VIDEO: Dodgeball a win for LGBT community

Team Oh Snap competes in the Chicago Metropolitan Sports Association's women's division dodgeball. (Avinash Chak/Medill)

By Avinash Chak

The Chicago Metropolitan Sports Association forms an integral part of the LGBT community in the city. Founded as the Gay Athletic Association in 1978, it is the largest non-profit gay and lesbian sports organization in the Midwest. CMSA has experienced back-to-back growth for the first time in years. It’s membership increased by 4% in 2014. Teams of members compete against each other in sports such as dodgeball.


Photo at top: Team Oh Snap plays in the Chicago Metropolitan Sports Association’s women’s division dodgeball. (Avinash Chak/Medill)