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Three of the women’s Elite 8 teams — Iowa, Maryland and Miami — have publicly out coaches

Not so long ago, it was hard to find any out LGBT coaches in NCAA college basketball.

Here are 20 LGBT college basketball players and 57 coaches who have been out while competing

March Madness is upon us, and we celebrate various LGBT players and coaches who have inspired others.

Katie Meier is out LGBT married coach of Miami Hurricanes women’s basketball

Meier will face off against Kim Mulkey, who reportedly told gay athletes to stay in the closet.

Baylor and Oral Roberts top the March Madness field when it comes to homophobia

The two religious universities have onerous histories when it comes to treating LGBTQ students with dignity.

New Mexico State cancels basketball season after sexual hazing allegations

A player accused three teammates of stripping him down and touching his private areas.

Women’s college basketball coach Becky Burke proposes to her girlfriend

The head coach at the University of Buffalo made a surprise proposal at practice.

Matt Lynch is first out gay head coach in men’s college basketball

Lynch finalizes a deal at University of South Carolina Salkehatchie, a Division I junior college. He is excited to put his stamp on the program.

Former Kentucky Wildcat, pro basketball player Isaac Humphries comes out as gay

Isaac Humphries also played 5 games for the Atlanta Hawks in 2019. He’s the latest pro athlete to come out as gay.

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Gay college basketball player wants to inspire others to come out

‘I want to shift the conversation away from being the one gay basketball kid,’ Joe Morrell writes. ‘I am not the only one, I am one of many.’

Trans basketball coach Layne Ingram discusses trans inclusion in sports on Dr. Phil

Dr Phil talks about trans inclusion in women’s sports on his episode this Friday.

Sedona Prince inspired a 14-year-old girl to come out as gay

The out college basketball star and the girl met at the NCAA Women’s Final Four.

Shaheen Holloway coaching Seton Hall years after recruiting gay player Derrick Gordon

The now-former Saint Peter’s coach was reportedly instrumental in bringing the out gay player to Seton Hall.

Out basketball player Courtney Thrun thrives in Brandeis’s culture of acceptance

After feeling repressed in her hometown, Thrun finds the open environment she’d been looking for under out head coach Carol Simon.

Norfolk State men’s basketball SID is an out gay man, Thomas Wehner

Wehner said the Norfolk State Spartans basketball team welcomed him ‘with open arms.’

Baylor and BYU are in March Madness. They’ve also been named 2 of the worst schools for LGBTQ youth

Both universities own ignominious places on Campus Pride’s "Shame List."

LGBTQ connections to every team in the women’s NCAA basketball tournament

Schools like Stanford, Texas and NC State, among others, have a history of out athletes, coaches and staff.

Here is an LGBTQ connection to all 68 teams in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament

March Madness includes schools with great LGBTQ records, and some that could use some work.

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.