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Matthew Mitcham has been inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame

The out Australian diver’s upset gold medal win in the 2008 Summer Games is one of the greatest moments in gay sports history.

Olympic swimmer Soren Dahl has been casually out as gay on social media for a year

Soren Dahl swam in the 2016 Olympics and won two NCAA titles for NC State.

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For gay Ohio State swimmer, pool became his safe space

After Nathan Holty started coming out to teammates in high school and college, he saw his confidence soar and his performances improve.

Gay Jamaican swimmer Michael Gunning reveals online abuse from his home country

Thanks to the bullying he received after coming out, Gunning did not travel back to visit Jamaica for four years.

Lia Thomas nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year, sparking praise and backlash

Lia Thomas is one of 577 nominees for the prestigious award.

Tom Daley lambastes FINA over trans athlete ban

After FINA disqualified trans athletes from competing in events like the Olympics, Daley expresses his fury with diving’s governing body

Olympic swimmer Dan Jervis comes out weeks ahead of the Commonwealth Games

Dan Jervis chose to come out just a month before one of his biggest races of the year.

Trans women banned from elite women’s swimming, including the Olympics

FINA says trans women will not compete in the female category if they’ve experience puberty, will create an ‘open’ category.

Lia Thomas confirms she’s aiming to compete at the 2024 Summer Olympics

Lia Thomas would be only the second out trans woman to compete at an Olympic Games.

Gay Olympian Keith Frostad was harassed, attacked by swimmers in 1992

Frostad is breaking his 30-year silence, coming out publicly and talking about the abuse he endured.

Lia Thomas found success, and also came up short, at NCAAs. The debate rages on.

Lia Thomas won a national title, then had two poorer showings in finals. Everyone is claiming they were vindicated.

Gay director Adam Kalderon tackles homophobia in the swimming world with “The Swimmer”

Based on his life on the Israeli swimming team, Kaldeon’s film explores the pressures of competition and living one’s truth.

6 truths and myths about Lia Thomas, trans athletes and women’s swimming

There is lots of information, and falsehoods, shared about Penn swimmer Lia Thomas.

Iszac Henig 5th, Lia Thomas 8th in 100-free final, two trans All-Americans in women’s swimming

Outsports is tracking trans swimmers Lia Thomas and Iszac Henig at the NCAA Women’s Swimming Championships.

Lia Thomas wins NCAA championship in 500 freestyle

Thomas is the first trans athlete to win an NCAA Division 1 national title.

Let’s lower the temperature this NCAA Championships weekend and let the athletes shine

The conversation can continue after Lia Thomas, Iszac Henig and everyone at the NCAA Swimming Championships get on to the action, please.

How Lia Thomas and Iszac Henig got to NCAA Swimming Championships in Atlanta

For the first NCAA trans student-athletes to reach a Division I championship event, the road was long, twisty and worth it.

Sports Illustrated profiles Lia Thomas with rare interview

Thomas gives personal insight on the last few months headed to Ivy Championships, the NCAAs and beyond.

Lia Thomas and Iszac Henig will compete in the NCAA Division 1 swim championships

They will be the first out trans athletes to compete at a Division 1 championship meet in NCAA history.

Lia Thomas won 4 Ivy League titles, set multiple records. Iszac Henig won 2 championships

Thomas and Henig each had record-setting performances in the Ivy League Championships.

Lia Thomas wins individual Ivy League championship, first trans athlete to do so

Lia Thomas won the women’s 500-free at the Ivy League Championship, setting a pool record.

Lia Thomas competing at Ivy League championships is a fair deal

Thomas has endured public attacks while the Ivy League and Penn remained silent for too long.

NCAA won’t immediately adopt USA Swimming’s trans policy, opening up door for Lia Thomas

Thomas can now compete in the NCAA championships, provided she falls in line with pre-existing NCAA rules.

Lia Thomas will swim in Ivy League championships, conference says

Conference notes NCAA policy for current year only applies to NCAA championships.

USA Swimming unveils new trans policy, could impact Lia Thomas’ championship hopes

The NCAA has said it will defer its trans policies to governing bodies. League championships are in two weeks.

Lia Thomas skips final dual meet, to dismay of anti-trans protestors

Penn-West Chester was a planned rest week as Thomas looks to Ivy League and NCAA championship meets.

Samantha Shelton, Lucas Draper and Brooke Forde show wisdom and sportsmanship in support of Lia Thomas

As the debate surrounding trans athletes continues, some of Thomas’ peers stood up in word and deed.

Lia Thomas swims to two wins in Penn-Harvard dual meet

After a quiet afternoon in Cambridge, uncertainty looms for Thomas as NCAA transgender policy shifts.

A man is competing in Division I women’s swimming, but it isn’t Lia Thomas

Iszac Henig made national headlines when he won several races for Yale this past weekend.

Trans swimmers Lia Thomas and Iszac Henig went head-to-head in the pool, each getting wins

Thomas showed slower times in her two wins, as Yale transgender swimmer Iszac Henig showed speed, beating Thomas head-to-head.

Ivy League and Penn issue statements supporting Lia Thomas

Both entities say Thomas has met or exceeded all NCAA protocols for trans athletes.

Anti-trans panic comes to an Ivy League pool

A college swimmer is the latest trans woman athlete-turned-transphobe’s latest "villain."