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Gay college runner realized he could make a difference for LGBTQ athletes without being perfect

Nicholas Turco is living authentically as a gay athlete after realizing he no longer had to live up to his idea of being perfect.

Caster Semenya as we’ve never seen — or heard — her before

Dominant and maligned, the South African Olympic champion tells her personal story in a new video on YouTube.

Gay soccer player Sam Johnson’s college career ends, defined by legacy of advocacy

"Soccer’s always been great... but I would say that the experiences I’ve had as a result of being an out athlete ... have been more rewarding to me."

New trans athlete inclusion poll tries to hide its own bias

A new poll appears to reveal a majority of the public does not approve of trans athlete inclusion, but a look at its questions reveals repeated use of transphobic code words.

Gay Missouri college volleyball coach named conference coach of the year

Coleman Lee and his husband Garrett Case have had a successful first season coaching together in Missouri.

Depression a constant presence for many closeted LGBTQ athletes

A gay swimmer on her struggles with depression and how it relates to being LGBTQ in sports.

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Now 6 days a week: Outsports expands podcasts offerings

The world leader in LGBTQ sports coverage is now in your earbuds and headphones with podcasts 6 days a week.

Hard knock love: Kiera Hogan and Diamante square off for first time

The romantic partners delivered a hard-hitting affair during Saturday’s Ladies Night Out 8 event.

Hell freezes over: Chick-fil-A ends anti-LGBTQ donations

After years of criticism, the Chick-fil-A Foundation’s new charitable strategy finally ends donations to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and The Salvation Army.

Coming Out Stories

Olympic hopeful Nikki Hiltz on running in Qatar, competing with her girlfriend

Nikki Hiltz talks to ‘Five Rings To Rule Them All’ about competing in a country that outlaws homosexuality.

For gay African athletes, even rumors can end their careers and cause them great pain

Athletes reported to be gay in Cameroon illustrate the perils for LGBTQ athletes in Africa.

Gay ex-radio host fires lawyer, speaks out amid new drama

Seth Dunlap denies tweeting an anti-gay slur directed at himself from his radio station’s account: "It is something I did not do, and I am over it."

‘South Park’ airs episode with blatant transphobia just in time for Trans Week

The Comedy Central animated comedy is no stranger to controversy, offensive content or punching down. So should we ignore it?

Winners and losers of the week in LGBT sports

Each week, Outsports’ managing editor selects the heroes and goats from the past 7 days of LGBTQ sports coverage.

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Non-binary wrestler Sophie King’s journey from sofa-surfing to SHIMMER

‘I just became very emotionally attached partly because [pro wrestling] is now rooted in my brain to a sense of comfort and home.’

USWNT stars Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris look back at their days in D.C.

The engaged soccer stars clashed frequently with Washington Spirit part owner Bill Lynch over policies they called homophobic.

Gay college swimmer inspired by boyfriend to come out

Even in his darkest moments, Matthew Dynneson found the inner strength to make peace with himself.

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Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi tell intense story of playing for Russian spy due to low WNBA wages

The WNBA stars’ time playing under a Russian spy underscores the WNBA’s pay problem.

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Sam Kerr Officially Signs With Chelsea

The Red Stars’ star striker will join the WSL contenders for the second half of their season

New Orleans judge denies warrant to arrest gay ex-radio host

Police reportedly tried to arrest Seth Dunlap on a charge of extortion, but a magistrate said there was insufficient evidence.

Federal Court decision propels USWNT Equal Pay lawsuit

The U.S. women score another victory, this time in court against their own federation

For Tom Daley, fatherhood could be the road to Olympic gold

The British diving star says becoming a dad was worth the plunge.

Team Trans takes the ice and turns some heads

An all-trans hockey team shines in their first-ever series.

For Veterans Day: Army vet and rugby player Chris Kelley finds niche as a gay athlete

Chris Kelley is an Ohio State Buckeye through and through and thrives being an out rugby player.

Barring trans women from women’s sports is unnecessary and against the Olympic charter

It’s important to have a conversation about how to include trans women in sports, not whether to include them.

Winners and losers of the week in LGBT sports

Each week, Outsports’ managing editor selects the heroes and goats from the past 7 days of LGBTQ sports coverage.

Uncanny Attractions and RISE deliver a week full of LGBTQ pro wrestling

The two promotions featured notable LGBTQ talent such as Effy, Cassandro, Jake Atlas, Billy Dixon and Killian McMurphy.

First Look: A moving tale of a Little League star’s coming out story

Phil Bildner’s forthcoming novel for young adults, "A High Five for Glenn Burke," shines in revealing the story of one of baseball’s gay pioneers.

World cycling body joins other sports federations in considering new rules for trans athletes

The Union Cycliste Internationale announced it may reset maximum testosterone levels for trans athletes competing in women’s sports.

This LGBTQ+ rugby team’s nude fundraiser calendar is all about body positivity

The Amsterdam Lowlanders’ 2020 calendar is not just 12 pictures of naked men, it’s proof, says the photographer: "there is no real ideal image."

Cricket captain to UK activist: ‘Don’t speak for me or my ovaries’ about trans teammate

Tammy Beaumont came to the defense of a transgender teammate when she was attacked by the self-proclaimed "Biggest Bitch in Britain."

Bisexual Olympic gold medal boxer Nicola Adams retires

The first woman to win consecutive Olympic gold medals in the ring steps down due to irreversible eye damage.

AEW’s Scorpio Sky addresses homophobic comments, stresses personal change

"I learned that there is certain language that is completely unacceptable and not only in the public eye, but in your personal life as well."

Adam Rippon’s new book isn’t just ‘Beautiful on the Outside’

In his memoir, Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon writes about love, falling down, getting up, and, yes, Mike Pence.

It’s time for the Baseball Hall of Fame to recognize LGBTQ history

As Major League Baseball continues to progress in its relationship with the LGBTQ community, our Ken Schultz says the contributions of trailblazers like Glenn Burke should be visible in Cooperstown.

Sean Doolittle skipped the White House celebration to show support for his wife’s two moms

Nationals pitcher Sean Doolittle said he didn’t attend the White House’s World Series celebration out of solidarity with his wife and her two moms.

Out wrestler Ashley Vox of Team Sea Stars wins SHIMMER tag team championships

The team of Delmi Exo and out wrestler Ashley Vox ended the 370-day reign of SHIMMER legends Mercedes Martinez and Cheerleader Melissa on Saturday.


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