Lexus International Gay Polo Tournament Presented by Douglas Elliman Real Estate Kicks Off

Lexus International Gay Polo Tournament Presented by Douglas Elliman Real Estate Kicks Off

By Dirk Smith, M.Sc, SDL (He/Him)

Saddle up friends! The Gay Polo League’s annual tournament is happening this weekend. The event is making its grand socially distant comeback this year in Palm Beach.

With changes made to ensure Covid-19 safety is considered including socially distance social events and mask requirements, the event will feature a weekend of fun with plenty of polo for all. On Friday, the Gay Polo League, a member of the Sports Diversity Council, kicks off the “A MASK-querade” party which will include dinner, drinks and the world famous Randy Roberts providing entertainment. Robert’s show will include tributes to legendary performers including Cher, Bette Midler, Joan Crawford, Mae West, Carol Channing, Ann Miller and Phyllis Diller. The MASK-querade party will also raise funds for SAGE USA which provides advocacy and support for LGBTQ+ elders. Saturday, April 27th the Polo tournament kicks off! General admission tickets are available and on Sunday, April 7th the event concludes with a fabulous Sunday brunch.

The Gay Polo League definitely knows how to host a party and is looking forward to seeing you this weekend! Find more information at

Photos by Gay Polo League

About The Author

Dirk Smith

David "Dirk" Smith is Compete Sports Diversity's Managing Editor and Associate Education Director . He is pursuing his PhD in sport/exercise science and psychology at the German Sports University in Cologne, holds a master’s degree in sport/exercise psychology and a bachelor’s degree in sport/exercise science. Dirk is a 3x national champion and 16x Gay Games medalist in competitive swimming. In addition to his writing, he is a member of the Sports Diversity Leadership Council; organizing workshops and conducting lectures in diversity, inclusion, psychology, health, wellness, sport psychology and other topics. Currently based in Cologne, Germany, he is a practicing sport psychologist, strength and conditioning coach, swimming coach, published scientist, filmmaker, writer, and so much more.