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Mark Jackson continues to face allegations of graphic homophobia

Jackson has reportedly been turned down by the Kings and Lakers for their coaching positions.

Dwyane Wade shares heartfelt message to parents of trans children

Wade says he’s never forgotten what he felt when his daughter was born.

Magic Johnson talks about coming to love his gay son

When EJ Johnson came out to his dad, it took him some time to process the news.

Torrey Craig offers sincere apology for anti-gay tweets, talks about embracing the LGBTQ community

Craig says his tweets from 2011 don’t reflect who he is today: a father with LGBTQ family members.

76ers forward Paul Reed apologizes for anti-gay tweets from his past

Reed was one of 40 NBA players whose previous homophobic tweets were featured in a recent Outsports story.

NBA player Torrey Craig silent about old tweets hating ‘gay dudes,’ laughing about shooting them

Torrey Craig previously retweeted a message about putting ‘a bullet’ in the head of gay men, saying he hates ‘gay dudes.’ And much more.

A gay NBA fan found 78 homophobic tweets by 40 players on 23 teams

Many tweets came years ago. It doesn’t lessen the sting for the gay fan who discovered them, or other gay men in basketball.

Celtics forward Grant Williams used Pride Night to show support for his LGBTQ friends

Williams says he tries to use his platform to empower the LGBTQ community whenever possible.

Chicago Bulls show how Pride Night should be done with halftime drag celebration

The Bulls enlist one of Chicago’s most talented drag queens to pull off a tribute to great moments in LGBTQ history.

76ers broadcaster Kate Scott is the out LGBTQ announcer she didn’t see growing up

As the TV voice of the Sixers, Scott takes her place as one of the most prominent out gay figures in sports broadcasting.

Each of America’s big 5 sports currently has an out gay man in the pros. That’s never happened

For the first time, pro baseball, basketball, football, hockey and soccer has an out gay male player under contract.

Houston Rockets promote Clay Allen, who is openly gay, as general counsel

Clay Allen started with the Rockets 20 years ago and is now their lead counsel. He has a twin brother, also gay.

This is what it’s really like when a gay athlete hears gay slurs uttered by teammates

Brock McGillis suffered for years hearing the very things Kevin Durant and Sebastian Lletget were allowed to say.

To NBA, a fine is just fine as Kevin Durant returns to the Nets

LGBTQ advocacy groups and LGBTQ fans are not satisfied with the league’s response to KD’s direct message beef with actor Michael Rapaport.

Phoenix Suns treat LGBTQ fans to 2021’s first in-person Pride Night in NBA

The honor of hosting 2021’s very first in-person Pride night in the NBA since the pandemic began goes to the Phoenix Suns.

Rick Welts, legendary gay NBA executive, announces retirement

Welts came out as gay in 2011, and proceeded to lead the Golden State Warriors through their most successful decade ever.

NBA, Nets, coaches and players have all botched the response to Kevin Durant’s anti-gay comments

Kevin Durant used the most graphic anti-gay language I’ve ever heard from a pro athlete. The NBA response? Crickets.

Kevin Durant’s nasty anti-gay insults are inexcusable for any supposed LGBTQ ally

Durant, who’s publicly supported LGBTQ issues, pelted actor Michael Rapaport with homophobic insults on Twitter.

Dwyane Wade takes heartfelt stand against anti-trans laws

The NBA legend continues to show what it means to be a straight ally.

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.

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.

Coach Doshia Woods and her wife share their love story; AEW signs 8-year-old son of Brodie Lee

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.

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.

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: John Amaechi comes out

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.

Celebrating LGBTQ sports history: Jason Collins comes out as gay

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

The Huddle is on strike

Today is Friday, August 28, 2020. This Huddle is published in support of all the athletes who decided not to play pro sports to protest the shooting of Jacob Blake and racial injustice.

Before Doc Rivers spoke out so strongly about racism in America, he said: ‘Love who you choose to love’

The powerful words of Los Angeles Clippers Coach Doc Rivers bear intersectional similarities with the struggles of closeted athletes.

This week’s LGBT Sports winners, losers and Stanley Cup Qualifiers

The NHL is skating closer to the Stanley Cup playoffs as we look back at the big stories we’ve covered in the past 7 days.

Dwyane Wade passionately supports transgender daughter after ugly attacks from Twitter trolls

Wade continues to publicly support his daughter, Zaya, who came out as transgender at 12 years old.