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Out swimmer wins Olympic gold in swimming marathon

Ana Marcela Cunha won an Olympic gold medal in the 10km swim event for Team Brazil and Team LGBTQ.

Out swimmer Erica Sullivan wins silver, proudly calls herself the ‘epitome of an American person’

After her triumph, Sullivan told reporters she embodies what it means to be an American.

Anchored by an openly gay swimmer, Canada sets national relay record and barely misses a medal

Markus Thormeyer and Team Canada came very close to a bronze medal in the 4x100 meters as the team set a national record in the event.

Gay Olympics swimmer makes waves in and out of the water

Ari-Pekka Liukkonen is in his third Summer Olympics and this year he’s carrying the flag in the Opening Ceremony.

Olympic swimmer Markus Thormeyer performed at his peak after coming out as gay

When Canadian Markus Thormeyer finally told his team he was gay, the positive response fueled him in the pool.

6 French athletes, including 3 current Olympians, come out for Pride month

Six elite French athletes came out at once in a TV documentary. They include three current Olympian and a gold medal winner.

Out swimmer Thomas Vanderbrook goes for it at U.S. Olympic Trials

Vanderbrook shared a powerful coming out story earlier this year and now hopes to make the U.S. Olympic team.

Quill Graham is a college swimmer and our student-athlete Triumph Award winner

The Triumph Awards, in partnership with NCLR, honor UW-Oshkosh swimmer Quill Graham’s willingness to be a visible beacon of hope for inclusion.

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.

Gay swimmer overcame racism and won the respect and acceptance of teammates

Dwight Richardson endured a prank with a noose before taking charge and becoming a top-level swimmer.

This gay high school swimmer has mom coaching him every step of the way

Ben Quinn has thrived as an openly gay teenager in conservative Indiana.

Mark Tewksbury ‘called bullshit’ on people saying he didn’t need to come out

Mark Tewksbury is an Olympic champion and has been a champion for human rights since he came out in 1998.

Trailblazing trans swimmer Schuyler Bailar shuts down attacks on his genitals in powerful post

The former Harvard swimmer is standing up for his body.

Meet 3 out HIV+ athletes: A bodybuilder, a triathlete and the world’s greatest diver

Read about the challenges and achievements of HIV+ Olympic legend Greg Louganis, International bodybuilder Raif Derrazi, who is living with AIDS and U.S.A.F. 1st Lt. Josh Hipps, a triathlete living with HIV.

When this trans swimmer came out, her old college teammates were her biggest supporters

After a multi-year sabbatical, Elin Lindström is getting back in the pool, and this time as her true self.

Gay triathlete embraces his place in the community

After vowing to be open about himself before running an Ironman, Hayden Reidy took his skills and endurance to the next level.

WTF, Justin Turner? UGA swimmer: ‘I’m gay;’ How hot is Emma Gee?

The Huddle is your daily briefing on what’s new in LGBT sports news, the latest links and who’s in the social media spotlight.

Texas swim coach has championed inclusion at USA Swimming and across the sport

Mitch Dalton has found it hard to date and make gay friends traveling so much. He hopes to change that in Austin.

LGBT sports winners are hot dogs this holiday weekend

A weekly list of stories from the past seven days with the theme of Courage Is Contagious.

Queer swimmer Theresa Goh advocates for Singapore’s LGBTQ community

Theresa Goh became a legend in Singapore by winning gold at the 2006 IPC World Championships. Now she’s pushing for LGBTQ visibility in her home country.

Winners and losers in LGBT Sports after the walkout

A weekly list of stories from the past seven days with the theme of Courage Is Contagious.

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.

‘Shocked. Appalled. Gutted.’ Gay swimmer reacts to University of Iowa shutting down program

Mike Nelson swam for four years at the University of Iowa and is stunned by the school’s decision to shut down the program that nurtured him. He and other swimmers are fighting back.

Out Olympian Martha McCabe working with other Olympic athletes to mentor youth

Martha McCabe didn’t come out to herself until her swimming career was over. She wants to be a role model.

Gay swimmer Michael Gunning remains determined to represent Jamaica at the Olympics

Despite the pandemic postponing the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Gunning maintains his focus on being a role model as a Black LGBTQ swimmer.

This week’s winners in LGBT Sports are ‘Good Trouble’ in honor of Rep. John Lewis

As the nation mourns civil rights hero John Lewis, my weekly list of winners and losers is a tribute to his legacy.

Olympian swimmer Martha McCabe comes out to encourage other women to follow in her lane

"I want to be an example to young female swimmers and help ones who are struggling with this, so they can see it’s normal," Martha McCabe told the CBC.

Erica Sullivan battled mental health issues and coming out to represent Team USA

Swimmer Erica Sullivan opens up about her struggles and triumphs, en route to the Olympics. It hasn’t been easy.

Swimming coach Emma Collings-Barnes: ‘I live my best life because I’m a lesbian’

Emma Collings-Barnes represented Great Britain as a swimmer before moving into coaching. She shared her story with Sky Sports for Lesbian Visibility Week.

Michael Gunning thought 2020 would be his first Olympics. Now he’s aiming for 2021

Swimmer Michael Gunning is quarantined by coronavirus, without a pool and with extra time on his hands.

Amini Fonua talks about representing a country that makes gay people illegal

Amini Fonua swam for Tonga in two Olympics. He’s hoping to make it a three-peat as he pushes for gay equality in his home nation.

Olympian Sharron Davies compares drag shows to ‘blackface’

Seemingly out of nowhere, the British silver medalist issues a tweet comparing drag queens to ‘blackface.’


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