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For World AIDS Day we honor 5 amazing gay athletes with HIV

Sports has not escaped the disease’s ravages, but some offer hope and inspiration.

‘A step in the right direction’: How Hong Kong got on with hosting the Gay Games

There was uncertainty and discord in the lead-up to Asia’s first-ever LGBTQ-inclusive multisports event. But after a smooth Games, optimism abounds.

Gay Games open with little fanfare, low registration numbers and an identity crisis

Gay Games Hong Kong organizers say their event will not advocate for LGBTQ rights.

Give Gay Games chance to ‘change hearts and minds’ in Asia, says co-president

Amid strong criticism and security concerns, Joanie Evans says the Hong Kong Gay Games can make a difference for LGBTQ people living across Asia.

Surprise statement from Hong Kong government as Gay Games hits anniversary

GGHK organizers insist they will "comply with all laws" in response to statement about venues issued by city officials; first Gay Games began on Aug. 28, 1982.

Guadalajara says they will host a successful Gay Games despite low registration numbers

Gay Games Guadalajara is focused on building a positive impact within the Hispanic world.

5 Hong Kong human rights activists call for Gay Games to be canceled

Human-rights concerns are too great to host the Gay Games in Hong Kong, they say. Guadalajara should be the sole host.

Gay Games Hong Kong cancels several sports

Organizers have also lost a venue for the soccer finals as registration lags at historically low levels.

Gay Games registration at historic-low levels, casting doubt on event’s future

The Gay Games face an uphill battle for their events in Hong Kong and Guadalajara in six months.

Mark Chambers departs gay basketball leadership after 30+ years in the sport

Chambers has touched the lives of countless LGBT athletes as a basketball leader, medal-winner and friend.

Gay Games name Mexico a second host for 2023 while sticking with Hong Kong

The Gay Games already postponed their event. Now they claim to be hosting in 2 different cities.

Newly retired, gay sportswriting pioneer Roger Brigham reflects on how sports saved his life

Brigham, who recently retired from full-time journalism after 46 years, is one of the LGBTQ sports community’s biggest champions.

Gay Games Hong Kong officially postponed

Voices asking the Gay Games to move the event out of Hong Kong entirely will continue to grow.

Asia hosts 2 Olympics, 2 Paralympics and the Gay Games in 16 months. What’s the impact?

Amazin LeThi has hope that hosting so many events in Asia in a short period of time helps people in those countries and beyond.

The Olympics and Gay Games are headed to China in 2022, with very different goals

While the IOC claims to ignore human rights as ‘politics,’ the Gay Games embrace their role as agents of change.

Celebrating LGBTQ sports history: Greg Louganis comes out as gay

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

Bisexual ankle-breakers, anti-trans athlete activists, NFL mask fines

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.

Think CrossFit is hard? This out gay athlete is also a new dad

Nuno Costa has overcome many challenges, and now faces the biggest one of all: raising his daughter, Maria.

Celebrating LGBTQ Sports history: The Gay Games

The first Gay Games took place in San Francisco Aug. 28-Sept. 5, 1982, and the 11th edition is set for Hong Kong in 2022.

Hong Kong protests could force the Gay Games to move its 2022 event

Hong Kong is supposed to host the 2022 Gay Games, but recent protests are making the Federation of Gay Games a little worried.

This week’s winners and losers in LGBTQ sports

From Australia to USA Powerlifting, here’s our look back on the heroes and the goats of the past week.

Gay Games adding dodgeball, esports

Dodgeball and esports take the Gay Games stage for the first time at Gay Games 11 Hong Kong 2022.

30 LGBTQ athletes who show ‘Stonewall Spirit:’ Tom Waddell

Every day of Pride month, Outsports is profiling an LGBTQ athlete whose life and achievements carry on the spirit of the Stonewall Uprising. Today’s is Tom Waddell.

Anthony Bourdain’s final journey visits gay athlete in Kenya

Kevin Mwachiro discussed a key pending court case in Kenya and praised Anthony Bourdain’s show as ‘respectable storytelling.’

These two gay Kenyan runners hope to bring ‘gay games’ back with them

Kevin Mwachiro and Kelvin Washiko traveled from Kenya with the help of Front Runners and the Gay Games.

This trans Gay Games athlete from Uganda is the embodiment of courage

Jay Mulucha uses sports to break down barriers in Africa.

Images of Gay Games athletes capture competition and community

Athletes from swimming, track, volleyball, wrestling, softball and more.

These two women gave the Gay Games track crowd a reason to stand and cheer

"Camaraderie and community. That’s what the Gay Games are all about."

The faces of the Gay Games Opening Ceremony

LGBTQ athletes celebrated community, despite very poor planning by Paris 2018.

The Gay Games start this weekend. Here’s what you need to know.

This will be the 10th Gay Games and the third in Europe.

This AIDS survivor will run his seventh Gay Games marathon in August

At 65, Stephen Kovacev is still running strong and inspiring people across the community.

Paris Pride celebrates sports ahead of the Gay Games

Despite the World Cup and Gay Games, some didn’t like Pride or the sports focus. We did.


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