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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.

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.

Two English female cricket pros reveal why they kept their engagement a secret until now

Natalie Sciver and Katherine Brunt, two players on England’s national cricket team, got engaged over a year ago, but didn’t publicly discuss it until now.

Did you hear? Outsports is launching podcasts

Starting today, the world leader in LGBTQ sports coverage is in your earbuds and headphones with daily podcasts.

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.

Saying ‘I am gay’ in the mirror led college track athlete on path to acceptance

An injury forced Dalten Fox to come to terms with being gay and the Colorado State athlete soared from there.

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

Tennessee Titans celebrate National Coming Out Day

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

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!

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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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.

Gay soccer player Collin Martin joins other out athletes backing Pete Buttigieg for president

Collin Martin, an openly gay MLS player, likes how openly gay candidate Pete Buttigieg handles his religion.

A look back at LGBT sports history: Rudy Galindo blazed a trail for gay figure skaters

No history of LGBT sports is complete without the man who paved the way for out figure skaters: Rudy Galindo

Miami field hockey celebrates the LGBTQ community with Pride Game

Miami may have lost to top-25 Wake Forest, but they won the day waving a giant rainbow flag.

Celebrating WNBA history: Sheryl Swoopes

Sheryl Swoopes, one of the greatest women’s basketball players of all time, blazed a trail by speaking openly of her love for another woman.

Pro hockey player Jon Lee-Olsen comes out as gay

Jon Lee-Olsen is one of the first male hockey players in history to come out publicly during his professional career.

49ers one of just two undefeated teams, and with a gay coach on staff

Katie Sowers has been with the San Francisco 49ers for three seasons. This year they’re HOT HOT HOT!

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.’

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.

Gay swimmer ousted from Stanford pro-training group admits he broke team honor code by drinking

Gay swimmer and NCAA champion Adam DeVine said he was kicked off the Stanford team due to "homophobia," but he has since modified his story.

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Ellen ignores history to defend yukking it up with George W. Bush

Contributor Ken Schultz is all for inclusion, understanding, and friendship. But in this commentary, he takes issue with fellow comic Ellen DeGeneres, and her defense of her friendship with the staunchly anti-LGBTQ former president.

Gerald Bostock’s journey to the Supreme Court started with a gay softball league

Joining a gay softball league ended Bostock’s 20-year career in social work and began a six year legal journey to the Supreme Court steps.

Celebrating the historic achievements of trans athletes on a crucial day at the Supreme Court

Transgender athletes Chris Mosier and CeCé Telfer made LGBTQ sports history and the U.S. Supreme Court will make a historic decision impacting trans rights.

Elena Delle Donne triumphs over injured back, Sun in inspiring return to WNBA Finals

Despite a herniated disk, Delle Donne scores 13 points to lead the Mystics to the brink of a championship.

The rugger who came out while still playing: Ian Roberts is an LGBTQ sports history-maker

There are so very few male GBTQ athletes who come out while actively playing their sport. Ian Roberts did it in 1995.

Farewell, Jill Ellis, and thank you

The winningest coach in U.S. Soccer history has left the pitch for the last time. Jill Ellis leaves the USWNT with a record to be envied, one which may never be duplicated.

Roller derby skaters welcome trans and non-binary competitors

When anti-trans hit sites attacked, roller derby stood up and fought back

A gay man with HIV is the world’s greatest diver: Greg Louganis

Greg Louganis came back from a traumatic head injury during the 1988 Olympics to win gold.

Celebrating LGBTQ Sports history: The Gay Games

The first Gay Games took place in San Francisco Aug. 28-Sept. 5, 1982, and the 11th edition is set for Hong Kong in 2022.

LGBTQ Sports winners and losers of the week

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

Glenn Burke earned his rightful place in LGBTQ sports history

Glenn Burke was the Major League Baseball player who invented the high-five and resisted efforts to hide who he is: a gay man.

AEW muddles inclusive message during Dynamite debut

Trans wrestler Nyla Rose won over the crowd in a losing effort, while Jake Hager debuted fresh off tacitly endorsing transphobia.

Celebrating LGBTQ sports history with the incomparable Billie Jean King

Who else in sports history has her name on a stadium complex, a library, a bobblehead, an action figure, 12 women’s Grand Slam titles and is lesbian?


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