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Missing rainbow captain’s armband is post-match Premier League talking point

Rainbow Laces campaign has seen club skippers wear the armbands for seven years but Sheffield United’s Anel Ahmedhodzic used a standard one on Wednesday.

Premier League’s LGBTQ advice for Rainbow Laces riles Aussie rugby player

Adam Doueihi has been asked by his NRL club Wests Tigers to explain why he wrote "embarrassing" on the PL’s Instagram post. He later deleted the comment.

Gay soccer star Shanice van de Sanden marks baby’s birth with classic goal celebration

Dutch striker Van de Sanden, who won the Women’s Euros with the Netherlands in 2017, pulled out the ‘baby cradle’ after scoring for club side Liverpool FC.

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium hosts art installation about soccer’s homoeroticism

JJ Guest’s The Other Team blurs the lines between the sports world and the gay community with artwork featuring a glory hole and players kissing on the pitch.

Rainbow Laces back across British sport and still needed, says gay soccer referee Ryan Atkin

The UK-wide LGBTQ inclusion campaign, marking its 10th anniversary, was pivotal to Atkin’s decision to come out publicly in 2017. He tells Outsports why it matters.

49ers PRIDE fan group shows how teams can take LGBTQ engagement up a level

With the success of their Levi’s Stadium drag brunch, 49ers PRIDE provides a blueprint for establishing a meaningful connection to the LGBTQ community.

Trans trailblazer Jaiyah Saelua says light touch of ‘Next Goal Wins’ can kick out ignorance

As Taika Waititi’s movie about the American Samoa soccer team arrives in Trans Awareness Week, Saelua tells Outsports how a little "cringe" in the comedy helps to get the right result.

‘Proud gay aunt’ Rapinoe still smiling after injury as Krieger gets NWSL title

After Gotham FC beat OL Reign in a wild Championship final, the two LGBTQ legends spoke of the fine line between risk and reward.

Kristie Mewis says Sam Kerr is her fiancée, 7 weeks after engagement ring buzz

Ahead of playing in the NWSL final for Gotham FC, Mewis confirms she is engaged to her "biggest supporter", Chelsea and Australia star Kerr.

Coming out story of footballer’s gay father told in ‘Welcome to Wrexham’

Striker Ollie Palmer and his dad Andy feature in a families-focused episode of the FX documentary about the Welsh soccer club owned by Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney.

Collin Martin looks back with pride at moment when San Diego Loyal spoke and acted

With the USL team having folded, out gay midfielder Martin shares special memories and explains why the Loyal’s allyship should never be forgotten.

Rapinoe and Krieger to sign off and face off in ‘fairytale’ NWSL Championship final

The script always seemed to be heading towards this — Megan Rapinoe and Ali Krieger will meet in the last game of their pro careers, with the NWSL title on the line.

Italy captain Ciro Immobile appears as guest judge on Drag Race Italia

The Lazio striker joined his wife, Jessica Melena, in the ‘werk room’ to chat with the Season 3 queens and send out ‘a message of freedom.’

Swansongs go on for Rapinoe, Krieger but it’s game over for Martin’s Loyal

Megan Rapinoe’s OL Reign and Ali Krieger’s Gotham FC could yet meet in the NWSL final, but it’s the end for Collin Martin’s San Diego Loyal in the USL Championship.

The man causing chaos in Italian football says gay players could be ‘next scoop’

Serie A is being rocked by a betting scandal driven by paparazzo-turned-blogger Fabrizio Corona - and he’s now turning his focus onto gay footballers in Italy.

Pride House aims to be in every World Cup 2026 host city

Agreements have already been struck with local organizations in nine cities, including Miami, Florida, and Houston, Texas — but will Los Angeles still be a host in 2026?

Krieger and Rapinoe carry on as NWSL Decision Day puts LGBTQ legends in playoffs

Sunday’s regular-season finale could have been their last-ever competitive games but Ali Krieger got to celebrate in style with Gotham FC and Megan Rapinoe’s OL Reign also finished top six.

USWNT teammates Ashlyn Harris and Ali Krieger file for divorce

The USWNT power couple is ending their marriage after nearly four years together.

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Referee Dan McFarlane rising up in Scottish soccer and is out, gay and proud

The Springsteen-loving soccer official shared his story on the Football v Homophobia Podcast in the week of National Coming Out Day and wants to help other LGBTQ people in the game.

OneLove dying as Netherlands players snub armband for France game

The anti-discrimination campaign, which was banned by FIFA at the Qatar World Cup, is now getting the cold-shoulder treatment in its country of origin.

Gay icon crown is comfortable for Megan Rapinoe as Reign fans say farewell

Greater LGBTQ visibility in sports is a part of Megan Rapinoe’s legacy that she’s particularly proud of.

Megan Rapinoe’s gay Pride power moves OL Reign coach Laura Harvey to tears

In an emotional moment before Rapinoe’s final regular-season NWSL home match, the Reign coach summed up how courage is contagious.

David Beckham’s comments about LGBTQ people at World Cup are ‘shocking’, says gay Qatari

Promoting his new Netflix documentary, the Manchester United legend spoke about his conversations with LGBTQ people at the Qatar World Cup. Dr Nas Mohamed explains why Beckham’s comments damage his work.

Deduct points or abandon games for homophobic chanting in France, says gay ex-player

The biggest game in French soccer was marred by homophobic chants last weekend. Gay former player Olivier Rouyer says it’s time to get tough.

Megan Rapinoe takes pride in having pushed LGBTQ rights as she makes USWNT farewell

The soccer icon thanked teammates past and present, her wife Sue Bird, federation staff and the fans as she won her 203rd and final international cap on an emotional evening in Chicago.

With the San Diego Loyal folding, could we again have zero out gay athletes in US men’s pro sports?

Collin Martin is the only out gay male athlete in US pro sports. Could we be back to zero in 2024?

It’s time for LGBTQ fans to raise alarms about Saudi Arabian ownership in American sports

As the Jordan Henderson story shows, Saudi Arabian influence in sports isn’t going away. We need to make the nation’s anti-LGBTQ human rights abuses part of the conversation.

Jordan Henderson apology ‘isn’t good enough,’ says Liverpool LGBTQ fans group

The England footballer says sorry to those who feel hurt by his transfer to Saudi Arabia — but gay supporters aren’t buying it.

LGBTQ England fans consider turning their backs on former hero Henderson

Three Lions Pride, an LGBTQ supporters group for the England soccer team, says ‘respect is lost’ for a player who was seen as a strong ally before moving to Saudi Arabia.

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Zander Murray feels ‘powerful’ a year after coming out as gay

Exclusive: The Scottish striker is one of very few active male pro soccer players anywhere in the world to be out as LGBTQ. He talks to Outsports ahead of the U.K.’s Football Pride event.

10 LGBTQ things we learned from the Women’s World Cup

Colorful contributions, gay relationships and uplifting advocacy were all in the mix in a soccer tournament like no other.

Paredes provides platform for Spain’s World Cup final win

Centre-back Irene Paredes, one of several publicly out players in the Spanish squad, was a strong performer in La Roja’s 1-0 victory over England in Sydney.


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