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Cal Calamia flies to NYC Marathon nonbinary division win

Their right to race was in doubt a month ago, but the nonbinary athlete made a strong statement with a cool, consistent effort.

Out gay teacher Greg Puckett ready to represent at NYC Marathon with Team TCS Teachers

The 30-time marathoner says distance running gave him an identity he never thought possible.

Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union-Wade use NAACP Image Award to support trans daughter

The 13-time NBA All-Star pays tribute to his transgender daughter: ‘I admire how you handle the ignorance in our world.’

Gay driver Zach Herrin excited for Daytona 200 with Lambda Legal as sponsor

This racing partnership between the gay racer and LGBTQ advocacy group designed to make a statement.

Trans trailblazer Kelly Jenkins overjoyed with Natalie Ryan’s success

The disc golf veteran and the PGDA’s first out transgender competitor is aglow with Ryan’s breakout success in 2022.

Ness Murby aims for Paris Paralympics 2024, a proud trans athlete

The transgender Canadian Paralympian says he is finally free to be himself and free to speak out.

Verity Smith pushes for more wins and inclusion for trans athletes in England

Smith leads the charge to keep trans youth playing. He competes for the leading team in UK wheelchair rugby.

Charles Barkley wore Carl Nassib’s jersey on ESPN2’s ‘Monday Night Football’ broadcast

The NBA Hall of Famer has always supported LGBTQ people in sports.

Trans boy gets the win in his on-field debut

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

Watch: Outsports chat with transgender BMX Olympic hopeful Chelsea Wolfe on Instagram

USA Olympic BMX hopeful Chelsea Wolfe joined us on Instagram to answer your questions about being a trans athlete on a quest for Tokyo 2021.

Brazilian soccer scoring ace Cristiane finds the back of the net at the altar

Marriage "fulfills a dream" as she eyes one more Olympic dream in Tokyo in ‘21.

Billie Jean King encourages young athletes to ‘keep playing’ during coronavirus shutdown

In these times of despair, exercise and physical activity are more important than ever.

Trailblazing trans hockey player Harrison Browne is now full-time actor: ‘Sharing things about my transition is way to give back’

Browne, who will star as a transgender man in an LGBTQ-themed play later this month, says the power of storytelling can make trans kids feel less alone.

Small campus. Big pride.

Pride On The Court at Sarah Lawrence College took another leap forward in year three, and seeks more in year four.

Why Jason Collins endorsed gay former wrestler Akil Patterson for Baltimore Council

Collins and Patterson have both dedicated their lives to public advocacy work and helping young LGBTQ athletes.

Openly LGBTQ athletes take part in Pride On The Court panel

At this weekend’s Pride On The Court at Sarah Lawrence College, openly LGBTQ athletes told student-athletes it’s their responsibility to create safe locker room environments.

Megan Rapinoe and Sue Bird star in HBO’s “The Shop”

Megan Rapinoe and Sue Bird were featured in an episode of "The Shop: Uninterrupted."

Out lesbian rower Angela Madsen to make solo assault on Pacific Ocean

American paralympian Angela Madsen seeks to be first paraplegic to row unaided across the Pacific

Cast your vote in the annual Outsports Awards

We’re looking for your nominee for the annual Outsports Awards. But time is running out! Tweet your choice across seven categories.

Caster Semenya as we’ve never seen — or heard — her before

Dominant and maligned, the South African Olympic champion tells her personal story in a new video on YouTube.

Roller derby skaters welcome trans and non-binary competitors

When anti-trans hit sites attacked, roller derby stood up and fought back

Trans wrestler Mack Beggs gains some healing and closure in ESPN’s ‘Mack Wrestles’

An ESPN 30-for-30 short about trans wrestler Mack Beggs notes the unseen stories behind the headlines and where he’s at now.

Billie Jean King’s hometown names its new library in her honor

What a weekend: Long Beach, Calif. is to dedicate its flagship library to the tennis legend and Saturday is "Billie Jean King Bobblehead Day" at Dodgers Stadium.

Gus Kenworthy teams up with All-Star Pete Alonso to Shred Hate on the internet

The Olympic medalist and surefire Rookie of the Year become the public faces of a new initiative to defeat cyberbullying.

8 Women out: more LGBTQ players than ever at WNBA All-Star Game

Stars and spouses went head-to-head in Las Vegas in last weekend’s WNBA All-Star Game.

Chris Kluwe's brilliant gay marriage radio ad uses "lustful c***monster" to humorous effect

Buy a Chris Kluwe "Lustful Cockmonster" or "Sparklepony" T-shirt to support marriage

Read the PG version of the Chris Kluwe pro-gay marriage letter

Orlando Cruz coming out as gay is awesome, but won't lead to a flood of other out athletes

Brendon Ayanbadejo: Matt Birk's kids will disagree with him on gay marriage

The "You Can Play Project" has a powerful message

The group asks people in sports to say simply that performance in games is what matters

5 Indianapolis Colts dress in drag for "Real Housewives" Super Bowl spoof