1987 – 40 Years of NAGAAA

It’s NAGAAA’s 40th Anniversary. Look for the 40 vignettes about our history, daily.  San Francisco hosts its third of four Gay Softball World Series. The Twin Cities Cloud 9 took home the title in the final year with a one division format for the tournament. The second National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights…

1986 – 40 Years of NAGAAA

It’s NAGAAA’s 40th Anniversary. Look for the 40 vignettes about our history, daily.  The space shuttle Challenger explodes killing seven people. The United States Surgeon General issues information on safer sex for gay persons in response to the AIDS epidemic. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is officially recognized as a federal holiday for the first time.…

1985 – 40 Years of NAGAAA

It’s NAGAAA’s 40th Anniversary. Look for the 40 vignettes about our history, daily.  Milwaukee, Wisconsin, hosts its second Gay Softball World Series as the Houston Briar Patch claims the first title ever for a Texas team. The first version of Windows is released and the first .com is registered as an internet pre-cursor. As the AIDS…

1984 – 40 Years of NAGAAA

It’s NAGAAA’s 40th Anniversary. Look for the 40 vignettes about our history, daily.  There were several gay softball firsts in 1984. The Gay Softball World Series was Texas-sized as Houston played host to the tournament. The GSWS also would get its first winner from Minnesota as the Twin Cities Gay 90’s took home the title. Madonna…

1983 – 40 YEARS of NAGAAA

It’s NAGAAA’s 40th Anniversary. Look for the 40 vignettes about our history, daily.  Society gave up disco for a new sound as bands like The Eurythmics, The Police & Hall and Oates topped the charts. The AFL-CIO threw its support behind the LGBT community in a major platform shift. The City of Key West, Florida elects…

1982 – 40 Years of NAGAAA

It’s NAGAAA’s 40th Anniversary. Look for the 40 vignettes about our history, daily.  The fast-paced decade that was the 1980s rolled on with steps forward and steps backward for the LGBT community. Wisconsin became the first state to enact a ban on anti-gay legislation. In the same year, Glenn Burke became the first openly gay MLB…

1981 – 40 Years of NAGAAA

It’s NAGAAA’s 40th Anniversary. Look for the 40 vignettes about our history, daily.  The Gay Softball World Series goes international for the first time ever as Toronto hosted its first GSWS. Toronto was at the center of protests due to treatment of LGBT persons by police with massive sit ins and opposition movements taking place. The…

1980 – 40 Years of NAGAAA

It’s NAGAAA’s 40th Anniversary. Look for the 40 vignettes about our history, daily.  A new decade, a new attitude and new challenges faced the LGBT community. Los Angeles hosts its’ first Gay Softball World Series as the hometown LA Griffs take the championship. Meanwhile, CNN got its start and Pac-Man was introduced. The beginning of what…

1979 – 40 Years of NAGAAA

It’s NAGAAA’s 40th Anniversary. Look for the 40 vignettes about our history, daily.  The end of the 1970’s brought us Michael Jackson’s breakthrough album, “Off The Wall,” and the launch of ESPN on cable television. The 3rd Gay Softball World Series was held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with the Los Angeles Rusty Nail taking home the championship.…

1978 – 40 Years of NAGAAA

It’s NAGAAA’s 40th Anniversary. Look for the 40 vignettes about our history, daily.  By the end of the 1970’s, disco music was king with Studio 54 rocking in New York City — the host city to the 2nd Gay Softball World Series. This time, four cities participated including Toronto, Milwaukee, Los Angeles and New York City.…