Can you believe it’s already the last weekend of the first month of the new year? At the same time, it certainly feels like January has taken a long, long time to conclude!
Without further adieu... Here are this week’s winners and losers!
This gesture by Bayern Munich’s German goalkeeper Manuel Neuer is part of a campaign by the team to promote tolerance and diversity.
Loser: Had baseball ignored LGBTQ voices, Curt Schilling could have been elected to the Hall of Fame
If baseball writers hadn’t listened to the trans community, a potential Schilling fiasco might not have been avoided. Curt Schilling did not get inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, falling 16 votes short. He posted a screed to Facebook asking to be removed from the ballot next year, his last year of eligibility. And as it turns out, no one was elected to the HOF for 2021.
After announcing that they identify as trans and non-binary, the WNBA star takes a very public step in her transition. Clarendon is one of only a handful of pro athletes identifying as gender non-conforming, using these pronouns interchangeably: She/Her/They/Them/He/Him. At Outsports we do the same in referring to them. Congratulations, Layshia!
Schooled in a stifling Catholic environment, Abram Gregory found an invaluable coping mechanism in fencing.
Sports journalist Patti Dawn Swansson writes in a FanPost that Ol’ Maggie’s ‘freedom of speech’ includes some of the most vile homophobic/transphobic language we’ve heard from a sporting legend, past or present.
GCW’s 24-hour wrestling event, Fight Forever, is getting a lot gayer.
Ahead of Super Bowl LV, our Cyd Zeigler writes that people from all walks of life can fall in love with football and the NFL.
Ben Quinn has thrived as an openly gay teenager in conservative Indiana.
We’re Winners! (well, technically, we’re ‘nominees’): Outsports series on trans rugby athletes nominated for GLAAD Media Award
When a ban on trans athletes in women’s rugby was proposed last year, Outsports launched a series of stories advocating for inclusion. World Rugby didn’t pay attention, but GLAAD did.
When Bryan Pinto saw his fellow officials celebrate his special day, he realized he was just one of the guys.
After self-imposed caveats kept Murray in the closet, his relationship with the late Brodie Lee empowered ‘The Real Mutha Trucker’ to come out as gay.
Filmmaker Nick Borenstein provides a fresh and likable take on the ‘gays in sports’ comedy archetype.
Mark Tewksbury is an Olympic champion and has been a champion for human rights since he came out in 1998.
The WNBA champion says recognizing her identities as a bisexual and biracial woman brought her world together.
Glenn, who came out to Dallas Voice in December 2019, won silver in the senior nationals on Jan. 15 for her free skate to “Rain in Your Black Eyes,” an original song by Ezio Bosso, musically reimagined and choreographed by Misha Ge, according to Dallas Voice.
Sports Equality’s new weekly wrap-up video told the story of the bisexual/pansexual figure skater, as well as reporting on Timothy LeDuc, Ashley Cain, Kena Gilmour and Devin Ibanez. A new video debuts on TikTok tonight!
Esera Tuaolo and Hate Is Wrong host conversations and a celebration about LGBTQ inclusion, around the Super Bowl.
That’s all for this week! I’ll bring you another 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!