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Seattle Sounders take heat for new jerseys sponsored by medical provider with anti-trans history

After a fight Providence Swedish does offer trans health care today. Now some fans question the Sounders’ choice of sponsors.

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For too long, I used booze to dull the pain from coming out

A gay, one-time college swimmer writes about how one beer years ago started her on a long road that finally led to ‘healing and accepting the parts of myself that I drowned in alcohol.’

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Tony Dungy defiant, ‘apologizes’ to Christians and NBC, not to the LGBT community. It’s intentional.

NBC refused a request from LGBTQ employees to have Dungy apologize on-air, and the network has refused to comment publicly.

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World Athletics proposes tighter regulation on transgender women, will not propose outright ban

Possible new rules would merge trans regulations with the ‘Caster Semenya Rule.’

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Pro hockey team releases player for deluge of homophobic tweets

The Peoria Rivermen of the ECHL released Louie Rowe for posting extreme anti-LGBTQ content on social media.

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There is no hidden agenda in the shade thrown at Tony Dungy & Ivan Provorov

Despite the claims from opportunists, we’re not out to destroy religion or biblical culture. We just want to enjoy sports without feeling hated for who we are.

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Boxer wears Pride armband after opponent insinuates he is gay

Chris Eubank Jr. donned the Pride armband at a weigh-in after opponent Liam Smith suggested he was gay and then tweeted a message of inclusion.

Sam Stosur celebrated with 2 minutes of applause by home crowd in final professional tennis match

The Grand Slam champion closed out her professional career at the Australian Open to a standing ovation.

NBC owes an explanation as Tony Dungy says kids are confused into thinking they’re cats.

Dungy was hired by NBC Sports after advocating against same-sex marriage. This tweet went beyond any of his previous statements.

Coming Out Stories

Iszac Henig swims fast, has fun, and has no regrets in his final season at Yale

In an interview on The Trans Sporter Room, Henig gives a deeper glimpse into his transition in and out of the pool.

Ivan Provorov shows why Pride Nights aren’t enough

Pride Nights are hollow if there isn’t larger buy-in from the teams hosting them.

After coming out, exiled Russian tennis star Daria Kasatkina finds a chosen family in her teammates

Separated from her homeland and family, Kasatkina finds strength in her teammates’ support and her ability to live openly and honestly.

Tony Dungy promotes false story about students identifying as cats, seemingly to discredit LGBTQ people

Tony Dungy says schools provide litter boxes for students identifying as cats. He is a current NBC Sports analyst.

Outsports’ Karleigh Webb nominated for GLAAD Media Award for article on Pride Nights

Webb’s column on the refusal of some people to welcome the LGBT community to Pride Nights in sports continues to ring true.

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Hockey is not for everyone. Not yet. And we’re getting there.

Ivan Provorov’s rejection of the LGBT community, with the blessing of the NHL and Flyers, shows we’re not there yet.

What to make of Tony Dungy’s anti-gay present and past, and NBC’s choice to remain silent

For almost two decades Dungy has spoken out against the LGBT community, as NBC and his colleagues stay silent.

Hockey’s Kalamazoo Wings celebrate Pride Night by clapping back at homophobic tweet

After a fan vowed not to attend games as long as the Kalamazoo Wings featured a rainbow logo, the team’s Twitter account informed him he wouldn’t be missed.

Ivan Provorov refuses to wear Flyers Pride jersey, NHL & coach stand by player

Ivan Provorov played in a game despite refusing to wear a Pride rainbow jersey, in a show of defiance against LGBT fans.

More and more athletes refuse to wear rainbow Pride uniforms. They miss the point.

Anti-gay athletes in baseball, soccer, hockey and rugby have missed the point of rainbow uniforms.

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The Flyers let Provorov stand his ground, and everyone lost

A disappointing look for all involved.

How pronouns helped bond queer, non-binary college swimmer with teammates

Sasha Liu need not have worried about how teammates would handle their pronouns. The experience shows how far Liu has come.

Tony Dungy had a really, really bad NFL weekend

The anti-gay analyst was eviscerated for his brutal performance while calling Chargers-Jaguars.

Out gay volleyball coach Anders Nelson is leading Vanderbilt’s new varsity program

Nelson, who just celebrated his one-year wedding anniversary, is thriving on all fronts.

Figure skating world reacts to Canada enabling same-sex pairs and ice dancers to compete

Skate Canada’s new ruling receives several endorsements, including one from Russia, and an interesting explanation for the policy change.

Let’s celebrate Derek Carr’s embrace of an openly gay teammate, Carl Nassib

As Derek Carr readies to leave the Raiders, let’s cheer again how he reacted when Carl Nassib came out as gay.

Out pro wrestler ‘Speedball’ Mike Bailey wins PWG Battle of Los Angeles tournament

IMPACT Wrestling star Mike Bailey became the first out LGBTQ wrestler to win one of independent wrestling’s most prestigious tournaments.

Tennis star Carlos Alcaraz is the new face of Calvin Klein Underwear

The No. 1-rated player in the world is taking it all off for the iconic fashion brand.

NFL broadcasters Tony Dungy and James Brown are featured speakers at outspoken anti-gay preacher’s event

The NBC and CBS analysts are annual speakers at an event held by rabidly anti-LGBT preacher Andrew Wommack.

Out pro wrestlers Max The Impaler and Heidi Howitzer notch historic title win in Tokyo Joshi Pro

Max The Impaler and Heidi Howitzer, known together as Wasteland War Party, became the first out LGBTQ champions in Tokyo Joshi Pro Wrestling history on January 4.

New Formula One rule takes aim at Lewis Hamilton’s Pride helmet

The FIA enacts a new bylaw that would punish allies like Hamilton for supporting LGBTQ rights on the race track.

Trailblazing trans boxer Patricio Manuel pushes back against the WBC’s proposed trans division

Manuel, the first transgender boxer to win a professional fight in the U.S., says the WBC is being discriminatory.

NWSL permanently bans 4 coaches after investigation uncovered widespread abuse

The women’s pro soccer league, which has dozens of out players, is facing a full reckoning.

Another week, another anti-gay slur in English soccer

The ugly ‘Chelsea rent boy’ chant was uttered by fans of Manchester United this time.

Gus Kenworthy is wasted on Fox’s ‘Special Forces’ — and he’s better off that way.

Fox’s punishing new reality show gives Kenworthy scant footage in its premier episode so it can devote more time to exploiting other celebrities’ pain.

World Boxing Council intends to introduce new transgender category

Last year, the WBC barred transgender boxers from competing against cisgender fighters.

This gay college volleyball coach has turned NYU into a powerhouse

Andrew Brown is a star in the world of collegiate volleyball, and built his own community along the way.

Trans swimmer Iszac Henig switches from the women’s to the men’s swimming team at Yale

Henig talks about coming full circle in a New York Times op-ed.