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.