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Watch: Olympic Gold Medalist Matthew Mitcham Opens Up About Drugs, Depression, and Olympic Glory

Watch: Olympic Gold Medalist Matthew Mitcham Opens Up About Drugs, Depression, and Olympic Glory

By Kilian Melloy | Feb 27, 2021

Openly gay Olympic Gold Medalist Matthew Mitcham opened up in a BBC sport video produced for LGBTQ History Month

Gay GOP Lawmaker Urges Defeat of Anti-Trans Athlete Bill

Gay GOP Lawmaker Urges Defeat of Anti-Trans Athlete Bill

By Kimberlee Kruesi | Feb 25, 2021

Legislation to ban transgender athletes from participating in girls' sports would likely result in vulnerable students being marginalized while also harming Tennessee's ability to recruit athletes and businesses, says the state's only gay GOP lawmaker.

Watch: 'Gay Athletes Can Be Heroes,' Says Out Rugby Pro

Watch: 'Gay Athletes Can Be Heroes,' Says Out Rugby Pro

By Kilian Melloy | Feb 23, 2021

When Devin Ibanez came out on Instagram last December, he didn't just free himself from the closet - he became the first openly gay professional player in the Major League Rugby, and a role model for LGBTQ athletes.

Watch: Hunky Brit Ex-Football Star Thomas Beattie Reflects on Coming Out Last Summer

Watch: Hunky Brit Ex-Football Star Thomas Beattie Reflects on Coming Out Last Summer

Feb 21, 2021

Former footballer Thomas Beattie discusses how he benefited from coming out publicly as gay last year in a short video interview with BBC Sports.

Fear Factor: Football Star Cautious About Gay Players Coming Out

Fear Factor: Football Star Cautious About Gay Players Coming Out

Feb 21, 2021

Arsenal football star and LGBTQ ally Héctor Bellerín thinks it is a difficult path for an active, gay player to come out for the same, old reasons.

Gay Black Swim Champ Shares How He Overcame Racism, Homopbobia

Gay Black Swim Champ Shares How He Overcame Racism, Homopbobia

By Kilian Melloy | Feb 19, 2021

Top swimmer Dwight Richardson had several obstacles to overcome before he was finally accepted by teammates who made him the butt of racist conduct that included putting a noose around his neck.

Listen: Anti-LGBTQ Rugby Player Israel Folau 'Bombarded' with Gay Porn on Team's WhatsApp

Listen: Anti-LGBTQ Rugby Player Israel Folau 'Bombarded' with Gay Porn on Team's WhatsApp

By Kilian Melloy | Feb 15, 2021

A teammate pranked anti-LGTBQ rugby player Israel Folau, bombarding the disgraced Australian athlete with gay porn on the team's WhatsApp, a coach said in an anecdote he shared during a radio interview.

Listen: Closeted College Athlete Becomes '@out_fratguy' on TikTok

Listen: Closeted College Athlete Becomes '@out_fratguy' on TikTok

By Kilian Melloy | Feb 14, 2021

College soccer player Josh Leafer spent years playing the part of the straight jock. But at TikTok he was able to pursue a more authentic voice - and eventually come out - as he gave support to others in the closet.

Hey, Australian Open TV Viewers: Those Claps Aren't Real

Hey, Australian Open TV Viewers: Those Claps Aren't Real

Feb 14, 2021

Hey, Australian Open TV viewers: The crowd's loud clapping and mid-match chatter you hear on the telecasts are not real.

English Soccer at Breaking Point over Abuse on Social Media

English Soccer at Breaking Point over Abuse on Social Media

By Rob Harris | Feb 13, 2021

English football has reached breaking point with players, coaches, referees and officials aghast at the ongoing proliferation of hate aimed at them on Instagram and Twitter.

Proud 'Gay Icon' David Beckham Becomes Ambassador for Anti-LGBTQ Qatar

Proud 'Gay Icon' David Beckham Becomes Ambassador for Anti-LGBTQ Qatar

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Feb 12, 2021

Former England football captain David Beckham signed a hefty deal to be media ambassador for anti-LGBTQ Qatar in the run up to the country's hosting of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

After Gov Blasts Trans Athletes, Senate GOP Tepid on Ban

After Gov Blasts Trans Athletes, Senate GOP Tepid on Ban

By Kimberlee Kruesi | Feb 12, 2021

A day after the governor said transgender athletes would "destroy women's sports," Tennessee's Senate GOP leaders on Thursday offered tepid support for legislation that would ban them from participating in girls' sports.

Mississippi Senate: Ban Transgender Athletes on Female Teams

Mississippi Senate: Ban Transgender Athletes on Female Teams

By Emily Wagster Pettus | Feb 12, 2021

Transgender athletes would be banned from competing in girls' or women's sports in Mississippi schools and universities, under a bill that advanced in the Republican-controlled state Senate late Thursday night.

Governor: Transgender Athletes Will 'Destroy Women's Sports'

Governor: Transgender Athletes Will 'Destroy Women's Sports'

By Jonathan Mattise and Kimberlee Kruesi | Feb 11, 2021

Republican Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee said Wednesday that transgender girls should be banned from playing on middle and high school sports teams or they will "destroy women's sports."

A Look at What Quarantine is Like in Olympic-Host Japan

A Look at What Quarantine is Like in Olympic-Host Japan

Feb 10, 2021

A state of emergency for a large part of the country means that even those special cases who are allowed in have to take multiple coronavirus tests and stay holed up in quarantine.

State Farm's Jake Makes the Super Bowl with Drake — But Just Who is Jake?

State Farm's Jake Makes the Super Bowl with Drake — But Just Who is Jake?

Feb 9, 2021

Jake from State Farm made the Super Bowl yesterday in a funny ad with rapper Drake playig his stand-in. But just who is Jake and why did the insurance giant replace the original actor?

The Tennis Crowd: Players Thrive with Fans Back in Australia

The Tennis Crowd: Players Thrive with Fans Back in Australia

By John Pye | Feb 7, 2021

There was no certainty until last month that the Australian Open would even be staged. There was no certainty until recent weeks of how many fans would be allowed in. Decisions rest with the state government and health officials, and can change.

Kansas House GOP Proposed Bill Would Criminalize Care for Transgender Youth

Kansas House GOP Proposed Bill Would Criminalize Care for Transgender Youth

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Feb 5, 2021

Kansas Republicans want to criminalize gender affirmation surgery and other treatments for transgender youth who seek to transition.

Super Bowl Ads Aim to Comfort and Connect

Super Bowl Ads Aim to Comfort and Connect

By Mea Anderson | Feb 5, 2021

Super Bowl ads each year offer a snapshot of the American psyche. And this year, it's a doozy.

The Weeknd Vows to Tone it Down for His Super Bowl Show

The Weeknd Vows to Tone it Down for His Super Bowl Show

By Jonathan Landrum Jr. | Feb 4, 2021

The Weeknd may be known for his graphic music videos and performances featuring blood and violence, but the three-time Grammy winner says he will tone down his act during the Super Bowl halftime show.

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