Breanna Stewart takes home ESPY for ‘Best WNBA Player’
Stewart received some extra hardware on her way to Tokyo, where she’s looking to win her second gold medal.
NBA’s Van Gundy embarrasses himself with on-air “sissyfication” slur
The NBA analyst used a homophobic choice of words when he lashed at the stars of today’s game.
6 French athletes, including 3 current Olympians, come out for Pride month
Six elite French athletes came out at once in a TV documentary. They include three current Olympian and a gold medal winner.
These gay college athletes went to rival schools. Then they fell in love
Jaide Hinds-Clarke and Amiaya Carey are both marrying their best friend.
WNBA at 25: Why it matters to me
A fan’s perspective on why this league has survived and thrived.
Breanna Stewart and Marta Xargay engaged: ‘She said YES’
Coming off WNBA, FIBA EuroLeague and Russian Women’s Premier League championships, Breanna Stewart proposed to girlfriend and opponent Marta Xargay.
To NBA, a fine is just fine as Kevin Durant returns to the Nets
LGBTQ advocacy groups and LGBTQ fans are not satisfied with the league’s response to KD’s direct message beef with actor Michael Rapaport.
Phoenix Suns treat LGBTQ fans to 2021’s first in-person Pride Night in NBA
The honor of hosting 2021’s very first in-person Pride night in the NBA since the pandemic began goes to the Phoenix Suns.
Rick Welts, legendary gay NBA executive, announces retirement
Welts came out as gay in 2011, and proceeded to lead the Golden State Warriors through their most successful decade ever.
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.
Natasha Cloud and Aleshia Ocasio got married
The couple tied the knot last October to protect themselves in case Donald Trump got reelected.
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.
Layshia Clarendon reveals they had top surgery
After announcing that they identify as trans and non-binary, the WNBA star takes a very public step in her transition.
‘Pete Can’t Play Basketball’ comedy short film is a winner
Filmmaker Nick Borenstein provides a fresh and likable take on the ‘gays in sports’ comedy archetype.
WNBA’s Natasha Cloud reflects on her coming out journey: ‘It was so transformational’
The WNBA champion says recognizing her identities as a bisexual and biracial woman brought her world together.
Out WNBA champion Aerial Powers signs with esports organization Team Liquid
Powers will chair the esports behemoth’s Diversity and Inclusion Task Force.
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.
This gay college basketball coach became an overnight celebrity after coming out
Matt Lynch, who came out in a viral essay last April, says there’s a lot more joy in his life.
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2021’s LGBTQ sports winners and losers
Once a week, every week, Outsports’ managing editor selects big stories from the past 7 days of LGBTQ sports coverage.
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.
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.
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.
Layshia Clarendon sent birthday wish to newly out trans boy when his family didn’t
When the boy’s mom tweeted none of their family members reached out, Clarendon offered her support.
Derrick Gordon says opponent called him the ‘F-word’ during game
Gordon says the incident happened during a game Thursday. He’s currently playing professional basketball in Cyprus.
After being outed, this former college basketball captain found solace in Boston’s gay basketball league
When Quadry Allen was outed to his family, his brothers in the Boston Gay Basketball League took him in.
Sports Illustrated throws up a brick in its Sportsperson of the Year selection
SI selecting Breanna Stewart as the face of the WNBA’s activism in 2020 is not a good look.
Natasha Cloud, Anya Packer and Matt Lynch give Forbes ‘30 Under 30’ some LGBTQ flair
Cloud, Packer and Lynch were honored for their advocacy in multiple cultural causes.
Robbie Rogers shows off his family in new Ralph Lauren holiday ads
In a new promotion, Robbie Rogers and Greg Berlanti become the latest LGBTQ athlete family to be embraced by Madison Avenue.
Megan Rapinoe and Natasha Cloud hope to celebrate in Joe Biden’s White House
After not visiting The White House following 2019 championships, Rapinoe and Cloud ask President-elect Biden for a do over.
This gay college basketball coach fell in love with her best friend, and now wants the world to know
Kelly McNiff originally bonded with her wife over basketball. Their relationship eventually grew to include everything else.
Celebrating LGBTQ sports history: Jason Collins comes out as gay
Every day in October we’re looking back at the athletes, coaches and events that made LGBTQ sports history.
Conversation with Quinn, Open talent call, The VP Debate fly
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.