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Out in the World: Gay college cheerleader finds work helping hospitals during the pandemic

Harrison Wilkerson found a comfort zone as an NC State cheerleader. Since graduation, he’s found work that helps make the waiting room process easier.

Italy’s Valentina Petrillo takes a powerful step towards Tokyo

Trans paralympic hopeful Valentina Petrillo swept the sprints at her nation’s championships.

‘Cheer’ star Jerry Harris arrested on child pornography charge

Harris, who was one of the breakout stars of the Netflix docuseries, is also being accused of sex abuse in a lawsuit filed on behalf of two teenage boys.

‘Cheer’ star busted, Trans runner is national champ, New honor for BJK

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Having a baby during COVID pandemic makes 3 for this PGA exec and her wife

Molly Gallatin finds a wife and baby make it easy to be out. Now she wishes she’d been out with the Minnesota Twins.

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From alienation to acceptance, a gay fan’s soccer journey

Luke Klipp embraced a new MLS team until the homophobic chanting started. The aftermath restored his faith in his fellow fans.

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Watch: The current state of LGBTQ acceptance and homophobia in men’s hockey

Four players and referees in men’s hockey discuss their experiences being out in the sport.

Facebook pulls political ad that says trans kids are threat to girls sports

The advertisement, which was paid for by the American Principles Project, will have a fact-check label if it’s shared on Facebook organically.

How this gay All-American runner is fighting to save Minnesota’s men’s track & field team

The University of Minnesota announced last week it’s cutting its men’s track and field team. But Dawson LaRance is trying to help save it.

He avoided slapshots on the ice and was an umpire at Wimbledon. Coming out as gay was more difficult

Bryan Hicks had a successful career as an umpire in tennis and referee in hockey. But keeping his sexuality a secret eventually became too much.

After being bullied, this national champion has stood up for gay athletes

Jordan Windle is straight but has a gay dad. Now with Greg Louganis’ help, he’s aiming for the Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

Derrick Gordon signs pro basketball contract, will play in Cyprus

Gordon, who came out as gay while at UMass, continues to make history, this time playing pro basketball while out.

Elite Canadian teenage hockey player comes out as gay

Yanic Dupelessis is an elite teenage hockey player in Canada and he came out as gay in part to help others.

World Cup soccer player Quinn announces they are transgender

A member of the Canadian WNT and OL Reign, Quinn came out on Instagram with advice on how to be a better ally to the transgender community.

Rugby star Levi Davis comes out as bisexual: ‘I want people to feel they can be who they are’

Since coming out to his teammates, Davis has been met with love and support.

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Out in the World: Looking back and forward with our out LGBTQ athletes of the past

In our newest series at Outsports, we’re diving deep into our archives to find athletes, coaches and other sports personnel to revisit their coming out stories and learn what they’re doing now.

Thursday Night Football returns, The ‘F’ Word, Bi Week

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March for college sports, Meet the golf mommies, A thumbs-up for our podcasts

The Huddle is your daily briefing on what’s new in LGBT sports news, the latest links and who’s in the social media spotlight.

Meet an ally, Idaho says No to trans athletes, World’s worst hotel room

The Huddle is your daily briefing on what’s new in LGBT sports news, the latest links and who’s in the social media spotlight.

Athletes come out, BJK locked out, 2 MNF games

The Huddle is your daily briefing on what’s new in LGBT sports news, the latest links and who’s in the social media spotlight.

Big Gay Football Preview, Rugger comes out as bi, Meet a kitesurfer

The Huddle is your daily briefing on what’s new in LGBT sports news, the latest links and who’s in the social media spotlight.

Remembering 9/11, A baseball icon, and the importance of Pride

The Huddle is your daily briefing on what’s new in LGBT sports news, the latest links and who’s in the social media spotlight.

Texas swim coach has championed inclusion at USA Swimming and across the sport

Mitch Dalton has found it hard to date and make gay friends traveling so much. He hopes to change that in Austin.

Oakland A’s say they support celebration of Glenn Burke

A Bay Area resident has started a Change.org petition asking the A’s to honor Glenn Burke as part of their annual Pride Month celebrations.

Reelected captain, gay college sailor strives for inclusion in sport

John DeRuff came out as gay a year ago and was part of a panel on inclusion sponsored by US Sailing.

U.S. Sailing hosts panel on LGBTQ diversity, equity and inclusion

Four LGBT sailing enthusiasts share their personal and professional perspectives and provide recommendations to sailing organizations on being more inclusive.

Hockey player Zach Sullivan says Pride games helped give him courage to come out

The Elite Ice Hockey League defenseman sees Pride games creating material changes within hockey culture.

In 101 NFL seasons there has never been an openly gay player

13 NFL players have come out after retiring but none while active and the streak continues in 2020.

This LAFC fan used a gay slur. Now he’s building bridges while paying a price

LAFC’s Pride Republic and The 3252 are helping ‘Chiquilin’ and others understand the power of homophobic slurs.

Gay WNBA coach Curt Miller opens up about bubble life: ‘It feels like Groundhog Day’

The Connecticut Sun head coach is back in the playoffs, and attempting to lead his team through the most challenging season in memory, all while trying to maintain sanity.

Department of Education rips off mask, advances anti-trans student athlete agenda

Betsy DeVos’s Office of Civil Rights threatened to withhold federal funds from Connecticut schools for being inclusive, while launching an investigation of homophobia in Tennessee. All on the same day.

Watch: Asian and Asian-American LGBTQ athletes discuss struggles and triumphs

In what may be a first, four Asian and Asian-American LGBTQ athletes talk about their unique sports experiences.

84 scholars sign letter telling World Rugby: Let trans women play

A diverse, global group of leading academics and researchers agreed to sign their names to a letter opposing World Rugby’s proposed trans ban, and almost all agreed to let us publish their names here.

Jacqueline Harper-Grubb found her truth and her niche on the pitch

Transgender referee Jacqueline Harper-Grubb forges her path in America’s heartland.

Supreme disappointment, Targeting trans kids, Forgive Tom Brennaman?

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Caster Semenya lost what may be her final appeal to compete in the 800m

The Swiss Supreme Court ruled South Africa’s two-time Olympic champion Caster Semenya must take testosterone-lowering drugs to compete in her signature event.

Gay college swimmer forged his path in rural South Dakota

Josh Sorbe was the homecoming king and student body president at the University of South Dakota where he was able to reach his potential as an openly gay student-athlete.

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