Gay basketball league organizing in Memphis


Shelby County resident Herschel Stokes is looking for players for a gay basketball league in Memphis area.

After a trip to the Gay Games in Chicago last summer, he remains optimistic that there is enough interest.

"We are askig for your support, donations, volunteers, and especially players," Stokes said. "We also hope to round up some new players for the local and traveling teams in order to compete in tournaments across the US."

Stokes has been able to organize teams to play, and over the last several years the tournaments that they have compeated in include Altanta’s Fast Breaks tournament ( and Chicago’s largest gay tournament.  

"The basketball team is now seeking new players and sponsorship to assist with the purchase of uniforms and the cost of the events. Anything will help.  For informations on sponsorships or playing please contact us at," Stokes said.