The Steel City Softball League began in 1981 and remains the longest-running LGBTQ+ sports organizations in the Pittsburgh area. The league provides an atmosphere for individuals to be themselves without fear of discrimination and is open to all members and friends of the LGBTQ+ community of Pittsburgh.
Throughout the years many friendships have been formed and athletes have been created. The SCSL provides members of the community that love softball, athletics, and camaraderie a chance to build their skills, develop friendships, and grow as individuals.
The purpose of the Steel City Softball League is to promote bonds of fellowship with special emphasis within the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBTQ+) community, through education and enjoyment of the sport of softball. The SCSL fosters mutual respect among all persons regardless of ability, age, race, creed, or sexual orientation.