In observance of Lesbian Visibility Week, we’ve been sharing more stories of women who love women with our Outsports readers, and that is why Sunday our homepage paid tribute to lesbians and gay women in LGBTQ sports.

As Rashima Kwatra wrote for Outright International, “Issues impacting the lesbian community all around the world are often silenced, unaddressed, and sidelined. In this patriarchal, misogynistic, homophobic, and transphobic world, lesbians face double discrimination: first for identifying as women and second for their sexual orientation. Lesbians who express themselves as butch, are gender non-conforming, or present themselves outside of society’s accepted gender constructs, can often face even harsher victimization.”

Everyday should be Lesbian Visibility Day. And every kind of lesbian deserves recognition.

Being proud, being strong, being vibrant should not be limited to just one calendar day, or week. And the many women in sports around the world who have come out and live their truth are leading the way for the entire LGBTQ community.

We are committed to shining the spotlight on lesbian and gay women. If you’d like to share your story, or want to send us tips on more women we should cover, tell us in the comments below, email us at [email protected], or send us a message on Facebook or Instagram, and tweet at us.

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