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Hi! If you're clicking in to our website after seeing our ad for the September Issue of Rowing News, welcome!

The Gay + Lesbian Rowing Federation is a family of communities. We bring outdoor and indoor rowers, coxies, coaches, and race officials together at a local, regional, national, and global level. We are inclusive of the LGBTQ+ rowing community and we warmly welcome allies and supporters from the broader rowing community.

Our Groups feature allows anyone to start a microcommunity that brings people together based on demographic focus or geographic proximity or gender identity. Any member can create a Group. All we ask is that the group is rowing-related.

If your rowing club is inclusive of the LGBTQ+ community, please add them to our Share A Link feature (use the 'Share' sub tab to add your club) so that we can help people find your club or programme. Be sure to check the LGBTQ+ Inclusive tag. Yes, you have to register to see and interact with the Share A Link feature so why not register today?

Click on this link to view sample page of our Share A Link feature.

The Rower's Pledge Initiative

Already, 315 members of the broader rowing community from 11 countries have made the pledge!

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Join Our Online Community

The Gay + Lesbian Rowing Federation is a worldwide online, inclusive community for lgbtq+ outdoor and indoor rowers, coxies, coaches, and race officials.


However you participate in the rowing community, be it through a regatta or national rowing association, with a regular club, on a school team, as an independent sculler, or on a national training team, GLRF provides a means to connect all of us.



Connect with 1750 members in 46 countries:

  • GOTCHA! GALLERY - our powerful image and video gallery allows our members to share and comment on rowing media, currently storing 3614 images and videos in 422 galleries
  • ALL OARS NETWORK - a social network for the GLRF community. Connect with other members through groups, instant chat, discussion forums, member blogs, and our community calendar.
  • GLRF COUNTRIES - with separate country pages for every country, our members can connect at a local and regional level.
  • GLRF CATEGORIES - 9 tailored community pages unite rowers through a shared interest: adaptive, coaches, coxies, juniors, masters, openelite, race officials, university, and women.
  • REGATTAS + - promote your regattas and rowing camps


Remember: we're fanatics about privacy. Only your personally selected GLRF OnlineID is visible to the community, ever. No one can see your email unless you add it in your personal profile or in a post.

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Upcoming Community Events

2023 Sin City Erg

GLRF Events Calendar 15 Jan 2023
The Global LGBTQ+ Indoor Rowing Event Welcome Outdoor and Indoor...
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