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BYU allows same-sex dancers to compete on campus but still upholds anti-LGBTQ policies

The Utah school’s annual ballroom dance competition finally admits same-sex couples, but Brigham Young University still stands by its repressive Honor Code.

Reax to Katie Sowers going to the Super Bowl is giving us life

Forget the haters. The buzz around 49ers Assistant coach Katie Sowers and her historic role in the Super Bowl is what we need right now.

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OUT Central Oregon’s Winter PrideFest promises to warm hearts

Hundreds will descend on Bend, Oregon from Jan. 30 to Feb. 2 for a weekend full of winter sports, social events and community building.

Curt Schilling’s transphobia should keep him out of Hall of Fame

Schilling is on track to be elected to Cooperstown next year. That would be a shame.

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Gender non-conforming WNBA player Layshia Clarendon says the new CBA is ‘queer-inclusive’

Connecticut Sun point guard Layshia Clarendon served on the players’ union committee that negotiated the new collective bargaining agreement with the WNBA.

49ers’ Katie Sowers first woman and first openly gay coach in Super Bowl history

Katie Sowers makes history as a woman and LGBTQ person when the San Francisco 49ers reach the Super Bowl.

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Openly LGBTQ 49ers assistant coach Katie Sowers featured in Microsoft NFL ad

Katie Sowers is a pioneer in the NFL coaching ranks, as a woman and openly gay.

Boston Pride to celebrate Pride Night in the NWHL on Feb. 15.

For the Boston Pride, celebrating LGBTQ community is ‘is not about just one game.’

Mixed reactions to Australian Open’s muted celebration of Margaret Court

Tennis stars had mixed reactions when asked about the muted celebration of Margaret Court’s 50-year Grand Slam anniversary at the Australian Open.

Ex-NFL lineman Ryan O’Callaghan says he grappled with role in Aaron Hernandez Netflix series

Ryan O’Callaghan was hesitant to speculate about Hernandez’s sexuality, but ultimately agreed to share his perspective as a formerly closeted NFL player.

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Alyssa Nakken makes history by becoming MLB’s first female coach

The Giants’ new assistant coach opens another door for inclusion, a sign that MLB is committed to diversity.

After coming out, gay college volleyball player finds husband-to-be and support from his team

For college volleyball player Alex Collins, everything fell into place after he came out and accepted himself.

A chat with Alex Reimer, the gay sportswriter who’s now deputy managing editor at Outsports

Former sports talk radio personality Alex Reimer joined The Trans Sporter Room podcast co-hosts Dawn Ennis and Karleigh Webb for a conversation.

Out LGBTQ Teacher of the Year winner knelt during anthem at college football championship

Kelly Holstine says she took a knee in protest during "The Star-Spangled Banner" to stand up for the marginalized and oppressed.

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Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee Alex Karras was the original gay sports ally

Gay sports trailblazer Dave Kopay credits Alex Karras with saving his life when he was struggling with his sexuality.

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Katie Sowers of the San Francisco 49ers is the first openly gay NFL coach.

This week’s winners and losers in LGBT sports

Each week, Outsports’ managing editor selects big stories from the past 7 days of LGBTQ sports coverage.

Megan Rapinoe is out and proud in new middle-grade book about USWNT stars

"On the Field with Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan, Carli Lloyd, and Mallory Pugh" does not hide the fact Rapinoe is gay, it celebrates her coming out.

Mara Gomez becomes first transgender player signed to Argentina’s top women’s soccer league

Gomez will become the first transgender women ever to play in an Argentine Football Association sanctioned tournament when she suits up for Villa San Marcos.

Idaho will be 8th state to try to legalize discrimination against trans student athletes

Republican State Rep. Barbara Ehardt plans to introduce anti-transgender legislation in this session of the Idaho legislature.

Stephanie Wheeler on coaching college athletes with disability, winning Paralympic gold

Stephanie Wheeler is a Hall Of Fame coach and athlete who continues to inspire people across the world of adaptive sports.

Dave Roberts’ visit with Fellowship of Christian Athletes gets the benefit of the doubt

The Dodgers manager said he didn’t know about FCA’s anti-gay policies, but that he supports inclusion.

Outsports welcomes a new member to our team: Alex Reimer

Alex Reimer is a journalist, broadcaster, flag football fan and an out gay man. Starting today, he is also Outsports Deputy Managing Editor.

Read the speech a gay college football player gave to an LGBTQ campus forum

Learning to love the person you see in the mirror.

Fallon Fox is still the bravest athlete in history

Fallon Fox talks about the vicious online attacks she weathered, plus the support of the team in her corner.

Vanderbilt’s first Pride game was a win, even with a loss to South Carolina

Vanderbilt University’s Office of LGBTQI Life was saluted by more than 2,400 fans during the game.

Megan Rapinoe on new IOC rule against protests: ‘We will not be silenced’

U.S. soccer star Megan Rapinoe takes a public stand against Olympic protest ban.

For NFL hopeful Scott Frantz, being gay is not a burden but a chance to be a role model

Scott Frantz gets his first chance to show NFL scouts that he can play at the next level.

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Scott Frantz is on his way to the NFL

The out gay defensive tackle, who played three seasons for Kansas State after coming out, is ready to play in the NFL.

Randy Gardner on being the gay half of a ‘straight’ figure skating duo

In the 1970s Gardner was coming out quietly while being forced into conversion therapy and winning National titles.

Openly gay NBA executive Rick Welts weds his longtime partner Todd Gage

Golden State Warriors president Rick Welts married flight attendant Todd Gage, his partner of nine years, in a civil ceremony Friday in San Francisco.

Mexican Tiger wears rainbow stripes

Tigres UANL’s El Patón showed his support of LGBTQ communities with a Rapinoe-esque color job.

Esera Tuaolo’s Inclusion Party will celebrate the LGBTQ community at the Super Bowl

The LGBT community - athletes, fans, DJs - takes center stage at Esera Tuaolo’s Inclusion Party at the Super Bowl, Jan. 29.

Lawmakers in 6 states take action to restrict trans student athletes

Lawmakers in New Hampshire, Washington, Georgia, Tennessee, Missouri and Alabama are the latest to try to restrict participation in sports according to a student athlete’s gender presumed at birth.

Openly gay MiLB Diversity Specialist recognized on 40 LGBTQ Leaders Under 40 List

Ben Pereira’s work overseeing Pride Nights for over 70 MiLB teams is recognized by BEQ Magazine

Scott Frantz will be an out gay player on an NFL team this summer

Scott Frantz has played three seasons for Kansas State after coming out as gay. Now he’s poised to play in the NFL.

It’s always Pride in Philadelphia

The Flyers beat the Capitals in Wednesday’s Pride-themed home game.


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