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Sue Bird and WNBA players now being criticized for honoring the National Anthem at Olympics

Sue Bird is right: Wearing USA on their jersey should impact how players approach the National Anthem.

Carl Nassib and Ashlyn Harris embody LGBTQ inclusion pillars of representation and activism

In an eventful 24 hours, Nassib breaks an NFL barrier by coming out while Harris stands up for Florida’s transgender community.

Biden administration issues Title IX guidance to protect trans athletes

Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona instructs schools to use Title IX to provide LGBTQ-safe environments, after years of it being wielded against the trans community.

GLAAD spells out how trans athlete bans are bad for a state’s business

We already know trans athlete bans are harmful on a human rights level. And now they can hurt a state’s economy too.

Megan Rapinoe on politics and You Know Who

The out lesbian soccer star tells Caitlyn Jenner: "You were an exceptional athlete. You’re not an exceptional politician."

The ban on this trans student-athlete in Idaho is up to the judges now

An inside look at Monday’s appeal hearing, which opened a week in which inclusion won two legislative fights, in Kansas and Louisiana.

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.’

West Virginia governor signed an anti-trans girls athlete bill just because

Jim Justice admits there are zero examples an anti-trans bill is supposed to stop, but he signed it anyway.

Florida legislature sneaks trans athlete ban through at 11th hour; DeSantis vows to sign it

After a transgender athlete ban initially failed to pass, Florida politicians tack one on to an unrelated bill at the last minute.

That’s quite enough, Caitlyn Jenner. We’re done.

Olympian turned reality star Caitlyn Jenner told me just one year ago she’s not interested in politics. And now she wants to be governor? Bitch, please.

Caitlyn Jenner is running for governor

The Olympic great will challenge California Gov. Gavin Newsom in this year’s anticipated recall election.

Poll finds vast majority of Americans oppose anti-transgender athlete laws

Most Democrats — and Republicans — surveyed said they oppose trans athlete bans. But the vast majority of GOP respondents said they remain against trans athletes competing according to their gender identity.

Ryan Russell calls on athletes to fight trans bans: ‘Don’t let anyone use the games that we love for hate’

"To use sports to perpetuate hate is the exact opposite of what sports is all about," writes the former NFL player in a powerful op-ed.

Gay former college rugby player is now running for city clerk in Michigan

Taylor Vanderlaan wants to bring his push for equality to public office in Kentwood, Mich.

Cycling club supports trans community by withdrawing from Arkansas championship

By pulling out of Fayetteville-based championships, the Revolution Cycles Club sets a sterling example for the rest of the sports world.

Cisgender athlete advocates vs. trans inclusion activists, with girls caught in the middle

For the past two months, Outsports has been investigating claims by the Women’s Sports Policy Working Group and counter-claims by advocates for trans inclusion. Here’s what we found.

Who signed GLAAD’s letter in support of trans girls and women?

More than 465 superstars and everyday feminists added their names to the letter objecting to the targeting of trans women and girls.

Watch a conversation on inclusion in sports with trans, lesbian and straight athletes

The Sports Equality Foundation hosted a discussion of inclusion on TIkTok with trans athletes Mack Beggs, CeCé Telfer and Chris Mosier as well as lesbian former pro volleyball player Brooke Rundle and elite biathlete and straight ally Lucy Hochschartner.

South Dakota’s governor bans trans student-athletes with executive orders after defeat of bill

The GOP-controlled State House of Representatives failed to overturn Gov. Kristi Noem’s transgender sports veto. So she got out her pen and wrote an E.O. for what she wanted.

Raquel Willis and Jennifer L. Levi inspire us as Crusaders: They’re co-winners of this Triumph Award

The Crusaders Triumph Award, in partnership with NCLR, honors those working on behalf of trans people in sports for their achievements, their ability to inspire and contributing to the world of LGBTQ visibility and equality.

Tennessee joins Arkansas, Mississippi in banning girls and women from school sports

These atrocities are being reported as a ‘trans ban’ when in fact what these Republican governors have done is violated the U.S. Constitution.

These voices must be heard: Don’t ban trans girls

Across the country this week, straight allies have courageously stood up for transgender rights.

Transgender teen and LGBTQ advocates defend trans student-athletes and Equality Act on Capitol Hill

The Senate Judiciary Committee’s sparring over LGBTQ rights reflected the divisions in the nation’s body politic.

Who sponsored North Dakota’s proposed trans student-athlete ban? No surprise: Supporters of leading anti-LGBTQ organizations

Sponsors deny the links are an issue as opponents note a growing, nationally-coordinated campaign against transgender Americans.

Tennessee businesses sign open letter opposing state’s anti-trans athlete bill

With Tennessee’s legislature considering a transgender athlete ban, several corporations that do business there hope to stop the bill in its tracks.

Mississippi gov. signs law banning transgender athletes from playing women’s sports

Gov. Tate Reeves owns the dubious distinction of signing the first trans sports ban in 2021.

On Deck today: Amanda Nunes, Charlie Martin, John Olbrys and Joe DiMaggio

On Deck Circle is a round-up of what’s new in LGBTQ sports news along with today’s social media spotlight.

This week’s winners in LGBTQ sports roar in like a Lioness

Each and every Saturday, our managing editor reviews the top Outsports stories of the past 7 days and decides who won, and who lost.

Catholic high school corrects a 63-year-old homophobic wrong, honors gay track star

After a long and successful career in politics and comedy, Tom Ammiano finally receives a varsity track letter he earned with a 1958 victory.

‘I think it’s crazy:’ Trump denounces ‘biological males’ in women’s sports

Speaking to conservatives in Orlando, the former president used his first speech since leaving office to attack transgender female athletes.

Buhbye, Kelly! Atlanta Dream finds new ownership

The new ownership group includes the team’s own Renee Montgomery.

Brian Sims is running for lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania to fight for the marginalized

The gay former college football captain says his state needs diverse leadership more than ever right now.

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