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World Athletics proposes tighter regulation on transgender women, will not propose outright ban

Possible new rules would merge trans regulations with the ‘Caster Semenya Rule.’

NWSL permanently bans 4 coaches after investigation uncovered widespread abuse

The women’s pro soccer league, which has dozens of out players, is facing a full reckoning.

One of the most decorated gay athletes of all time passed away Christmas Eve

Kathy Whitworth won more single-tour professional golf tournaments than any other man or woman in history.

Olympian and Rugby World Cup player Elissa Alarie gets engaged to her girlfriend

Elissa Alarie, a Rugby World Cup silver medalist for Canada, has shared the news of her engagement on social media.

Trans cyclist Austin Killips takes 3rd in the snow at U.S. Cyclocross Nationals

Another trans athlete, Jenna Lingwood, finished 5th and also captured the 40-44 Masters championship.

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Ashlyn Harris and Ali Krieger are using their platform to help others be their true selves

Krieger and Harris talk with Outsports about endorsement deals, raising a family and their journey to coming out.

Brittney Griner speaks to fans from her detention in Russian prison

On her 32nd birthday, Griner releases a statement to inform the #WeAreBG movement that their efforts are helping her cope.

Jaelene Daniels cut by the Courage after her continued anti-LGBT actions

Daniels proved LGBT fans’ fears right when she refused to play a match wearing a rainbow-colored jersey.

At least 44 states ask female high school athletes about their ‘menstrual period’

Female athletes encounter questions about their periods. Some states request genital inspections for ‘males only.’

Nadia Podoroska comes out, dating fellow WTA player Guillermina Naya

The women’s tennis circuit officially adds another power couple in the off-court duo from Argentina.

A miracle Connecticut Sun comeback would help gay WNBA coach Curt Miller make history

Down two games to none, Miller still has an opportunity to become the first out gay male coach to win a pro sports championship.

Sue Bird defined the idea of an LGBTQ sports power couple with Megan Rapinoe

As Bird’s WNBA career wraps up, a lasting part of her legacy will be mainstreaming her relationship with Rapinoe in the public eye.

Trans rugger gearing up to challenge England’s Rugby Football Union ban

Trans researcher Joanna Harper says she would testify in case calling it ‘the right to do.’

Ashlyn Harris and Ali Krieger adopt their first son

The USWNT and Gotham FC stars added a newborn boy to their family with the birth of Ocean Maeve Krieger-Harris.

AAGBPL pitcher Maybelle Blair reflects on coming out publicly at age 95

In addition advising the ‘A League of Their Own’ TV series, Blair recounts how the AAGBPL was the first place many gay and lesbian players were able to meet others like them.

Briana Scurry was ‘The Only’ Black or out-lesbian athlete on the 1999 USWNT

In her new book and film, Scurry opens up about the struggles that nearly ended her life.

British Triathlon puts trans athletes in new ‘open’ competition category starting in 2023

Transgender and non-binary athletes will compete alongside cisgender men. Women’s division limited to athletes who are "the female sex at birth".

Baseball player who inspired ‘A League of Their Own’ publicly comes out at 95 

Maybelle Blair wants young gay athletes to know they "don’t have to hide."

Kristie Mewis on being ‘out’ at the Olympics, and those great photos with her girlfriend, Sam Kerr

Kristie Mewis talks about the importance of Title IX, being out and falling in love.

Trans cyclist Emily Bridges gives powerful interview, wants to see a trans-inclusion policy in cycling now

In the ITV interview, Bridges says anti-trans statements by British PM Boris Johnson led to threats against her.

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It's Pride, time to take LGBT playground inventory

Almost a quarter into the 21st Century, few men are in out in pro sports while the women are marrying each other.

Hockey president apologizes after supporting group on trans-athlete inclusion

Digit Murphy was criticized for supporting a group that wants access to sports for trans women, with transition requirements.

Angel City FC kicks off inaugural season with LGBTQ inclusion front-and-center

The newest women’s pro soccer club wants to welcome everyone. And they’re putting actions behind the words.

Allison Guth is the latest out coach with a new opportunity

Allison Guth brings her wife and kids back to Chicago to coach Loyola University.

Dr. Veronica Ivy eyes next steps as athlete and activist

The two-time world track cycling champion talks about sports, speaking out and self care on The Trans Sporter Room.

Emily Bridges decision shows the flaw in the IOC’s new framework

Cycling’s world governing body made a call and ignored a critical IOC principle in the process

All-trans soccer team set for history on the pitch on Trans Day of Visibility

TRUK United FC to meet regional league side Dulwich Hamlet FC for a historic match, March 31.

Let’s lower the temperature this NCAA Championships weekend and let the athletes shine

The conversation can continue after Lia Thomas, Iszac Henig and everyone at the NCAA Swimming Championships get on to the action, please.

LGBTQ connections to every team in the women’s NCAA basketball tournament

Schools like Stanford, Texas and NC State, among others, have a history of out athletes, coaches and staff.

Portland gets LGBTQ-owned women’s sports bar opening in April

Chef and founder Jenny Nguyen will be opening The Sports Bra, dedicated to watching and celebrating women’s sports.

Sports Illustrated profiles Lia Thomas with rare interview

Thomas gives personal insight on the last few months headed to Ivy Championships, the NCAAs and beyond.