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Gay Bowl XXIII - Seattle (2023)

COMPETE. CONNECT. UNITE.

Just after Gay Bowl XXII ended, the Planning Committee for Gay Bowl XXIII - Seattle announced the 2 organizations that will be the beneficiaries that we will raise funds for and integrate into the Gay Bowl experience.  Be looking for events and special opportunities that will benefit these great organizations.

SEATTLE BENEFICIARY:

 Lambert house

NATIONAL BENEFICIARY:

 YOU CAN PLAY PROJECT

Seattle’s Lambert House has been selected as the tournament’s local beneficiary. Its Mission is to empower lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth through the development of leadership, social, and life skills. It was founded in 1981 by an out gay pediatrician, Dr. Bob Deischer, to improve the physical and mental health outcomes of LGBTQIA+ youth through social support from peers and adults, critical developmental resources many LGBTQIA+ youth Lambert House has built a national and international reputation as a leading organization in the Northwest for queer youth. 

About the You Can Play Project www.youcanplayproject.org 

You Can Play's mission is to ensure the safety and inclusion of all LGBTQIA+ people in sports, including athletes, coaches, staff, and fans. We believe that fostering athletic environments free of judgement and discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and/or gender expression is crucial to keeping people safe, as well as protecting the business of sports. 

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The You Can Play Project has been named as the national beneficiary of Gay Bowl XXIII. The organization works to ensure the safety and inclusion for all who participate in sports, including LGBTQIA+ athletes, coaches, and fans. This is achieved by creating a community of allies that is able to foster a true sense of belonging. This becomes possible when sports teams sharpen the focus on the person’s skills, work ethic, and competitive spirit, not their sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. You Can Play seeks to challenge the culture of locker rooms and spectator areas by developing a culture of respect, in every player, coach and fan. It has a presence in every sports city across North America and beyond.

About the Lambert Housewww.lamberthouse.org 

Lambert House is a safe place for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQIA+) youth ages

10-22. Our calendar is packed with fun activities, support groups, planning meetings, dances, and other events. Lambert House is where LGBTQIA+ youth make life better for each other. 

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