The Queen City Softball League is one of the largest LGBTQ sports organizations in Western New York. Our primary focus is on slow-pitch softball for all persons. QCSL was founded by the gay and lesbian communities of Buffalo, NY.
For over 25 years, QCSL has fostered an environment of openness, diversity, inclusion, competition, and sportsmanship. QCSL is passionate about LGBT inclusion and are dedicated to promoting diversity through sport.
Our league is governed by the Amateur Softball Association of America. Click here to learn more about the ASA.
The Queen City Softball League provides and protects the opportunity for individuals who support the bonds of gay fellowship to play softball in a friendly competitive atmosphere free of discrimination on the basis of ability, age, race, creed, gender or sexual orientation.
“As a member of the Queen City Softball League (QCSL), I understand the spirit of fair play while playing hard. I will refrain from engaging in all types of disrespectful behavior, including inappropriate language, taunting, trash-talking, and unnecessary physical contact. I know the expectations of QCSL and accept the responsibility and privilege of representing this league as a member of the league. By joining a team, I have made a commitment to attend practice, games, display good sportsmanship, and obey the rules of play as stated in the QCSL Constitution and its ASA Rule Modifications. I cannot expect to play if I don’t meet those commitments. As a player, I will ask my spectators and family members to treat other players, team managers, fans, and officials with respect. I also understand that as a member of QCSL, any disparaging remarks or actions against the LGBTQ community will not be tolerated.”