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Out MMA fighter Larissa Pacheco wins PFL Lightweight championship in stunning upset

Pacheco defeated previously unbeaten and two-time PFL Lightweight champion Kayla Harrison by unanimous decision.

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Lamar Jackson’s tweet utilized homophobia. His tone-deaf defense has given license to others

Lamar Jackson could do good by listening to gay men about his comment. Will the NFL star listen?

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Here are 7 upcoming world championships and world cups in countries where it’s illegal to be gay

The FIFA World Cup in Qatar has drawn attention for anti-LGBT laws. More championships like this are coming.

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Gay pro wrestler Jai Vidal signs multi-year contract with IMPACT Wrestling

Jai Vidal becomes the first out gay male wrestler to sign with IMPACT in the company’s 20-year history.

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Jerry Jones says a closeted ex-NFL player told him to publicly support Michael Sam

According to Jones, the former player said the Cowboys drafting Jones would play a big role in ending homophobia around the NFL.

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Iran asks FIFA to remove the USA from the World Cup because they’re offended

Iran murders men for being gay and kills women who step out of line. The USA vs. Iran match is a clash of cultures.

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This gay Qatari started an LGBTQ soccer fan group to expose abuse in his home country

With the World Cup underway, Dr, Nasser Mohamed wants to use soccer as a way to elevate the silent voices of LGBTQ Qataris.

Pro wrestling honors victims, shows determination in the wake of Club Q shooting

‘You are so f’ing important, and you make folks like me feel important too.’

Germany and world leaders ‘screw FIFA’ with Pride rainbow at World Cup amidst outcry

Defiant against FIFA and Qatar, German players and other dignitaries show support for inclusion and the LGBTQ community.

USMNT uses rainbow logo at World Cup as big middle finger to FIFA and Qatar

The USMNT uses a rainbow logo at all team-managed facilities as a symbol of inclusion for the world to see.

Qatar doesn’t hate rainbow colors, it hates gay people

The decision to harass journalists and fans wearing rainbow-themed attire shows the nation’s contempt for LGBTQ people.

Openly gay sport climber Campbell Harrison wins two titles at Australian championships

‘Queerness is not a deficit ... it’s an asset that both sets me apart from the crowd and connects me to so many others,’ Harrison says.

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FIFA to Belgium: Remove ‘LOVE’ from World Cup jersey or be punished

FIFA claims edict due to commercial links with prominent music festival.

The crush of Colorado Springs and the inevitability of LGBT acceptance in America

Try as some might, homophobes have lost the ‘culture war.’ And we will keep fighting every battle.

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World Cup teams won’t wear OneLove armband after FIFA threatens captains with yellow cards

Profiles in Cowardice.

What if World Cup officials spoke about the alcohol ban like they do about LGBTQ fans?

The sale of alcohol is prohibited at all World Cup venues. Here’s what it would look like if FIFA and Qatar offered drinkers the same lame soundbytes they’ve given our community.

Denver Broncos hold moment of silence, pro sports teams express LGBT support, after Colorado Springs shooting

5 professional teams in Colorado shared their logo in Pride rainbow colors, expressing condolences.

Trailblazing trans boxer Patricio Manuel is getting ready to return to the ring

Manuel, whose famous gloves will be part of a new project on transgender history, is preparing to fight again.

Game Changer Wrestling punishes wrestler Chris Hamrick for on-mic homophobic slur

Hamrick directed a homophobic slur at a fan while cutting a pre-match promo at Sunday’s GCW "Aura" event, the same day as the Transgender Day of Remembrance.

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Gay college basketball player wants to inspire others to come out

‘I want to shift the conversation away from being the one gay basketball kid,’ Joe Morrell writes. ‘I am not the only one, I am one of many.’

Isaac Humphries gets worldwide support after coming out, leads team in rebounds in first game

Isaac Humphries, who played in Kentucky and NBA, came out and then competed in Australia like any other athlete.

The Outsports gay-friendly World Cup rankings of all 32 teams

Want to know who to root for in the World Cup? We look at rights and threats to LGBTQ people in all 32 countries to give you a guide.

This non-binary and asexual sportswriter sees the power in sharing her story

At Sports Illustrated, Julie Kliegman’s coverage goes far beyond the X’s and O’s.

Nick Saban would treat gay player with respect

The Alabama coach would not expect any issues if a player came out

Trans Day of Remembrance 2022: Rage against indifference

Anti-trans media and legislative onslaughts have grown, yet it seems transgender Americans are left to fight alone.

There are 0 out gay players at the men’s World Cup. There were 40 women in 2019

Multiple reasons, from coaches to the location of the World Cup itself, are possible explanations for the disparity.

Here are the 6 gay men who have been out publicly while competing in pro basketball

These gay athletes have broken through the noise to find they can be accepted as gay athletes in basketball.

Former Kentucky Wildcat, pro basketball player Isaac Humphries comes out as gay

Isaac Humphries also played 5 games for the Atlanta Hawks in 2019. He’s the latest pro athlete to come out as gay.

‘EFFY’s Big Gay Brunch’ is coming to the U.K. next year

The Big Gay Brunch will partner with U.K. promotion TNT Extreme Wrestling in May 2023.

France captain Hugo Lloris suggests he won’t wear rainbow armband in Qatar

Lloris says he wants to be respectful of Qatar’s culture.

Here are 8 reasons LGBT people are concerned about the World Cup in Qatar

LGBT people have been told to stay away from the World Cup in Qatar. These are some of the reasons.

Gay triathlete gave up baseball for love. Now he’s competed at the Ironman World Championship

Dylan Delacruz kept swimming, biking, and running Ironman qualifiers. This year, he got rewarded by making it to the World Championship in Hawaii.

Out pro wrestler Justine Ward finds reclamation in the ring

"Cannonball" Justine Ward is among a number of out talents bringing the LGBTQ pro wrestling movement to Canada’s Maritimes provinces.

How Peloton star Cody Rigsby uses fitness to spread positivity and gay cheer

Rigsby’s stardom continues to grow with the launch of his new series, "LOL Cody."

Outsports’ new logo reflects uplifting stories and the forward movement of our community

Outsports is dedicated to lifting people up and driving acceptance in sports. Our new logo reflects that.

Brittney Griner moved to Russian penal colony

Attorneys report that Griner began transfer late last week.

Olympic skier Breezy Johnson comes out as bisexual

‘I am here to represent that we are out there, we are normal, and we can do whatever we want.’