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How this men’s college basketball coach told his new team he was gay

Matt Lynch started his first season as an assistant coach with a simple question to his players: ‘Raise your hand if you’ve ever had a boyfriend.’

Villanova star Will Sheridan to be inducted into state basketball hall of fame

The former Villanova star came out 10 years ago and is being honored in Delaware for his accomplishments.

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.

Doshia Woods is DU’s head coach, and being gay is just one of her intersections

Out lesbian Doshia Woods completed her first season as a head coach in NCAAW Division I.

Kim Mulkey brings problematic history with LGBTQ athletes to LSU

The Hall of Famer won three National Titles at Baylor. But Mulkey also insisted Brittney Griner remain in the closet during her time at the university.

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.

‘Find The Joy’: Gay college basketball coach’s amazing year after coming out 

Matt Lynch came out a year ago while unemployed and during a pandemic. It was one of the best decisions he ever made.

Trans nonbinary college basketball player scores on the court and as a role model

As a student-athlete, Ph.D. candidate, and activist, Navi Huskey shines in multiple arenas.

Oral Roberts basketball’s run covers up university’s history of homophobia

While Oral Roberts has become this year’s March Madness underdogs, the school’s treatment of LGBTQ students should make the university pariahs, not heroes.

We celebrated Black lesbian gay bisexual trans sports history every day for Black History Month

Every day in February, Outsports marked Black History Month by highlighting the contributions of Black, out LGBTQ sports athletes.

How this gay coach found his home in the world of women’s college basketball

Kevin DeMille, an assistant coach at George Washington University, says his players inspire him to be vulnerable.

Bisexual/pansexual Team USA figure skater Amber Glenn wins silver

Sports Equality’s new weekly wrap-up video tells the stories of Amber Glenn, Timothy LeDuc, Ashley Cain, Kena Gilmour and Devin Ibanez.

LGBTQ athletes launch TikTok campaign for Sports Equality

Sports Equality Foundation launched a TikTok account in partnership with Outsports to encourage LGBTQ athletes to be their true and authentic selves.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Fordham WBB star took a detour away from WNBA to transition and to fight crime

After graduating from Fordham, Bryson Cavanaugh is now pursuing a career in law enforcement. He publicly came out this month as transgender.

Celebrating LGBTQ sports history with Jim, Cyd and LZ

LZ Granderson interviewed co-founders Jim Buzinski and Cyd Zeigler about their 21 years telling stories at a virtual convention of queer journalists, where they were inducted into the LGBTQ Journalists Hall of Fame.

Celebrating LGBTQ sports history: Derrick Gordon finds his freedom

Every day in October we’re looking back at the athletes, coaches and events that made LGBTQ sports history.

Celebrating LGBTQ sports history: Kye Allums, NCAA’s first D1 out transgender athlete

Every day in October we’re looking back at the athletes, coaches and events that made LGBTQ sports history

This week’s LGBT Sports winners, losers and Stanley Cup Qualifiers

The NHL is skating closer to the Stanley Cup playoffs as we look back at the big stories we’ve covered in the past 7 days.

NCAA postpones Idaho decision, reveals transgender athlete ‘policy review’

The Board of Governors tabled consideration of moving its Boise March Madness tournament games as it reviews its own policy on transgender athletes and awaits the outcome of a federal lawsuit on Idaho’s anti-trans law.

This gay college basketball player at Richmond started a club for Black LGBT students like her

Jaide Hinds-Clarke says embracing intersectionality is vital in her coming out journey.

Mitch Harrison’s journey made him ready for his ‘Titan’ moment

Mitch Harrison, the Titan Games’ first trans competitor, is no stranger to big stages. He gave an extended interview to Outsports.

30 Moments of Pride: Brittney Griner’s banner year at Baylor

Baylor University standout Brittney Griner was a three-time All-American, won 2 ESPY awards and was named AP Player of 2012, in addition to Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA Final Four.

30 Moments of Pride: Derrick Gordon is first person to play in March Madness with 3 teams

Gordon played for Western Kentucky and UMass before coming out and playing for Seton Hall.

Athletes and advocates call for NCAA to pull March Madness out of Boise in 2021

Athletes, students, and civil rights groups draft letter calling for NCAA to move Final Four in protest of Idaho’s ban on transgender student athletes.

WATCH: Gay college basketball coach featured on ‘Tamron Hall’ show

Matt Lynch, an openly gay men’s basketball coach, was featured in a Pride episode of the "Tamron Hall" show.

So who is eligible to be an underdog? Karleigh Webb sets the ground rules

We love them, root for them, make movies about them, but what qualifies someone to be an "underdog"?

Division I basketball coach sees profile raised since coming out as gay

Matt Lynch has found nothing but support since telling his story and is eager to share what he’s learned.


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