Sports

Pro Soccer Player Christine Nairn Comes Out on Her Blog

Pro Soccer Player Christine Nairn Comes Out on Her Blog

| December 12, 2017

Outsports reports this week that “Christine Nairn, a pro soccer player with the Seattle Reign of the NWSL, has come out publicly as gay in a post on her blog, Finding My Euphoria.” “In the post, “What Even Is Normal,” Nairn, 27, discusses a lists of things society deems normal, before writing that she is […]

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Trans Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard Wins Two Silver Medals

Trans Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard Wins Two Silver Medals

| December 6, 2017

From the New Zealand Herald: Laurel Hubbard has forged another place in the New Zealand sports history books after winning two silver medals at the weightlifting world championships. Transgender athlete Hubbard finished runner-up in the snatch and overall categories in the women’s 90kg-plus division at Anaheim in California She is the first Kiwi to win […]

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Out Lesbian NBA Referee to Receive Truth Award

Out Lesbian NBA Referee to Receive Truth Award

| November 29, 2017

Outsports reports: “Violet Palmer, the out lesbian who was the first woman to work as an official in an NBA game, will be honored for her contributions as an out LGBT woman of color at a ceremony in Los Angeles.” Palmer will receive a Truth Award from the Better Brothers Los Angeles and the DIVA […]

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Registration Open for ALSO Youth Turkey Trot

Registration Open for ALSO Youth Turkey Trot

| October 30, 2017

Thursday, November 23   ALSO Youth Turkey Trot   Sarasota   7:30 am start Registration is now open for the ALSO Youth 8th Annual Turkey Trot 5K. 1,800 runners and walkers are expected to participate in this historically sold-out event. On Thanksgiving morning, November 23, 2017, the race begins and ends at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota (1000 Boulevard […]

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Out Olympian Delle Donne Hopes Her Gay Wedding Will Help Others

Out Olympian Delle Donne Hopes Her Gay Wedding Will Help Others

| October 29, 2017

Outsports reports: “Elena Delle Donne came out publicly last year just before the Olympics. Now she’s hoping her marriage to a woman will help other LGBT people in and out of sports come to accept themselves.” The two will be featured on The Knot and will be the company’s first featured same-sex couple, writes Cyd […]

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Texas Student Seeks Responses to Sports Homophobia Survey

Texas Student Seeks Responses to Sports Homophobia Survey

| October 18, 2017

Katherine Pyles, a junior Sociology major at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, has published a request for responses to a survey about homophobia in sports for a research project she is conducting with two other students. Here’s her Outsports post: “Hello, Outsports Community! My name is Katherine Pyles, and I am a junior Sociology […]

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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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