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Sing along with these out MLB folks: ‘Take Me Out to the Ballgame’

The Sports Equality Foundation celebrates Opening Day of Major League Baseball by inviting some of the out LGBTQ people from MLB to sing the national pastime’s official song.

LGBTQ guide to the Major League Baseball season

A co-founder of LGBTQ baseball groups on Facebook previews all 30 MLB teams, with a surprise champion.

It’s time for an active player to come out. Baseball needs it

On Opening Day, it feels like MLB needs more humanity. And an active player coming out would provide that very quality.

‘Singled Out’ shines in depicting Glenn Burke’s heroism and his tragic end

Andrew Maraniss’s new biography places Glenn Burke in his proper trailblazing context and shows how 1970s-era baseball conspired against him.

Read an exclusive excerpt from Singled Out: The True Story of Glenn Burke

The New York Times bestselling author Andrew Maraniss wrote a new biography of Glenn Burke, the first openly gay player in MLB.

We celebrated Black lesbian gay bisexual trans sports history every day for Black History Month

Every day in February, Outsports marked Black History Month by highlighting the contributions of Black, out LGBTQ sports athletes.

Gay umpire Dale Scott reflects on the impact of telling his coming out story

Dale Scott didn’t plan on his coming up affecting so many lives for the better. But doing so as an active umpire made him a national story and earned him numerous fans.

Gay Diamondbacks executive Nona Lee leads team’s push for LGBTQ inclusion

Over two decades, Lee has witnessed baseball becoming more LGBTQ friendly. Now, through D-backs for Change, she’s helping the game embrace our community even more.

For once, let’s not allow Spring Training to obscure MLB’s privilege problem

Current sexual harassment revelations should inspire us to keep demand MLB’s ensure a better game for all marginalized groups — including LGBTQ fans.

LGBTQ Sports winners and losers for this new era

Events on the world stage have overshadowed these last seven days of LGBTQ sports.

Hank Aaron embodied what athletes endured to fight for a better world

Aaron will forever be associated with home runs and social justice. When those two worlds collided, with society at its ugliest, he persevered and emerged a hero.

Mets firing GM Jared Porter is good for MLB and for all women

Sexual harassment has no place in baseball or any workplace, and believe me: if queer women want to see your dick pics, we’ll ask.

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.

Tommy Lasorda should’ve followed Minnie Miñoso’s example of supporting his gay son

Lasorda and Miñoso are baseball legends from the same era. But while Minnie learned how to love his son, Tommy remained stuck in the past.

Tommy Lasorda has died, never having admitted the truth about his gay son

Two days after Dodgers legend Tommy Lasorda was discharged from a hospital in Orange County, Calif., he died at his home in Fullerton, Calif. His son, Tom Jr., died of complications related to AIDS in 1991.

Here’s a great way to start 2021: Come out

It’s a new year! Unfortunately, Some of 2020’s worst problems followed us into 2021, like the dearth of out pro male athletes. A New Year’s message from the managing editor.

Happy New Year’s Eve Eve; U.S. Senator opposed to trans athletes; A first for women’s basketball

The Huddle is your daily briefing on what’s new in LGBTQ sports news, the latest links and who’s in the social media spotlight.

Minor league realignment won’t affect Pride events, officials say

The sweeping changes to MiLB affect teams with successful inclusion efforts.

Cleveland baseball’s name change ushers in a new and more welcoming era

Dropping the Indians nickname is a good sign for inclusion of all marginalized groups — including the LGBTQ community.

After resigning for homophobia, Reds announcer Thom Brennaman hired by baseball league in Puerto Rico

Thom Brennaman has been hired to announce baseball in the Roberto Clemente League in Puerto Rico.

Staten Island Yanks sue Yankees and MLB over minor league contraction scheme

Baseball’s best Pride Night uniforms weren’t enough to save the Staten Island Yankees. Now they’re taking the majors to court.

Some retired gay male athletes continue to be frustrated more haven’t come out after them

Dave Kopay is the latest retired gay male athlete to ask why there aren’t more openly gay players in elite team sports.

Saluting America’s LGBTQ athlete veterans; World’s Strongest Gay; Where did all the lesbian bars go?

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.

5 ways the election of Joe Biden could impact LGBTQ sports

In his first speech as president-elect, Joe Biden talked about gay and transgender Americans.

Celebrating LGBTQ sports history: Mike Piazza announces, ‘I’m not gay. I’m heterosexual.’

Every day in October we’re looking back at the athletes, coaches and events that made LGBTQ sports history.

WTF, Justin Turner? UGA swimmer: ‘I’m gay;’ How hot is Emma Gee?

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.

Celebrating LGBTQ sports history: Billie Jean King and Ilana Kloss get ownership stake in Dodgers

Every day in October we’re looking back at the athletes, coaches and events that made LGBTQ sports history.

Celebrating LGBTQ sports history with Jim, Cyd and LZ

LZ Granderson interviewed co-founders Jim Buzinski and Cyd Zeigler about their 21 years telling stories at a virtual convention of queer journalists, where they were inducted into the LGBTQ Journalists Hall of Fame.

Celebrating LGBTQ sports history: The only MLB team with players who have come out as gay

Every day in October we’re looking back at the athletes, coaches and events that made LGBTQ sports history.

The 2020 World Series: A match between two exemplary LGBTQ-friendly teams

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays are clashing for baseball’s world championship. For both teams’ LGBTQ fans, they’re already winners.

Celebrating LGBTQ sports history: MLB umpire Dale Scott comes out as gay

Every day in October we’re looking back at the athletes, coaches and events that made LGBTQ sports history.

Show you stand up to bullying by wearing purple for Spirit Day!

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.