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Dwight Howard sex assault case will go forward, judge says

Howard had hoped to dismiss the allegations from a man with whom the NBA legend says he had consensual sex.

Sue Bird was told to not come out in the WNBA. Imagine what gay NBA players are being told.

Bird opened up about her early days in the WNBA and having people tell her "success" would only come if she pretended to be straight.

NBA All-Star MVP Damian Lillard wore sweet Pride sneakers during game in 2020

Lillard was sporting Pride sneakers from his "Dame 6" collection during the Trail Blazers’ game Sunday against Boston.

Fruit Hoops podcast shows how gay sports fans combine the best of ESPN and E! News

Scott Ureta and Ty Millard became close friends in an LGBTQ basketball league and their chemistry makes the Fruit Hoops podcast a delight.

Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns personally welcomed the crowd to Pride Night

Towns also invited the head of Twin Cities Pride to be his personal guest at the game.

When the New York Knicks held their Pride Night, there was celebration... and a bunch of trolls made fools of themselves

The Knicks and the LGBTQ community pushed through nonsense from homophobes.

Dwight Howard, unfazed by public gay sex acknowledgement, signs with a new team

The NBA star is in a legal battle with a man he had sex with. He’ll be back on the court faster than he’s in court.

These 6 gay men were out publicly while competing in pro basketball

These gay athletes have broken through the noise to find they can be accepted as gay athletes in basketball.

Check out the 25 biggest LGBTQ sports stories in 2023 on Outsports

We chronicle our 25 most-read stories of the year, including some incredible highs and miserable lows.

The Dwight Howard ‘Is he or isn’t he’ saga, involving gay sex and an NBA legend, isn’t going away

Dwight Howard talked about his sex with men in legal documents. Is he out? Gay? Bi?

Iconic athlete fashion moments that defined 2023

Sue Bird, Frances Tiafoe, Natasha Cloud, and of course Gradey Dick, lit up the sports fashion world in 2023.

Dwight Howard fights man’s sex-assault charge, says it was ‘one consensual evening’

Howard claims the public allegations are part of a ‘revenge’ scheme.

Dwight Howard has had sex with men, but it doesn’t mean he’s an ‘out athlete’

The longtime NBA player is being sued by a man for sexual assault. This is not a case of an athlete coming out for important reasons.

Sports jerk Stephen A. Smith isn’t ‘comfortable’ talking about Dwight Howard

Stephen A. Smith is sports’ jackass, and he doesn’t want to talk about an NBA player’s gay or bi encounters that he himself sought out and reported. Shocker.

Dwight Howard is puttin’ his ‘wood’ where he wants, ‘starts with the D’

Dwight Howard says the sex he has is his own personal business, legal issues be-damned.

NBA referee Che Flores comes out as trans, first in major US pro sports

Flores is in their second full season with the NBA, which has warmly welcomed Flores’ new revelation.

NBA veteran Gilbert Arenas says LGBTQ community is more ‘unfair’ than the Taliban

Arenas railed against the LGBTQ community, spreading ignorant lies and a cruel dismissal of history.

Honorees 41-50: Outsports Power 100, the most influential LGBTQ people in sports

"For the gay and lesbian community, there is more acceptance than even five years ago," says a CBS Sports exec, on this list with a trans athlete and activist, a sports columnist and pro wrestler.

Honorees 11-20: Outsports Power 100, the most influential LGBTQ people in sports

"If we don’t fight for our community and ourselves, who will?" says a U.S. women’s soccer star on this list, along with an NBA executive, an Olympian and two WNBA head coaches.

Honorees 21-30: Outsports Power 100, the most influential LGBTQ people in sports

"Sports has notoriously and publicly suffered from a lack of LGBTQ+ representation," says an NBA exec on this list, along with people from MLB, ESPN and the NFL.

Honorees 31-40: Outsports Power 100, the most influential LGBTQ people in sports

"I look the impact of integrating LGBTQ narratives into sports as my impact," says a sports editor on this list, along with two former Olympians and people from the NBA, MMA, and a college sports.

Honorees 51-60: Outsports Power 100, the most influential LGBTQ people in sports

"When you do come into your workspace, you don’t want to feel hindered or like you’ve got to hide yourself," says a WNBA star on the list, along with people from the NBA, UFC and wheelchair basketball.

Honorees 81-90: Outsports Power 100, the most influential LGBTQ people in sports

"You must allow no one to make you feel ashamed of who you are," says a pro referee on this list with an Olympian, a former NFL player and a high school basketball coach.

How the NBA and WNBA created sports’ premier culture of inclusion

The WNBA is the most represented league on the Outsports Power 100. The NBA has the most men’s sports execs.

Dennis Rodman wore a skirt and walked in the Houston Pride March

Rodman, an NBA legend, has long shared support for the LGBTQ community.

This gay Boston Celtics fan is working his dream job as his true self

Troy Goodwin does it all on game nights; and the best part is, he no longer has to hide.

Jason Collins’ journey to put his past ‘straight’ label behind him continues to inspire

Listening to Collins tell his story of coming out in the NBA reinforces the humanity behind his historic moment.

Dwayne Wade moved family from Florida because of anti-LGBTQ laws

The former Miami Heat star, who has a trans daughter, says Florida’s harsh laws made his family feel unwelcome.

Jason Collins came out 10 years ago, ushering in a period of increasing gay visibility in men’s sports

Collins’ coming out was an important moment. His decade of work for LGBTQ athletes is his lasting legacy.

Gay married Sacramento Kings fans sue team over alleged mistreatment by game security

The longtime season ticket holders say they were wrongfully detained and threatened by security, in part due to homophobia.

Dennis Rodman showed up at a Chicago drag show and tipped one of the performers $100

During a surprise appearance at a Boystown drag venue, Rodman publicly supported his local queens.

Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union-Wade use NAACP Image Award to support trans daughter

The 13-time NBA All-Star pays tribute to his transgender daughter: ‘I admire how you handle the ignorance in our world.’

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