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Straight Allies

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.

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.

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.

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.

Small campus. Big pride.

Pride On The Court at Sarah Lawrence College took another leap forward in year three, and seeks more in year four.

Martina Navratilova and John McEnroe apologize for protest at Margaret Court Arena

Navratilova and McEnroe paraded a banner around Margaret Court Arena Tuesday urging Tennis Australia to change the venue’s name.

John McEnroe again puts Margaret Court’s homophobia on blast

The all-time tennis great also criticizes Tennis Australia for their decision to honor Court’s Grand Slam title.

Why Kobe Bryant’s evolution on LGBTQ issues was a really big deal

Kobe Bryant vowed to become an ally after he had called a referee a homophobic slur in 2011, and backed up his words with action.

Reggie Bullock took on leading role for Knicks’ Pride Night

Knicks’ Pride Night had a special meaning for Bullock, who says he "stands up for the whole LGBTQ community."

Mexican Tiger wears rainbow stripes

Tigres UANL’s El Patón showed his support of LGBTQ communities with a Rapinoe-esque color job.

Reggie Bullock puts tribute up front in first Knicks start

Rainbow hair in tribute to his slain sisters leads Knicks forward and shooting guard Reggie Bullock’s comeback from injury.