2017 – 40 Years of NAGAAA

It’s NAGAAA’s 40th Anniversary. Look for the 40 vignettes about our history, daily.  The LGBTQ community made several leaps in equality on the global stage as countries like Germany and India developed protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity.  The visibility of the transgendered community continues to rise as transgendered persons are featured on the…

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2016 – 40 Years of NAGAAA

It’s NAGAAA’s 40th Anniversary. Look for the 40 vignettes about our history, daily.  The Gay Softball World Series took a turn back to Texas, but this time to the state capitol, Austin. A week full of weather challenges resulted in an abbreviated tournament with champions still being crowned. The New York Cranky Yankees took home the…

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2015 – 40 Years of NAGAAA

It’s NAGAAA’s 40th Anniversary. Look for the 40 vignettes about our history, daily.  Following years of discrimination and legal battles the LGBT community reached a major milestone. On June 26, 2015, the United States Supreme Court legalized same sex marriage throughout the United States. An announcement later in the year affirmed that transgendered persons would be…

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2014 – 40 Years of NAGAAA

It’s NAGAAA’s 40th Anniversary. Look for the 40 vignettes about our history, daily.  The “Big D” took on Gay Softball World Series hosting duties for the third time. Dallas, Texas hosted the GSWS previously in 2004 and 1988. Palm Springs recorded its first ever title as the Palm Springs Rounders 2.0 were crowned champions of the…

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2013 – 40 Years of NAGAAA

It’s NAGAAA’s 40th Anniversary. Look for the 40 vignettes about our history, daily.  The United States Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act as unconstitutional as a ground swell of support for legalizing same sex marriage was felt. The number of states legalizing same sex marriage grew to 16. Jason Collins, an NBA veteran…

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2012 – 40 Years of NAGAAA

It’s NAGAAA’s 40th Anniversary. Look for the 40 vignettes about our history, daily.  Minneapolis, Minnesota became a second-time host city of the Gay Softball World Series. The city first hosted the tournament in 1996. An Atlanta team took home the A Division title for the second consecutive year as the Sluggers were crowned champions. Seattle had…

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2011 – 40 Years of NAGAAA

It’s NAGAAA’s 40th Anniversary. Look for the 40 vignettes about our history, daily.  New York State became the largest state at the time to legalize same-sex marriage. Numerous state governments enacted laws to protect gay people including specific measures to protect transgendered persons. The 35th Gay Softball World Series was held in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago hosted the…

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2010 – 40 Years of NAGAAA

It’s NAGAAA’s 40th Anniversary. Look for the 40 vignettes about our history, daily.  Columbus, Ohio hosted the first Gay Softball World Series of the new decade. The tournament was a unique experience as every team played its games at the same field complex, a rare treat for players and spectators alike. The Austin Shady Ladies picked…

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2009 – 40 Years of NAGAAA

It’s NAGAAA’s 40th Anniversary. Look for the 40 vignettes about our history, daily.  Same-sex marriage continues to gain strength on a state by state basis in the United States as Iowa, Vermont and New Hampshire all legalize same-sex marriage. The Matthew Shepard Act is signed into law expanding protections for victims from crimes with a motive…

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2008 – 40 Years of NAGAAA

It’s NAGAAA’s 40th Anniversary. Look for the 40 vignettes about our history, daily.  The Pacific Northwest played host to the Gay Softball World Series. The host city, Seattle, Washington celebrated a hometown tournament championship as the Seattle Atomic won the D Division championship. The Los Angeles Vipers took home its third A Division title in four…

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2007 – 40 Years of NAGAAA

It’s NAGAAA’s 40th Anniversary. Look for the 40 vignettes about our history, daily.  The Gay Softball World Series was held in Phoenix, Arizona. Phoenix was a first-time host city as Atlanta teams took home half of the championship hardware. The Orlando Force brought the city of Orlando its first GSWS title and the Memphis Heat earned…

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2006 – 40 Years of NAGAAA

It’s NAGAAA’s 40th Anniversary. Look for the 40 vignettes about our history, daily.  Same sex civil unions become legal in Connecticut and New Jersey signaling another step toward full marriage equality for the LGBT community. The Washington state legislature approves a measure banning discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The 30th GSWS was the first…

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