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‘Gaming changed my life’: Inspirational trans pro esports player wins film award

Emma Rose, aka Emzii, wants to bring more LGBTQ people into gaming after winning the top prize for her documentary short ‘It’s For Everyone’ at the ESI Film Festival.

Ubisoft pulls Rainbow Six Siege major from UAE amid backlash from LGBTQ esports community

Ubisoft remains committed to developing the Rainbow Six Siege esports community in the region.

‘Defender of trans rights’ SonicFox claims WePlay UFL Mortal Kombat championship

Fighting under the trans flag, SonicFox’s dominance in Netherrealm Studios fighting games delivered yet another shiny.

New Operator Flores brings the rainbow flag to Rainbow Six Siege

Today’s launch of Operation Crimson Heist introduces Rainbow Six Siege’s first out LGBTQ character.

Riot Games unveils VCT Game Changers esports gender diversity program

VCT Game Changers will create ‘new opportunities and exposure for women and other marginalized genders within Valorant esports.’

Out WNBA champion Aerial Powers signs with esports organization Team Liquid

Powers will chair the esports behemoth’s Diversity and Inclusion Task Force.

Increased LGBTQ representation in gaming is only part of the push for progress

It’s a double-edged buster sword.

40 years on, videogames icon Rebecca Heineman found herself beyond her ‘escape’

Heineman became the first national gaming champion in 1980 but didn’t truly begin the process of finding self-worth until recognizing she was transgender in the 2000s.

4th of July fireworks and duds in LGBT sports

A national holiday is no reason not to recap the big stories from the past 7 days of LGBTQ sports coverage.

Major esports tournament Evo canceled after SonicFox, developers withdraw participation

Dominique "SonicFox" McLean, other competitors and multiple game developers withdrew after allegations of sexual misconduct against Evo co-founder Joey Cuellar surfaced.

Leo Baker drops into Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 remaster

Baker will be the first non-binary skater and third out LGBTQ skater to appear in the long-running videogame series.

How my first console lit the fuse of the modern sports video game explosion

A story of The Blue Sky Rangers, the "running man", and the legacy of the Intellivision

My favorite video games are all ‘Old School’

Give me Pong, Space Invaders, Asteroids, PacMan and Ms. Pac-Man any day over modern video games! It’s our latest theme week.

For a Blue Jays podcaster, baseball still blooms

Despite the COVID-19 shutdown, A.J. Andrews delivers a daily diamond dream: a simulated baseball season.

Transphobia won’t stop esports athlete Mystearica

May "Mystearica" Peterson is currently recognized as the top ranked Smash Ultimate player in the state of Indiana.

Charlie Martin to line up for Formula E sim racing series.

Trans racer Charlie Martin’s seat time in a Formula E car on the line in Race At Home Challenge will benefit UNICEF.

esports champion SonicFox signs with Evil Geniuses, pledges to continue message of ‘equality’

The Final Kombat 2020 champion will be joined by their longtime friend and teammate Jon "Dekillsage" Coello on Evil Geniuses’ fighting games roster.

Sports are not immune from the Coronavirus. Now what?

As LGBTQ athletes and fans, we know fear all too well. We have lived with it, and overcome it. With the NCAA, NBA, MLB, NHL, MLS and more closing shop, what can we do now?

Non-binary esports champion SonicFox wins Mortal Kombat 11 Pro Kompetition title

Playing to an audience of only the event staff thanks to coronavirus concerns, the gay furry Evo champion ended Final Kombat with sledgehammer held high.

eSports champion SonicFox leaves Echo Fox

The Evo champion’s departure comes months after the apparent demise of the once prominent esports organization.

Positivity defines Dragon Ball FighterZ World Tour Finals

A compassionate crowd, training partners turned coaches and SonicFox offering their fursuit head as a trophy reminded everyone watching how esports can build supportive communities.

Gamers mourn Maria ‘Remilia’ Creveling, 24, first woman to compete in LCS

Those close to Twitch streamer and former professional League of Legends player Maria "Remilia" Creveling say she died in her sleep.

Outsports Non-Binary Person of the Year: SonicFox

SonicFox, aka Dominique McLean, had a banner year in esports and is our Outsports Non-Binary Person of the Year.

This stream has:

The Outsports Awards for 2019

Who stood out this year in the the world of LGBTQ sports?

Non-binary esports athlete SonicFox named to Forbes’ 30 under 30 list

The 21-year-old fighting game champion and LGBTQ advocate wins even when they don’t have a controller in their hand.

Gay esports rivals SonicFox and Dragon top 2019 Mortal Kombat Pro Kompetition standings

The participants in multiple "all gay" MK finals finish league play first and second, securing spots in the Final Kombat championship event in March 2020.

Rainbow Laces take the pitch for inclusive sport

British sport adds rainbows to the sports week palette.

Redditors challenge former Overwatch League GM over tasteless criticism of OWL Pride Day

‘China and Korea definitely have different views when it comes to sexuality/gender choices... it wasn’t right for OWL... to officially celebrate it knowing that it would not be accepted in certain parts of the world.’


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