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‘I choose me,’ said Andrew Luck. Shouldn’t everyone? Even closeted NFL players?

Our managing editor looks at how personally fans respond to the personal decisions players make.

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She’s the real MVP! Why Elena Delle Donne’s value extends beyond the court

On the court, Elena Delle Donne is the most valuable player. Off the court, she’s the most valued player. Here’s why Delle Donne is the MVP, masked or not, on the floor or off.

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This week’s winners and losers in LGBT sports

Each week, Outsports’ managing editor selects the heroes and goats from the past seven days of LGBT sports coverage.

The captain of Ireland’s WNT and her teammate girlfriend came out together

Katie McCabe and Ruesha Littlejohn of Ireland say they were accepted without question. So why won’t gay men footballers come out?

The Great Run now allows non-binary runners, but there’s a catch

Letting non-binary and gender-neutral runners compete is a great start for Scotland’s Great Run. Not awarding them prizes or official rankings is a let down.

Being Out: Nathan Matthews is a volleyball coach and player who never slows down

Nathan Matthews has thrived as a coach, player and student since coming out as gay. And he met his boyfriend on the team.

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Check out the rainbow pinstripe jerseys the Staten Island Yankees will wear for Pride Night

A record 70+ MiLB teams have hosted Pride Nights this season, and now the Staten Island Yankees will do it in rainbow style.

Gay NASCAR team member finds ‘nothing but love and respect’ on the job

Ryan Hines never thought he could be gay and work in NASCAR. He said reading Outsports helped him realize "I could be myself and still do what I love."

CrossFit athlete Alec Smith comes out as gay

After years of hiding, CrossFit athlete Alec Smith says he’s gay and has never been happier.

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Homophobic slur nets top CS:GO pro a Twitch ban ahead of major competition

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive pro Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev calls Twitch "a joke" in response to his one week suspension from the streaming platform.

Gay diver Eric Blevins wins two gold medals at world masters championships

Eric Blevins is a college diving coach who is openly gay, married and now a two-time world champion.

Gay Boston sportscaster Alex Reimer leaves sports for politics

A mainstay at WEEI for the last few years, Alex Reimer will now be walking the halls of the State House.

It’s time to leave Odell Beckham Jr. the hell alone

The circular speculation that Beckham is gay does no one any good and is, at this point, desperately unfair to OBJ.

Capcom bans trans Street Fighter pro Leah “GIlty” Hayes after sexual assault allegations

The prominent fighting game competitor received a ‘global prohibition’ in response to allegations of sexual assault from multiple women dating back to 2015.

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Coach complains trans girl poses ‘elevated level of risk’ to high school volleyball players

A Hawaii high school girls volleyball team now has a transgender girl on its roster, and some people are upset.

Wedded wives: 2 NWHL players tied the knot

Anya Battaglino and Madison Packer got married over the weekend in Newport, Rhode Island, and we have the awesome photos.

Straight couple who met in gay flag football league profiled in iconic LGBT newspaper’s Sports Issue

This meet-cute is one of many stories featured in the Washington Blade’s annual Sports Issue.

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Caster Semenya and her fight to compete like any other woman

South African Olympian Caster Semenya has had a tougher time in the courts than in any race she’s run.

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LGBT sports winners and losers of 2019

Here’s a look back at the latter half of the year in LGBT sports coverage so far.

Who were this week’s winners and losers in LGBT sports?

Each week, Outsports’ managing editor selects the heroes and goats from the past seven days of LGBT sports coverage.

Sportswriter for anti-trans newspaper comes out as transgender

Nicky Bandini came out as transgender in The Guardian, a newspaper with a history of questionable coverage. As I’ve learned, there’s reason to be proud and wary.

Pirates owner’s newspaper pulls editorial calling marriage equality, trans rights ‘dubious achievements’

After meeting with Pirates owner Robert Nutting, his publisher walked back some troublesome language referring to the LGBTQ community.

Caster Semenya: ‘I’ve never really felt very supported’ by women

"Whoever’s going to stop me from running," Semenya told a women’s conference in Johannesburg, "he’s going to have to drag me out of the track."

Why getting called this slur was the highlight of trans triathlete Chris Mosier’s day

Transgender athlete Chris Mosier says he didn’t break his stride when a random man hurled an anti-gay slur at him during a workout.

Being Out: Kaitlyn Long forged her own path as a bisexual track and field athlete

Kaitlyn Long left the University of Minnesota as a champion on the field and an advocate off it.

One NFL team told 49ers Assistant Coach Katie Sowers it ‘wasn’t ready to hire a woman’

From playing football, basketball and running track as a girl, to coaching in the NFL as a woman, Katie Sowers reflects on her path as a lesbian.

Cricket Australia rolls out transgender-inclusive policies

Cricket Australia, the sport’s national governing body, has rolled out new trans inclusive policies.

The LGBTQ pro wrestling movement is alive and well in the Golden Lovers’ wake

Kenny Omega and Kota Ibushi’s journey of love was neither the beginning nor the end of LGBTQ pro wrestling’s rise.

WBNA suspends Brittney Griner and 4 others after scuffle on the court

Brittney Griner and four other players from the Phoenix Mercury and Dallas Wings have been suspended following Saturday night’s incident.

As a documentary, ‘Changing The Game’ is a game changer

A discussion of transgender high school athletes through a human, and humane, lens.

MLS coach Mike Petke fired for spewing anti-gay slurs at referees

Real Salt Lake coach Mike Petke was supposed to be coming off an unpaid suspension for homophobic slurs. Instead he’s out of a job.

Billie Jean King, part owner of the Dodgers, wants a gay baseball player to come out

‘It would help if a player who was young and popular came out’ as gay, Billie Jean King says.

Outpouring of support for Toni Pressley as she battles breast cancer

29-year-old Toni Pressley underwent surgery Friday and will continue treatment with team sponsor Orlando Health.

Brittney Griner, Kristine Anigwe, Diana Taurasi among 6 players ejected after on-court fight

Six players were ejected after a fight broke out during the 4th quarter of the Dallas Wings-Phoenix Mercury WNBA game Saturday.

Winners and losers of the week in LGBTQ sports

Each week, Outsports’ managing editor selects the heroes and goats from the past seven days of LGBTQ sports coverage.

U.S. Open will host Open Pride, featuring out athletes and more

The USTA will have a day of LGBTQ outreach Aug. 22 at the U.S. Open, with free admission for all.

Department of Education takes step that could jeopardize status of trans athletes

The U.S. Department of Education agrees to investigate a Title IX complaint that could lead to a trans athlete ban in Connecticut.

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