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Kristie Mewis is dating Sam Kerr, now one of sports’ LGBTQ power couples

During the Olympics about 30 people asked us to add Mewis to our list of out athletes. Now we can.

Some Olympians are ‘intentionally vague’ about being LGBTQ. We should all respect that choice

It’s not always crystal clear if an athlete is LGBTQ and out. In those cases, let’s give them space to walk their journey.

Out LGBTQ women outnumber out men at the Tokyo Olympics by about 9-to-1. Why?

Why are there relatively few out men at the Tokyo Olympics? We explore the reasons.

When Olympic rower Katarzyna Zillmann won a medal, she grabbed a mic and came out

Katarzyna Zillmann came out officially just moments after winning a silver medal with her Polish rowing team.

Luke Prokop seeing widespread support as a gay athlete, and no one should be surprised by that

Yes, the NHL, hockey and America are "ready" for gay professional athletes like Luke Prokop.

Nashville Predators prospect Luke Prokop comes out as gay

Luke Prokop is the first active player under NHL contract to publicly come out.

Have you been out to teammates in the UK? Please take this important survey

Outsports is again teaming up with academics to look at the environment facing out LGBTQ athletes in sport, this time in the UK.

I’m gay: Director of Wisconsin men’s basketball operations comes out

Marc VandeWettering has thrived with the Badgers’ basketball team by being himself. He wants other LGBTQ people in sports to feel comfortable enough to come out.

Pro wrestler Jack Andrews comes out as gay in spiritual fashion

Andrews rose to prominence in recent years in Paradigm Pro Wrestling and Unsanctioned Pro as one half of The Awesome Odyssey.

Trans runner Nikki Hiltz recounts what motivated them to come out

After organizing an LGBTQ virtual 5K run and witnessing several competitors come out, Hiltz decided to become more visible as their authentic transgender self.

Colton Underwood, former NFL prospect and Bachelor, now says he IS gay after saying last year he wasn’t

Colton Underwood shares his journey to sexual discovery, now saying he is in fact gay. After appearing on the Bachelor, he said he wasn’t.

NCAA’s Sedona Prince of viral TikTok fame shares her coming out story

In a new interview, the Oregon Ducks forward speaks on activism, gay visibility, and using their TikTok platform to speak out.

Pro wrestler Donnie Janela comes out as pansexual

New South Pro Wrestling standout ‘Kung Fu’ Donnie Janela becomes the latest in a growing list of out LGBTQ pro wrestlers.

It’s time for an active player to come out. Baseball needs it

On Opening Day, it feels like MLB needs more humanity. And an active player coming out would provide that very quality.

Conor McDermott-Mostowy just won 2 US Championships. Now he’s coming out as gay.

McDermott-Mostowy competed for Team USA at the World Championships. He’s found acceptance in speed skating.

Pro wrestler Aiden Aggro comes out as pansexual

The ‘Biracial Bae’ and Maine State Posse member came out publicly Thursday morning.

New York Liberty’s Layshia Clarendon shares their coming out story

The WNBA player reflects on coming out to their parents and identifying as gender non-conforming in a new podcast interview.

Gay swimmer overcame racism and won the respect and acceptance of teammates

Dwight Richardson endured a prank with a noose before taking charge and becoming a top-level swimmer.

Speed skater Matt Rittenhouse was a gay athlete representing the USA

Matt Rittenhouse had negative coming-out experiences, before finding acceptance in his sport.

Out pro wrestler Don’t Die Miles evolved out of a need for self-definition

Pro wrestling’s beacon of positivity took hold of his narrative last year by dropping a persona the made him ‘miserable’ and coming out publicly as pansexual.

Gay pro basketball player Marco Lehmann comes out

Marco Lehmann has played pro basketball for 8 seasons and also plays on the national 3x3 team.

Gay basketball player Kena Gilmour was out to his college team for 3 seasons

Gilmour was named NCAA Division III LGBTQ Athlete of the Year after captaining the Hamilton College basketball team.

Here’s a great way to start 2021: Come out

It’s a new year! Unfortunately, Some of 2020’s worst problems followed us into 2021, like the dearth of out pro male athletes. A New Year’s message from the managing editor.

Coach Doshia Woods and her wife share their love story; AEW signs 8-year-old son of Brodie Lee

The Huddle is your daily briefing on what’s new in LGBTQ sports news, the latest links and who’s in the social media spotlight.

U.S. pro rugby player Devin Ibañez comes out as gay

Devin Ibañez comes out as a gay player in professional rugby and hopes to inspires others in a similar situation.

Amateur bowler comes out and follows through on a comeback

Decorated amateur bowler Christine Rebstock is beginning to live her truth and bring her game back to life as well.

Gay former NFL player Martin Jenkins confirmed to California Supreme Court

Jenkins had a brief stint with the Seattle Seahawks before a career in law. He is now opening up about being gay.

Saluting America’s LGBTQ athlete veterans; World’s Strongest Gay; Where did all the lesbian bars go?

The Huddle is your daily briefing on what’s new in LGBT sports news, the latest links and who’s in the social media spotlight.

Paralympian Ness Murby comes out publicly as trans

Ness Murby competes in discus for Canada. He wants to further the conversation about disability in the trans community.

Male athletes are widely accepting of gay teammates, says new in-depth study

Three researchers studied coming-out stories on Outsports. They found a men’s sports world supportive of out gay athletes.

Here are the Election Day winners (of our 2 Twitter polls)

We asked Twitter followers to vote on their favorite stories of the year and their favorite coming out stories.

Danell Leyva’s coming-out message says all you need to know about the pain of sports stereotypes

Leyva won three Olympic medals for Team USA. His coming out is a story of courage, and a lesson for all of us.