Blah Blah Blah. Even I’m tired of reading my regular weekly preamble. So without further adieu, here they are, the big stories of the past 7 days in LGBT sports. Oh, and wear a mask!
Antonio Corral came out as gay while playing high school lacrosse and said a pro player’s support for LGBTQ athletes meant a lot.
The Big Ten and Pac-12 announced they’re canceling their fall sports seasons, which could devastate non-revenue sports.
The Women’s Sports Foundation is honoring the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Bruce Arians as its “Champion for Equality” for his commitment to gender inclusivity in football.
Undecided: Still waiting for judge’s ruling on lawsuit to stop Idaho’s law banning trans student athletes
The fate of HB500 is in the hands of U.S. District Judge David Nye. His ruling could allow an Idaho law that bans trans girls and women from competing to remain in effect.
As SB Nation reported, things moved from bad to worse, scheduling-wise.
Fighting to Win: Blood on the ice
The New York Times reports: “By the time the Stanley Cup qualifying round concluded on Sunday, 16 fighting majors had been assessed through 44 games, according to the NHL, a significant increase from the six fighting majors in each of the last two years of playoffs through the same number of games.”
Hurff is ‘done worrying about what others think,’ and she wants to help anyone else struggling with who they are.
Founder Martin Stark plans to hold the first World Gay Boxing Championships in Sydney, Australia in 2023 with a number of LGBTQ fight nights in the lead up.
‘Swimming, biking, running and lifting took away the anxiety caused by being in the closet,’ says Matthew Helmerichs.
Bird and Taurisi are two of the many WNBA stars who are using their platform to find numerous ways to demand justice for Breonna Taylor.
WNBA superstar Sue Bird spoke to MSNBC about why she spearheaded an effort to support the political opponent of the part owner of the Atlanta Dream, Sen. Kelly Loeffler.
In preparing for the Tokyo Games, Lea Davison thanks LGBTQ icons for creating a more inclusive Olympic atmosphere.
Winners: British female athletes feel they can be more open about their sexuality than men, survey says
In a BBC survey of elite British sportswomen, 68 percent of respondents say they can be more open about their sexuality than men.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks!