Time again for my weekly ranking of the winners and losers in LGBTQ sports, based on the stories we’ve shared since last Saturday.
After a transgender athlete ban initially failed to pass, Florida politicians tack one on to an unrelated bill at the last minute. Gov. Ron DeSantis has vowed to sign it.
Michael Sam was not distracted by TV or LGBTQ groups. It’s everyone else who couldn’t handle it.
Rising coach Rick Schantz talks about what he’s learned and how he’s approaching LGBTQ inclusion for the 2021 season.
The author of the iconic book on trans life, “Whipping Girl,” beams up to The Trans Sporter Room podcast to discuss writing and the reality of being trans in 2021 America.
Winner: Russian tennis star expresses support for LGBTQ athletes: ‘Those who come out are doing it right’
Daria Kasatkina, who climbed to No. 10 in the WTA rankings, opened up about dating women in a TV interview.
The Hall of Famer won three National Titles at Baylor. But Mulkey also insisted Brittney Griner remain in the closet during her time at the university.
The groundbreaking coach says she’s still determined to be a head coach one day.
The impact of coming out in college athletics has made my job and career so much more enjoyable,’ Keith Anderson says.
Winner: For college swimming coach, being gay no longer a big thing and that’s why it’s a great thing
Matthew Kinney persevered through some dark times as he was coming out, but that is all well behind him now.
Canadian/Greek pro wrestler Leo London’s time in The Gentlemen’s Club stable helped him see the importance of actual LGBTQ people portraying LGBTQ characters in wrestling.
Victor Gutiérrez says the slurs came during and after a heated match with a rival Spanish team. The player accused of making the slurs denies using them.
Along with teammate Jack Fabby, the pioneering endurance racer ran first and second in the Britcar Endurance Series opener at Silverstone.
From April 26 through May 2, the world celebrates lesbians, and we’re shining a spotlight on the athletes, coaches and other sports folks who are women who love women
A federal judge in Connecticut dismissed a lawsuit challenging the inclusive policy that allows transgender student-athletes to compete according to their gender identity.
After organizing an LGBTQ virtual 5K run and witnessing several competitors come out, Hiltz decided to become more visible as their authentic transgender self.
Olympian turned reality star Caitlyn Jenner told me just one year ago she’s not interested in politics. And now she wants to be governor? Bitch, please. And as if that were not enough, there was this:
I didn’t expect to get asked this on my Saturday morning coffee run, but I’m clear about where I stand. It’s an issue of fairness and we need to protect girls’ sports in our schools.https://t.co/YODLDQ3csP— Caitlyn Jenner (@Caitlyn_Jenner) May 1, 2021
Aoife Cooke competed for Arkansas Tech. Now she will rep Ireland as an out athlete at the Olympics.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks!