It’s 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.
This week’s news was dominated by the impact the coronavirus is having on the world of sports, and all our lives.
Whether they’re winners or hopefuls, casualties or losers, all depends on your perspective. Tell us how you feel in the comments!
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.
Various out LGBTQ college athletes have competed for the last time in the NCAA due to coronavirus.
Former tennis player and longtime homophobe ignores science in her statements about coronavirus.
Playing to an audience of only the event staff thanks to coronavirus concerns, the gay furry Evo champion ended Final Kombat with sledgehammer held high.
The show was slated to be the LGBTQ-focused wrestling promotion’s first Wrestlemania week show outside of New York City.
As LGBTQ athletes and fans, we know fear all too well. We have lived with it, and overcome it. With the NCAA, NBA, MLB, NHL, MLS and more closing shop, what can we do now?
We’re providing a safe place for you to ask questions, find resources and share your stories about LGBTQ life during this health crisis.
Losers: St. Louis Blues for how its managers scheduled the team’s “Pride Night” (Not that it matters now)
The St. Louis Blues are receiving criticism for scheduling “Hockey is for Everyone” night during a road game, which because of the suspension of the season, will not be played.
The U.S. Soccer Federation has resorted to belittling its own women’s national team in court.
After U.S. Soccer argued that men have “more responsibility” than women, Megan Rapinoe called out a hastily arranged “apology” for exactly what it is. Then, the president quit.
A sold out night featuring one of the largest collections of LGBTQ and marginalized talent proved that pro wrestling is for everyone, as witnessed by our Brian Bell.
The research found Jenner’s announcement didn’t carry the same impact among young conservatives, however.
After the Arizona House passed discriminatory HB2706, local and national business leaders stepped up to advocate on behalf trans student-athletes.
The “#1 Beyoncé Impersonator In The World” reported to be first openly trans woman entertainer at an NBA halftime.
Layne Ingram had his team off to a hot start before injuries. He wants to spend 2020 making a difference for LGBTQ youth.
The Swiss wrestler competes in an usual version of the sport, but his coming out as gay is universal.
Sports commentator Nick McCarvel came out in 2016. That hasn’t slowed down his career one bit.
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Zaya how does that custom @richfresh feel??? Last night was a dope experience for our family. Thank you to @betterbrothersla and the #truthawards for recognizing our good friends @jasonbolden @adair_curtis with the Bussiness Leadership Award. The Truth Awards was created to recognize and highlight the accomplishments of the Black LGBTQ+ community and its allies. In doing so, they increase the awareness of there contributions to Society, Popular Culture and the Arts, and help refocus the lens through which they are seen. The Truth Awards also provides funding for scholarships that supports educational opportunities for youth in the LGBTQ+ community! ✊
Dad Dwyane Wade and stepmom Gabrielle Union flanked Zaya Wade as she walked the red carpet for the first time since coming out as transgender.
The former 49ers quarterback continues his support for LGBTQ inclusion in the Mormon church.
Monmouth University’s president promises to investigate and address homophobic chants directed at a Siena College basketball player.
A crotch-grabbing incident could result in a rugby player’s suspension and Gareth Thomas’ joke about it falls flat.
That’s all for this week! I’ll bring you a fresh list of winners, losers, hopefuls and casualties 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 email@example.com Thanks!