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NWHL drops ‘women’ from its name

The Premier Hockey Federation is going gender-neutral in an effort to be more respectful and inclusive.

Gay NHL prospect Luke Prokop has not heard any slurs since coming out

Luke Prokop has had quite a month since coming out, including a call from Sir Elton John.

Nashville Predators prospect Luke Prokop comes out as gay

Luke Prokop is the first active player under NHL contract to publicly come out.

Coach Digit Murphy breaks silence about leaving Womens Sports Policy Working Group

Toronto Six Head Coach Digit Murphy drops her support of the Working Group after pushback from trans inclusion advocates.

Sabres and Penguins meet in first-ever NHL joint Pride matchup

Pride was on ice in a nationally-televised hockey clash for a cause.

New Jersey Devils host team’s first Pride Night since pandemic

The NHL team hosted its 5th annual N.J. Devils Pride Night, featuring special jerseys which will be auctioned-off to benefit LGBTQ groups.

Look at who’s in today’s On Deck Circle, a new daily feature

On Deck Circle is a daily round-up of what’s new in LGBTQ sports news along with today’s social media spotlight.

Kurtis Gabriel challenges NHL to improve inclusion efforts

The longtime ally says the league needs to reach out to LGBTQ people and "get uncomfortable."

Why are there so few out LGBTQ sports broadcasters?

With the LGBTQ community being represented in so many aspects of sports, the lack of out play-by-play voices is striking.

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2021’s LGBTQ sports winners and losers

Once a week, every week, Outsports’ managing editor selects big stories from the past 7 days of LGBTQ sports coverage.

Check out Kurtis Gabriel’s rainbow Pride flag skates

The San Jose Sharks forward and straight ally showed off the custom skates on his social media Sunday, along with a pair dedicated to the Black Lives Matter movement.

Gay male hockey players are coming out in droves, and changing the sport’s culture

Many gay male hockey players and officials came out on Outsports this year. Together, they’re making the sport’s atavistic culture more inclusive.

Natasha Cloud, Anya Packer and Matt Lynch give Forbes ‘30 Under 30’ some LGBTQ flair

Cloud, Packer and Lynch were honored for their advocacy in multiple cultural causes.

NHL forward Kurtis Gabriel and his Pride Tape head to San Jose

Longtime ally Kurtis Gabriel has played for the Devils, the Wild and most recently the AHL Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Now he has a 1-year contract with the Sharks.

When this NHL player agent came out, the game’s biggest stars congratulated him

Bayne Pettinger fielded congratulatory texts from Sidney Crosby and Connor McDavid when he told them he was gay.

NFL team celebrates gay marriage, What it’s like to come out at ESPN

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.

Watch: The current state of LGBTQ acceptance and homophobia in men’s hockey

Four players and referees in men’s hockey discuss their experiences being out in the sport.

Elite Canadian teenage hockey player comes out as gay

Yanic Dupelessis is an elite teenage hockey player in Canada and he came out as gay in part to help others.

Hockey player Zach Sullivan says Pride games helped give him courage to come out

The Elite Ice Hockey League defenseman sees Pride games creating material changes within hockey culture.

The F Word; Saved by rugby; Gay runners and a dog named Lola

Join The Huddle for a brief look at what’s new in LGBT sports news, the latest links and who’s in the social media spotlight.

Announcer won’t be back; Team’s best player leaves bubble; What is Tour de Trans?

Join The Huddle for a brief look at what’s new in LGBT sports news, the latest links and who’s in the social media spotlight.

This week’s LGBT Sports winners and losers capital of the world

It was a lousy week for 2 guys who talk for a living and other big stories of the past 7 days.

This week’s LGBT Sports winners, losers and Stanley Cup Qualifiers

The NHL is skating closer to the Stanley Cup playoffs as we look back at the big stories we’ve covered in the past 7 days.

Here’s a new one: Jeremy Roenick sues NBC claiming ‘anti-straight discrimination’

Ken Schultz high-sticks the former NHL star and broadcaster, who hopes to prove NBC discriminated against him for being straight when the network fired him for vulgar comments on a podcast.

This week’s winners in LGBT Sports are ‘Good Trouble’ in honor of Rep. John Lewis

As the nation mourns civil rights hero John Lewis, my weekly list of winners and losers is a tribute to his legacy.

Michigan teen is a straight ally who chose to support LGBT with his hockey stick

Lucas Jodoin was warned he might get bullied for putting Pride Tape on his blade, and he was, but he did it anyway, to show his support.

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‘A world of its own:’ 2 Team Trans hockey players share their experiences on and off the ice

Team Trans was set to play the Madison Gay Hockey Association before the pandemic canceled the series.

30 Moments of Pride: Harrison Browne wins 2nd NWHL Championship

In 2018, trans NWHL player Harrison Browne and his new team won the Isobel Cup Championship.

So who is eligible to be an underdog? Karleigh Webb sets the ground rules

We love them, root for them, make movies about them, but what qualifies someone to be an "underdog"?

Colorado’s Colin Wilson clarifies remarks about NHL support of Pride Tape

The Avalanche center emphasizes that he supports and welcomes LGBTQ inclusion in the NHL, and so do his teammates.

Gay hockey player: NHL hypocritical to condemn Brendan Leipsic without changing culture

Brock McGillis says Leipsic will be nothing more than a fall guy if the league doesn’t begin to more seriously educate players on the power of their speech.

With LGBT sports leagues canceled, we lose camaraderie and community

Tens of thousands of LGBT people participate in sports leagues across the country, where they find friendship and comfort.


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