It is GPFFL's mission to create and maintain a diverse and inclusive environment for all members of our community: gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, allies, and members who are questioning. In our attempts to meet our mission, we empower each member of our community to reach their goals on the field, as athletes, leaders, and teammates, as well as reaching goals off the field of being friends, leaders, and better members of our communities in the City of Brotherly love.
GPFFL's presence on the field and off tackle the stereotypes faced by our communities head on. We aim to eliminate discrimination and educate the general public about our community, and show what it means to be a LGBTQIA+ athlete.
We have a deep commitment to making our league a safe space so anyone can come out and play a sport they've been too scared to play, or been unable to play due to stereotypes and discrimination.
In 2009, our league was founded when eleven people got together for the first time in Tarken Recreational Center for the league's very first game. By the fall of 2009, we had moved to Dinkins Columbus Square Park and our numbers grew. By 2014, we had grown to 100 members across 10 teams.
Eight years later, we host five teams in our Open division, and are hosting a Women's+ division for the first time ever. We proudly support 100+ members and players and strive for national success with our travel teams.
Read more in this article on the Philadelphia Eagles website, written by GPFFL's own Vaughn Johnson.
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