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Outsports Female Athlete of the Year: Jonquel Jones

The undisputed WNBA MVP returned to the floor this year, and enjoyed the best season of her illustrious career.

Out WNBA champion Cheryl Reeve is the new U.S. women’s basketball coach

The Minnesota Lynx head coach has been on Team USA’s staff since 2014.

Team LGBTQ dominates the WNBA’s 25 Best Players list

Among the 25 players the WNBA identified as the league’s greatest of all time, nine identify as LGBTQ.

Despite acceptance Candace Parker is coming out just now, helping understand why some athletes stay in the closet

Parker is revealing her two-year marriage to her wife. She’s seen widespread WNBA acceptance for years.

Candace Parker publicly comes out on her wedding anniversary

Parker announced that she and her wife are expecting their first child together.

Chicago takes home first WNBA title with three out players

The Chicago Sky overcame the Phoenix Mercury on Sunday afternoon to win its first championship title in the team’s history.

Historic highs, a birth and a berth mark a crowning weekend for Diana Taurasi

She was named the WNBA’s "GOAT" and saw her new daughter come into the world, but the Sky rained on the Mercury in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals.

Fans to Sue Bird: Don’t fly away yet!

After losing an overtime thriller in the WNBA Playoffs, one of the greats of the game ponders retirement

Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi exchanged jerseys after facing each other for maybe the last time

The out legends are two of the greatest and most consequential players in WNBA history.

Outsports’ WNBA playoff guide: Out LGBTQ stars are leading the way

The road to a WNBA championship is paved in rainbow.

At least 25% of the players in the WNBA Playoffs are LGBTQ and out

Half of the top-seed Connecticut Sun roster is out LGBTQ athletes, and they have an out coach.

Teammates Natisha Hiedeman and Jasmine Thomas got engaged to marry

The Connecticut Sun teammates and fiancées are headed to the WNBA Playoffs on the top-seeded team.

WNBA coach Curt Miller suspended for body-shaming opposing player

Outsports’ roundup of LGBTQ sports news.

Seimone Augustus, one of the greatest out athletes of all time, has retired

As an out athlete almost the entire time, Seimone Augustus inspired many with her accomplishments.

WNBA at 25: Why it matters to me

A fan’s perspective on why this league has survived and thrived.

Breanna Stewart and Marta Xargay engaged: ‘She said YES’

Coming off WNBA, FIBA EuroLeague and Russian Women’s Premier League championships, Breanna Stewart proposed to girlfriend and opponent Marta Xargay.

We celebrated Black lesbian gay bisexual trans sports history every day for Black History Month

Every day in February, Outsports marked Black History Month by highlighting the contributions of Black, out LGBTQ sports athletes.

Buhbye, Kelly! Atlanta Dream finds new ownership

The new ownership group includes the team’s own Renee Montgomery.

New York Liberty’s Layshia Clarendon shares their coming out story

The WNBA player reflects on coming out to their parents and identifying as gender non-conforming in a new podcast interview.

Elite out female athletes explain why women’s sports are so inclusive

Natasha Cloud and Anya Packer say there’s widespread support throughout their leagues.

Layshia Clarendon reveals they had top surgery

After announcing that they identify as trans and non-binary, the WNBA star takes a very public step in her transition.

WNBA’s Natasha Cloud reflects on her coming out journey: ‘It was so transformational’

The WNBA champion says recognizing her identities as a bisexual and biracial woman brought her world together.

LGBTQ Sports winners and losers for this new era

Events on the world stage have overshadowed these last seven days of LGBTQ sports.

Out WNBA champion Aerial Powers signs with esports organization Team Liquid

Powers will chair the esports behemoth’s Diversity and Inclusion Task Force.

Here’s a great way to start 2021: Come out

It’s a new year! Unfortunately, Some of 2020’s worst problems followed us into 2021, like the dearth of out pro male athletes. A New Year’s message from the managing editor.

This stream has:

The Outsports Awards for 2020

Outsports named nine honorees in 2020, adding two new categories to recognize greater diversity and an inspiring moment.

Outsports Female Hero of the Year: Natasha Cloud

The WNBA champion opted out of the WNBA bubble, and made an indelible impact on athlete activism. Our other honoree is an out athlete who became a doctor.

Outsports Non-Binary Athlete of the Year: Quinn

Quinn came out as non-binary transgender in September 2020. The WNBA’s Layshia Clarendon is our other honoree.

Yulimar Rojas is Outsports’ 2020 LGBTQ Female Athlete of the Year

The LGBTQ triple jumper set a world record and is the first Venezuelan to be named World Athletics Female Athlete of the Year. Sue Bird and Nyla Rose are our other honorees.

WNBA’s Layshia Clarendon and wife Jessica welcome new baby

The Clarendons announced the birth of their child on Christmas Day.

Layshia Clarendon sent birthday wish to newly out trans boy when his family didn’t

When the boy’s mom tweeted none of their family members reached out, Clarendon offered her support.

Layshia Clarendon is trans, and yes, also non-binary

On Instagram, New York Liberty guard Layshia Clarendon wrote that a friend helped them see that ‘You can be trans and non binary, genderqueer and so much more.’


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