Out WWE star Sonya Deville and partner Toni Cassano announce engagement
Deville proposed to Cassano last week. Cassano said she had an engagement ring ready for Deville as well.
Super Bowl underscores lack of bars and social spaces for lesbian Philadelphia Eagles fans
Philadelphia has gone without a lesbian bar since 2021, leaving several Eagles fans scrambling to find a space for their community.
For WWE’s Sonya Deville, LGBTQ visibility is a ‘personal responsibility’
Sonya Deville’s mission to provide authentic LGBTQ representation to WWE fans continues in Dallas at WrestleMania.
Coming out pushed pro wrestling rookie Sazzy Boatright to her best
Self-professed ‘baby gay’ Sazzy Boatright came out during the pandemic and is living her best queer wrestling life.
Out pro wrestler Mercedes Martinez’s evolutionary mission leads her to Impact Knockouts title match
Mercedes Martinez will challenge Impact Knockouts champion Mickie James at Saturday’s Turning Point event
Breanna Stewart and wife Marta Xargay secretly had a baby
Ruby Mae Stewart Xargay was born on Aug. 9, one day after Stewart won gold at the Olympics.
These 2 Paralympians started dating during Covid. Now they’re heading to Tokyo
Jude Hamer and Lauren Rowles don’t only want to win gold: They want to increase visibility for LGBTQ and disabled people.
Out boxer Nesthy Petecio dedicates her Olympic boxing silver to LGBTQ community
Nesthy Petecio fell short in a close gold medal bout, but etched her name in Filipino Olympic history with her silver medal
Trio of out LGBTQ Women’s Handball stars chase Olympic glory
Alexandra Lacrabère (France), Nathalie Hagman (Sweden) and Babi Arenhart (Brazil) bring LGBTQ representation and star power to Olympics Women’s Handball.
MMA fighter and Tony nominee find love amid the pandemic
The XFC’s Jessica Aguilar and ‘Search Party’s’ Shalita Grant were introduced during lockdown. Soon after, they started a pandemic romance.
Lesbian visibility in pro wrestling is the product of defiance
Sandy Parker and Susan Green laid a foundation for today’s lesbian pro wrestlers to demand more authenticity and visibility.
Kim Mulkey brings problematic history with LGBTQ athletes to LSU
The Hall of Famer won three National Titles at Baylor. But Mulkey also insisted Brittney Griner remain in the closet during her time at the university.
It’s Lesbian Visibility Day! Lez celebrate those in sports all week long
From April 26 through May 2, the world celebrates lesbians, and we’re shining a spotlight on the athletes, coaches and other sports folks who are women who love women
We celebrated the historic achievements of girls and women in LGBTQ sports in March
Every day in March, Outsports marked Women’s History Month by highlighting the contributions of out female-identified LGBTQ athletes.
Watch a conversation on inclusion in sports with trans, lesbian and straight athletes
The Sports Equality Foundation hosted a discussion of inclusion on TIkTok with trans athletes Mack Beggs, CeCé Telfer and Chris Mosier as well as lesbian former pro volleyball player Brooke Rundle and elite biathlete and straight ally Lucy Hochschartner.
Tennessee joins Arkansas, Mississippi in banning girls and women from school sports
These atrocities are being reported as a ‘trans ban’ when in fact what these Republican governors have done is violated the U.S. Constitution.
Gay slur from a fan and game of Hangman with teammates inspired college athlete to come out
After coming out at her Maryland college, Lindsey Farrell "felt more connected to not only the sports community, but now my community as an LGBTQ+ member."
Out tennis player Demi Schuurs captures Doha title
Doubles partners Demi Schuurs and Nicole Melichar are the 2021 Qatar Open champs.
Sandy Parker stands at the intersection of Black and LGBTQ pro wrestling history
Parker’s many championships, accomplishments and defiant attitude inform today’s growth of underrepresented populations in pro wrestling worldwide.
These 4 LGBTQ-inclusive ads aired in the Super Bowl
Billie Jean King, RuPaul, Lil Nas X and Dan Levy appear in commercials that ran on CBS during Super Bowl LV.
What time is the Super Bowl in gay, straight, lesbian and trans time?
When is kickoff time for Super Bowl LV between the Chiefs and Buccaneers? It depends.
LGBTQ athletes launch TikTok campaign for Sports Equality
Sports Equality Foundation launched a TikTok account in partnership with Outsports to encourage LGBTQ athletes to be their true and authentic selves.
A Letter To President Biden
A transgender American’s challenge to, and hopes for, the new administration in Washington, D.C.
Corinne Humphreys wants to empower LGBTQ youth as she eyes the Tokyo Olympics
Humphreys has battled injuries and the COVID pandemic. Now in her late 20s, she wants to race in her first Olympics.
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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.
Gay coach Katie Sowers not returning to San Francisco 49ers next season
Sowers became the first out LGBTQ coach in NFL history in 2017.
LGBTQ athletes and coaches respond to the deadly insurrection at the Capitol
It was already going to be a historic day. It turned out to be one of infamy and tragedy as well.
Tennis couple Alison Van Uytvanck and Greet Minnen celebrate Christmas by getting engaged
After taking their relationship public in 2018, the Belgian tennis stars announce their engagement on social media.
Yulimar Rojas is Outsports’ 2020 LGBTQ Female Athlete of the Year
The LGBTQ triple jumper set a world record and is the first Venezuelan to be named World Athletics Female Athlete of the Year. Sue Bird and Nyla Rose are our other honorees.
Gay cricket star Alex Blackwell says she’s tired of lesbians in sport being ‘profiled as predators’
Blackwell, who became the first female international cricket player to publicly come out as gay, is fighting to change perceptions.
Out Olympic medalist Yulimar Rojas named World Athletics Female Athlete of the Year
Rojas seeks gold in competition, and champions LGBTQ rights in her native Venezuela.
Clemson Tigers celebrate out LGBTQ athletes and coaches in ‘My Story’ campaign
9 athletes and coaches come out publicly, supported by Clemson. ‘I’ve never experienced anything like this,’ says one.