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Would you like to add a news article? Great!  We would love it if you did. All submissions require approval before publication so here are some editorial guidelines:


Latest News is meant for articles that are of interest to the gay rowing community and the GLRF community.  Topics of interest might include:


  • how your club is doing something for gay rowing or being supportive of the gay community,
  • what you as a GLRF member are doing for the rowing community,
  • if your club is sending a squad or team to compete at a gay-focused regatta,
  • if your club or team is featured in the gay media.


What may not get past the editorial desk are stories that are club-centric (gay or straight) such as coming in first at such and such regatta or hosting a fundraiser or enjoying an end of season shrimp on the barbie.  We do have an outlet for that and really encourage GLRF members to explore that: create a blog on GLRF for your club!


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A listing of the latest news articles from our worldwide GLRF news feed and our 8 regional news categories


Survey on Rowing Diversity Equity and Inclusion

14 September 2022 - Nationwide; USRowing is running a survey on retention and experiences/perspectives with regard to diversity and inclusion. The survey is being run independently by Truclusion and all survey responses will be viewed by them and not USRowing.  Truclusion will then provide a summary of the findings t...


2022 Eurogames Rowing Event Nijmegen (NED)

13 April 2022 - Nijmegen (Ned);


The match will be a board to board race over a distance of 750 metres. One on one races according to a knock-out system; if you win, you progress to the next round, but if you lose, you are out of the tournament. There are two lanes for the match and a uprowing-area.
Thursday 28 July 13:00-15:00 Time trials 750m all disciplines 15:30-17:00 Knock-out 1st round 750m all disciplines Friday 29 July 9:00-16:30 Knock-out 750m all disciplines Saturday 30 July 9:00-12:30 Knock-out 750m all disciplines 13:30-15:00 Finals 750m all disciplines 15:00-17:00 Open rowing event


GLRF hosts booth at 2017 World Champs

02 October 2017 - Sarasota; The Gay + Lesbian Rowing Federation hosted a booth at the 2017 World Rowing Championships, 23 September – 01 October 2017.   This was the first time GLRF has hosted a booth at a world championship elite event.  Examples of elite events would be Junior, Under23, and Senior cham...


GLRF at 2016 USRowing Convention

GLRF banner visible in the background at the USRowing Vendor Village

View all of the images at the 2016 USRowing Convention gallery.
05 December 2016 - Springfield; GLRF hosted a vendor's table at the 2016 USRowing convention.  This was the first year that GLRF has hosted a vendor's booth/table at the convention.   The impetus for the display was the promotion of the GLRF Global Inclusion and Acceptance Campaign.  The d...


2015 GLRF Stockholm Rowing Tour and Queer Regatta

One of the rowing tour flotillas leaving the safety of the shore.  The quad is nowhere in sight ... Click on these two links to see the rest of the images from the rowing tour and the regatta.
12 August 2015 - Stockholm; When rowing was cancelled as an event at the 2015 Eurogames in Stockholm, the 34 rowers who had originally registered for the event were left with non-refundable airline tickets and the option of requesting a refund for their Eurogames registration or participating in another event.  Th...


2015 Eurogames Rowing Event Cancelled

View of the Stockholms roddförening (Stockholm Rowing Club)
18 June 2015 - Stockholm; The sports director of the 2015 Eurogames, Micke Forslin, notified the rowers registered for the regatta that it was cancelled.  The reason for the cancellation was the lack of adequate registrations (only 28 rowers had registered). The organizers of the regatta offered their sinceres...


Stonewall XXII - a record breaking success

Scenes of the 2015 Stonewall Regatta.  Click here to see all the images from the regatta.
10 June 2015 - Washington Dc; They called it Stonewall On Steroids.  A record breaking number of entries and a 25% increase in participants pushed the XXII (22nd) Stonewall Regatta to an almost record capacity for a one-day event.  The official regatta tally was 251 entries from 26 clubs with the most dist...


GLRF hosts a booth at the 2015 USRowing SW Juni...

Scenes at the 2015 USRowing Southwest Regional Juniors Championships.  Click here to see all the images from the regatta and at the GLRF booth.
05 May 2015 - Sacramento; GLRF hosted a booth at the 2015 USRowing Southwest Regional Junior Championships at Lake Natoma, east of Sacramento, 01 - 03 May 2015.  Other than some afternoon winds gusts, weather was perfect for the racing and crews were racing for finishes as well as qualification for the USRowing...


GLRF hosts a booth at the 2015 WIRA Championships

Crews within 250 metres of the finish battling for first place.  View all of the images from the 2015 WIRA Championships and the GLRF booth.
28 April 2015 - Sacramento; GLRF hosted a booth at the 2015 Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships at Lake Natoma, east of Sacramento, 25 - 26 Apr 2015.  The weather seemed to be a carbon copy of the previous year, with a massive rain storm on Friday evening and then perfect weather Saturday and...


GLRF hosts booth at the 2015 San Diego Crew Cla...

Great weather and happy folks made for another successful Crew Classic.  Click here to see all the images from the event, and to upload your own.
06 April 2015 - San Diego; GLRF once again hosted a vendor's booth at the 2015 San Diego Crew Classic, 28 - 29 March.  The entries were slightly lighter this year due to a scheduling conflict with the women's Pac-12 Challenge.  Even so, crews from all over North America converged in San Diego fo...