Nick Albiero, 28-time All-American swimmer, is gay OIympic hopeful
Albiero has been on the US Swimming National Team. He is now talking more about being a gay athlete representing the USA.
For too long, I used booze to dull the pain from coming out
A gay, one-time college swimmer writes about how one beer years ago started her on a long road that finally led to ‘healing and accepting the parts of myself that I drowned in alcohol.’
Iszac Henig swims fast, has fun, and has no regrets in his final season at Yale
In an interview on The Trans Sporter Room, Henig gives a deeper glimpse into his transition in and out of the pool.
Trans swimmer Iszac Henig switches from the women’s to the men’s swimming team at Yale
Henig talks about coming full circle in a New York Times op-ed.
Lia Thomas and Iszac Henig are Outsports 2022 Transgender Athletes of the Year
The Ivy League swimmers were both at the center of one of the biggest stories in all of sport in 2022.
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.
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.