Hall of Fame winners of the week in LGBTQ sports


No losers this week! So, here’s this week’s list of winners, beginning with the co-founders of Outsports being inducted into the LGBTQ Journalists Hall of Fame tonight at the NLGJA Virtual Convention.

Jim Buzinski and Cyd Zeigler at the Sydney Gay Games in 2002
Brent Mullins

The Association of LGBTQ Journalists said it chose the Outsports cofounders because they are among those “who have exemplified the association’s mission to advance fair and accurate coverage of LGBTQ communities and issues.”

While the IOC claims to ignore human rights as ‘politics,’ the Gay Games embrace their role as agents of change.

NBC makes a script commitment to the Olympic medalist and media star.

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Kamal-Craig Golaube is an outspoken leader for change at Colorado State University.

Being Out: Jack Storrs and his teammates sent a powerful of symbol of support with their Pride decals, as he reflects on being an out athlete.

Four college athletes joined us to share their experiences building support groups for LGBTQ student-athletes.

Indiana State University

One of the first publicly out queer D-I athletes tells his story and offers encouragement to other who may be struggling as he once did.

Schantz has spoken to people in the LGBTQ community. He now understands the impact of his mistakes.

In a nod to the Rising’s intention to support the LGBTQ community, they will not benefit from the mishandling of alleged homophobia.

Denis Vachon coaches gymnastics in Canada. His team of mostly male gymnasts instantly embraced a transitioning teammate.

When SMU’s Bri Tollie tore her ACL, she never thought it would be a catalyst to come out as a bisexual athlete.

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays are clashing for baseball’s world championship. For both teams’ LGBTQ fans, they’re already winners.

Campus Pride’s annual raking of the most LGBTQ-friendly colleges in the country includes several sports powerhouses, including the University of Kentucky and Ohio State.

Jessica Andrade, left, an out fighter, defeated Jessica Penne.

Jessica Andrade, left, an out fighter, defeated Jessica Penne.
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Andrade became the first woman in UFC history to win fights in three different divisions with her victory at UFC Fight Island 6 Saturday.

Betsy Devos’s Office of Civil Rights claims Franklin Pierce University and NCAA policy violate Title IX.

‘This is what it’s all about; seeing the evolution of this business.’

That’s all for this week! I’ll bring you a fresh 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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