is meant to create a queer-positive environment that allows players of all levels to experience and enjoy the game of basketball. Keeping league play a positive experience for everyone is why the league is so successful. The goal is to make all players feel welcomed while promoting equity, fair play, and most all, fun! All queer women and queer-positive women are welcome.



find out where and when the next Rainbowhoops event will be. friends and family are always welcome.

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Check out the stats!

Find out which team is in the lead! Scores are updated regularly. Click the link below.

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Game schedule

Here is where the game schedule is posted to keep you up to date with many exciting games.

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The league began in 1996 as a pickup game on a word of mouth basis and quickly grew to 4 teams. Now with 6 teams per season, there are over 100 women each year on teams designed to be competitive against one another, and balance experienced and less experienced players to work in tandem. From ex-university players to absolute novices, all women are encouraged to participate, learn the game or hone their skills.

At Rainbow Hoops, players can come out with friends, participate in social events, help run clinics, hang out and watch, meet other basketball players... the opportunities for Saturday nights are endless.

In a city the size of Toronto, we are happy that Rainbow Hoops has been able to grow and accommodate women from all over the city, becoming a part of the fabric of the gay community beyond simply providing an outlet for sport.