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Trans cyclist Rachel McKinnon keeps winning championships and her detractors don’t like it

Dr. Rachel McKinnon sent a message at UCI World Masters that even President Trump’s eldest son heard.

The anti-gay slur that made LGBT sports history

Astros right fielder George Springer was caught on camera saying a vulgar anti-gay slur after being called out on strikes by umpire Angel Hernandez in April.

Gay male cheerleader taunted at high school; Cheerleading squad fights back with protest

The 14 year old boy kept cheering, even as players reportedly chanted the "F" word at him.

Leaked messages reveal new leader of British soccer fan group has history of homophobia

Newly elected co-chair of The Chelsea Supporters’ Trust in the UK repeatedly flaunted his anti-LGBTQ views to other board members

World Series: Nationals celebrate their LGBTQ fans and the Astros do nothing

World Series: The Nationals have celebrated LGBTQ Pride night for 15 years, while the Astros were one-and-done in 2010.

Death of gay brother spurred gay athlete to come out and pursue career in sports administration

Dakota Boring was devastated by his younger brother’s death, but it spurred him to come out and pursue his passion.

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Gay wrestler Jake Atlas reportedly signs WWE contract

The prolific athlete and LGBTQ advocate is expected to join the company’s performance center in January 2020.

LGBT Sports history is richer because of Jason Collins

Retired NBA player Jason Collins remains the only out gay athlete to compete in the regular season in any of the major American sports leagues.

Megan Rapinoe, Kelley O’Hara and Alex Morgan have a new ‘soccer mom’

ESPN’s Katie Nolan plays soccer mom to Megan Rapinoe, Kelley O’Hara and Alex Morgan in a new YouTube video.

Coming Out Stories

Today in LGBT sports history: Cowboys cut Michael Sam

Five years ago today, the Dallas Cowboys announced they had cut Michael Sam, the first out gay NFL player ever drafted.

While Rapinoe revels in stardom, Lloyd reveals the hurt behind World Cup run

Two of the stars of the Women’s World Cup show the contrast between world class athletes at their peak and confronting the doubters.

Brittney Griner is a slam dunk for a place in LGBT sports history

Out WNBA star Brittney Griner consistently leads the league in scoring and blocks per game, earning her a place in LGBTQ sports history.

Meet the trans swimmer who made NCAA and LGBT sports history

Harvard swimmer Schuyler Bailar became the first NCAA Division I out transgender swimmer to compete in 2015.

Bayard Rustin and his place in LGBT sports history

Bayard Rustin’s activism found its inspiration playing football in high school, and eventually led the towering black gay man to work with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Winners and losers of the week in LGBT sports: Transphobe edition

Each week, Outsports’ managing editor selects the heroes and goats from the past 7 days of LGBTQ sports coverage. She found a whole lot of transphobes this week!

Gay former soccer goalkeeper is running for office in West Virginia

Five years after a viral Outsports coming out story, Michael Martin tells us he’s trying to make a difference in his community.

Mexican national soccer team makes video asking fans to stop anti-gay ‘puto’ chants

In a new video, players and suits from Mexico’s national soccer team ask fans not to chant ‘puto,’ lest FIFA officials thwart their World Cup chances.

Spirit Day is a part of LGBT sports history

One teenage girl started it all, using the color purple in the LGBTQ rainbow flag to show support for the victims of bullying and suicide. Now it’s a nationwide effort.

Raised a Mormon, gay Utah goalie overcomes hate and bullying to find happiness

Carly Nelson was isolated and bullied after coming out as gay as a Mormon. At the University of Utah, she has found love and acceptance.

Being Out: Wyatt Pertuset, history-making gay college football player, continues to inspire

Wyatt Pertuset, an openly gay college football player, is a role model for LGBTQ athletes.

Chris Burns: the D1 college coach who made LGBT sports history by coming out

Four years ago this month, Chris Burns became the first coach in NCAA Division 1 men’s basketball to come out as gay in an exclusive essay on Outsports.

IAAF imposes new testosterone limits for trans women athletes and won’t call them female

Trans women athletes will no longer be recognized as female by the IAAF and must keep testosterone levels under 5 nmol/L for 12 months prior to competing.

Sad chapter in LGBT sports history: the detransition and death of sportswriter Christine Daniels

It was 11 years ago this month that transgender sportswriter Christine Daniels detransitioned. A year and a month later, she died by suicide.

It was a simple team photo, but it meant the world to gay high school football player

15-year-old sophomore Jake Streder seriously thought of quitting his Illinois football team after being outed, but he decided to embrace who he was and it made all the difference.

Celebrating Native American (and more) LGBT sports history on Indigenous People’s Day

Sharice Davids, a Native American and out lesbian who was a mixed martial arts fighter, was elected to Congress from Kansas last year.

Rainbow pride-inspired track unveiled at Los Angeles City College

The new BETRUE-funded Los Angeles City College Track’s look welcomes all and honors the LGBTQ rainbow pride flag.

BYU’s dancing gay cougar tops ESPN’s ‘best mascot moments of all time’

Charlie Bird, the gay student who played Brigham Young University’s mascot, Cosmo the Cougar, danced his way into the top slot of ESPN’s ‘10 best mascot moments of all time.’

This gay college football captain leads his team in forcing turnovers this season

Avery Saffold wears No. 1 and is a defensive force to be reckoned with for 4-1 Amherst College.

Today in LGBT Sports history: We Love Philadelphia!

From the Phillies to the Eagles to the Flyers to the Sixers, Philadelphia has the most passionate Outsports fans!

Your winners and your losers of the week in LGBT sports

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

His wedding made LGBT Sports history: Former NFL linebacker Jeff Rohrer

Jeff Rohrer became the first married out gay ex-NFL player when he married his husband Joshua Ross last November.

Olympic champion Kerron Clement comes out on National Coming Out Day

Kerron Clement was celebrating Nike’s contribution to a new rainbow track in L.A. when he talked publicly for the first time about being gay.

Tennessee Titans celebrate National Coming Out Day

Titans join LGBTQ advocacy group in celebrating National Coming Out Day.

Tyson Fury’s homophobic past adds fuel to WWE’s Crown Jewel controversy

The British boxing champion is expected to face WWE’s Braun Strowman at WWE Crown Jewel in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on October 31.

Gus Kenworthy will appear in the final season of “Will & Grace”

Gay Olympic freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy will appear on the final season of NBC’s "Will & Grace" revival — it’s actually his third TV appearance.

Billy Bean’s part in Major League Baseball’s LGBT history is still being written

The former outfielder for the Tigers, Dodgers and Padres is the only baseball player living today — current or retired — to have come out.

Running with the wind: Vanessa Righeimer is an out competitor in the Chicago marathon

For Nike Windrunner Vanessa Righeimer, running opened a door to coming out. At the Chicago Marathon she seeks to race forward.


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