This weekend, many folks are starting to emerge from lockdown despite the continuing coronavirus pandemic. Not me, I’m here at home with my weekly look at the week that was: the glorious victories, the ignominious defeats, and the players and personalities in LGBT sports who made them, lived them or just couldn’t avoid them.
Of course, my roster may differ from yours, and so I welcome your comments, contributions and critiques. I read them all! Details on how to reach me are below.
This week we have an update on last week’s top hopeful, an out college football player who did not get selected in the NFL Draft, but first a big setback for the USWNT, who remain determined to win their battle for equality.
A federal judge ruled in favor of the U.S. Soccer Federation Friday in the two side’s longstanding pay discrimination suit.
There are several factors out of Frantz’s control that are contributing to him being ignored by NFL teams.
As young LGBT athletes continue to lead on representation, the idea of an openly gay NFL star is becoming less important.
Winners: Outsports Trivia Night
How much do you know about LGBTQ sports history and recent stories? More than a dozen readers competed against one of our contributors for Outsports supremacy.
Queer Muslim writer Samer Hassan says Gold.
The latest edition of “A Touch More” was chat show gold.
A week-long observance of, by and for women who love women culminated in Sunday’s Lesbian Visibility Day.
Wesenberg explains what exactly skeleton is, and why she finds conversations about sexuality so fascinating.
Emma Collings-Barnes represented Great Britain as a swimmer before moving into coaching. She shared her story with Sky Sports for Lesbian Visibility Week.
Anita Asante plays soccer for Chelsea. Beth Fisher played hockey for Wales but now works as a sports reporter. They agreed to give their first interview as a couple for Lesbian Visibility Week, to Sky Sports.
The soccer star made the offer in an Instagram Live chat with Biden and his wife.
Winner: As coronavirus brutalizes minority communities, WNBA guard Layshia Clarendon sees call to action
The WNBA’s first gender non-conforming player explains her involvement with Masks for the People.
Coronavirus LGBTQ impact: Nick Lee was enjoying post-college life teaching in Madrid. Then coronavirus struck.
Student body leaders from Idaho’s four public universities recently penned a joint letter addressed to Gov. Brad Little expressing their opposition to the bills.
The ACLU filed an injunction Thursday to stop HB500 from taking effect on July 1.
Robbie Manson had dreams of winning an Olympic medal, but now must train alone and keep fit and sharp with the Games postponed.
Winner or Loser? The ‘Tequila Sunrise’ Houston Astros jersey
All this week, Outsports is joining SB Nation in looking back at our favorite and least favorite sports jerseys, unis and kits. We begin with the 1975-1986 jerseys of the Houston Astros.
Dodger Blue just feels like baseball, says our Ken Schultz.
Apparently, I have a thing for teal, says our Brian C. Bell.
The Denver Nuggets, Hawaii Rainbow Warriors and at least one other have embraced the rainbow.
A modest proposal of five jersey designs for the upcoming NWHL expansion to Toronto.
Once upon a time, an American cycling team sponsored by a convenience store took on the world, and looked cool doing it.
Unlike their play on the field, when it came to combining hideousness and racism, the 1970s Indians couldn’t be beat.
A wrestler’s gear is basically their jersey, and pro wrestling has rainbows for days.
Etched in a rainbow gradient, underscored by a slithery sea creature, the name struck fear into Florida’s church ladies.
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 email@example.com Thanks!