After earning a bronze in Rio 2016, Samuel does herself one better to take home a single sculls silver medal in Tokyo.
American rower Laura Goodkind wants others to know they can "transcend labels and situations." Their presence at the Paralympics embodies that message.
A bronze medalist at Rio in 2016, Samuel looks to add a gold to an already golden life at upcoming Paralympics.
After finishing in 4th place in 2012 and 2016, Twigg is now out and proud and an Olympic champion.
Rowers’ revealing uniforms generated plenty of chatter during the 2012 London Olympics.
Katarzyna Zillmann came out officially just moments after winning a silver medal with her Polish rowing team.
When Emma Twigg married, she became present with the importance of returning to the Olympics as an out athlete.
John Olbrys is now living openly as an officer in the Coast Guard, continuing to row and now finding love.
On Deck Circle is a round-up of what’s new in LGBTQ sports news along with today’s social media spotlight.
This queer college rower wanted to find the LGBT athletes at her school, so she started her own club
Megan Duthart founded Washington State University’s Cougar Pride Student-Athlete Alliance, and it’s already attracted another queer rower to campus.
It was a lousy week for 2 guys who talk for a living and other big stories of the past 7 days.
Julian Venonsky was out at Cal, capping his career with a national title. Now he’s taking aim at the Olympics.
Emma Twigg of New Zealand says her sexuality has never been a focus of her rowing career but now she’s ready to advocate for LGBT athletes.
Imran Malik, who coaches the rowing team at Arizona State University, says he feels a special bond with his athletes.
Maarten Hurkmans has already qualified for the Olympics and he will do it as an out athlete.
Robbie Manson talks about meeting a gay athlete at the 2012 Olympics and the impact that had on him.
Robbie Manson had dreams of winning an Olympic medal, but now must train alone and keep fit and sharp with the Games postponed.
Now known as Worldwide Roar, the WR provide needed entertainment through their newsletter and social media. And pics. Lots of pics.
The 2020 Olympic hopeful takes pride in ‘being part of something bigger than myself’ for LGBTQ and black communities.
American paralympian Angela Madsen seeks to be first paraplegic to row unaided across the Pacific
Simon Haerinck’s Same Sport, Different Sexuality takes social media by storm with photos emphasizing the bond between gay and straight rowers.
The openly gay New Zealand rower continues his hot streak.
It’s been a great summer so far for Robbie Manson and Tom Bosworth.
The sight of men’s bodies is just way too gay for Russia.
Sarah and Babeth will celebrate 20 years together, from Gay Games to Gay Games.
New Zealander has had a record-setting year.
So much for the idea that being out is a ‘distraction.’
Despite a supportive environment, Lowell McNicholas still struggled with his sexual orientation.