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North Carolina Football Club Underscores Commitment as a Safe Place for Gay Fans, Allies and Players

North Carolina Football Club Underscores Commitment as a Safe Place for Gay Fans, Allies and Players

SPONSORED CONTENT | Jun 23, 2022

The North Carolina Football Club has long been a champion of inclusivity and acceptance, as evidenced by their commitment to providing a safe environment for gay fans, allies, and players.

Swimming's New Transgender Policy Could Impact Other Sports

Swimming's New Transgender Policy Could Impact Other Sports

By Eddie Pells | Jun 23, 2022

Bans on transgender women in international swimming and rugby this week opened the door for track and field to consider following suit in what could turn into a wave of policy changes in Olympic sports.

Inspired by Josh Cavallo, Irish Pro Rugby Player Comes Out

Inspired by Josh Cavallo, Irish Pro Rugby Player Comes Out

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 21, 2022

Irish pro rugby player Nick McCarthy has come out of the closet, citing out Australian soccer star Josh Cavallo and an openly bisexual teammate as inspirations.

Wife of WNBA's Brittney Griner Tells AP Scheduled Call Never Happened

Wife of WNBA's Brittney Griner Tells AP Scheduled Call Never Happened

By Eric Tucker and Doug Feinberg | Jun 20, 2022

WNBA star Brittney Griner tried to call her wife nearly a dozen times through the American embassy in Russia on the couple's fourth anniversary Saturday, but they never connected.

World Swimming Bans Transgender Athletes from Women's Events

World Swimming Bans Transgender Athletes from Women's Events

By Ciarán Fahey | Jun 19, 2022

World swimming's governing body has effectively banned transgender women from competing in women's events, starting Monday.

Player Who Helped Inspire 'A League of Their Own' Comes Out — at Age 95

Player Who Helped Inspire 'A League of Their Own' Comes Out — at Age 95

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 17, 2022

Maybelle Blair played on the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL), which inspired the film (and new TV series) "A League of Their Own." Blair has just come out... at the age of 95.

Out WNBA Star Sue Bird Announces Impending Retirement from Basketball

Out WNBA Star Sue Bird Announces Impending Retirement from Basketball

By Tim Booth | Jun 17, 2022

After 21 professional seasons, one of the greatest basketball careers ever is nearing its end. Sue Bird says the 2022 season will be her last playing in the WNBA.

Sumo's Significance as Japan's National Sport

Sumo's Significance as Japan's National Sport

Jun 15, 2022

One of the most popular sumo icons is Baruto Kaito. Now that online crypto betting site Bitcasino and Baruto have teamed up, there is more reason to expect that the sport will become bigger than ever.

Out WNBA Star Griner's Russia Detention Extended for Third Time

Out WNBA Star Griner's Russia Detention Extended for Third Time

Jun 15, 2022

WNBA star Brittney Griner will remain in Russian custody through at least July 2, Russian state-run news agency Tass reported Tuesday.

Pa. Senate Passes Bill Against Trans Girls Playing Girls' Sports

Pa. Senate Passes Bill Against Trans Girls Playing Girls' Sports

By Brooke Schultz | Jun 8, 2022

The Pennsylvania Senate passed Republican-sponsored legislation Tuesday to prohibit transgender women from participating in women's sports.

Griner's Fate Tangled Up with Other American Held in Russia

Griner's Fate Tangled Up with Other American Held in Russia

By Eric Tucker | Jun 8, 2022

Brittney Griner is easily the most prominent American locked up by a foreign country. But the WNBA star's case is tangled up with that of a lesser-known American also imprisoned in Russia.

Cardinal Pitcher Calls Out Tampa Bay Rays Players for Not Wearing Pride Patches

Cardinal Pitcher Calls Out Tampa Bay Rays Players for Not Wearing Pride Patches

Jun 6, 2022

When the Tampa Bay Rays took the field for Pride Night, not everyone on the team wore Pride patches. Cardinal pitcher Jack Flaherty shot back at five players for their refusal.

Tampa Bay Rays Manager: Players Not Wearing LGBTQ+ Logos Won't Divide Team

Tampa Bay Rays Manager: Players Not Wearing LGBTQ+ Logos Won't Divide Team

Jun 6, 2022

A number of Tampa Bay Rays players decided not to wear rainbow-colored logos on their uniforms as part of the team's annual "Pride Night" on Saturday that recognized the LGBTQ community.

Cardinals' Donovan Apologizes for Old Homophobic Tweets

Cardinals' Donovan Apologizes for Old Homophobic Tweets

By Sarah Trotto | Jun 5, 2022

Cardinals rookie Brendan Donovan apologized Saturday night for tweets he sent with homophobic language as a teenager that surfaced during St. Louis' game against the Chicago Cubs.

Celtics Join Calls for Return of Out Basketball Star Brittney Griner

Celtics Join Calls for Return of Out Basketball Star Brittney Griner

By Tim Reynolds | Jun 5, 2022

The WNBA star has been detained in Russia for more than 100 days and some members of the Boston Celtics are using their platform at the NBA's title series to join calls for her return to the U.S.

Iditarod Dog Found Months after Disappearing from Checkpoint

Iditarod Dog Found Months after Disappearing from Checkpoint

By Yvonne Gonzalez | Jun 5, 2022

An Iditarod sled dog was found safe after disappearing from a checkpoint in the race three months ago and covering nearly 150 miles, the Iditarod Trail Committee said Saturday.

Transgender Athlete Ban Challenged in Utah Lawsuit

Transgender Athlete Ban Challenged in Utah Lawsuit

By Lindsay Whitehurst | Jun 2, 2022

A ban on transgender athletes playing on girls' sports teams is being challenged in court in Utah, one of more than a dozen states that have passed similar bans throughout the last two years.

Lia Thomas Plans to Keep Swimming - with an Eye on Olympics

Lia Thomas Plans to Keep Swimming - with an Eye on Olympics

Jun 1, 2022

Transgender swimmer Lia Thomas said she intends to keep competing, with the ultimate goal of reaching the Olympics.

Olympian Tom Daley Announces Knitting Book, Coming in November

Olympian Tom Daley Announces Knitting Book, Coming in November

By Emell Adolphus | May 29, 2022

Tom Daley announced he is writing a book about knitting that will hit shelves in November.

Soccer Great David Beckham: Historically Homophobic Sport Has Improved; Still Has Far to Go

Soccer Great David Beckham: Historically Homophobic Sport Has Improved; Still Has Far to Go

By Kilian Melloy | May 27, 2022

English soccer great David Beckham, who positions himself as an LGBTQ+ ally despite serving as a brand ambassador for homophobic nation Qatar, says the sport is getting less homophobic.

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