38 Pics of LGBTQ Athletes Competing in the Sin City Classic
By Neal Broverman
Sin City Classic
The world’s largest annual LGBTQ sporting event, the Sin City Sports Classic, wrapped earlier this month in Las Vegas. This was the Classic's 13th year, with over 8,000 participants competing in 24 sports. The 2020 event added four sports, basketball, indoor rowing, spikeball, and steel tip darts.
“Each year the Sin City Classic continues to grow and brings even more LGBTQ athletes, allies and fans to Las Vegas for a weekend filled with competition and camaraderie. Our nightly events continue to get bigger and better, and we’re happy to be able to offer attendees the opportunity to come together and bond of sport,” said Ken Scearce, tournament director for the Sin City Classic.
Each January the festival brings together LGBTQ sports associations from around the world in order for LGBTQ athletes, fans and allies to enjoy a weekend full of competition, companionship and fun. In addition to a full roster of sporting competitions, the festival includes nightly social events, including an Opening Night registration party and the Closing Night celebration, which will be held at the LINQ Promenade’s Brooklyn Bowl.
The event began in 2008 as an LGBTQ softball tournament and has only grown in popularity since.
The Sin City Classic is proudly hosted at The Flamingo Hotel and the LINQ Hotel. Additional sponsors include presenting sponsor, Lexus, as well as Caesar’s Entertainment, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, the Los Angeles Dodgers, Oasis, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, GAYVN, Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority and Piranha Nightclub.
For more information about the Sin City Classic or to register your team, please visit sincityclassic.org.