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Robbie Manson hopes his path to Paris Olympics inspires more gay athletes

New Zealand rower talks exclusively to Outsports about his fourth Games qualification, being on OnlyFans, and LGBTQ visibility; NZ’s Emma Twigg also heading to Paris 2024.

Isaac Humphries sharing his story and songs to help suicide prevention

The Australian basketball star, who previously played in the NBA and came out publicly as gay last year, is working with non-profit R U OK? to encourage check-ins and conversations.

With the San Diego Loyal folding, could we again have zero out gay athletes in US men’s pro sports?

Collin Martin is the only out gay male athlete in US pro sports. Could we be back to zero in 2024?

Meet the 16 out gay and bi football players in the NFL’s 104-year history

Carl Nassib is the first to ever play a down as openly gay, but the rest are still trailblazers.

Carl Nassib was the 4th gay athlete to prove you can be out and succeed in American men’s pro sports

Nassib and three other gay athletes have shown the path to success. So why does anyone still think gay athletes can’t succeed?

Daria Kasatkina beats Greet Minnen in ‘LGBTQ landmark’ at U.S. Open

Russian 13th seed defeats Belgian in clash said to be first-ever singles meeting between two publicly out gay players at a Grand Slam tournament.

Minnen and Kasatkina set up clash as U.S. Open celebrates LGBTQ Pride

The only two out gay players in the Grand Slam singles will meet in the third round after victories on Open Pride day at Flushing Meadows.

Out gay star Daria Kasatkina keen to play under rainbow flag at US Open

Kasatkina, who as a Russian is competing as a ‘neutral athlete’ at Flushing Meadows, made the suggestion with a hint of humor in a new interview.

Byron Perkins charging toward a big senior college football season as an out and proud gay man

Perkins is showcasing confidence ahead of his final season at Hampton University.

Gay pro baseball player/country singer Bryan Ruby knocks his cover of John Fogerty’s ‘Centerfield’ out of the park

During his hardball career, Ruby heard ‘Centerfield’ almost every day. Now he’s released a country-rock cover of the song and it’s a banger.

Yulimar Rojas comes from behind to win fourth-straight outdoor World triple jump title

The world record holder needed her last jump to leap from last to first.

Star linebacker, NFL draft prospect comes out

"I want to own my truth," Michael Sam says. The SEC co-defensive player of the year from the University of Missouri would be first openly gay active NFL player if drafted. He came out to his team last summer.

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Zander Murray feels ‘powerful’ a year after coming out as gay

Exclusive: The Scottish striker is one of very few active male pro soccer players anywhere in the world to be out as LGBTQ. He talks to Outsports ahead of the U.K.’s Football Pride event.

Rachel Daly is a key part of England’s success at the Women’s World Cup

Daly has scored one goal at the World Cup. She’s been a key part of England’s success.

At least 8 out LGBTQ athletes headed to World Athletics Championships

Eight head to Budapest for a chance at track and field gold, including a world record holder and a star sprinter with something to prove.

Every remaining Women’s World Cup team has out players

Megan Rapinoe famously said, ‘You can’t win without gay players.’ We’ll see if she’s right this year.

Filippa Angeldahl’s penalty kick goal propels Sweden to World Cup semifinals

With her first World Cup goal, Team LGBTQ’s Angeldahl provided the margin for victory to put Sweden two games away from the title.

At least 96 out LGBTQ athletes competing in the 2023 Women’s World Cup, a record

Women’s World Cup has out LGBTQ athletes on at least 22 teams, including major stars.

Olympic gymnast Tomás González comes out as gay

The Chilean gymnast has competed in three Olympics. He now wants to get married and have kids.

Jason Collins raising money for only out gay men’s college basketball coach

Matt Lynch, in his first shot at a head coaching job, needs the money to build a program from scratch.

Hannah Wilkinson scores the first monster goal of the Women’s World Cup, lifting New Zealand in front of a home crowd

Wilkinson, an out gay athlete, helped New Zealand to its first-ever WWC win, all in front of a home crowd.

A gay girl’s guide to the 2023 Women’s World Cup

A record number of out LGBTQ players make this year’s tournament a feast for gay fans.

Megan Rapinoe announces her retirement

Megan Rapinoe will retire from soccer after the World Cup and at the end of this NWSL season.

Sha’Carri Richardson wins with a flourish at USA Track and Field Championships

Along with Nikki Hiltz’s win, Richardson’s 100 Meter victory makes the USATF Championships a special event for Team LGBTQ.

Luke Prokop has won 2 titles in 2 seasons. Will the gay player get his NHL debut?

Prokop seems closer than ever to being the first out gay player on an NHL or AHL roster.

Minor league pitcher Anderson Comás reflects on his coming out experience with gratitude

The White Sox prospect also reveals other closeted baseball players have thanked him for coming out publicly.

Queer extreme athlete aims to inspire LGBTQ climbers by ascending to K2 base camp

Aidan Hyman is taking on the challenge of the world’s second tallest mountain.

Glen Quayle is an out gay pole vaulter in the NCAA and Commonwealth Games

Quayle has found both acceptance and homophobia in South Dakota, competing for Northern State University.

Out gymnast Heath Thorpe’s Olympic dreams still alive after weekend win

Thorpe is rare among male gymnasts for being openly gay and he and his Australian teammates have now qualified for the World Championships.

Champion shot putter Sophie McKinna comes out as gay ahead of Paris 2024

McKinna says she thinks publicly coming out will only help her athletic performance.

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.