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Out judo champion Rafaela Silva wins gold in her first competition back after 2-year suspension

Silva gained redemption at the World Judo Championships.

Out Olympian wins tournament 3 months after being randomly attacked

Jack Woolley has taken home gold in his two competitions since returning to the mat.

This Olympics medal contender ‘kicks people in the head for a living’

Jack Woolley is Ireland’s first taekwondo Olympian and he hopes to make his nation proud.

Olympic judoka Alice Bellandi pens heartfelt tributes to her partner

"You are my victory, my starting point for each day that ends," writes Italian Olympian Alice Bellandi to her partner.

6 French athletes, including 3 current Olympians, come out for Pride month

Six elite French athletes came out at once in a TV documentary. They include three current Olympian and a gold medal winner.

MMA fighter Fallon Fox is still the bravest athlete ever, and our Pioneer Triumph Award winner

The Outsports Triumph Awards, in partnership with NCLR, conclude by honoring trailblazer Fallon Fox.

Winners, losers and Super Bowl hopefuls

Each week, Outsports’ managing editor selects big stories from the past 7 days of LGBTQ sports coverage, but this week we’re all about the Big Game.

Out martial artist has sights on Olympic gold in Tokyo

Jack Woolley came out as bi in a documentary and the Irish Olympian now feels it was premature.

A world martial arts champion stresses visibility as an out gay fighter

William Seth-Wenzel is an openly gay jujutsu fighter whose boyfriend cheered him on as he won the world championship.

Brazilian gold medalist comes out as gay

Rafaela Silva had been out on social media but opens up to the media for the first time.

Gay man's journey of discovery in martial arts

Evan Kail is at peace after finding his sexuality compatible with his chosen sport.

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