This week’s winners and losers in LGBTQ sports

What a week! Baseball is back, we’ve told some great coming out stories and shared news of a superstar couple’s new baby girl! Without further adieu, here are my winners and losers of the week in LGBTQ sports.


Mack Beggs is a wrestler at Life University.

Mack Beggs in his 2019-2020 sophomore year profile photo for the Life University Running Eagles.
Life University

Collegiate wrestler Mack Beggs tag teams with a Kansas healthcare provider to build national networks of advocacy and resistance.


A new survey studies the experiences of LGBTQ athletes who have been out on their high school or college teams.


Dwight Richardson

Dwight Richardson endured a prank with a noose before taking charge and becoming a top-level swimmer.


The San Diego Loyals’ Collin Martin was on TikTok Friday night talking with out gay college soccer captain Couper Gunn of the Sports Equality Foundation.


Kevin DeMille, an assistant coach at George Washington University, says his players inspire him to be vulnerable.


Mommies Ashlyn Harris and Ali Krieger and their adopted baby girl Sloane.

Ashlyn Harris, left, Ali Krieger and baby Sloane.
Instagram: @alikrieger

The USWNT stars rang in Valentine’s Day with a beautiful new addition to their family.


The sport that peaked in the 1990s in the US could desperately use a makeover — and not just at the Olympic level.


The players expressed their support for LGBTQ athletes in a joint statement.


Current sexual harassment revelations should inspire us to keep demand MLB’s ensure a better game for all marginalized groups — including LGBTQ fans.


A baseball player stands in the on deck circle ready to face a pitcher in an MLB game at what was once known as AT&T Park in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Shelby Weldon/Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

On Deck Circle is a daily round-up of what’s new in LGBTQ sports news along with today’s social media spotlight.


The iconic fashion brand cut ties with the pro golfer after he dropped an anti-gay slur at a PGA Event. Woodford Reserve, the bourbon whiskey manufacturer, says it plans to drop Justin Thomas. Last month, Citi said it is sticking with Thomas, but will require he donate a “meaningful portion” of his proceeds from their agreement to LGBTQ causes.


Jordan Miller
Photo provided

Jordan Miller was one of the first people who rallied to try and free Britney Spears from her conservatorship.


Matt Rittenhouse had negative coming-out experiences, before finding acceptance in his sport.


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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