Our hopes that sports will return soon, amid the danger of continuing coronavirus contagion, are taking a backseat this weekend to nationwide outrage over the death in police custody of George Floyd. The asphyxiation of the unarmed black man by a white police officer who knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes was captured on cellphone video, and even with that now-former officer’s arrest, protests in dozens of cities have not ceased.
My weekly look at the week that was begins with our report on how out athletes added their voices to those demonstrating and calling for justice.
This week’s list follows a theme, the sports moments that made us cry, as reported by Outsports, SB Nation and our sister sites. There is no denying there are many reasons this week to shed a tear.
Many sports stars, including LGBT athletes, are demanding justice over the death of a black man in Minnesota who was killed while in police custody.
Hana Kimura. Shad Gaspard. Larry Csonka. Owen Hart. Rest In Power.
In an emotional letter, Bean shares with Burke how his two former teams are pushing for more LGBTQ acceptance.
Jake Conrad’s proposal to Michael Holtzman at a 2016 Bulls game still gets our Ken Schultz. Every. Single. Time.
Outsports’ managing editor kicked-off our week-long reflection of the sports moments that brought us to tears. The lifelong Mets fan had a lot to choose from.
When Megan Rapinoe hit the perfect cross to Abby Wambach, it brought her sister and America to tears
Watch the play that Rachael Rapinoe remembers as one of the most emotional sports moments she’s witnessed.
Rapinoe talks about her time representing the USA, her non-coming-out moment, and the company she’s building.
Sue Bird walks Women’s Health Magazine through the produce, meat, snacks, and drinks she stocks up on in the latest episode of Women’s Health’s “Fridge Tours.”
The U.S. Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights has reportedly ruled that a Connecticut policy allowing transgender student athletes to compete in girls sports violates the civil rights of “female” athletes.
The Alliance Defending Freedom has two female athletes stepping forward to support the soon-to-be enacted law and oppose the ACLU lawsuit that seeks to stop it.
Lindsay Hecox, the 19-year-old who’s challenging Idaho’s trans student-athlete ban speaks out in an exclusive interview with “The Trans Sporter Room” podcast.
Even without games, the Red Stars celebrated their LGBTQ fanbase with streaming music performances, drag bingo, and a dance party.
“I don’t know what got into me, I said to myself, ‘What do I have to lose?’” Guillaume Cizeron says of his decision to publicly come out as gay.
When Giovana Melo moved from Brazil to Nebraska to play volleyball, she embarked on a journey of sports and love.
Atlanta Dream co-owner Sen. Kelly Loeffler confirmed the DOJ has closed an insider trading investigation that focused on stocks sold following a confidential coronavirus briefing.
LGBT mental health researcher Jack Turban says the coronavirus lockdowns have been especially hard on young LGBT people, and could be causing them to use dating apps in harmful ways.
Knight, a proudly out lesbian, intends to shift attitudes and culture with The PSK Collective.
Converse, Nike, Reebok, Adidas, New Balance and more want your business this Pride month. See which brands are giving back to the community.
The Olympic medalist is used to dazzling figure skating judges. But did you hear how he dazzled the panel on ‘Wait Wait... Don’t Tell Me!’?
Our nation owes a debt to the LGBTQ troops who gave their all, even when they had to serve in silence.
Outsports Pride will be virtual this year, with a variety hour, webinars and community chats with sports heroes. Join us!
That’s all for this week! I’ll bring you a fresh list of winners and losers next Saturday, at the end of our “sporting events that made you cry” theme week. Got a name I missed, or want to challenge my choices? Comment here or on Facebook or Instagram, tweet at us, message me via any social media, or just plain email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks!