Jaramillo

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Simon Griffin

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Dean Moore

Board Member


Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.


NGBA Marketing Materials

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Order the FREE NGBA marketing poster and business cards here!

Upcoming Tournament

The Lone Star State Championships July 25-26th

Partnership Opportunities

Join forces with the NGBA. Corporate partnerships welcome.