A new era starts as a week of LGBTQ Sports winners and losers ends

This work week may have been one day shorter for many because of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday but a lot happened in these last seven days, and there was also sports. Here are this week’s LGBTQ sports winners and losers.

Hig Roberts
Kacey Cole

I’m breathing again,’ the skier says of his newly out life and the widespread acceptance he’s seen.

Campbell’s comments were first unearthed by a reporter with his own history of homophobic tweets. While the apologies are welcome, we brand Campbell and the Detroit Free Press reporter as losers until we see them working toward becoming better examples for young people by actively fighting homophobia.

Players on 22 NFL teams have already had an out gay teammate, including six players with the Arizona Cardinals.

Hank Aaron - Atlanta Braves

The Moment

Aaron will forever be associated with home runs and social justice. When those two worlds collided, with society at its ugliest, he persevered and emerged a hero.

From left to right, Maria López, Mack Beggs and KC
Sports Equality Foundation

Sports Equality Foundation launched a TikTok account in partnership with Outsports to encourage LGBTQ athletes to be their true and authentic selves. Click here to see the videos!

Jackson says he “gets on better” with women.

On day one of his presidency, Joe Biden clarifies that the Supreme Court’s anti-discrimination ruling allows trans athletes to compete according to their gender identity.

A transgender American’s challenge to, and hopes for, the new administration in Washington, D.C.

Sexual harassment has no place in baseball or any workplace, and believe me: if queer women want to see your dick pics, we’ll ask.

Young LGBTQ athletes are reclaiming the word “queer,” and pushing back against labels.

The ACLU helped lead the opposition to HB112, which has been dubbed a ‘carbon copy’ of Idaho’s anti-trans legislation.

Bobby Jones

Bobby Jones
Eleanor Jones

A soccer-mad trans teen in soccer-mad Seattle made one of the great plays in sports in 2020 by pushing a youth league to become more open.

Hogan and Steelz’s victory makes them the first to hold Impact’s women’s tag team titles in nearly eight years.

The iconic fashion brand cut ties with Thomas after he dropped an anti-gay slur at a PGA Event.

Aerial Powers

Aerial Powers
Team Liquid

Powers will chair the esports behemoth’s Diversity and Inclusion Task Force.

Chris McLeod fought his sexuality for years in an unforgiving sport, but now is determined to help others reach their potential.

Premiering next month, “Steelers” showcases how LGBTQ players and coaches are finding community in rugby.

Esera Tuaolo and Hate Is Wrong host conversations and a celebration about LGBTQ inclusion, around the Super Bowl.

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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