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VIDEO by Outsports: 150 LGBT People in Sports Who Came Out Since Last October 11

VIDEO by Outsports: 150 LGBT People in Sports Who Came Out Since Last October 11

| October 11, 2017

Outsports shared the following video in recognition of National Coming Out Day. The diversity of sports and backgrounds is amazing but they all have one universal trait — the desire to be authentic, open and proud. “Be brave. Be proud. Be strong,” as one athlete said. 150 LGBT people in sports have come out since […]

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Seimone Augustus Plays for Her Fourth WNBA Ttle

Seimone Augustus Plays for Her Fourth WNBA Ttle

| October 4, 2017

Outsports Reports: “Odd-numbered years have been lucky for Seimone Augustus and the Minnesota Lynx, with the team and its star having won WNBA titles in 2011, 2013 and 2015.” “Augustus, believed to be the only openly gay player in the WNBA Finals, hopes that 2017 is just as lucky when the Lynx play the Los […]

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VIDEO: Skateboarder Hanna Zanzi on Being Out and Falling in Love

VIDEO: Skateboarder Hanna Zanzi on Being Out and Falling in Love

| September 28, 2017

Skateboarder Hanna Zanzi talked with Outsports correspondent Cyd Zeigler at the X Games in Minneapolis this summer. Before this, Outsports reports that “Zanzi had taken a long hiatus from the sport but returned last year and immediately found herself winning and placing in events.” “I’ve known ever since I was ‘yea big,’ I’ve always been […]

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Bi Gold Medal Boxer Talks About Her New Memoir

Bi Gold Medal Boxer Talks About Her New Memoir

| August 30, 2017

Britain’s Nicola Adams, the first woman to win an Olympic gold medal for boxing, discusses the art of her sport and her life as an out bisexual in a new memoir. Read an exclusive excerpt at the Advocate. Nicola Adams: “Even though I’m 100 percent focused on the match when I’m boxing, it’s hard not […]

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Meet Katie Sowers: 1st Out LGBT Coach in the NFL

Meet Katie Sowers: 1st Out LGBT Coach in the NFL

| August 22, 2017

Jim Buzinski of Outsports just posted this: “San Francisco 49ers assistant coach Katie Sowers is a pro football pioneer. This season, she will become the NFL’s second full-time assistant female coach. She will also become the league’s first openly LGBT coach, male or female.” “No matter what you do in life, one of the most […]

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Jury Rules That Pepperdine U Did Not Discriminate Against Former Lesbian Basketball Players

Jury Rules That Pepperdine U Did Not Discriminate Against Former Lesbian Basketball Players

| August 15, 2017

Outsports reports — “A federal district court jury in Los Angeles has ruled against two lesbian former players at Pepperdine University who said they faced a pattern of harassment and discrimination from their coach because they were gay and were dating.” Despite the loss, a spokeswoman for the LGBT rights group Freedom for All Americans, […]

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British Cricket Leagues Show Support for LGBT Community

British Cricket Leagues Show Support for LGBT Community

| August 9, 2017

News from Outsports: Cricket is the latest sport to embrace Rainbow Laces campaign “Two major cricket leagues in England and Wales will be demonstrating support for the Rainbow Laces campaign this weekend. Men and women — in the NatWest T20 Blast and the Kia Super League, respectively — will be wearing rainbow-colored shoelaces, among other […]

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Brother & Sister College Swimmers Are Both Gay

Brother & Sister College Swimmers Are Both Gay

| August 1, 2017

“Arizona’s Kennedy Lohman helped older brother Connor in his coming out journey,” Outsports reported recently. “Kennedy Lohman quit taking her medication at the end of her sophomore year of high school. She started taking Lexapro about six months earlier to help with anxiety and depression. But the prescription took away her personality. She thought emotional […]

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