A fence separates the winners from losers of the week in LGBTQ sports

Here’s a look back at the big Outsports stories of the week that was, a period that saw political upheaval and a dramatic change for the worse in the pandemic, a new crop of out LGBTQ athletes and several stories that prove Courage Is Contagious.

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Marco Lehmann of Switzerland Team Lausanne in action during the FIBA 3×3 tournament held at the Flon District on August 23, 2019 in Lausanne, Switzerland.
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Marco Lehmann has played pro basketball for 8 seasons and also plays on the national 3×3 team.

Lawmakers will consider a ‘carbon copy’ of Idaho’s HB500 in the first wave of potential legal assaults on transgender people nationwide.

KC Cross proposed to Megan Pearson. Now they’re looking ahead to a marriage and life together.

Thomas apologized for using an anti-gay slur on the golf course, but used the same clichés they all do.

Kylee Palombo

Matt Lynch, who came out in a viral essay last April, says there’s a lot more joy in his life.

Lasorda and Miñoso are baseball legends from the same era. But while Minnie learned how to love his son, Tommy remained stuck in the past.

Couper Gunn gained strength on and off the field after deciding to stop hiding.

The next arena in transgender powerlifter JayCee Cooper’s two-year fight will be a courtroom.

Humphreys has battled injuries and the COVID pandemic. Now in her late 20s, she wants to race in her first Olympics.

With the LGBTQ community being represented in so many aspects of sports, the lack of out play-by-play voices is striking.

Devin Ibañez and Fergus Wade

Devin Ibañez and Fergus Wade

“I have no doubt that without Fergus I never would have had the resolve to put myself out there in this way,’ writes pro rugby player Devin Ibañez.

Gilmour was named NCAA Division III LGBTQ Athlete of the Year after captaining the Hamilton College basketball team.

The former Harvard swimmer is standing up for his body.

Adam Dryfhout

Adam Dryfhout’s Twitter account

Adam Dryfhout rocked his Buffalo Bills Pride shirt for the team’s first playoff win in 25 years.

Today marks one year that Outsports readers have enjoyed the contributions of our deputy managing editor, Alex Reimer!

That’s all for this week! I’ll bring you another list of winners and losers next Saturday. Got a name I missed, or want to challenge my choices? Comment here or on Facebook or Instagram, tweet at us, message me via any social media, or just plain email me at [email protected] Thanks!

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