Charities & Background

IGBO has grown into the largest International Gay and Lesbian sports organization in existence today. The amazing growth of gay bowling is not surprising, as it is one sport that truly does not discriminate among its participants. Whether young or old, male or female, wheelchair bound or deaf, strong or weak, tall or short, bowling is a sport that virtually any living person can enjoy whether recreationally or as a member of a league. Over the past 30 years, the organization has dealt with topical issues such as increasing participation by women, memorializing members who have succumbed to AIDS, raising funds for charitable organizations and the ongoing pursuit of increasing membership worldwide.

ORBIT was founded in 2013 to extend the IGBO mission to Raleigh, North Carolina. Our foundation is built upon LGBT outreach, while using the power of sporting to raise charitable funds for local charities.