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Dallas school district honors Sha’Carri Richardson by naming high school track after her

After the Olympic hopeful won the World Championship, Dallas declared last Friday to be Sha’Carri Richardson Day.

Caster Semenya does not call herself intersex: ‘I’m a different kind of woman’

The two-time Olympic champion’s memoir is out this month. On Intersex Awareness Day, we should consider why she disassociates from a word that others her.

Asian Games controversy shows anti-trans bias in sports has legs, even after a ban

A losing athlete claims a competitor is trans, then apologizes for her mistake.

LGBTQ race walker María Pérez dominates World Championships with two gold medals

After setting a world record in May, Pérez adds to a special year with a golden double in the 20 and 35 kilometer events.

Yulimar Rojas comes from behind to win fourth-straight outdoor World triple jump title

The world record holder needed her last jump to leap from last to first.

Nikki Hiltz turns their focus to Olympics after blazing new trail at World Athletics Championships

Following their National Championships success, Hiltz finished in 11th place at the World Athletics Championships semi-final. Their next goal is Paris 2024.

Sha’Carri Richardson sprints to World Championships upset in Budapest

Richardson’s late surge shocked Jamaica’s superstars and continues a comeback story with a world title at 100 meters.

At least 8 out LGBTQ athletes headed to World Athletics Championships

Eight head to Budapest for a chance at track and field gold, including a world record holder and a star sprinter with something to prove.

Historic bronze for trans para athlete Valentina Petrillo at World Para Athletics Championships

Despite uncertainty over rules and anti-trans hysteria, Italy’s Petrillo starts her first run on the world stage and ends up with her first world championship medal

Caster Semenya wins appeal in European Court of Human Rights

Judges rule the two-time Olympic champion’s rights were infringed, but World Athletics says their rules will remain.

Sha’Carri Richardson wins with a flourish at USA Track and Field Championships

Along with Nikki Hiltz’s win, Richardson’s 100 Meter victory makes the USATF Championships a special event for Team LGBTQ.

Nikki Hiltz continues a dream season with USATF outdoor 1500m national championship

The first USATF nonbinary national champion adds a third national title for 2023, and a trip to World Athletics Championships next month.

Gay Games Hong Kong cancels several sports

Organizers have also lost a venue for the soccer finals as registration lags at historically low levels.

Glen Quayle is an out gay pole vaulter in the NCAA and Commonwealth Games

Quayle has found both acceptance and homophobia in South Dakota, competing for Northern State University.

Denied an Olympic chance, transgender sprinter Halba Diouf laments World Athletics ban

After years of training to run for her home country at Paris 2024, Diouf feels marginalized by her sport’s governing body.

Nikki Hiltz just won another race, continuing their great season

The non-binary runner ended a successful week with another win in Iowa.

Nikki Hiltz speaks out loud with a USATF road 1-mile championship win in Iowa

Nikki Hiltz adds another national crown in 2023 and bolsters beleaguered local LGBTQ fans in a state where their rights are under assault.

World Athletics’ new trans and DSD policy says fairness is negotiable for some

New regulations leave trans women out of the female category and the ‘Caster Semenya Rule’ tightened.

World Athletics bans trans women from the female track and field category

The new ban happens to begin on International Transgender Day of Visibility, March 31.

UK Athletics proposes an open category for trans athletes

Officials express concerns about how current national human rights law would affect a rules change

World Athletics proposes tighter regulation on transgender women, will not propose outright ban

Possible new rules would merge trans regulations with the ‘Caster Semenya Rule.’

Ness Murby aims for Paris Paralympics 2024, a proud trans athlete

The transgender Canadian Paralympian says he is finally free to be himself and free to speak out.

Record-setting college athlete says coming out as gay was the best thing he did for his career

Kade McCall has excelled at the hammer throw at Kansas State. Since coming out, he feels completely free.

Out lesbian Yulimar Rojas wins another triple jump gold at world championships

Rojas, arguably the most dominant individual sport LGBTQ athlete in the world right now, easily won the gold medal in the triple jump on Monday.

Welsh hammer thrower comes out to help inspire other LGBTQ athletes

Osian Jones was dealing with ‘a lot of internalized homophobia’ and was surprised when there was no negative reaction to coming out.

Outsports Female Hero of the Year: Raven Saunders

Raven Saunders has been courageously herself while winning an Olympic silver medal and elevating others.

Raven Saunders has sponsors fully supporting her self-expression

The bold Olympic silver medalist talks about her X on the podium, her died hair and her struggles with mental health.

Annet Negesa had to choose surgery to compete. The IOC now says forcing that choice was wrong

The Ugandan middle distance runner hopes that World Athletics will take a leaf out of the newly released Olympic inclusion playbook.

Sacred Heart track coach comes out after competing in the closet for BYU

Wyatt Warnick came out publicly just days after being hired at Sacred Heart, a Catholic school.

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Gay, Black track athlete had character and resolve tested at University of Washington

‘I think the biggest lesson I learned as a queer athlete was to never be ashamed of who you are and where you come from,’ Devan Kirk writes.

Caster Semenya and others were banned from the Olympics. Now World Athletics says there was a mistake

Semenya and others want answers as World Athletics scrambles to explain a false report that led to Olympic bans.

Ramsey Angela won a surprise silver medal 6 months after ‘coming out’ on Instagram

Ramsey Angela was the anchor leg for the Dutch men’s 4x400-meter team.


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