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Out of Bounds is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization that supports and promotes sports and recreational organizations with interests in the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community of the greater New York City area.

Out of Bounds advocates and actively works for the acceptance, visibility, and active participation of members of the LGBT community in professional, amateur, and recreational programs without regard to race, gender, age, or sexual orientation.

Out of Bounds produces and promotes programs that focus awareness on the LGBT sports and recreational resources in the New York City region. Although the primary purpose of Out of Bounds NYC is to serve the LGBT community, all are welcome to participate.

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  • Expand awareness of LGBT sports and recreation resources through inter-group communication, events and media coverage
  • Actively support existing athletic organizations
  • Create outreach programs targeting under-represented groups
  • Assist in the formation of new sports and recreational environments
  • Establish forums for dialogue on issues in the LGBT athletic community
  • Promote local, national, and international sports competition
  • Establish communications network with similar organizations in other cities

[/et_pb_blurb][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section][et_pb_section admin_label=”section” fullwidth=”off” specialty=”off”][et_pb_row admin_label=”Row”][et_pb_column type=”1_3″][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”Team Member” name=”Jeff Kagan” position=”President & Treasurer” image_url=”http://www.oobnyc.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/ooob_jeff.gif” animation=”off” background_layout=”light” facebook_url=”https://www.facebook.com/jeffkagan?fref=ts” twitter_url=”https://twitter.com/kaganville” google_url=”https://plus.google.com/110614237675080433285/posts” linkedin_url=”www.linkedin.com/pub/jeff-kagan/78/532/a2b”]

Jeff is one of the co-founders of Out of Bounds. He is well known in the LGBT Sports and Recreation Community as the co-founder and Director of the New York City Gay Hockey Association as well as the co-founder and Treasurer of the NYC Gay Basketball League. In 2008, Jeff was named Sports Out Loud Magazine’s Athlete of the Year.

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Will is one of the co-founders of Out of Bounds, and a former President of the organization. He is a member of the Gotham Knights Rugby Football Club, Front Runners NY and Fast ‘n Fab Cycling Club.

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Byrne  has been a member of the Gotham Knights Rugby Football Club since 2002, where he has served as Vice-President and chair of various committees. Byrne has been involved with Out of Bounds as a member of the advisory council and Board of Directors for three years.


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