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Giving voice to the voiceless

Throw Proud is an outreach organization for the LGBTQIA+ community within the sport of disc golf. We exist to bring awareness of the issues our community faces within the sport, combat misinformation that has been used to justify marginalization or discrimination, and increase the visibility to those of us playing disc golf around the world today.

Our statement on the updated PDGA ruling:

In 2022, the PDGA released restrictions on the inclusion of transgender women in the women’s protected divisions of the sport. After a long legal battle, they conceded the C.3 criteria for eligibilty (requiring transition prior to puberty, to compete in elite series or majors). While this is a step in the right direction, the C.2 criteria (requiring bottom surgery) remaining available provides an avenue for discrimination that has no basis in fairness – by the point at which a player is compliant with C.1 (24 months of continuous testosterone suppression), their body isn’t producing testosterone on its own, and therefore surgically altering it will not provide any differences to the player, other than a large medical bill, and a lengthy recovery time from a very invasive surgery.

This has been a very confusing and emotional process for everyone, even those without a direct stake in the outcome. For those of you affected by the ruling, we felt it important to let you know – you are not alone. For those of you not in the trans community, we want you to have the best resources we can provide to aid in understanding the ongoing discussion about this.  What we don’t want, however, is to leave you wanting for better information, or a response. Rest assured, we will be expanding our site over time with more educational and information resources. Keep an eye on this space, and our Instagram or Facebook posts, so you won’t miss the updates as they happen!

Get involved!

Do you want more information? To request help with education or advocacy in your organization or club? To join us in reaching out to increase visibility and understanding within the disc golf community? Fill out this form, and let's see how we can help make the sport of disc golf better, together!

The Allied Voices Series is live!

Throw Proud, in collaboration with Queer Disc Golf are very happy to present the Allied Voices series! These will be a series of tournaments (2 for now, with plans to expand the series over time) celebrating the queer community and our allies in the sport, while also giving back to organizations that do wonderful work to help 2SLGBTQIA+ people.

The first two tournaments are in Michigan – here are their Disc Golf Scene links:

Outreach, Education, Advocacy


One of the greatest strengths of the sport of disc golf is the ability for just about anyone to pick up a disc and play. Too often, however, there are groups who are under-represented. Unnoticed. Invisible. When we, as the player base of this sport we love discount the presence of marginalized groups like the LGBTQIA+ community, or make decisions that affect them without having enough information to do so in an informed manner, we diminish our sport as a whole. The goal of Throw Proud is to speak up for the LGBTQIA+ players and TDs in the disc golf community. We’re here to provide education on how best to understand the benefits of our inclusion, and confront the large amount of misinformation that has been used to harm the sport as a whole, and our community specifically.

Educate your club, league, or event


Throw Proud advocates and ambassadors would be more than happy to provide outreach and education services for your club, league, event, or even the PDGA itself! Fill out a request on our contact form, and we’ll get the ball rolling on how to bring Diversity, Equity and Inclusion training to you!