While major pro sports leagues are making plans to return soon, even though there is still a danger of coronavirus contagion, our focus remains on the nationwide outrage over the killing of George Floyd. In the past week, three more former Minneapolis police officers were criminally charged, and murder charges against the ex-cop who knelt on Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes were upgraded. And protest marches have only grown in size in cities from coast to coast.
My weekly list begins with the perspective of the week that was from Black LGBTQ athletes.
Racism in perspective, from the nation’s most prominent openly gay sports journalist: LZ Granderson of the Los Angeles Times.
Michael Sam’s 2016 claims of racism in the gay community hit home again this week, as tacit racism is rampant in our not-so-little gay corner of the world.
Pro tennis player Jeremy Sonkin in an essay for Outsports: ‘Black people deserve equality. We are here, some of us are queer, we are loud, and we say enough is enough.’
The letter advocates decreasing police budgets and increasing spending on health care and social services.
Brees’ apology for his remarks about NFL protests takes little accountability, just like his explanation for working with a prominent anti-LGBTQ lobbying group.
As a white man, I can’t fathom where I would be without my privilege. It’s long past time for me to do more than just talk about it.
Minneapolis-based out wrestlers Russell Rogue and Devon Monroe & F1ght Club Pro Wrestling co-promoter Chris Harris discuss how inaction must be a thing of the past following George Floyd’s death.
Kaitlyn Long and Justin Rabon live in Minneapolis where they have watched life turned upside down.
These two boyfriends in Minneapolis are raising money and buying supplies for protesters and the needy
A week ago, Justin Rabon and Brad Neumann were frozen with fear. Now they’re doing what they can to help their community.
Rocco Carley can be heard making homophobic, racist and Islamophobic remarks on a video that surfaced online late Wednesday night.
The Washington Blade’s Chris Johnson dishes on the usefulness of White House press briefings, and how he gears his political coverage for LGBT audiences.
Kuat Khamitov trampled on and burned a Pride flag on Instagram while representing Kazakhstan.
Every day this month, we’ll be revisiting a moment of Pride. Today: Mercury star Diana Taurasi scores her 6,000th point in 2013.
After hitting his head on the springboard during prelims, the HIV-positive diver steps up his game to emerge a champion.
Three years after his historic coming out, Orlando Cruz made history again.
Every day this month, we’ll be revisiting a moment of Pride. Today: CeCé Telfer makes trans history in NCAA track and field with a national championship win.
Katie Sowers made history in two ways when Super Bowl LIV kicked off in February.
One week after being inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame, Welts saw the Warriors win their third championship.
Phil Bildner planned to discuss his new novel, ‘A High Five for Glenn Burke,’ until a school parents’ association caved to prejudice.
The North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance has postponed its championship games, planned for August in Columbus, Ohio, because of the pandemic.
The leading tennis organization posts a tone-deaf video and then has to apologize.
The former Welsh National Team member shares her own experience with positive LGBTQ sports role models with Sky Sports, and uses some choice words from Megan Rapinoe to move sport in the right direction.
Nike, Converse, Reebok, Adidas, New Balance and more want your business this Pride month. See which brands are giving back to the community.
PUMA is teaming up with English gender fluid actress and LGBT activist Cara Delevingne to promote its “From PUMA With Love” Pride pack.
Outsports Pride is virtual this year, with a variety hour, webinars and community chats with sports heroes.
Give me Pong, Space Invaders, Asteroids, PacMan and Ms. Pac-Man any day over modern video games!
That’s all for this week! I’ll bring you a fresh list of winners and losers next Saturday, at the end of our “sporting events that made you cry” theme week. 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!