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Northern California Rainbow Divers
San Francisco, California
Scuba Diving
Founded: 1991

Why we are the best: In 2008, the Rainbow Divers offered the GLBTQQY community of the greater bay area and Northern California the opportunity to adventure into an underwater world stranger than Mars and critical to the health of our planet. With trips in 2008 to Maui, the shark-filled waters of Cocos Island, the wilds of Papua New Guinea, and the Pacific wonderland of Palau, as well as regular local diving and events, NCRD leads the gay scuba clubs of the world in offering dive trips exploring every marine environment on earth. We emphasize a safe, supportive learning environment for having fun and meeting other adventurous, environmentally caring gay and lesbians of California (and the world).
Ski Bums
New York, New York
Skiing / Snowboarding
Founded: 2004

Ski Bums is the world’s largest club for gay & lesbian skiers and snowboarders. There’s no drama within our sport: our competition is with the mountain itself. In the past year, we’ve conquered the world’s most difficult terrain along the steeps of Chamonix, plunged down double-diamond black chutes in Big Sky, and flown through the powdery glades of Jackson Hole. We also hosted our first all-female trips in 2009. We love charity work. In 2008, we raised over $12,000 for AIDS Walk New York — and over $10,000 for Lambda Legal to fight for marriage equality. More than anything, Ski Bums is all about having fun, pushing yourself, and being yourself — in some of the world’s most spectacular places.