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QWI 200: The best LGBTQ pro wrestlers of 2023, #170-141

The 2023 QWI 200 continues with 30 more honorees of out LGBTQ wrestlers on day two.

QWI 200: The best LGBTQ pro wrestlers of 2023, #200-171

The QWI 200 kicks off, highlighting the top 200 out LGBTQ pro wrestlers of 2023.

Out pro wrestler Toni Storm wins third AEW Women’s World title

Toni Storm defeated Hikaru Shida for the title at AEW’s ‘Full Gear’ pay-per-view event Saturday night.

Out pro wrestler Sonny Kiss makes historic debut with IMPACT Wrestling

Kiss became the first out genderfluid pro wrestler to appear for IMPACT Wrestling when she debuted at the annual ‘Bound For Glory’ pay-per-view event Saturday.

33 out LGBTQ pro wrestlers honored in 2023 PWI Women’s 250

A record 33 out LGBTQ pro wrestlers made the cut on Pro Wrestling Illustrated’s annual list honoring the top female wrestlers.

Out AEW star Leyla Hirsch announces her engagement

Hirsch announced her engagement to Jordan Haykin on Instagram Sunday.

Non-binary wrestling journalists don’t deserve feeling othered

I went to cover AEW ‘WrestleDream’ and came away thinking about the experience of being non-binary in pro wrestling and sports media instead of anything that happened in the ring.

Non-Binary pro wrestler Max the Impaler makes history at TJPW ‘Wrestle Princess IV’

Max the Impaler won the TJPW International Princess title Monday, becoming the first out non-binary wrestler to win a singles title in a major Japanese promotion.

Out pro wrestling stars AC Mack and Rico Gonzalez announce engagement

Mack, now retired, and Gonzalez got engaged on the beaches of Puerto Rico.

‘Cassandro’ finds beauty in complexity to honor a queer pro wrestling pioneer

‘Cassandro’ captures the legendary luchador’s story without sugarcoating the reality of his journey.

Gay pro wrestler Anthony Bowens has perfect response to critics who ask ‘Who cares?’

‘THIS part of my life isn’t for YOU,’ pro wrestler Anthony Bowens says to those who don’t like the fact that he talks about his coming out journey.

Trio of out pro wrestlers make history at TNT Extreme Wrestling’s ‘GCW vs. TNT’ event

Che Monet became the first out LGBTQ world champion in U.K. pro wrestling history, while Dark Sheik and Helen Charlotte Campbell wrestled in the first singles match between out trans women on British soil.

LGBTQ pro wrestling documentary ‘Out In The Ring’ sets U.S. TV Debut

The award-winning documentary will premiere on Fuse and Fuse+ on November 15.

West Hollywood will host its first professional wrestling event, on Oct. 12

Jet Jameson and Ariane Andrew are organizing a unique Oct. 12 event at Heart in West Hollywood.

33 out LGBTQ pro wrestlers honored in 2023 Pro Wrestling Illustrated 500

More than 30 out LGBTQ pro wrestlers made the PWI 500 list for the third year in a row.

Out LGBTQ wrestlers Anthony Bowens, Saraya claim titles at AEW ‘All In’

Bowens won the AEW Trios titles with Max Caster and Billy Gunn, and Saraya captured the AEW Women’s World title at AEW’s historic show at Wembley Stadium Sunday.

Max The Impaler becomes the first non-binary champion in NWA history

Out non-binary/transmasc wrestler Max The Impaler won the NWA Women’s Television title Saturday night at ‘NWA 75.’

Gay lucha libre legend Cassandro inducted into AAA Hall of Fame

Cassandro becomes the first exotico and first out LGBTQ pro wrestler inducted into the famed Mexican promotion’s Hall of Fame.

Out IMPACT star ‘Speedball’ Mike Bailey wins NJPW All Star Jr. USA tournament

Bailey will be the first gender-diverse wrestler to challenge for an NJPW title in the company’s 51-year history.

Sonya Deville wins WWE Women’s Tag Team championship

Sonya Deville, the first out lesbian wrestler ever signed to WWE, captured the WWE Women’s Tag Team title with Chelsea Green on Monday night.

WrestleCon removes Rick Steiner from August convention due to lack of public apology for his anti-trans rant

WrestleCon owner Michael Bachicchio told Outsports Steiner’s return hinges on him making a public statement on the transphobic incident.

Out gay pro wrestler AC Mack leaves the ring as an inspiration

AC Mack, pro wrestling’s first out LGBTQ male world champion, wrestled his final match Sunday.

Alex Kane wins MLW World Heavyweight title, becomes second out LGBTQ male world champion ever

Alex Kane defeated Alexander Hammerstone for the MLW World Heavyweight title and joins AC Mack as the only out LGBTQ male world champions in pro wrestling history.

‘EFFY’s Big Gay Brunch’ is coming back to Chicago

‘EFFY’s Big Gay Brunch 7’ brings more rainbow graps to Chicago during Labor Day weekend.

IMPACT Wrestling to host major televised pro wrestling’s first Pride Night

IMPACT Wrestling will become the first major televised pro wrestling promotion to host a Pride Night on July 16 in Windsor, Ontario.

Honorees 41-50: Outsports Power 100, the most influential LGBTQ people in sports

"For the gay and lesbian community, there is more acceptance than even five years ago," says a CBS Sports exec, on this list with a trans athlete and activist, a sports columnist and pro wrestler.

Honorees 71-80: Outsports Power 100, the most influential LGBTQ people in sports

"Since I have been completely out, I feel like I am on a victory tour with every conversation I have," says a pro soccer exec on this list with people from the WNBA, NBC, CBS, ESPN and U.S. Ski and Snowboard.

Honorees 91-100: Outsports Power 100, the most influential LGBTQ people in sports

"Pride to me is authenticity. It’s honesty," says an NFL executive, on this list with people from the NHL, PGA, WNBA and two Olympians.

Ross Forman is a trailblazing out gay voice in professional wrestling

Forman has worked behind the scenes to advance LGBTQ inclusion and is an Outsports Power 100 honoree.

EFFY is changing the game for LGBTQ pro wrestlers

The gay pro wrestler has built a platform to elevate other LGBTQ wrestlers. He’s an Outsports Power 100 honoree.

One year after coming out, IMPACT’s Gisele Shaw is the hero she wanted growing up

IMPACT Wrestling’s Gisele Shaw liberated herself by coming out as trans one year ago and has taken on the role of LGBTQ advocate while continuing to break ground in the ring.

IMPACT Wrestling’s Gisele Shaw and Gail Kim announced for ‘The Amazing Race Canada’

Dubbing themselves Team Knockout, Shaw and Kim bring the wrestling skills and representation to the latest season of ‘The Amazing Race Canada.’


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