Looking back at 2021, the presence and accomplishments of LGBTQ athletes were a major part of sports headlines and news. People coming out in sports and athletes excelling on the field were part of every major sport in North America and dominated the Summer Olympic Games.
Outsports was there to cover all of it with the award-winning insights and journalism people have come to expect from us.
It was a banner year for Outsports, with readership reaching levels not seen in years. We’re thankful for all of our amazing contributors — Brian Bell, Alex Reimer, Ken Schultz, Karleigh Webb and Shelby Weldon — as well as all the athletes and other people in sports who shared their stories with us. In addition, the support of everyone at Vox Media has been empowering for all of us.
Here are Outsports’ 15 most-read stories of 2021:
Here’s to continuing the amazing success and visibility of LGBTQ people in sports in 2022!