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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

1990 – 40 Years of NAGAAA

It’s NAGAAA’s 40th Anniversary. Look for the 40 vignettes about our history, daily.  A new decade saw Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania host its first and only Gay Softball World Series with teams from opposite sides of the continent taking home titles. The San Francisco Uncle Bert’s Bombers were champions of the Open Division and the Philadelphia Blue Parrot…

1989 – 40 Years of NAGAAA

It’s NAGAAA’s 40th Anniversary. Look for the 40 vignettes about our history, daily.  As the 80’s ended society foreshadowed the future of technology as Motorola introduced the world’s smallest cell phone at that time and Microsoft debuted its Office applications suite. New Kids on The Block made the term “boy band” fashionable as numerous municipalities, mostly…

1988 – 40 Years of NAGAAA

It’s NAGAAA’s 40th Anniversary. Look for the 40 vignettes about our history, daily.  National Coming Out Day is founded as the City of Chicago outlaws discrimination based upon sexual orientation. Hair bands find success in music as bands like Poison, Def Leppard and Guns N’ Roses become popular. The Gay Softball World Series heads back to…