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Team LGBTQ’s Caroline Ouellette celebrates her wife at Hockey Hall of Fame induction

As she receives her sport’s highest honor, Canada’s four-time gold medal winner celebrates her wife as a fellow Olympian.

‘Lady Ballers’ has no game

The Daily Wire’s new film throws up an airball, attacking women’s sports, the very institution it claims to defend.

Gay soccer star Shanice van de Sanden marks baby’s birth with classic goal celebration

Dutch striker Van de Sanden, who won the Women’s Euros with the Netherlands in 2017, pulled out the ‘baby cradle’ after scoring for club side Liverpool FC.

Girlfriends Nadia Podoroska and Guillermina Naya now doubles partners and against WTA Saudi plan

Podoroska, a top-100-ranked singles player, teamed up with Naya on court for the first time this week. She would not support the WTA Finals moving to Saudi Arabia.

Division III Roanoke College takes center stage in fight over transgender athletes

The NCAA pushed back a piece of their trans student-athlete policy for further study. One Virginia school decided to move ahead anyway.

‘Proud gay aunt’ Rapinoe still smiling after injury as Krieger gets NWSL title

After Gotham FC beat OL Reign in a wild Championship final, the two LGBTQ legends spoke of the fine line between risk and reward.

Kristie Mewis says Sam Kerr is her fiancée, 7 weeks after engagement ring buzz

Ahead of playing in the NWSL final for Gotham FC, Mewis confirms she is engaged to her "biggest supporter", Chelsea and Australia star Kerr.

Rapinoe and Krieger to sign off and face off in ‘fairytale’ NWSL Championship final

The script always seemed to be heading towards this — Megan Rapinoe and Ali Krieger will meet in the last game of their pro careers, with the NWSL title on the line.

WNBA champion Chelsea Gray reveals she and her wife are expecting a baby

After winning the WNBA Finals for the second year in a row, Gray and her wife Tipesa have an even bigger reason to celebrate.

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.

Krieger and Rapinoe carry on as NWSL Decision Day puts LGBTQ legends in playoffs

Sunday’s regular-season finale could have been their last-ever competitive games but Ali Krieger got to celebrate in style with Gotham FC and Megan Rapinoe’s OL Reign also finished top six.

USWNT teammates Ashlyn Harris and Ali Krieger file for divorce

The USWNT power couple is ending their marriage after nearly four years together.

Sorry Toronto, the city doesn’t deserve a WNBA team (yet)

While the league expands westward to San Francisco, the north will be left without a team of their own for now - and maybe that’s a good thing.

Carly Jackson lets her personality shine on the ice as a gay athlete, all the way to a championship

Jackson played hockey with the boys growing up, and she’s blossomed on the ice with the women.

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Trans college tennis player Brooklyn Ross eyes the season ahead, with rare objections behind her

After years of competing without incident, concerns prior to a tournament in August put her in the continuing debate.

Gay icon crown is comfortable for Megan Rapinoe as Reign fans say farewell

Greater LGBTQ visibility in sports is a part of Megan Rapinoe’s legacy that she’s particularly proud of.

Megan Rapinoe’s gay Pride power moves OL Reign coach Laura Harvey to tears

In an emotional moment before Rapinoe’s final regular-season NWSL home match, the Reign coach summed up how courage is contagious.

Two WNBA superteams take center stage for the Finals

It felt too obvious, too lacking in romance, to accept the predictions of a New York-Las Vegas final. In the end, that’s what we got.

Breanna Stewart wins her second WNBA MVP award in her first season in NYC

Stewart comes out on top following the closest three-way MVP race in league history.

Megan Rapinoe takes pride in having pushed LGBTQ rights as she makes USWNT farewell

The soccer icon thanked teammates past and present, her wife Sue Bird, federation staff and the fans as she won her 203rd and final international cap on an emotional evening in Chicago.

Turkey women’s national volleyball team going to Olympics and lifting LGBTQ community

Amid rising anti-LGBTQ hate in Turkey, the country’s women’s volleyball team — which has qualified for the Paris 2024 Olympics — is a source of hope to activists fighting for equality.

Brittney Griner’s historic performance earns AP’s 2023 WNBA Co-Comeback Player of the Year

Following ten months in Russian captivity, Griner’s inspiring performance on the court was truly award-worthy.

After coming out at age 95, AAGPBL’s Maybelle Blair receives Amazin’ Mets Foundation Legacy Award

The Mets celebrate the life of one of women’s baseball’s biggest advocates and a proud LGBTQ athlete.

Trans cricketer grateful for support ahead of history-making international bow

Danielle McGahey is set to play for Canada in Los Angeles next week in what will be the first appearance by an out trans woman in an official international fixture.

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.

Chess trans ban takes effect to global criticism

Four western governing bodies say they will ignore the ban on transgender women playing elite women’s chess.

10 LGBTQ things we learned from the Women’s World Cup

Colorful contributions, gay relationships and uplifting advocacy were all in the mix in a soccer tournament like no other.

Paredes provides platform for Spain’s World Cup final win

Centre-back Irene Paredes, one of several publicly out players in the Spanish squad, was a strong performer in La Roja’s 1-0 victory over England in Sydney.

Jess Carter’s partnership with teammate Ann-Katrin Berger plays a vital role in her World Cup journey

After a time as roommates and soccer teammates, Carter and Berger realized they were meant to be together. Now Berger’s support is part of the reason Carter has a chance to be a World Cup champion.

Out lesbian players vital for World Cup finalists Spain

Teresa Abelleira is a key player for Sunday’s Women’s World Cup final and spoke recently about why lesbian and gay visibility matters.

Rachel Daly is a key part of England’s success at the Women’s World Cup

Daly has scored one goal at the World Cup. She’s been a key part of England’s success.

Hemp is England’s hero but World Cup pride so high for Matildas

Several standout performances from out gay players as England beat Australia 3-1 in Women’s World Cup semi in front of over 75,000 fans.


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