A few months ago we began researching openly gay athletes for a "Baller Alert" profile on the sexiest LGBT players. That in turn introduced us to a number of non-profit leagues with the sole purpose of promoting a safe and inclusive sporting environment. Of course we knew of the infamous soft ball leagues (like "a league of their own"). We just weren't prepared for the variety that exist for gays who want to play sports.
The National Gay Basketball League (NGBA) is one of those organizations. Led by Mark Chambers, the NGBA is funded by memberships and sponsorships. The league contains teams from New York City to Austin,TX and, a lot of places in between.
As part of our new Icon City Sports division we've already identified some favorites like the D.C. Sentinels and Los Angeles Heat. Still, Nick Hern (pictured below) from the NYC Hoopstars is also a star in the making.
Visit www.ngba.org to learn more about joining and supporting the National Gay Basktball Association. Check www.iconcity.net/sports on more inclusive urban athletics.