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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!


Want to run an article idea past the editorial first? Sure! Just send a PM to glrfcentral!

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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...


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...


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...


2014 Gay Games Regatta proves to be medalicious...

View of the regatta course on the Cuyahoga river.  Click here to see all the images from the event, and to upload your own!
12 August 2014 - Cleveland; It was a rather mild day for rowing on Sunday 10 August 2014 in Cleveland for the 2014 Gay Games Rowing Regatta.  With partly cloudy skies, a slight breeze out of the southeast, and temperatures only peaking near 80 degrees Fahrenheit ( 27 Celsius) and the humidity at a relative low of...


2014 Stonewall Regatta - 21st success!

Boats and crews line up for their race launches.  Click here tosee all the images.
03 June 2014 - Washington Dc; The DC Strokes Rowing Club hosted the 21st annual Stonewall Regatta on Sunday, 01 June 2014, on the Anacostia River in Washington DC.  The regatta has been held continuously since its founding in 1994 in Pelham Bay, in New York City.  Over the years, the regatta has moved twic...


Rowing Coach attacked and assaulted

View of one of many remote areas around Lake Michigan
26 July 2012 - Chicago; As widely reported in news media around Chicago, and also in the LGBT news site, Chicago Windy Times, Jenn Gibbons, a Chicago-area rowing coach for both juniors and adult rowing programs, was attacked and sexually assaulted in a remote lakeshore area of Lake Michigan. Coach Gibbons was in the mi...


Chicago Rowing Union Fundraiser

Chicago Rowing Union 4+ at the 2011 Head of the Rock regatta. Photo credit: Ross Forman, Windy City Times
10 November 2011 - Chicago; Chicago Rowing Union recently had a write up in the local gay and lesbian newspaper, The Windy City Times.  The article focused on the club's look back at their 2011 season, and helped to promote the club's end of season fundraiser, a black tie optional prom dance event, to be h...


Passion and the Water

Scenes of rowing in British Columbia.  See some of the other images on yankinbc's gallery.
20 September 2011 - Vancouver; GLRF member yankinbc aka Scott Larsen recently wrote an article for Vers magazine, an online magazine devoted to the GLBT community in Canada and it's supporters. He writes about one of three passions in his life: rowing.  In the article, Scott reflects on rowing and the need for a...


Rowing and the 2011 Vancouver North American Ou...

27 May 2011 - ; Vancouver; Although rowing is not a featured sport at the 2011 North American Outgames, there is a two-day masters rowing event that is scheduled for 23 – 24 Jul 2011, the weekend preceding the 2011 North American Outgames, 25 – 31 Jul 2011 .  So if you were hoping to attend or particip...