LGBT sports winners of the week

Time once again for Outsports to stop the clock for an instant reply of the week that was. This week, we’re happy to report there are no losers. Everybody wins!

We realize our roster may differ from yours, and we welcome your comments, contributions and critiques. We read them all! Details on how to reach us are below, after our look at the week’s winners and losers.

Winners: Billie Jean King, Long Beach and Dodgers fans

Long Beach, Calif. is dedicating its flagship library to the tennis legend and it’s “Billie Jean King Bobblehead Day” at Dodgers Stadium.

The retired NBA star’s new fashion statement of inclusion further demonstrates support for his son and the LGBTQ community.


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Winner: Gareth Thomas comes out as HIV positive

Gay former rugby player Gareth Thomas took control of his own narrative and revealed he’s HIV-positive and married to another man, after being hounded by tabloid reporters.

Winner: Gay college tennis player Colby Grey

College freshman Colby Grey grew up hearing his church condemn gay people, but he realized they were twisting the Bible and he stayed true to himself.

Winner: Minnesota Lynx head coach and GM Cheryl Reeve

Cheryl Reeve has narrowly won a vote to become the WNBA’s 2019 Executive of the Year.

Winner: Team Eagle Cycle for the Cause participants

Members of the leather community have raised over $1 million for the NYC LGBT Community Center’s HIV/AIDS prevention and support services by cycling.

Winners: 49ers Pridegoers

The first gathering of the NFL’s first official social community dedicated to LGBTQ+ fans was jam-packed with San Francisco’s LGBTQ+ football fan community.

Winner: Anthony Bowens

After his appearance at a Wrestlepro show was postponed, Anthony Bowens turned up in a hospital bed. Now he’s back home, telling us: “I work too hard sometimes, haha!”

Winner: Simon Dunn

Gay rugby player and former Olympic hopeful Simon Dunn thanked his followers for relating to his struggles with poverty, anxiety and living up to his online persona.

Winner: Gus Kenworthy

Three years ago, Gus Kenworthy told Outsports he wanted to act as his next career. Now he’s doing it for American Horror Story, playing straight.

Winner: Theresa Goh

Singapore’s first swimming world champion, Theresa Goh, came out as lesbian three years ago, and now she’s retiring.

Winners: Duke University students who met Sue Bird

From athleticism to advocacy, WNBA star Sue Bird shared her wisdom and lessons learned with students at Duke University.

In his first interview with Outsports since his book release, former NFL player Ryan O’Callaghan talks about discovering romance and exploring the gay dating world.

Winner: University of New Mexico decathlete Ryan Chase

Ryan Chase has found happiness — and his boyfriend — after coming out as gay.

That’s all for this week! We’ll bring you a fresh list of winners and losers next Saturday. Got a name we missed, or want to challenge our choices? Comment here or on Facebook or Instagram, tweet at us, message us via any social media, or just plain email us at outsports@gmail.com Thanks!


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