2002 – 40 Years of NAGAAA

It’s NAGAAA’s 40th Anniversary. Look for the 40 vignettes about our history, daily.  New York and Alaska join the growing number of states to adopt sexual orientation non-discrimination policies in the public and private sectors. Shifting tastes in music put new hip hop and rap artists at the top of the charts including Nelly and Eminem.…

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2001 – 40 Years of NAGAAA

It’s NAGAAA’s 40th Anniversary. Look for the 40 vignettes about our history, daily.  The Gay Softball World Series turned 25 in the birthplace city of the tournament, San Francisco, California. West Coast teams took home titles in the A & B Divisions, while the Fort Lauderdale Stingrays repeated as C Division champions. The world changed forever…

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2000 – 40 Years of NAGAAA

It’s NAGAAA’s 40th Anniversary. Look for the 40 vignettes about our history, daily.  The new millennium brought fast paced changes to our world in every way possible. Progress continued in the LGBT community as Vermont legalized same sex civil unions. The first of its kind measure afforded the same rights and privileges afforded to straight married…

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1999 – 40 Years of NAGAAA

It’s NAGAAA’s 40th Anniversary. Look for the 40 vignettes about our history, daily.  The 1990’s was a transformative decade that set the table for major gains toward equality for the LGBT community in the years to come. Progress toward equality in 1999 included Ontario, Canada affording same-sex couples the same rights as married couples. Meanwhile in…

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1998 – 40 Years of NAGAAA

It’s NAGAAA’s 40th Anniversary. Look for the 40 vignettes about our history, daily.  Atlanta, Georgia became a multiple time host of the Gay Softball World Series. Winners included the Los Angeles Stray Cats in the A Division, the Dallas Sting in the B Division and the Boston Southenders in the C Division. LGBT people break through…

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1997 – 40 Years of NAGAAA

It’s NAGAAA’s 40th Anniversary. Look for the 40 vignettes about our history, daily.  More pro-gay rights measures are enacted across the United States. Ellen DeGeneres comes out in her nationally televised sitcom and later in the year Princess Diana was killed in a car accident. Another Gay Softball World Series brought another first-time host city as…

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1996 – 40 Years of NAGAAA

It’s NAGAAA’s 40th Anniversary. Look for the 40 vignettes about our history, daily.  The 20th Annual Gay Softball World Series was held in Minneapolis as the city hosted for the first time. Teams from both coasts dominated the championships in each division. The Los Angeles Stray Cats took the A Division with the New York Sunny Day…

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1995 – 40 Years of NAGAAA

It’s NAGAAA’s 40th Anniversary. Look for the 40 vignettes about our history, daily.  The LGBT community continued to make strides toward equality. British Columbia, Canada allows gay and lesbian couples to adopt while San Francisco enacted rules barring discrimination due to gender identity. The Gay Softball World Series was held in Seattle, Washington. It marked the…

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1994 – 40 Years of NAGAAA

It’s NAGAAA’s 40th Anniversary. Look for the 40 vignettes about our history, daily.  Nashville, Tennessee hosted the first Gay Softball World Series making it the first city in the Southeast to host the tournament in the 1990’s. The winners included Los Angeles Stray Cats, New York City Dugout and Dallas JR’s. This was the first of…

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1993 – 40 Years of NAGAAA

It’s NAGAAA’s 40th Anniversary. Look for the 40 vignettes about our history, daily.  “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” is enacted. The policy banning homosexual activity in the United States military led to many LGBT soldiers being discharged from the armed forces. The third March on Washington for LGBT rights was held and attracted over one million people.…

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1992 – 40 Years of NAGAAA

It’s NAGAAA’s 40th Anniversary. Look for the 40 vignettes about our history, daily.  The last Gay Softball World Series held in Los Angeles featured a divisional shift to lettered divisions at the tournament. Teams competed in the A, B & C Divisions for the first time. Boston and Atlanta earned championships for the first time as…

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1991 – 40 Years of NAGAAA

It’s NAGAAA’s 40th Anniversary. Look for the 40 vignettes about our history, daily.  The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund is established while several states enact legislation banning discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation. Freddie Mercury passes away from AIDS providing a renewed spotlight on the virus and efforts to find a cure. What would become…

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