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Tom Daley rings in the new year by being named an OBE

With his latest honor, the Olympic champion reemphasizes his commitment to making Great Britain a better home for the LGBTQ community.

Outsports Person of the Year: Carl Nassib

Nassib made history by becoming the first active NFL player to come out as gay.

Outsports Female Athlete of the Year: Jonquel Jones

The undisputed WNBA MVP returned to the floor this year, and enjoyed the best season of her illustrious career.

Outsports Male Athletes of the Year: Tom Daley and Sir Lee Pearson

Britain’s most famous diver and most decorated dressage rider did LGBTQ sports fans proud at the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.

Outsports Transgender Athlete Advocate of the Year: Alana McLaughlin

The MMA fighter seeks to continue Fallon Fox’s legacy, but also opened her first fight leaving a special legacy of her own.

Outsports Non-Binary Athlete of the Year: Quinn

An historic Olympic gold medal and powerful advocacy for trans and non-binary people make Quinn the first athlete to go back-to-back in Outsports Awards.

Outsports Assholes of the Year: People who intentionally misgender trans athletes

Willful misgendering. Deadnames in news articles. Professional transphobes are telling you who they are by weaponizing misgendering. Believe them.

Outsports Male Hero of the Year: Luke Prokop

The first active player under NHL contract to publicly come out shows that being LGBTQ is nothing to run away from.

Outsports Female Hero of the Year: Raven Saunders

Raven Saunders has been courageously herself while winning an Olympic silver medal and elevating others.

QWI 200: The best LGBTQ pro wrestlers of 2021, Top 20

We’ve reached the end of the QWI 200, the top 20 LGBTQ pro wrestlers of 2021.

QWI 200: The best LGBTQ pro wrestlers of 2021, #50-21

Day six of the 2021 QWI 200 breaks into the top 50 LGBTQ pro wrestlers of the year.

QWI 200: The best LGBTQ pro wrestlers of 2021, #80-51

Day five of the QWI 200 delivers another 30 top LGBTQ pro wrestlers.

QWI 200: The best LGBTQ pro wrestlers of 2021, #110-81

The QWI 200 cracks the top 100 LGBTQ pro wrestlers of 2021 on day four.

QWI 200: The best LGBTQ pro wrestlers of 2021, rankings 140-111

The QWI 200, Outsports’ chronicle of the top 200 LGBTQ pro wrestlers of 2021, nears the halfway point.

QWI 200: The best LGBTQ pro wrestlers of 2021, 170-141

The LGBTQ pro wrestling honors continue with day two of the 2021 QWI 200 list.

QWI 200: The best LGBTQ pro wrestlers of 2021, rankings 200-171

Outsports’ list of the top 200 LGBTQ pro wrestlers of 2021 starts here.

Univ. of Colorado creates first full scholarship to support LGBTQ inclusion in sports

Two Colorado Buffaloes athletes will receive full-tuition scholarships for supporting the LGBTQ community.

We’re celebrating trans sports heroes on this TDoV

Outsports, in partnership with NCLR, introduced a new series of awards to pay tribute to transgender athletes, coaches and others working to give every trans competitor a chance to fulfill their dream.

MMA fighter Fallon Fox is still the bravest athlete ever, and our Pioneer Triumph Award winner

The Outsports Triumph Awards, in partnership with NCLR, conclude by honoring trailblazer Fallon Fox.

Basketball coach Layne Ingram is our Coaching Triumph Award winner

The Triumph Awards, in partnership with NCLR, honor college basketball coach Layne Ingram, whose passion for basketball, trans rights and social justice make him a role model.

Volleyball trailblazer Tiffany Abreu is our pro athlete Triumph Award winner

The Triumph Awards, in partnership with NCLR, honor pro volleyball pioneer Tifanny Abreu. The first transgender player in Brazil’s Superliga is a winner on the floor and a force for the community off of it.

Raquel Willis and Jennifer L. Levi inspire us as Crusaders: They’re co-winners of this Triumph Award

The Crusaders Triumph Award, in partnership with NCLR, honors those working on behalf of trans people in sports for their achievements, their ability to inspire and contributing to the world of LGBTQ visibility and equality.

These boisterous, increasingly visible trans pro wrestling Ringleaders deserve their flowers

The Ringleaders Triumph award, in partnership with NCLR, honor trans wrestlers, promoters and those working on behalf of trans people for their achievements, inspiration and contributions to the LGBTQ sports world.

Quill Graham is a college swimmer and our student-athlete Triumph Award winner

The Triumph Awards, in partnership with NCLR, honor UW-Oshkosh swimmer Quill Graham’s willingness to be a visible beacon of hope for inclusion.

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.

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The Outsports honor list

In its second decade, national organizations have honored Outsports several times for its coverage of LGBT sports.

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.

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.

Outsports Male Hero of the Year: Kirk Walker

Since coming out as gay in 2007, the softball coach has been a role model and leading advocate for LGBTQ people in sports. Also nominated: rugger Verity Smith.

Happy New Year’s Eve Eve; U.S. Senator opposed to trans athletes; A first for women’s basketball

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.

Outsports Person of the Year: Katie Sowers

Sowers made her mark on NFL history while being an advocate and role model for LGBTQ people in sports.

Outsports Asshole of the Year: World Rugby

This year’s dishonor for doing the most harm to LGBTQ sports goes to the governing body for the sport of international rugby, awarded in this case for banning transgender women athletes. The ADF takes second place.