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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."

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.

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.

USWNT falls to Canada for the first time in 20 years

The Americans lost their semifinal match but still have a chance to medal when they play for bronze against Australia.

Yulimar Rojas wins gold and sets new world record in women’s triple jump

The out Venezuelan champion saved the best for last.

Out athletes shine as USA, Canada, Sweden, and Australia reach Olympic soccer semifinals

Three matches needed extra time and two needed penalty shootouts, setting up an epic USA-Canada semifinal.

Dutch women’s field hockey team stood in support of LGBTQ people before dominant win

They made a strong statement of support for the LGBTQ community before their dominant win over South Africa.

Furious Friday ahead for Olympic women’s soccer with at least 33 out players competing

It may be the quarterfinals, but each of these matches has finals-level intensity

Out boxer Rashida Ellis plans to ‘boop’ her way to Olympic gold

Team USA’s Rashida Ellis enters the 2020 Summer Olympics as a gold medal favorite in Women’s Lightweight Boxing.

Canada’s Gabriela DeBues-Stafford boldly pursues her Olympic goal, out and queer

Embracing change while staying consistent could lead this middle distance contender to precious metal in Tokyo.

Breanna Stewart takes home ESPY for ‘Best WNBA Player’

Stewart received some extra hardware on her way to Tokyo, where she’s looking to win her second gold medal.

Goaltender Bella Bixby calls on the NWSL to drop the ‘W’ from its name

As the NWSL approaches its 10th anniversary, questions are being raised about what a more inclusive future of the league could look like.

Kayla Miracle is the first out LGBTQ Olympic wrestler, and she’s headed to Tokyo

Kayla Miracle has dreamed of representing Team USA an Olympian since she was 4. She’ll fulfill that dream in Tokyo.

Hailey Davidson makes pro golf history as she shines against the odds

The first transgender golfer to win a pro tournament is aiming for a bid to earn her LPGA tour card for 2022.

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