clock menu more-arrow no yes


Chinese volleyball player comes out as gay, a rarity for Chinese athletes

Out athletes are very rare in China. ‘She’s my everything,’ the volleyball player wrote in a post on a popular website.

Team LGBTQ’s Monique Matthews helps US Sitting Volleyball clinch Paralympics gold

Team USA sitting volleyball proved to be champion allies when Matthews’ husband transitioned. Now they’re two- time Paralympic winners as well.

Olympic volleyball player gets abuse after posting photo with her girlfriend

Teammates rally around Olympic volleyballer Ebrar Karakurt after she is compelled to take down photo with her girlfriend.

Gay Brazilian volleyball star Douglas Souza does the samba, calls his teammates hotties and has 1.6 million Instagram followers

Douglas Souza is proud to be an openly gay athlete while having a blast on Instagram and on the court.

He came out as gay on his college volleyball team. He’s now its head coach.

Nathan Matthews heads back to Wittenberg University, where he thrived as an openly gay volleyball player.

Watch a conversation on inclusion in sports with trans, lesbian and straight athletes

The Sports Equality Foundation hosted a discussion of inclusion on TIkTok with trans athletes Mack Beggs, CeCé Telfer and Chris Mosier as well as lesbian former pro volleyball player Brooke Rundle and elite biathlete and straight ally Lucy Hochschartner.

Volleyball trailblazer Tiffany Abreu is our pro athlete Triumph Award winner

The Triumph Awards, in partnership with NCLR, honor pro volleyball pioneer Tifanny Abreu. The first transgender player in Brazil’s Superliga is a winner on the floor and a force for the community off of it.

Volleyball coach Jen Fry is bringing equality to the playing field

Fry’s experience as a volleyball player and coach fuel her drive for inclusion.

This gay Stanford volleyball player came out to his team, and then his sport got cut

Justin Lui says he’s cherishing the final weeks he’ll spend with his teammates, and is enraged at Stanford’s decision to cut the program.

Andre Arsenault sets the tone as a teacher and a coach

Arsenault says his coming out as a college volleyball player made him ready to help the next generation move forward.

Show you stand up to bullying by wearing purple for Spirit Day!

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.

Stephanie Shostak makes the right calls as a ref and as an advocate

This trans volleyball official upholds the law on the court and wants to help make better laws for her community in Alberta.

A new sport, a new award, new owners and sports boycotters

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.

Mizzou volleyball’s Dariana Hollingsworth comes out draped in LGBTQ Pride

The University of Missouri senior came out publicly as bisexual Thursday with a tweet.

Retired out volleyball coach James Finley hopeful for LGBTQ advancement in college sports

Finley retired in December after leading Seattle University’s women’s volleyball program for seven seasons, capping off a 21-year collegiate coaching career.

This gay college coach has found acceptance and success in conservative America

When Giovana Melo moved from Brazil to Nebraska to play volleyball, she embarked on a journey of sports and love.

Lisa Wainwright pushing sport to set the tone for inclusion

The head of the UK’s Sport and Recreation Alliance noted the period of no sports is a ripe time to discuss an inclusive future, in a recent interview with Sky Sports.

Pro volleyball player Dennis Del Valle comes out as gay

Dennis Del Valle, a pro volleyball player from Puerto Rico now playing in Switzerland, said it was time to tell the world he is gay.

For coaching husbands, ‘joy of working with young athletes has been stripped away from us’

Coronavirus impact: For Coleman Lee, the shutdown has upended the rhythms of life for him and his husband, both volleyball coaches.

Being Out: He came out as gay at 15 and Galen Dodd now thrives as a volleyball coach

Galen Dodd has forged his path in volleyball as an out coach, all before turning 24.

Gay Missouri college volleyball coach named conference coach of the year

Coleman Lee and his husband Garrett Case have had a successful first season coaching together in Missouri.

They’re gay, married and coach volleyball together on the same college team

Coleman Lee and Garrett Case have found each other and their dream job coaching college volleyball in Missouri as an out, gay married couple.

Being Out: Nathan Matthews is a volleyball coach and player who never slows down

Nathan Matthews has thrived as a coach, player and student since coming out as gay. And he met his boyfriend on the team.

Coach complains trans girl poses ‘elevated level of risk’ to high school volleyball players

A Hawaii high school girls volleyball team now has a transgender girl on its roster, and some people are upset.

Today is a great day to watch out women play sports

From soccer to volleyball, out women athletes are showing up to play, and to win.

Gay coach and his husband find a home at University of Oklahoma

Jake Barreau has found personal and professional success at the University of Oklahoma as a coach who is gay and married.

USC volleyball player comes out as gay on National Coming Out Day

Sam Lewis is openly gay and on the USA Volleyball Men’s Junior National Team.

Trans volleyball player running for Congress in Brazil

Tiffany Abreu has blazed a trail for trans athletes in volleyball, and now she’s running for Congress.

Images of Gay Games athletes capture competition and community

Athletes from swimming, track, volleyball, wrestling, softball and more.

Several trans athletes eyeing spots in 2020 Summer Olympics

Trans athletes aim to compete in volleyball and weightlifting.

Lesbian coaches get win in discrimination suit against Delaware

These two women allege the Univ. of Delaware fired them for their age and sexual orientation.

Gay teammates gave this college volleyball player the courage to come out

Sandon Eaton found strength in the courage of others.


Most Recent