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Gay rugby player Mark Bingham was a hero of 9/11

Bingham died on Sept. 11, 2001, as one of the passengers who stormed a cockpit manned by hijackers.

New Zealand’s rugby golden dreams may have been delayed by COVID, but they’ve now been realized

New Zealand, with at least four out LGBTQ players, takes gold in women’s rugby sevens.

6 French athletes, including 3 current Olympians, come out for Pride month

Six elite French athletes came out at once in a TV documentary. They include three current Olympian and a gold medal winner.

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.

Catalans Dragons player welcomes Israel Folau to team with gay porn

After infamous homophobe Folau signed with the French rugby club last year, one teammate introduced himself online by spamming him with gay porn videos.

Outsports series on trans rugby athletes nominated for GLAAD Media Award

When a ban on trans athletes in women’s rugby was proposed last year, Outsports launched a series of stories advocating for inclusion. World Rugby didn’t pay attention, but GLAAD did.

Bisexual/pansexual Team USA figure skater Amber Glenn wins silver

Sports Equality’s new weekly wrap-up video tells the stories of Amber Glenn, Timothy LeDuc, Ashley Cain, Kena Gilmour and Devin Ibanez.

LGBTQ Sports winners and losers for this new era

Events on the world stage have overshadowed these last seven days of LGBTQ sports.

New ‘Steelers’ documentary profiles barrier-breaking gay British rugby club

Premiering next month, "Steelers" showcases how LGBTQ players and coaches are finding community in rugby.

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2021’s LGBTQ sports winners and losers

Once a week, every week, Outsports’ managing editor selects big stories from the past 7 days of LGBTQ sports coverage.

Coach Doshia Woods and her wife share their love story; AEW signs 8-year-old son of Brodie Lee

The Huddle is your daily briefing on what’s new in LGBTQ sports news, the latest links and who’s in the social media spotlight.

Outsports Male Hero of the Year: Kirk Walker

Since coming out as gay in 2007, the softball coach has been a role model and leading advocate for LGBTQ people in sports. Also nominated: rugger Verity Smith.

U.S. pro rugby player Devin Ibañez comes out as gay

Devin Ibañez comes out as a gay player in professional rugby and hopes to inspires others in a similar situation.

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The Outsports Awards for 2020

Outsports named nine honorees in 2020, adding two new categories to recognize greater diversity and an inspiring moment.

Outsports Asshole of the Year: World Rugby

This year’s dishonor for doing the most harm to LGBTQ sports goes to the governing body for the sport of international rugby, awarded in this case for banning transgender women athletes. The ADF takes second place.

World Rugby sidesteps scrum and issues new ‘transgender guidelines’ that recommend a ban

Although a vote on a potential ban was promised for next month, World Rugby updated its guidelines Friday, claiming "a balance between safety, fairness and inclusion could not be provided."

This man was the only trans rugby player in the room where it happened: A forum to ban trans women athletes

Before proposing its transban, World Rugby failed to listen to Verity Smith, who played the sport for 26 years and says "I don’t think it’s dangerous" for cis women to play trans women.

Joanna Harper: World Rugby’s proposed transban is based on ‘false assumptions’

Trans athlete, author and researcher Joanna Harper suspects decision-makers at World Rugby "had their minds made up before they called the meeting."

Rugby star’s teammates support him after gay porn video surfaces

Kurt Capewell says he was duped into appearing in a gay porn video eight years ago.

After coming out as HIV+, Welsh rugby star Gareth Thomas is honored at British LGBT awards

Thomas was honored as a sports personality at this year’s British LGBT awards for his HIV advocacy.

‘I decided I wanted to live.’ Caroline Layt talks transition and inclusion in The Trans Sporter Room

The Australian rugger, trans rights activist, and renaissance woman discussed her diverse journey.

Gay journalist made a movie about his life-changing decision to join world’s 1st gay rugby club

Eammon Atkinson says joining a gay-inclusive rugby club was the best thing he ever did, and now he’s telling the world about it.

Dan Palmer, former pro rugby player, comes out as gay in tear-jerker op-ed

Dan Palmer played rugby in Australia and France before coming out and leaving the pitch.

RFU England upholds inclusion policies below elite rugby

England governing body for Rugby says more study is needed and inclusion must be a prime consideration.

Dr. Bryan McColgan found a gay home in rugby, and so much more

Four years ago, Bryan McColgan wrote his coming out story in Outsports. It ended up being a love story.

Celebrating LGBTQ sports history: 3 out gay athlete trailblazers

Every day in October we’re looking back at the athletes, coaches and events that made LGBTQ sports history

USA Rugby stands against proposed World Rugby trans ban

Feedback from players and club pointed USA Rugby to uphold pro-inclusion stance.

This week’s winners, losers and mourners in LGBT Sports

A weekly list of stories from the past seven days with the theme of Courage Is Contagious.

Rugby star Levi Davis comes out as bisexual: ‘I want people to feel they can be who they are’

Since coming out to his teammates, Davis has been met with love and support.

84 scholars sign letter telling World Rugby: Let trans women play

A diverse, global group of leading academics and researchers agreed to sign their names to a letter opposing World Rugby’s proposed trans ban, and almost all agreed to let us publish their names here.

LGBT sports winners are hot dogs this holiday weekend

A weekly list of stories from the past seven days with the theme of Courage Is Contagious.

A new sport, a new award, new owners and sports boycotters

The Huddle is your daily briefing on what’s new in LGBT sports news, the latest links and who’s in the social media spotlight.

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