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Byron Perkins is Outsports 2022 Male Hero of the Year

Perkins, who plays defensive back for Hampton University, became the first gay football player to ever come out publicly at an HBCU.

All four College Football Playoff schools have supported LGBTQ athletes

Michigan, Georgia, TCU and Ohio State have distinguished histories of embracing LGBTQ people in athletics.

Stanford marching band trolled BYU with same-sex wedding sketch at halftime

The Stanford band staged a same-sex wedding with Mormon scriptural language as BYU fans booed.

Nick Saban would treat gay player with respect

The Alabama coach would not expect any issues if a player came out

Byron Perkins, D1 Hampton University football player, comes out as gay

‘I’m gay,’ Perkins said. ‘This is who I am, this is who I’ve been, and this is who I’m going to be.’

Princeton football to wear LGBTQ Pride stickers for game against Brown on Friday

An openly gay former player will participate in the coin toss as the Tigers host Pride Night.

When these 2 gay roommates joined Ohio State’s cheer team, they found a family

Tristan Cruz and Ian Lattea felt the love from their teammates immediately.

UMass Football is hosting its Pride Day against Liberty

The Minutemen will celebrate their LGBTQ fans when they host Liberty Oct. 8.

College football player arrested for assaulting ex-teammate because he thought he was gay

Jacksonville State punter Jack Dawson allegedly tormented his former teammate, John Haynes, and coaches did nothing to stop him.

Trey McBride picked in the NFL Draft. He has 2 lesbian moms

This year’s Mackey Award winner, Trey McBride, received the news with his moms by side.

Arizona Cardinals make Trey McBride 1st player with two moms to be drafted

McBride is set to become the first player in NFL history with same-sex parents.

Steve Strimling will officiate a National Semifinal, the first out gay referee to do so

Strimling will be the referee for the Cotton Bowl when Cincinnati plays Alabama on ESPN.

D1 college football player Ryan Deluca came out as gay on Instagram. His team showed an outpouring of love

Ryan Deluca found immediate support this week coming out at Furman University in South Carolina.

Goodbye, Ed Orgeron. And don’t let that ‘sissy blue’ hit you on the way out

LSU’s football coach attacked UCLA with homophobia last month. The term has lingered, now embraced by some Bruins and even Ole Miss.

UConn’s football team will wear Pride helmet stickers for its game this week

The Huskies are hosting their first ever LGBTQ Pride night against Middle Tennessee State Friday.

Michigan’s marching band performed a fully LGBTQ-themed halftime show

The halftime show commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Spectrum Center.

Jaden Vazquez has found total acceptance as an out D1 college football player

Jaden Vazquez hasn’t heard a single negative comment since coming out. Now he wants to help other LGBTQ athletes.

This gay athlete and advocate has a rare bone infection, and he needs your help to survive

Eric Lueshen has advocated for LGBTQ athletes for years, and now he needs the community’s help.

Gay ex-college football player wants to pay it forward with LGBTQ athletes

T.J. Callan felt driven from the University of Miami program and seeks to make a difference for LGBTQ athletes in his career.

Frank Rossi is a face of D3 football. Oh, and he happens to be gay, too

Rossi has been committed for 25 years to elevating the voices of people in football who don’t get the attention they deserve.

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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.

This gay football player wants LGBTQ athletes to know how supported they are

Etienne Aduya, who played football at Williams College, is working with his alma mater to ensure LGBTQ athletes feel less alone.

Sarah Fuller is destroying barriers, and that’s huge for LGBTQ athletes

Fuller’s success as Vanderbilt’s kicker shows the best players can be anybody.

Northwestern football player wears a rainbow pride shirt in show of LGBTQ support

Ramaud Chiaokhiao-Bowman wore the Northwestern LGBTQ pride shirt ‘to work, educate and raise awareness.’

Former Division I football player Jake Bain featured in new ‘It Gets Better’ Project video

One of the first publicly out queer D-I athletes tells his story and offers encouragement to other who may be struggling as he once did.

Celebrating LGBTQ sports history: Michael Sam blazes a trail in college football and NFL

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

Celebrating LGBTQ sports history: MLB umpire Dale Scott comes out as gay

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

This Black, gay football player is turning his heartbreak into action

Etienne Aduya has been numb from recent events involving police and Black people. Now he’s doing something about it. 

After becoming first active college football player to publicly come out, Conner Mertens dove into advocacy

Mertens is currently advocating for chronically ill patients. He says understanding healthcare is vital to LGBTQ advocacy.

Out in the World: Gay college cheerleader finds work helping hospitals during the pandemic

Harrison Wilkerson found a comfort zone as an NC State cheerleader. Since graduation, he’s found work that helps make the waiting room process easier.

LGBT sports winners are hot dogs this holiday weekend

A weekly list of stories from the past seven days with the theme of Courage Is Contagious.

This D1 college football player came out to his teammates by literally coming out of a closet

Jaden Vazquez is now helping LGBTQ athletes by co-leading a new Fordham student-athlete-support group.