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This week’s winners in LGBTQ sports roar in like a Lioness

Each and every Saturday, our managing editor reviews the top Outsports stories of the past 7 days and decides who won, and who lost.

Nicola Adams
Shelby Weldon/Daniel Dubois v Ebenezer Tetteh - Royal Albert Hall

This week’s winners in LGBTQ sports are Lions and Lionesses, in tribute to out bisexual boxing icon Nicola Adams, and this week, every story is a winner!


New documentary ‘Lioness’ highlights out bisexual boxing icon Nicola Adams

Daniel Dubois v Ebenezer Tetteh - Royal Albert Hall Photo by Steven Paston/PA Images via Getty Images

The two-time Olympic gold medalist and former WBO Female Flyweight champion will chronicle her life and rise in the new film.


Trio of pro wrestling figures come out as LGBTQ

WWE broadcaster Kayla Braxton and independent pro wrestlers Logan Black and Connolly came out as LGBTQ this week.


Out Tennis player Demi Schuurs captures Doha title

Qatar Total Open 2021 - Day Five
Demi Schuurs of The Netherlands, playing partner of Nicole Melichar of The United States wears a face mask as she is interviewed during the presentation ceremony after winning their doubles Final match against Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia and Monica Niculescu of Romania during Day Five of the Qatar Total Open 2021 at Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex on March 05, 2021 in Doha, Qatar.
Photo by Mohamed Farag/Getty Images

Doubles partners Demi Schuurs and Nicole Melichar are the 2021 Qatar Open champs.


Gay volleyball player’s self-acceptance led to deeper bond with college teammates

Shaughn McDonald spikes

‘I wish I had come out sooner.... but I also realize that my story happened this way for a reason,’ volleyball player and coach Shaughn McDonald says.


This trans athlete says football saved his life, and he’s fighting his state’s lawmakers to keep playing

Seventh-grader Kris Wilka has been happily playing football for five years, but South Dakota’s legislators keep trying to take that joy away.


Trans activist Brynn Tannehill is highlighting how our political turbulence is hurting transgender Americans

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In an upcoming book, Tannehill dives into what we are seeing in the body politic and why.


Gay college diver finds friends, support and sense of family with new team

Austin Campbell in the pool at St. Bonaventure.

‘After coming out to my teammates at St. Bonaventure, along with friends and family, the sense of relief is unfathomable,’ say diver Austin Campbell.


Gay SkySports editor Jon Holmes is opening minds in British sports with his stories

Jon Holmes has been publishing stories of LGBTQ people in British sports for several years.


Out pro wrestler Parrow returns to Major League Wrestling on MLW Fusion

Parrow made his first MLW appearance in over two years on Wednesday night’s episode of MLW Fusion.


Catholic high school corrects a 63-year-old homophobic wrong, honors gay track star

After a long and successful career in politics and comedy, Tom Ammiano finally receives a varsity track letter he earned with a 1958 victory.


Trans boy gets the win in his on-field debut

Trans soccer goalie Bobby Jones on his 14th birthday Eleanor Jones

After fighting for his right to play, Bobby Jones’ birthday wish came true.


This gay former college volleyball player is thriving on OnlyFans

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Chance Wheeler says he’s gained self-confidence and purpose since opening his OnlyFans page.


Thank you, Andy Towle, for over two decades of amazing work in gay media

The sun sets on Andy Towle’s time at Towleroad after 18 years of helping set the gay agenda.


Celebrate the historic achievements of girls and women in LGBTQ sports

Every day in March, Outsports is marking Women’s History Month by highlighting the contributions of out female-identified LGBTQ athletes.


UCLA kicks runner off team after alleged racist and homophobic remarks

Chris Weiland, a senior, was removed from the men’s cross country and track and field teams following outcry from other athletes.


Read an exclusive excerpt from Singled Out: The True Story of Glenn Burke

The New York Times bestselling author Andrew Maraniss wrote a new biography of Glenn Burke, the first openly gay player in MLB.


‘I think it’s crazy:’ Trump denounces ‘biological males’ in women’s sports

Speaking to conservatives in Orlando, the former president used his first speech since leaving office to attack transgender female athletes.


We celebrated Black lesbian gay bisexual trans sports history every day for Black History Month

Ryan Russell, Layshia Clarendon, Jeremy Sonkin and Natasha Cloud are all Black LGBTQ sports heroes. Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images, Photo by Michael J. LeBrecht II/NBAE via Getty Images, Kristan Grant, Mark Hundley/AP, Philadelphia 76ers

Every day in February, Outsports marked Black History Month by highlighting the contributions of Black, out LGBTQ sports athletes.


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 outsports@gmail.com Thanks!