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This non-binary and asexual sportswriter sees the power in sharing her story

At Sports Illustrated, Julie Kliegman’s coverage goes far beyond the X’s and O’s.

British tabloid is teasing that a former Premier League player will come out before the World Cup

The Sun, which has previously published erroneous rumors about gay English soccer players, says the ex-player is irate that Qatar is hosting the World Cup.

This gay sports reporter finally exhaled when she could be herself

After years of fearing whether her sexuality would negatively impact her career, Arielle Orsuto is living her best life in Denver.

Revisiting Manti Te’o and the gay question

A Netflix doc about Te’o’s fake girlfriend shows how the media framed questions about the linebacker’s sexuality in accusatory fashion.

Charles Barkley delivers a message to homophobes: ‘F-you!’

Barkley recently expressed his full-throated support for the LGBTQ community in colorful fashion.

Trans cyclist Emily Bridges gives powerful interview, wants to see a trans-inclusion policy in cycling now

In the ITV interview, Bridges says anti-trans statements by British PM Boris Johnson led to threats against her.

Warriors reporter’s old tweets talked about beating up gays

Warriors reporter Mark Haynes has apologized after at least 56 hateful tweets resurfaced from his past.

Sports broadcaster opens up after being outed by now-fired colleague

Megan Barnard’s story illustrates the challenging climate that LGBTQ sports broadcasters face.

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Who is the real Thom Brennaman, and does he deserve a second chance?

LGBTQ leaders share insights about the man they’ve gotten to know, both before and since he used the gay slur heard ‘round the sports world.

ESPN broadcasters protest Florida’s new controversial LGBTQ law during NCAA Women’s Tournament

The commentators held a moment of silence to show support for the LGBTQ community.

Jon Holmes departs Sky Sports, having already changed how British media address LGBTQ athletes

Holmes is one of the first journalists outside the U.S. to prioritize the stories of LGBTQ athletes. He’s on to the next adventure.

Johnny Weir translating Russian in real time after Kamila Valieva’s fall was broadcasting brilliance

Give the man an Emmy.

NBC broadcasts again snub the LGBTQ community. It’s now an Olympic tradition

NBC again fails to mention the historic presence of LGBTQ athletes during its Opening Ceremony and competition broadcasts.

Newly retired, gay sportswriting pioneer Roger Brigham reflects on how sports saved his life

Brigham, who recently retired from full-time journalism after 46 years, is one of the LGBTQ sports community’s biggest champions.

An out teenager is petitioning the media to highlight Qatar’s anti-LGBTQ laws ahead of the World Cup

Chloe, a 15-year-old soccer fanatic, sees through the Gulf kingdom’s hollow gestures.

Tony Dungy’s tone-deaf defense of Jon Gruden keeps looking worse

Dungy blinded defended Gruden before his homophobic emails were uncovered.

Charles Barkley wore Carl Nassib’s jersey on ESPN2’s ‘Monday Night Football’ broadcast

The NBA Hall of Famer has always supported LGBTQ people in sports.

Here’s the craziest ‘media circus’ photo you’ll see at Carl Nassib’s first game Saturday

Carl Nassib coming out was a 3-day story. It continues to be just that as the Raiders host the Seahawks.

10 stories that capture the Tokyo Olympics for the LGBTQ community

GLAAD and Outsports bring you our list of the LGBTQ Tokyo Olympics stories that capture our movement.

The Olympics and NBC failed Alana Smith and the non-binary community

NBC has issued a statement claiming its commentators used correct pronouns for Smith, when in fact they misgendered Smith multiple times.

For LGBTQ reporters, covering the Olympics is surreal

Several openly LGBTQ reporters will be covering the Games in Tokyo, and they’re ready to tell the stories of the record-setting number of out athletes.

CBS Sports wrapped their Pride Month programming in a rainbow flag. Here’s why and how they did it

CBS Sports created a series of programming called ‘Out In The Game’ to honor LGBTQ people in sports during Pride Month.

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I don't believe Ron MacLean to be homophobic

His comment last week drew accusations of homophobia, but I don't think that applies this time around.

New Hulu doc allows trans athletes to take back their narratives

Hulu’s "Changing The Game" profiles trans high school athletes Mack Beggs, Andraya Yearwood and Sarah Huckman, and their fight for inclusion.

Farewell! My job here is done

After two years and four months leading Outsports, our managing editor is leaving us.

When this gay sports radio host came out, it saved his career

Jared Max thought publicly coming out as gay would ruin him professionally. Ten years later, he says it was the best thing he’s ever done.

Steve Kornacki gets full-time gig on NBC’s NFL coverage

A well-deserved promotion for a media star who is also openly gay.

This gay couple is changing women’s sports coverage, one hilarious video at a time

Emily Anderson and Lesley Ryder think mainstream coverage of women’s sports lacks laughs. So they started their own venture.

The Outsports Triumph Award for journalism goes to Katelyn Burns

These new awards, in partnership with NCLR, honor transgender athletes as well as other trans people involved in sports, including this journalist.

Trans trailblazing journalist Christina Kahrl leaving ESPN for major new role

Kahrl, who in 2002 became the nation’s first out transgender sports writer, announced she will be heading up sports coverage at a major metropolitan newspaper.

Gay SkySports editor Jon Holmes is opening minds in British sports with his stories

Jon Holmes has been publishing stories of LGBTQ people in British sports for several years.

Out soccer player Collin Martin joins gay college soccer captain in a TikTok conversation

The San Diego Loyals’ Collin Martin was on TikTok Friday night talking with out gay college soccer captain Couper Gunn of the Sports Equality Foundation.