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College baseball player comes out, hopes he can help others accept themselves

Brian Zapp is a D1 baseball player who wants to build awareness in sports. His team says they are proud of him.

New Cooperstown electee Minnie Miñoso was a Hall of Fame dad his gay son needed

The newest Hall of Famer is an inspiration to Latin Americans. But his relationship with his gay son Charlie is reason for LGBTQ fans to celebrate his election too.

Help a gay sports fan pay his hospital bills as he recovers from a drive-by shooting

Bay Area sport fan Marco Chavez-López is recovering after being shot in the face. His friends have established a Gofundme.

Dusty Baker’s allyship is the most inspiring LGBTQ story of the 2021 World Series

While both the Astros and Braves have sometimes had problematic histories, Baker’s embrace and mentorship of Glenn Burke makes him worthy of our admiration.

Rangers and Braves drop the ball for LGBTQ youth on Spirit Day, while Astros get a save

Many in the sports world stepped up for LGBTQ youth on Spirit Day, but the Rangers and Braves weren’t having it.

Red Sox are using an iconic gay pop anthem as their rallying cry 

This postseason, the Red Sox haven’t been afraid to dance on their own.

Kiké Hernández goes from Bend & Snap sensation to Red Sox postseason hero

While all of MLB is talking about Hernández’s scintillating October, gay baseball fans knew he was going to be a star two years ago.

Why Cody Bellinger’s ‘shoved it up our butt’ quote was revealing

In paying an opponent a compliment, the Dodgers star went for a sexual reference.

Bryan Ruby says his teammates, coaches and fans all had his back as he came out as gay

The pro baseball player tells other gay, bi and queer athletes that even if they feel isolated, they are not alone.

Kieran Lovegrove’s coming out story shows how baseball is ready for openly LGBTQ players

In coming out to his minor league teammates as bisexual, Lovegrove’s example shows how baseball is in a better place than it’s ever been.

Here are the MLB Playoff teams ranked by Pride swag

Surprise! The Giants are going to do really well on this list.

SF Giants clinch playoff berth after showing MLB how Pride should be done

The Giants’ LGBTQ outreach demonstrates how a team adopting a 21st century mentality can be successful both on and off the field.

Gay pro baseball player Bryan Ruby found inspiration reading these 39 LGBT sports books

Gay pro baseball player Bryan Ruby shares his favorite books about LGBT athletes, plus his entire reading list.

Pro baseball player Bryan Ruby comes out as gay

Ruby has been out and working in the LGBTQ sports space for a while, sharing his favorite books with Outsports readers.

Retired umpire Dale Scott records voiceover for Hall of Fame’s video series

Harkening back to his days in radio, Scott lends his talents to narrate a Cooperstown-worthy segment on baseball’s international tours.

Here are all of the 2021 Pride Nights in Major League Baseball

Currently, 23 teams have a Pride Night on their 2021 promotional calendars. There will probably be more and we’ll keep this list updated.

Houston Astros to hold first Pride night since 2010, against only team to never have one

While Astros publicly recognize their LGBTQ fans, the Rangers continue their streak of never having a Pride night.

Trans MLB photographer threw out the first pitch for Diamondbacks Pride Night one year after coming out

After years of battling inner-turmoil, Danielle Cortez is thriving as an openly transgender woman working in baseball.

How the Red Sox, who were the last team to integrate, became champions of LGBTQ Pride

Red Sox Pride Night returns after a one-year hiatus.

Oakland A’s rename Pride Night after Glenn Burke

The Athletics keep Burke’s name alive for future generations and honor a trailblazing LGBTQ athlete.

SF Giants celebrate Pride by incorporating the rainbow into their cap logos

Longtime supporters of the LGBTQ community, the Giants make Pride colors a prominent part of their uniforms on Saturday.

MLB shows NCAA what it should do to hate states targeting trans student-athletes

While the NCAA watches states ban trans girls and women. MLB took action against Georgia for restricting voting rights, pulling the All-Star Game from Atlanta.

Sing along with these out MLB folks: ‘Take Me Out to the Ballgame’

The Sports Equality Foundation celebrates Opening Day of Major League Baseball by inviting some of the out LGBTQ people from MLB to sing the national pastime’s official song.

LGBTQ guide to the Major League Baseball season

A co-founder of LGBTQ baseball groups on Facebook previews all 30 MLB teams, with a surprise champion.

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.

‘Singled Out’ shines in depicting Glenn Burke’s heroism and his tragic end

Andrew Maraniss’s new biography places Glenn Burke in his proper trailblazing context and shows how 1970s-era baseball conspired against him.

There is hope for minor league Pride Nights in 2021

While MiLB teams are still assembling promotional schedules, more vaccine availability could make Pride Nights happen this summer.

Gay umpire Dale Scott reflects on the impact of telling his coming out story

Dale Scott didn’t plan on his coming up affecting so many lives for the better. But doing so as an active umpire made him a national story and earned him numerous fans.

Gay Diamondbacks executive Nona Lee leads team’s push for LGBTQ inclusion

Over two decades, Lee has witnessed baseball becoming more LGBTQ friendly. Now, through D-backs for Change, she’s helping the game embrace our community even more.

For once, let’s not allow Spring Training to obscure MLB’s privilege problem

Current sexual harassment revelations should inspire us to keep demand MLB’s ensure a better game for all marginalized groups — including LGBTQ fans.

Because baseball ignored LGBTQ voices, Curt Schilling could be elected to the Hall of Fame

If baseball writers had listened to the trans community, a potential Schilling fiasco could’ve been avoided.

Hank Aaron embodied what athletes endured to fight for a better world

Aaron will forever be associated with home runs and social justice. When those two worlds collided, with society at its ugliest, he persevered and emerged a hero.


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