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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.

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, eight identify as LGBTQ.

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.

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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.’

Sports Illustrated throws up a brick in its Sportsperson of the Year selection

SI selecting Breanna Stewart as the face of the WNBA’s activism in 2020 is not a good look.

Sports Illustrated names Breanna Stewart one of its 5 ‘Athlete Activist’ Sportspersons of the Year

Sportswriters unhappy with the choice not to name a Black WNBA player are speaking out. Sports Illustrated’s top editor explains to Outsports why he stands by the selection of Breanna Stewart.

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Beyond Sen. Kelly Loeffler: Checking the receipts of WNBA owners

Swish Appeal reports WNBA owners generally lean Democratic. But can the political activism of WNBA players be just as impactful as the high-dollar donations of team owners?

Instagram post shows Megan Rapinoe proposing to Sue Bird

If this can happen, maybe the rest of 2020 won’t suck so bad afterall. Still... there are questions about their timing.

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Sen. Kelly Loeffler’s rocky relationship with the WNBA Atlanta Dream

Players across the league, not just on the team she partly owns, have sent a clear message to Kelly Loeffler: Get out.

Gay WNBA coach Curt Miller opens up about bubble life: ‘It feels like Groundhog Day’

The Connecticut Sun head coach is back in the playoffs, and attempting to lead his team through the most challenging season in memory, all while trying to maintain sanity.

Courtney Vandersloot sets WNBA assists record after wife Allie Quigley nails 3-pointer

Vandersloot recorded 18 assists Monday in the Sky’s victory over the Fever, with Quigley hitting the deciding three-pointer.

The Huddle is on strike

Today is Friday, August 28, 2020. This Huddle is published in support of all the athletes who decided not to play pro sports to protest the shooting of Jacob Blake and racial injustice.

Natasha Cloud celebrates Mystics’ call for justice for Jacob Blake

After the Mystics participated in Wednesday’s WNBA wildcat strike for racial justice, Cloud applauded their activism on social media.

How Megan Rapinoe, and other LGBT sports stars, helped set stage for current moment in athlete activism

Rapinoe and players on the Minnesota Lynx weren’t championed by their leagues when they took social stands four years ago.


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