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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.

Lia Thomas competing at Ivy League championships is a fair deal

Thomas has endured public attacks while the Ivy League and Penn remained silent for too long.

Lia Thomas will swim in Ivy League championships, conference says

Conference notes NCAA policy for current year only applies to NCAA championships.

Lia Thomas skips final dual meet, to dismay of anti-trans protestors

Penn-West Chester was a planned rest week as Thomas looks to Ivy League and NCAA championship meets.

Samantha Shelton, Lucas Draper and Brooke Forde show wisdom and sportsmanship in support of Lia Thomas

As the debate surrounding trans athletes continues, some of Thomas’ peers stood up in word and deed.

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.

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