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Anthony Bowens becomes All Elite Wrestling’s first out LGBTQ male champion

Bowens and tag team partner Max Caster defeated Keith Lee and Swerve Strickland for the AEW World Tag Team championship Wednesday night.

Out wrestler Erica Leigh makes history with ECWA championship win

Erica Leigh became the first woman and out LGBTQ wrestler to win the ECWA Heavyweight title in the company’s 55-year history.

30 out wrestlers make 2022 Pro Wrestling Illustrated’s 500 list

Historic world champion AC Mack achieved the highest ranking ever for an out LGBTQ wrestler at No. 25.

Out wrestler ‘Super Diva’ Quincy Elliott made his WWE NXT debut Tuesday

It only took 90 seconds for Quincy Elliott to introduce WWE to the Gagitude Era.

Why I’m jumping into the world of pro wrestling promotion and announcing CasGAYdia

LGBT In The Ring partners with LGBTQ-led promotions Without a Cause and PrideStyle Pro for CasGAYdia, the Pacific Northwest’s first queer-focused event, on Sept. 11, live on IWTV.

Pride Championship Wrestling ceases operations after founder’s sex offender status resurfaces

PCW founder Ignacio Mendoza, who wrestled as ‘Texas Hellhound’ Madness, said both PCW and himself are ‘done’ following the news.

Pro wrestler Aiden von Engeland comes out as a trans man at ‘Wrestle Queerdom’

Aiden von Engeland made the announcement in the ring prior to his match against Shea McCoy at Saturday night’s event.

LGBTQ pro wrestling promotion Uncanny Attractions returns with a new home and renewed purpose

Uncanny Attractions brings its mix of drag and dropkicks to Austin, Texas on Nov. 20, its first live event since Oct. 2019.

Out wrestler Jake Atlas said alcohol abuse played key role in domestic violence arrest

Jake Atlas addressed his substance abuse, mental health struggles and said that his relationship with his partner ‘is not abusive in any way.’

Out pro wrestlers racked up titles during Pride month

Keita, Dark Sheik, Brittany Wonder, Priscilla and many other out wrestlers keep bringing pro wrestling gold to the rainbow coalition during Pride month.

IMPACT Wrestling star Gisele Shaw comes out as transgender

Shaw is the first out trans-femme wrestler signed to IMPACT Wrestling and the second signed to a major North American wrestling promotion.

‘Speedball’ Mike Bailey becomes the first out LGBTQ wrestler to win an IMPACT singles title

Bailey made history when he won the X-Division title at "Slammiversary."

Candy Lee beats Dark Sheik and Edith Surreal in the first all-trans-femme main event in pro wrestling history

After winning the title earlier in the night, Sheik lost the title to Lee in the historic main event at ‘Paris Is Bumping: The Legends Ball.’

Out wrestler Killian McMurphy wins Pro Wrestling VIBE’s Cassandro Cup

Killian McMurphy outlasted 29 other entrants to win the first queer rumble match and become the second person to hold the Cassandro Cup.

Groundbreaking trans pro wrestler Mariah Moreno announces retirement

Recognized by many as the first out trans pro wrestler ever, Mariah Moreno ended her 15-year career citing mental health issues.

Here are 16 LGBTQ-led or Pride-themed pro wrestling events during 2022 Pride

From the first LGBTQ wrestling festival to a Hoodslam doubleheader to shows without rings, Pride month is stacked when it comes to pro wrestling.

This trans masculine non-binary pro wrestler is about to make history 

Max The Impaler will become the first trans masculine non-binary wrestler to ever set foot in an AEW ring when they battle Nyla Rose on Monday’s edition of AEW Dark: Elevation.

IMPACT Wrestling reveals its first Pride shirt

A portion of all sales of IMPACT’s Pride shirt will be donated to the Gay Softball World Series organizers.

Out AEW star Jake Atlas arrested on domestic violence charges

Atlas, who is recovering from a torn ACL, was arrested after allegedly physically charging his partner in the early morning hours of May 23.

Out AEW wrestler Anthony Bowens is out with a knee injury

Bowens will be out of action for an undetermined amount of time, but will be present at AEW Double or Nothing weekend events this weekend.

Pro wrestler Max Zero comes out as pansexual on Pansexual Visibility Day

Zero highlighted Pansexual Visibility Day by sharing a part of himself publicly for the first time.

Pro Wrestler Zeb Saint comes out publicly as LGBTQ, doesn’t define how he identifies

‘I’ve found myself attracted to men and wanna live that truth,’ Saint said in a ‘coming out post’ on Twitter.

Japanese pro wrestling legend Yu Ishino (fka Kagetsu) comes out as trans

Yu Ishino became on of the world’s most prolific pro wrestlers under the name Kagetsu before retiring in 2020.

Pro Wrestling Vibe founder Billy Dixon to retire from in-ring competition in June

His final bout will be an "I Quit match" against longtime rival Darius Carter at Pro Wrestling Vibe’s ‘Pride & Vibe Weekend’ on June 17.

Pro wrestling referee Devon Campbell comes out as omnisexual

Campbell, a referee for multiple Pacific Northwest promotions, announced he is omnisexual on Twitter.

Naptown All-Pro co-founder J-Rose wants his new promotion to reflect and help the Indianapolis he knows

Naptown All-Pro’s debut doubleheader pairs pro wrestling with community outreach.

WWE should know that same-sex couples are ‘PG’ by now

WWE Monday Night Raw’s double wedding got an unfortunate ‘I don’t even know if that’s PG’ joke about same-sex couples.

The 25 best LGBTQ matches from WrestleMania week 2022

With LGBTQ presence at WrestleMania week events growing, more top-notch talents stole the weekend.

For WWE’s Sonya Deville, LGBTQ visibility is a ‘personal responsibility’

Sonya Deville’s mission to provide authentic LGBTQ representation to WWE fans continues in Dallas at WrestleMania.

IMPACT Wrestling partners with Gay Softball World Series organizers

IMPACT Wrestling announces a new partnership with the North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance.

EFFY’s Big Gay Brunch promises action, Texas trans youth support

Saturday’s EFFY’s Big Gay Brunch will raise money for the Texas Education Network of Texas during WrestleMania week.

Popular pro wrestling YouTube channel Wrestling With Wregret cuts ties with contributor over transphobia

Wrestling With Wregret creator Brian Zane ended his working relationship with on-air personality James Biggs over his support of transphobic comments Wednesday.

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