Our Story


Over 125 Member Organizations

Reaching Over 250,000 Participants

Hosting Over 500 Tournaments & Events Each Year


Compete Sports Diversity is the global network of LGBTQ+ athletes, sports fans, leaders and allies sharing resources and connections that empower our community and promote diversity and inclusion.

About the CSDC


The Compete Sports Diversity Council (CSDC) educates and unites our members to build a more diverse, powerful and prosperous sports community. The CSDC connects recreational and professional sports organizations. It also connects sports leaders with their peers and with corporate and community partners, including corporate sponsors and travel and tourism providers. The CSDC educates and unites its members through its Sports Diversity Leader (SDL) Designation Program, Member Certification Program and CSDC Huddles (influencers). Educational opportunities include conferences, one-on-one mentoring, webinars and virtual courses.

  • The CSDC was Founded in 2014 at the Sin City Classic

  • Founding members include Compete Sports Diversity Magazine, Athlete Ally, Federation of Gay Games (FGG), Greater Los Angeles Softball Association (GLASA), North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance (NAGAAA), National Gay Flag Football
    League (NGFFL) and Sin City Classic.

Compete Sports Diversity Sister Companies

  • Compete Sports Diversity, founded in 2006 is a media company that publishes Compete Magazine (print/digital), hosts CompeteSportsDiversity.com, produces Compete Radio and hosts the Compete Sports Diversity Awards.

  • Compete Sports Diversity Council, founded in 2014, is a membership organization and produces Compete Sports Diversity Conferences.

  • Compete Sports Diversity Jubilee, founded in 2018 is an event and sports festival production company.

Going Above & Beyond

The CSDC and its sister company, Compete Sports Diversity have a long history of giving back. The Company, its founders and early advisors have provided donations and in-kind sponsorships of more two million dollars to LGBTQ+ and other community organizations.