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Out gymnast on panel to focus on plight of LGBTQ people in Sri Lanka

Luke Strong wants to use his position to raise awareness of LGBTQ issues in Sri Lanka.

Meet the only out LGBTQ female gymnast at the Olympics

Caitlin Rooskrantz is a trailblazer for LGBTQ gymnasts and South Africa.

Gay Olympic gymnast Dominic Clarke stresses visibility after coming out

Dominic Clarke is proud to compete as an openly queer Olympian, hoping to increase visibility of LGBTQ athletes.

How this gay champion gymnast helped start the #FreeBritney movement

Jordan Miller was one of the first people who rallied to try and free Britney Spears from her conservatorship.

Legendary lesbian coach to retire; Martina’s anti-trans sports appeal to Biden; Meet 6 queer Asian athletes

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.

Just in time for Trans Awareness Week: USA Gymnastics adopts pro-transgender inclusion policy

"This policy will help ensure athletes who identify as transgender or non-binary feel at home in our sport," said USA Gymnastics CEO Li Li Leung.

JVN encourages the sports world to accept him for who he is

Over the past couple of years, Queer Eye star Jonathan Van Ness has crossed over with the sports world to spectacular results.

Simone Biles’ passionate defense of LGBTQ people shows what being an ally is all about

Biles unapologetically stood with LGBTQ people after a conservative group had attacked her Uber Eats ad.

Danell Leyva’s coming-out message says all you need to know about the pain of sports stereotypes

Leyva won three Olympic medals for Team USA. His coming out is a story of courage, and a lesson for all of us.

This gay gymnastics coach and his team instantly embraced a transitioning teammate

Denis Vachon coaches gymnastics in Canada. His team of mostly male gymnasts instantly embraced a transitioning teammate.

Dr. Bryan McColgan found a gay home in rugby, and so much more

Four years ago, Bryan McColgan wrote his coming out story in Outsports. It ended up being a love story.

Gay former college gymnast says his sport is an ‘endangered species’

Evan Heiter, who was a gymnast for the University of Michigan, says his sport was fighting for survival long before Covid.

When this UCLA gymnast came out before the team’s Pride Meet, her teammates embraced her

After coming out as bisexual, Kalyany Steele set career highs on the mat.

Champion trampoline gymnast Luke Strong comes out

"I’ve never hidden anything and I’m really open about the fact that I’m attracted to both sexes," Luke Strong tells the BBC.

This is me: Paul Ruggeri on gymnastics, Team USA & being gay

Paul Ruggeri is finding his true self, out and proud in pursuit of a nursing career, after a life of gymnastics and Team USA.

‘I’m gay.’ Gators gymnast finds overwhelming support after coming out in video gone viral

University of Florida gymnast Savannah Schoenherr received an outpouring of love and encouragement after coming out as gay on social media.

This former college gymnast is fulfilling his passion as a sports commentator

Evan Heiter may not be flipping on a mat anymore, but he’s giving back to the sport he loves as a commentator.

Dozens of male Brazilian gymnasts say coach sexually abused them

‘I was woken up more than once by his hand down my pants,’ one says.

Ohio State gymnast credits openly gay teammate for his coming out

Joey Bonanno thrived after accepting himself.

Gay gymnast finds his niche at University of Oklahoma

"I’m happy. I’m healthy. I’m doing what I love," Eric Holley says.

Gay three-sport athlete got support from football players, wrestlers & divers

Brandon Rosolowski found support in Ohio.

Gay gymnast Jake Martin wins top Big Ten honor

He shares co-gymnast of the year, helps Buckeyes to team title.

A gay gymnast's struggle to come out to his college coach

Matthew Greenfield reflects on life lessons learned at Penn State.

N. Carolina women gymnasts wear pro-LGBT shirts at meet

The team and Nike teamed up for #BETRUE night

Ohio State gay gymnast picked by teammates to be senior captain

Jake Martin has become leader for equality on his team. Plus, LGBT sports roundup

On World AIDS Day, honoring 5 amazing gay athletes with HIV

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

Former Stanford gymnast finds gay home in rugby

Bryan McColgan felt out of place as a closeted gay man in gymnastics. Now he's found a home in gay rugby.

Danell Leyva promises to help LGBT community

Olympic gymnast Danell Leyva doesn't shy away from his support of the LGBT community with a big bold gay T-shirt and some strong words about equality for gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans people.

Male gymnasts would like to compete shirtless

"We have great physiques. Incredible physiques."

Hot male gymnasts of the Rio Olympics

Feast your eyes on the men of the mat.

College roundup: Hartville finishes Illini career

Fred Hartville finished an illustrious career at the Univ. of Illinois as Tanner Wilfong retires from diving. Plus, Randy Lane leads UCLA to a top-five finish and Jenny Allard has Harvard softball on a roll.

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British Gymnastics reclaiming the sport for men

Love this video from British Gymnastics about the power and strength of gymnasts. For so long the sport has been oddly labeled a sport for women, and any man who participates must be gay. With both the men and women displaying incredible strength and poise in the sport, connecting gymnastics to some bizarre notion of weakness has always seemed strange at best.

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