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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.

Outsports Moment of the Year: San Diego Loyal forfeit match over gay slur

When out gay player Collin Martin was called a gay slur, Landon Donovan and players walked off the pitch. Another big moment: a video featuring NFL players.

Outsports Transgender Athlete Advocate of the Year: Lindsay Hecox

This new award recognizes a trans athlete standing up for the community and the right to play sports: Lindsay Hecox. Mitch Harrison was also nominated.

Outsports Female Hero of the Year: Natasha Cloud

The WNBA champion opted out of the WNBA bubble, and made an indelible impact on athlete activism. Our other honoree is an out athlete who became a doctor.

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QWI 100: The year’s best LGBTQ pro wrestlers 1-100

Here is the complete chronicle of the top 100 LGBTQ pro wrestlers of 2020.

QWI 100: The year’s best LGBTQ pro wrestlers, 81 through 100

Let’s put a period on the QWI 100.

Outsports Male Athlete of the Year: Rob Kearney

Rob Kearney is pound-for-pound the world’s strongest man, and proudly, openly gay. Also nominated: out wrestler Anthony Bowens.

Outsports Non-Binary Athlete of the Year: Quinn

Quinn came out as non-binary transgender in September 2020. The WNBA’s Layshia Clarendon is our other honoree.

QWI 100: The year’s best LGBTQ pro wrestlers, 61 through 80

The QWI 100 rounds the corner on day four with 20 more honorees.

Yulimar Rojas is Outsports’ 2020 LGBTQ Female Athlete of the Year

The LGBTQ triple jumper set a world record and is the first Venezuelan to be named World Athletics Female Athlete of the Year. Sue Bird and Nyla Rose are our other honorees.

QWI 100: The year’s best LGBTQ pro wrestlers, 41 through 60

Day three of Outsports’ list of the top 100 LGBTQ pro wrestlers of 2020 is the perfect post-holiday pick-me-up.

QWI 100: The year’s best LGBTQ pro wrestlers, 21 through 40

The QWI 100 rolls into day two.

QWI 100: The year’s best LGBTQ pro wrestlers, 1 through 20

Outsports’ chronicle of the top 100 LGBTQ pro wrestlers of 2020 starts here.

NLGJA names Outsports co-founders Jim Buzinski and Cyd Zeigler to LGBTQ Journalists Hall of Fame

The Association of LGBTQ Journalists said it chose the Outsports cofounders because they are among those "who have exemplified the association’s mission to advance fair and accurate coverage of LGBTQ communities and issues."

Openly gay MiLB Diversity Specialist recognized on 40 LGBTQ Leaders Under 40 List

Ben Pereira’s work overseeing Pride Nights for over 70 MiLB teams is recognized by BEQ Magazine

Outsports nominated for GLAAD Media Award for coverage of trans women athletes

Outsports is again honored by GLAAD for its outstanding digital journalism, this time for covering transgender athletes in women’s sports.

Fallon Fox beams up to The Trans Sporter Room

The first MMA fighter to come out as transgender looks back at her battles just to compete and confesses her love of anime. And she has a bone to pick with us.

A Decade of Heroes: Here are ‘The Outsports 20’ (plus 5 more)

Outsports chose stars from across the world of LGBTQ sports who had an impact on the 2010s. One emerged as the Outsports Person of the Decade.

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