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USA Softball settles for silver, Canada takes bronze, with 5 out medalists

After giving up two runs in the middle of the game, USA Softball couldn’t find their late inning magic against Japan.

Amanda Chidester helps USA Softball walk off Australia

With a come-from-behind walk-off single in the eighth, Amanda Chidester helps USA Softball win their fourth game in a row.

Fiancées Anissa Urtez and Amanda Chidester face off in Olympic softball

After becoming the first player to hit a home run in Mexican National Team history, Urtez takes on her partner Chidester and USA Softball.

Amanda Chidester and Hayley McCleney lead USA Softball to Olympic victory

In a 1-0 thriller over Canada, Chidester drives in the only run and McCleney saves the day with sterling defense.

Softball pitcher Ally Carda turns to her partner for Olympic inspiration

Kelly Kretschman won an Olympic softball gold medal in 2004. Now she’s helping her partner Ally Carda prepare for the Tokyo Games.

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.

NCAA under pressure from LGBTQ orgs to deny championships to trans ban states

The heads of GLAAD and Athlete Ally teamed-up to challenge NCAA governors to "do what’s right" for transgender athletes.

Sheena Lawrick played in two Olympics. She’s talking for the first time about being gay

Sheena Lawrick was out at Nebraska and Team Canada. Now she’s married and raising a family, skipping Olympics No. 3.

Natasha Cloud and Aleshia Ocasio got married

The couple tied the knot last October to protect themselves in case Donald Trump got reelected.

On Deck today: Andy Towle, Sue Bird, Rep. Angie Craig, Russell T Davies, Luka Doncic

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

Celebrating LGBTQ sports history: Division 1 coach Kirk Walker comes out as gay

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

Battling bias in scrums, swimming, softball and soccer

Join The Huddle for a brief look at what’s new in LGBT sports news, the latest links and who’s in the social media spotlight.

How this gay softball player overcame high school taunts, and embraced her true self

When Zoe Kim came out in high school, she was taunted and demeaned. That all changed at Sarah Lawrence College.

Team USA softball star Haylie McCleney comes out as gay: ‘I’m over-the-moon happy’

McCleney, who hails from small-town Alabama, says she feels more loved by God than ever.

How support from gay softball teammates carried Gerald Bostock through historic Supreme Court win

Bostock was fired from his dream job for playing in a gay softball league, but says he wouldn't change anything for the world.

This gay softball player helped win SCOTUS employment case

Gerald Bostock was fired from his job after joining a gay softball league. He won his case in the Supreme Court.

This transgender Latina softball player has a message for White trans people

In her latest video, YouTube personality and athlete Melody Maia Monet says White privilege has become ever more visible since the protests following the murder of George Floyd.

Goodbye, Columbus: Gay Softball World Series postponed until 2021 on account of coronavirus

The North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance has postponed its championship games, planned for August in Columbus, Ohio, because of the pandemic.

With LGBT sports leagues canceled, we lose camaraderie and community

Tens of thousands of LGBT people participate in sports leagues across the country, where they find friendship and comfort.

Silent spring — for college coach, a canceled season means ‘loss of identity’

Coronavirus impact: Kirk Walker expected to be helping UCLA softball defend its title, but then everything ground to a halt.

Openly LGBTQ athletes take part in Pride On The Court panel

At this weekend’s Pride On The Court at Sarah Lawrence College, openly LGBTQ athletes told student-athletes it’s their responsibility to create safe locker room environments.

Gay UCLA assistant coach Kirk Walker named head coach of California Softball Commotion

The out assistant coach of the reigning NCAA champion UCLA Bruins will stay on at the university as he takes the reins of the newest National Pro Fastpitch club.

1977: Year of the first Gay Softball World Series, and, uh, this

The Gay Softball World Series was born in 1977, the same year as "Saturday Night Fever."

Gerald Bostock’s journey to the Supreme Court started with a gay softball league

Joining a gay softball league ended Bostock’s 20-year career in social work and began a six year legal journey to the Supreme Court steps.

All-Star engagement between WNBA’s Natasha Cloud and pro softball player Aleshia Ocasio

"Loving you is all I know how to do," Cloud posted on Instagram.

15 LGBTQ sports films where #LoveIsLove

These LGBTQ sports films examine queerness and athletics issue through historic and fictional lenses.

This is why trans athletes compete in sports

While detractors focus on medals and ribbons, trans athletes participate in sports because it affirms them as people.

Today is a great day to watch out women play sports

From soccer to volleyball, out women athletes are showing up to play, and to win.

UCLA Bruins sweep Oklahoma to win 12th World Series

UCLA, the most decorated program in softball, wins its 12th National Championship, a sweet victory for out assistant coach Kirk Walker.

Being Out: Gay softball coach Kirk Walker a beacon for those wanting to come out in sports

UCLA’s Kirk Walker had his own coming out as a gay man in sports. He knows the power of visibility.

Rosie O’Donnell: Elisabeth Hasselbeck must be ‘at least a little bit gay’ for softball prowess

A tell-all book about the former co-hosts of "The VIew" perpetuates a lesbian myth that we’re so tired of hearing

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