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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.’

Brian Burke, LGBTQ advocate in hockey, ‘deeply disappointed’ by NHL’s Pride Tape ban

A statement has been released by Burke, who co-founded You Can Play after the tragic death of son Brendan, an inspiration to many in hockey as an out gay man.

Lewis Hamilton urges F1 to address LGBTQ rights as his rainbow helmet returns in Qatar

Mercedes driver is again displaying Pride flag colors in a country with anti-gay laws and says it’s important for Formula 1 to "take the opportunity" to discuss diversity.

Even as he retires from baseball, Sean Doolittle continues his work as baseball’s exemplary LGBTQ advocate

Doolittle’s career on the field was worthy of celebration. His LGBTQ activism and allyship makes him one of the most significant voices for our community in sports history.

NFL legend Marshawn Lynch’s gay sister led him to accept ‘Bottoms’ role

Former running back, who won Super Bowl with Seattle Seahawks, says starring in the hit new movie was an ‘opportunity to correct my wrongs.’

New Cooperstown electee Minnie Miñoso was a Hall of Fame dad his gay son needed

The newest Hall of Famer is an inspiration to Latin Americans. But his relationship with his gay son Charlie is reason for LGBTQ fans to celebrate his election too.

Olympic Diver Jordan Windle has stood up for gay athletes after being bullied himself

Jordan Windle is straight but has a gay dad. Now with Greg Louganis’ help, he’s competing in the Tokyo Summer Olympics.

10 years ago: NFL legend Michael Irvin talks about his gay brother

Michael Irvin opened up for the first time about his gay brother, Vaughn, and his love for both his brother and Christianity.

Diver Jordan Windle makes his gay dad proud by qualifying for the Olympics

Jerry Windle taught his son how to be a straight ally to the LGBTQ community. And now he’ll be cheering him on at the Tokyo Games.

USWNT stars Sam Mewis and Lynn Williams acknowledge previous shortcomings when it comes to LGBTQ support

In an interview, Mewis and Williams reflected on previous conversations about gay pride with their teammates on the North Carolina Courage.

Ring of Honor’s Ian Riccaboni completes LGBTQ fundraiser

The voice of Ring of Honor’s Cameo charity campaign raised $500 for the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center in his hometown of Allentown, Pa.

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

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

Players, Coaches and the Media React to John Amaec

Some of the biggest names in the NBA talk about John Amaechi being gay

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You Can Play project

The You Can Play project aims to end homophobia in sports and stop casual homophobic language in the locker room. Their video campaign features athletes, coaches and administrators from college and the pros.

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Athlete Ally

Athlete Ally is a non-profit organization founded by Columbia wrestling coach Hudson Taylor. The group's aim is to inspire straight allies in sports to speak out against homophobia.

Dwyane Wade takes heartfelt stand against anti-trans laws

The NBA legend continues to show what it means to be a straight ally.

545 Athletes to NCAA: ‘You have been silent’ as anti-trans laws flourish, and it must stop

A letter signed by hundreds of NCAA student-athletes demands the organization move tournaments out of states considering or enacting anti-transgender legislation.

Ring of Honor’s Ian Riccaboni uses his voice for LGBTQ charity and awareness

ROH’s lead announcer is raising money for Allentown, PA’s Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center via Cameo.

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German soccer captain wears Pride flag armband in match

This was part of a campaign by Bayern Munich to promote tolerance and diversity. The Allianz Arena was also lit up in rainbow colors, inside and out.

Check out Kurtis Gabriel’s rainbow Pride flag skates

The San Jose Sharks forward and straight ally showed off the custom skates on his social media Sunday, along with a pair dedicated to the Black Lives Matter movement.

Outsports Moment of the Year: San Diego Loyal forfeit match over gay slur

When out gay player Collin Martin was called a gay slur, Landon Donovan and players walked off the pitch. Another big moment: a video featuring NFL players.

Soccer captain Jordan Henderson’s tweet exemplifies the spirit of Rainbow Laces

The Liverpool captain not only wore a rainbow armband to support to LGBTQ community, his message of welcome to one fan showed what the campaign is all about.

NHL forward Kurtis Gabriel and his Pride Tape head to San Jose

Longtime ally Kurtis Gabriel has played for the Devils, the Wild and most recently the AHL Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Now he has a 1-year contract with the Sharks.

Michigan teen is a straight ally who chose to support LGBT with his hockey stick

Lucas Jodoin was warned he might get bullied for putting Pride Tape on his blade, and he was, but he did it anyway, to show his support.

Sean Doolittle’s LGBTQ outreach should set an example for the rest of baseball

While pro sports waits for stars to pave the way for better Pride participation, Doolittle continues to show MLB how it should be done.

This emotional moment transcends sports

USWNT and Chicago Red Stars teammates Casey Short and Julie Ertz hugged, as their teammates and their North Carolina Courage opponents knelt in protest during the national anthem and for a moment of silence on Saturday.

Athletes and advocates call for NCAA to pull March Madness out of Boise in 2021

Athletes, students, and civil rights groups draft letter calling for NCAA to move Final Four in protest of Idaho’s ban on transgender student athletes.

What if the only athletes allowed to compete are LGBTQ?

It’s "What If?" Week! Outsports is joining SB Nation in its latest theme week, a look at alternate realities. Up first: Let cis and straight athletes compete, too!

Newly-rebranded Warwick Rowers help make quarantine more endurable

Now known as Worldwide Roar, the WR provide needed entertainment through their newsletter and social media. And pics. Lots of pics.

Miss March Madness? Love Cats? Hate Cancer? We got you

Cats vs. Cancer, a nonprofit organization co-founded by an Eagles fan and a Heat fan, raises money for cancer charities by tapping into the internet fixation on cats.

Why emphasize straight allies on NHL Pride Night, Avalanche?

The Colorado Avalanche received complaints last week about its Pride Night promotion, aimed at allies instead of members of our community.

Dwyane Wade is America’s Dad for our time

Dwyane Wade embraces his transgender daughter with all the love of an All-Star dad.


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