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Out Nebraska gymnast Samuel Phillips enters season on high after All-Star meet win

Samuel Phillips won the high bar at the kickoff event to the new season and is excited to be healthy and focused.

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.

Nebraska’s only publicly out male athlete makes stand for visibility

Cornhuskers gymnast Samuel Phillips came out to his team as a freshman and has never looked back.

Heath Thorpe left off Team Australia despite being All-Around National Champion

The gay athlete said he is ‘heartbroken’ over the decision to exclude him from the World Championships.

Out gymnast Jackson Harrison just won a championship with Arizona State

Harrison says this is the best they’ve ever felt after a season.

Out gymnast Heath Thorpe’s Olympic dreams still alive after weekend win

Thorpe is rare among male gymnasts for being openly gay and he and his Australian teammates have now qualified for the World Championships.

Out gymnast Arthur Nory wins bronze medal at world championships

The Brazilian gymnast adds to his growing collection of international medals.

Out champion Brazilian gymnast Arthur Nory just won two more gold medals

Nory won the individual artistic gymnastics competition at this year’s South American Games.

Gay U.S. gymnast excited about wedding and being an advocate for LGBTQ athletes

Alex Renkert has won eight world championship medals but, his favorite piece of jewelry is his engagement ring.

This queer, nonbinary gymnast says they were prohibited from wearing makeup during nationals

Jackson Harrison says their coach gave them an ultimatum.

Gay Olympic gymnast Dominic Clarke wows all four judges on The Voice Australia

With a stunning performance of "This City," the 2020 Olympian earns a standing ovation and unanimous pass to the next round.

NCAA gymnasts are using the hashtag #FlippingExhausted to protest anti-trans legislation

The NCAA gymnastics championships were held in Texas and Oklahoma, two states that have enacted a rash of anti-LGBTQ laws.

Out gymnast Sirena Linton is second-team All-American at NCAAs

The out athlete competed for the University of Arizona at the National Championships.

Out gymnast Mina Margraf opens up about the challenges of being queer at BYU

Margraf says the school’s culture is changing, but lots of work still needs to be done.

Brazilian gymnast Arthur Nory says he has a boyfriend

The Olympic medalist professes his love for his boyfriend in wishing him a happy birthday.

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.

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.