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Outsports Transgender Athlete Advocate of the Year: Alana McLaughlin

The MMA fighter seeks to continue Fallon Fox’s legacy, but also opened her first fight leaving a special legacy of her own.

Jaelene Daniels is back in soccer despite her anti-gay past. I’m reserving judgment. For now

Jaelene Daniels’ return to soccer, and her statement of ‘respect’ for LGBTQ teammates, tests our community’s grace.

These 2 athletes shared a kiss to celebrate a win. Some fans booed, others cheered

Janelly Farías celebrated the championship of her girlfriend, Rebeca Bernal. The kiss generated debate in Mexico.

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.

Megan Rapinoe reimagines athlete/corporate dynamic with her new Nike partnership

Rapinoe and Nike’s new "Victory Redefined" partnership incorporates her social outreach to numerous communities.

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.

Candace Parker publicly comes out on her wedding anniversary

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

Sam Kerr laid out a pitch invader during Champions League match

Ridiculously, the out Chelsea star was tagged with a yellow card for protecting her fellow players.

Sam Kerr on FA Cup victory: ‘My girlfriend is here – I had to put on a show!’

The star striker added two goals and was Player of the Match in Chelsea’s win over Arsenal for the FA Cup title.

Trans college swimmer Lia Thomas set two conference records this weekend

The senior swimmer at Penn set school and Ivy League records, and perhaps set up a run at NCAA history.

These Packers are a pro hockey family in the Premier Hockey Federation

Anya and Madison Packer are taking a break from hockey for Thanksgiving and traveling home with their son.

Out former Florida basketball player accuses coach of harassing her over sexuality

Cydnee Kinslow says Cameron Newbauer, who resigned in July, wrongly accused her of dating a teammate.

Brazilian trans volleyball star Tifanny Abreu starts a new season on top with championship

The Outsports Triumph Award winner’s dominant run ended with a Paulista Championship for her new team

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.

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.

Martina Navratilova reflects on her advocacy, the March on Washington, trans athletes and more

The tennis legend tells Outsports that every trans athlete deserves a path to inclusion in women’s sports.

The Fallon Fox legacy evolved in Alana McLaughlin’s debut MMA win

McLaughlin’s win last week was just as sweet for the "Bravest Athlete In History."

NWHL drops ‘women’ from its name

The Premier Hockey Federation is going gender-neutral in an effort to be more respectful and inclusive.

Out para rowing champion Moran Samuel named flag bearer for Israel in Tokyo

A bronze medalist at Rio in 2016, Samuel looks to add a gold to an already golden life at upcoming Paralympics.

Breanna Stewart and wife Marta Xargay secretly had a baby

Ruby Mae Stewart Xargay was born on Aug. 9, one day after Stewart won gold at the Olympics.

Belgian sports journalist suspended after homophobia against the Olympic women’s hoops squad

Players crack back on commentator Eddy Demarez for calling one of their teammates "a man" as the team returned from Tokyo.

LGBTQ stars lead U.S. women’s basketball team to 7th straight Olympic gold medal

Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi each won their fifth gold medals.

Meet the only out Olympic athlete born in Mexico

Rut Castillo is also lone out rhythmic gymnast who competed in Tokyo.

This Olympic couple just won bronze in women’s field hockey

Great Britain defeated India for the bronze medal, giving Sarah Jones and Leah Wilkinson a lifelong memory.

USWNT earns bronze medal redemption with win over Australia

The U.S. women’s team broke through a week of uncertainty to once again prove why they deserve to be at the podium.

This out sailor thought about retiring. Instead, she won silver

Jolanta Ogar of Poland captured her first medal in her third and probably final Olympic Games.

Out LGBTQ women outnumber out men at the Tokyo Olympics by about 9-to-1. Why?

Why are there relatively few out men at the Tokyo Olympics? We explore the reasons.

Erica Bougard focused on winning a heptathlon medal in Tokyo for Team USA

Two years ago her rainbow shoes made an international statement. In Tokyo she wants her times, jumps and throws to do the talking.

Namibian sprinter Christine Mboma turned 400-meter ban into 200-meter medal in Tokyo

Blocked from her best event by the "Caster Semenya Rule," 18-year-old Mboma is now Namibia’s first-ever female Olympic medalist.

Laurel Hubbard’s Olympics end in sadness, grace and hope

Pull For Pride’s co-founders note Hubbard’s courage today will spark more trans hopefuls tomorrow.

Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard’s Olympic hopes end in heartbreak

Three failed attempts for the first transgender woman to compete in the Olympic Games

USOPC: Raven Saunders didn’t violate rules with her protest

Saunders was placed under IOC investigation after winning silver in the shot put.


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