LGBT Sports winners and losers of the week

Here’s this week’s list of winners and losers, beginning with some NFL-related Coming Out Day stories:

NFL video for National Coming Out Day features gay and bi former players, along with current players showing their support.

The openly gay and bi NFL players have been trailblazers in the league’s 100 years.

Jenkins had a brief stint with the Seattle Seahawks before a career in law. He is now opening up about being gay.

Two reports say Dori Monson has been suspended indefinitely from hosting Seahawks’ pregame and postgame radio shows because of his tweet mocking the transgender community.

As we get ready for National Coming Out Day, we reflect on how out and visible LGBTQ athletes provide courage to their peers.

There are still relatively few high-profile Asian and Asian-American athletes who have come out.

Ahead of National Coming Out Day, five out athletes shared their coming-out insights and experiences.

As we countdown to National Coming Out Day, The Trevor Project is providing resources to student athletes who are secretly LGBTQ.

Howard Bragman has overseen some of the biggest coming-out stories in pro sports.

A lot of meditation on self-esteem and influence went into Canadian soccer star Quinn publicly coming out as transgender.

Joe Hamilton struggled with his sexuality, but has found acceptance on his college cross-country and track teams.

Justin Balthazor waited until he had proven himself with points and rebounds to share his true self with everyone in his basketball world.

Jeff Rueter publicly came out last month on Bi+ Visibility Day.

Christina Kahrl, who came out as transgender in the early 2000s, says she thinks it would be more difficult to come out today.

Four years ago, Bryan McColgan wrote his coming out story in Outsports. It ended up being a love story.

Although a vote on a potential ban was promised for next month, World Rugby updated its guidelines Friday, claiming “a balance between safety, fairness and inclusion could not be provided.”

The former AEW Women’s World titleholder champions visibility for trans and other marginalized populations one Beast Bomb at a time.

‘Street fight realness’ is on the menu this Saturday at EFFY’s Big Gay Brunch.

Jarrin Williams is out, proud and emerging as a leader in his school and in his hometown.

Today we mourn Monica Roberts, the creator of the award-winning TransGriot blog and someone her hometown newspaper called “Houston through and through.”

Being Out: Christopher Malpartida made a difference after writing his coming out story, and he hopes to make a larger impact on society.

The Vietnamese bodybuilder, personal trainer, and LGBTQ activist will provide commentary for Formula E’s Open Talent Call.

In walking off, the USL Loyal players walked tall against racism and homophobia

Flemmings’ season, much like the San Diego Loyal’s, is effectively over.

Wilthalrio Coachman has found himself through semi-pro football, and as a police officer with a career in the military.

Bethell, who was suspended last season for punching an opponent over a homophobic slur, says there needs to be a cultural reckoning in sports.

USA Olympic BMX hopeful Chelsea Wolfe joined us on Instagram to answer your questions about being a trans athlete on a quest for Tokyo 2021.

After being denied by Switzerland’s Supreme Court, Semenya might not be finished running the 800 meters after all.


All month we’ve been counting down our most-read coming out stories. We’re at the top 3:

Check out tomorrow to find out which Coming Out story was our #1 most-read story!

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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