The news beyond the world of sports in the United States this week was dominated by the loss of a legal giant of justice and the fight over who shall fill her seat on the U.S. Supreme Court. So, it seems fitting that as I, as the final arbiter of winners and losers, shall judge which stories of the past seven days merit the title of Amicus and which ones will be Remanded.
Amicus: Charlie Martin to reach a new milestone for this season and reaches for a new challenge for 2021
Our Karleigh Webb reports that Martin announced a move to Praga for ‘21 as she prepared to make more history at the Nürburgring this weekend.
After his infamous August homophobic slur, Brennaman leaves Cincinnati’s broadcast booth
‘I’ve realized that marrying my love of drag performance with a passion for sports is likely my truest form,’ Shanda Leer told our Jim Buzinski.
HBO promoted a report about transgender athletes. But why was the segment suddenly dropped from the show? The decision came three hours after I asked correspondent Bernie Goldberg some serious questions about his reporting.
Two friends and fans help organize dedicated Facebook Groups for a majority of 30 Major League Baseball teams.
After 101 days of silence on the issue, Connecticut’s governor finally responded Monday to Trump administration threats to cut school funding for standing up for transgender student athletes.
Our Cyd Zeigler argued that the murder of wrestler Navid Afkari is the latest flashpoint in a history of human rights violations, notably against LGBTQ people.
There are plenty of LGBTQ leaders who would be justified in calling for the IOC to ban Iran. In our Ken Schultz’s view, former Trump cabinet member Richard Grenell is decidedly not one of them.
Amicus: Powerful #LetHerRun campaign launched to stop discrimination against female athletes like Caster Semenya
The campaign debuted with a harrowing video outlining the horrors of sexual discrimination in international athletics.
Amal Fashanu’s foundation keeps providing British tabloids with anonymous letters from allegedly closeted gay soccer players, which our Alex Reimer said stoke fear and tawdry rumor-mongering.
Amicus: Time honors ACLU’s Chase Strangio as one of its ‘100 Most Influential People’ for his trailblazing work on trans rights
As deputy director of transgender rights for the ACLU, Strangio navigates our court system and fights for justice.
Check out our Brian Bell’s list of bisexual anklebreakers, norm shakers and one tough kitty.
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!