Time once again for Outsports to stop the clock for an instant reply of the week that was. It’s my way of memorializing the glorious victories, the ignominious defeats, and the players and personalities who made them, lived them or just couldn’t avoid them.
I realize my roster may differ from yours, and I welcome your comments, contributions and critiques. I read them all! Details on how to reach me are below, after our look at the week’s winners, losers and hopefuls.
Stephen Alexander married Kate Sahler in a colorful wedding, along with Naomi Chomsky reading ‘Marlon Bundo.’
Despite reassurances that LGBTQ fans will be safe, Qatar’s strict anti-PDA policies do not create a welcoming environment.
Simon Haerinck, a gay rower in Belgium, saw his post about homophobia in sports go viral and it inspired him to do more.
USA elite skater and junior national champion Amber Glenn came out in an interview.
Loser: Atlanta Dream owner Kelly Loeffler is about to become the newest supporter of ‘religious freedom’ in the U.S. Senate
The out sports radio host tweeted for the first time since accusations surfaced in September, telling doubters ‘shame on you.’
Former Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade sets an example for dads of LGBTQ kids everywhere.
Loser: Every Democratic candidate, except Elizabeth Warren (because she won Megan Rapinoe’s coveted endorsement!)
Fresh off her Sportsperson of the Year award, the USWNT star publicly announces her choice of Sen. Elizabeth Warren in the Democratic primary.
Dahron Wells struggled with his sexuality and it nearly cost him his life. But he’s now out and proud and helping other athletes reach their potential.
The transgender athlete announced on Instagram he’s registered to compete in the Men’s 50k race walk Olympic Trials for Team USA.
Lawmakers in Washington State and Tennessee are the latest to try to restrict participation in sports according to a student athlete’s gender presumed at birth.
Hopeful: After telling his coming out story, Amherst’s Avery Saffold closes football career on a high note
The Amherst Mammoths’ defensive back reflects on how coming out helped make his senior year special.
Alex Tilinca won first place in the Teen Classic Physique competition this summer, beating even cisgender men.
The power of sports in the LGBTQ community is highlighted in this new episode of NFL Films Presents.
Gay Olympics fan Charley Cullen Walters has created a magical event that brings together Hollywood and Olympic athletes.
That’s all for this week! I’ll bring you a fresh list of winners and losers next Saturday. Got a name I missed, or want to challenge my choices? Comment here or on Facebook or Instagram, tweet at us, message me via any social media, or just plain email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks!