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Olympic champ Angela Ruggiero has built the ‘Moneyball’ of sports business

Ruggiero traded in the hockey rink for the board room and is finding the same success.

Kristie Mewis on being ‘out’ at the Olympics, and those great photos with her girlfriend, Sam Kerr

Kristie Mewis talks about the importance of Title IX, being out and falling in love.

Journalist Danielle McLean finds warmth and safety as a trans athlete on the hockey ice

Team Trans Hockey member and senior editor talks about hockey’s place in her journey on the Trans Sporter Room.

Gay Olympian Keith Frostad was harassed, attacked by swimmers in 1992

Frostad is breaking his 30-year silence, coming out publicly and talking about the abuse he endured.

For WWE’s Sonya Deville, LGBTQ visibility is a ‘personal responsibility’

Sonya Deville’s mission to provide authentic LGBTQ representation to WWE fans continues in Dallas at WrestleMania.

Olympic rugby player Nicole Heavirland comes out as gay, was hoping to be outed

Nicole Heavirland has received love and support since coming out. She is already inspiring others in her sport.

Lewis Gibson talks for the first time about being gay and married, on eve of the Olympics

Lewis Gibson and ice dancing partner Lilah Fear will represent Team Great Britain at the Beijing Olympics.

Newly retired, gay sportswriting pioneer Roger Brigham reflects on how sports saved his life

Brigham, who recently retired from full-time journalism after 46 years, is one of the LGBTQ sports community’s biggest champions.

Raven Saunders has sponsors fully supporting her self-expression

The bold Olympic silver medalist talks about her X on the podium, her died hair and her struggles with mental health.

Out pro wrestler Mercedes Martinez’s evolutionary mission leads her to Impact Knockouts title match

Mercedes Martinez will challenge Impact Knockouts champion Mickie James at Saturday’s Turning Point event

Andrew Blaser hopes to be an out gay athlete at the Beijing Winter Olympics

Andrew Blaser races in skeleton for Team USA, painted fingernails, snakeskin uniform and all.

Out pro wrestler Jai Vidal’s breakout year continues with Impact Wrestling debut

Jai Vidal brings his authentic self, Louis Vuitton gear and Power Bottom Bomb included, to Impact Wrestling debut Thursday night.

Robert Dover’s new book The Gates To Brilliance offers life lessons and fun stories

Among other moments, Dover talks about other riders betting on him being gay, and coming out at the Olympics.

Jenna Burkert feared being a stereotype. Now she fights for gold, an out and proud inspiration

Jenna Burkert resisted coming out for fear of being a stereotype. Now she is an inspiration competing for the USA.

This gay boxer faced death twice, and came out swinging on the other side

Martin Stark has gone from ICU beds to the squared circle. Now, he’s starting the World Gay Boxing Championships.

Michael Spencer has represented Gus Kenworthy through coming out and the Olympics

Spencer is passionate about working with great athletes. He also wants to empower the entire LGBTQ community.

Karina Manta’s new book, On Top of Glass, shares stories of her skating life and teenage girlhood

Manta is out in figure skating and sharing her stories and insights in her new book.

This gay reporter spent 51 straight days in Tokyo covering the Olympics and Paralympics

CBC’s Devin Heroux says he can’t compare the experience to anything he’s ever done.

What is Paralympics ‘inspiration porn’ and why does it make some disabled people uneasy?

John Dickinson-Lilley talks about how he cringes when Paralympic athletes in particular are pointed to as ‘inspirations.’

Asia hosts 2 Olympics, 2 Paralympics and the Gay Games in 16 months. What’s the impact?

Amazin LeThi has hope that hosting so many events in Asia in a short period of time helps people in those countries and beyond.

Olympic marathoner Aoife Cooke is out and representing Ireland in Tokyo

Aoife Cooke competed for Arkansas Tech. Now she will rep Ireland as an out athlete at the Olympics.

Olympic Diver Jordan Windle has stood up for gay athletes after being bullied himself

Jordan Windle is straight but has a gay dad. Now with Greg Louganis’ help, he’s competing in the Tokyo Summer Olympics.

These 2 Olympic softball players are engaged to marry. They will play against each other in Tokyo, July 23

Anissa Urtez and Amanda Chidester are in love, at the top of their games, and they both want an Olympic gold medal.

Emma Twigg will compete in her 4th Olympic Games, but her 1st as an out athlete

When Emma Twigg married, she became present with the importance of returning to the Olympics as an out athlete.

Kayla Miracle is the first out LGBTQ Olympic wrestler, and she’s headed to Tokyo

Kayla Miracle has dreamed of representing Team USA an Olympian since she was 4. She’ll fulfill that dream in Tokyo.

This gay Mexican surfer used Hula-Hooping to start his new life

When Adan Carano found himself stranded in a Mexican resort town, he picked up his surfboard and hoop.

When this gay sports radio host came out, it saved his career

Jared Max thought publicly coming out as gay would ruin him professionally. Ten years later, he says it was the best thing he’s ever done.

A record 9 trans athletes are aiming for the Tokyo Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games

At least nine trans athletes are hoping to earn a spot in Tokyo as the first-ever group of out trans Olympians and Paralympians.

After not feeling ‘queer enough’ kept him closeted, pro wrestler Logan Black found camaraderie in coming out

Out pro wrestler Logan Black found the response to his coming out ‘overwhelming in the best way.’

Hear Caitlyn Jenner say she was ‘all for trans inclusion’ in sports before she flip-flopped

In a 2020 interview with the Outsports podcast The Trans Sporter Room, Jenner said ‘Every trans person should have an opportunity to compete.’

This non-binary and asexual sportswriter sees the power in sharing her story

At Sports Illustrated, Julie Kliegman’s coverage goes far beyond the X’s and O’s.

Author Julia Serano counters anti-transgender backlash with cautious optimism

The author of the iconic book on trans life, "Whipping Girl," beams up to The Trans Sporter Room podcast to discuss writing and the reality of being trans in 2021 America.