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Hall of Fame winners of the week in LGBT sports

A weekly list of stories from the past seven days with the theme of Courage Is Contagious.

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No losers this week! So, here’s this week’s list of winners, beginning with the co-founders of Outsports being inducted into the LGBTQ Journalists Hall of Fame tonight at the NLGJA Virtual Convention.

NLGJA names Outsports co-founders Jim Buzinski and Cyd Zeigler to LGBTQ Journalists Hall of Fame

Jim Buzinski and Cyd Zeigler at the Sydney Gay Games in 2002
Brent Mullins

The Association of LGBTQ Journalists said it chose the Outsports cofounders because they are among those “who have exemplified the association’s mission to advance fair and accurate coverage of LGBTQ communities and issues.”


The Olympics and Gay Games are headed to China in 2022, with very different goals

While the IOC claims to ignore human rights as ‘politics,’ the Gay Games embrace their role as agents of change.


Adam Rippon enters the world of TV comedy

NBC makes a script commitment to the Olympic medalist and media star.


‘Kamal, you’re gay:’ How saying those words gave this queer college track star all the strength he needed

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Kamal-Craig Golaube is an outspoken leader for change at Colorado State University.


An out college football player who wore Pride on his helmet

Being Out: Jack Storrs and his teammates sent a powerful of symbol of support with their Pride decals, as he reflects on being an out athlete.


Conversation: How to start a campus group to support LGBTQ athletes

Four college athletes joined us to share their experiences building support groups for LGBTQ student-athletes.


Former Division I football player Jake Bain featured in new ‘It Gets Better’ Project video

Indiana State University

One of the first publicly out queer D-I athletes tells his story and offers encouragement to other who may be struggling as he once did.


EXCLUSIVE: Coach Rick Schantz is returning to the pitch after defending homophobia. This time he wants to build inclusion

Schantz has spoken to people in the LGBTQ community. He now understands the impact of his mistakes.


Phoenix Rising won’t host USL Championship, essentially vacating ‘win’ against San Diego

In a nod to the Rising’s intention to support the LGBTQ community, they will not benefit from the mishandling of alleged homophobia.


This gay gymnastics coach and his team instantly embraced a transitioning teammate

Denis Vachon coaches gymnastics in Canada. His team of mostly male gymnasts instantly embraced a transitioning teammate.


College basketball player comes out and feels a sense of liberation and pride

When SMU’s Bri Tollie tore her ACL, she never thought it would be a catalyst to come out as a bisexual athlete.


The 2020 World Series: A match between two exemplary LGBTQ-friendly teams

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays are clashing for baseball’s world championship. For both teams’ LGBTQ fans, they’re already winners.


Most LGBTQ-friendly colleges in the country include many sports powerhouses

Campus Pride’s annual raking of the most LGBTQ-friendly colleges in the country includes several sports powerhouses, including the University of Kentucky and Ohio State.


Jessica Andrade makes history in UFC flyweight debut

Jessica Andrade, left, an out fighter, defeated Jessica Penne.
Jessica Andrade, left, an out fighter, defeated Jessica Penne.
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Andrade became the first woman in UFC history to win fights in three different divisions with her victory at UFC Fight Island 6 Saturday.


OK, so this story isn’t a “winner” but this fight is NOT over! Under pressure from feds, university rescinds trans inclusive sports policy

Betsy Devos’s Office of Civil Rights claims Franklin Pierce University and NCAA policy violate Title IX.


EFFY’s Big Gay Brunch proves LGBTQ pro wrestling is, was and will be pro wrestling

‘This is what it’s all about; seeing the evolution of this business.’


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 outsports@gmail.com Thanks!