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Kennedy McDowell has felt support as a gay Colorado State football player

Kennedy McDowell is an out gay defensive end for Colorado State feeling nothing but support from players and coaches.

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Breanna Stewart wins her second WNBA MVP award in her first season in NYC

Stewart comes out on top following the closest three-way MVP race in league history.

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‘Cassandro’ finds beauty in complexity to honor a queer pro wrestling pioneer

‘Cassandro’ captures the legendary luchador’s story without sugarcoating the reality of his journey.

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Astros’ Hector Neris denies using homophobic slur, MLB investigating

The Houston Astros pitcher was alleged to have aimed a gay slur in Spanish at his Seattle Mariners opponent and fellow Dominican, Julio Rodriguez.

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Deduct points or abandon games for homophobic chanting in France, says gay ex-player

The biggest game in French soccer was marred by homophobic chants last weekend. Gay former player Olivier Rouyer says it’s time to get tough.

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Gay athlete Bryden Hattie on diving, drag and the Deep South

Tennessee’s Bryden Hattie has impressed in the NCAA and won Diving World Cup gold with Team Canada. If he makes it to the Paris Olympics in 2024, he’ll be proud to represent.

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Could Taylor Swift make the NFL must-watch TV for gay Swifties?

Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce have seen their dating life take the country by storm.

Gay pro wrestler Anthony Bowens has perfect response to critics who ask ‘Who cares?’

‘THIS part of my life isn’t for YOU,’ pro wrestler Anthony Bowens says to those who don’t like the fact that he talks about his coming out journey.

Megan Rapinoe takes pride in having pushed LGBTQ rights as she makes USWNT farewell

The soccer icon thanked teammates past and present, her wife Sue Bird, federation staff and the fans as she won her 203rd and final international cap on an emotional evening in Chicago.

Even as he retires from baseball, Sean Doolittle continues his work as baseball’s exemplary LGBTQ advocate

Doolittle’s career on the field was worthy of celebration. His LGBTQ activism and allyship makes him one of the most significant voices for our community in sports history.

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300 current NFL players posted 2,000 homophobic tweets a decade ago. Most are still online.

A young gay sports fan searched the Twitter feeds of NFL players and found 2,000 tweets with homophobic language still active. One player has already apologized.

Turkey women’s national volleyball team going to Olympics and lifting LGBTQ community

Amid rising anti-LGBTQ hate in Turkey, the country’s women’s volleyball team — which has qualified for the Paris 2024 Olympics — is a source of hope to activists fighting for equality.

Former AFL champion Dani Laidley, outed as trans in 2020, tells her story in new documentary

One of the most remarkable Australian sports stories of recent times is told in ‘Revealed: Danielle Laidley: Two Tribes" which has received positive reviews.

Wesley Campbell has been ‘out’ through his figure skating competitive, pro and coaching careers

Campbell has toured the world, including anti-gay countries, and now coaches the next generation.

Stephanie White named WNBA Coach of the Year

White led the Connecticut Sun to an impressive second-place finish in the Eastern Conference.

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Missouri high school quarterback testifies about transferring due to coach’s homophobia, racism

While going to court in order to be allowed to transfer, Kylan Mabins details homophobic and racist treatment from Kickapoo High School coaches.

Coming Out Stories

Australian pro basketball player calls being LGBTQ a ‘mental illness’

Corey Webster replied to tweet asking what the Progress Pride flag represents; Webster stood down by Perth Wildcats for NBL pre-season match vs out gay player Isaac Humphries’ Adelaide 36ers.

WNBA champs Sydney Colson, Theresa Plaisance stretch comedic chops in ‘The Syd + TP Show’

Out WNBA veteran Sydney Colson and former Las Vegas Aces teammate Theresa Plaisance are ready to show you how they never get embarrassed.

Trio of out pro wrestlers make history at TNT Extreme Wrestling’s ‘GCW vs. TNT’ event

Che Monet became the first out LGBTQ world champion in U.K. pro wrestling history, while Dark Sheik and Helen Charlotte Campbell wrestled in the first singles match between out trans women on British soil.

Outsports Power 100 honors the most powerful and influential LGBTQ people in sports

Starting from a list of 250 out LGBTQ people in sports, Outsports has chosen those with the most influence. Their diversity, talent and impact are impressive.

LGBTQ pro wrestling documentary ‘Out In The Ring’ sets U.S. TV Debut

The award-winning documentary will premiere on Fuse and Fuse+ on November 15.

Brittney Griner’s historic performance earns AP’s 2023 WNBA Co-Comeback Player of the Year

Following ten months in Russian captivity, Griner’s inspiring performance on the court was truly award-worthy.

Steven Davies, an inspiration to gay guys in cricket, is hanging up his bat

He made headlines worldwide in 2011 when he became the first active male cricketer to come out publicly. Now 37, the former England international has announced his retirement.

West Hollywood will host its first professional wrestling event, on Oct. 12

Jet Jameson and Ariane Andrew are organizing a unique Oct. 12 event at Heart in West Hollywood.

33 out LGBTQ pro wrestlers honored in 2023 Pro Wrestling Illustrated 500

More than 30 out LGBTQ pro wrestlers made the PWI 500 list for the third year in a row.

Robbie Manson hopes his path to Paris Olympics inspires more gay athletes

New Zealand rower talks exclusively to Outsports about his fourth Games qualification, being on OnlyFans, and LGBTQ visibility; NZ’s Emma Twigg also heading to Paris 2024.

After coming out at age 95, AAGPBL’s Maybelle Blair receives Amazin’ Mets Foundation Legacy Award

The Mets celebrate the life of one of women’s baseball’s biggest advocates and a proud LGBTQ athlete.

Kennedy McDowell is an out gay player on the Colorado State Rams football team

McDowell has been out since 8th grade. He wanted to make sure he plays college football where all of him is welcome.

Gay college football fan celebrates his ‘open and proud’ visibility on quest to visit all NCAA stadiums

Over two-thirds of the way through his college football tour, Andrew Bauhs has forged numerous bonds through fandom and Pride.

Greg Louganis auctioning his Olympic medals to help AIDS services center, Sept. 14

Louganis hopes to honor Ryan White, as well as his mother, with funds from the Bonham medal auctions on Sept. 14.

Outsports shines at NLGJA Convention 2023

A discussion on LGBTQ sports was a highlight, but for this first-time attendee it was also a coming out and a coming home.

Paul Bissonnette loves talking about bending guys over with ‘no spit, no lube’

Bissonnette seems to relish in graphically describing naked men and sex with them.

Alabama fans shower Texas players with racist, anti-gay slurs

Viral video shows a disgusting display from some ‘Bama fans after their team lost to the Longhorns.

Baseball Hall of Fame President Josh Rawitch details how Cooperstown has embraced LGBTQ fans

Pride is an important aspect of baseball history and because of that, it’s also on display at the Hall of Fame.

Memories of 9/11 hero Mark Bingham shared on new gay rugby podcast

On the 22nd anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, one of the heroes of that terrible day — rugby player Mark Bingham — is remembered by his best friend on IGR’s ‘The Third Half’.

Jacksonville Jaguars, with out coach Kevin Maxen, get big win in NFL Week 1

Maxen is still contributing to the Jaguars’ success after breaking a barrier as an out gay male NFL coach.

Isaac Humphries sharing his story and songs to help suicide prevention

The Australian basketball star, who previously played in the NBA and came out publicly as gay last year, is working with non-profit R U OK? to encourage check-ins and conversations.