Winners and losers in LGBT sports this holiday weekend

Happy Labor Day weekend! Here’s this week’s list of winners — aka hot dogs — and losers — a big ol’ bowl of beans.


Two studies out of Australia suggest teams that host pro-LGBTQ events experience less homophobic language by players.


Washington Heights

Washington Heights
Studio 5 Baltimore

‘I just want him to be proud of me even if he is lying about it… just make it seem like you care.’


The Trevor Project’s second annual mental health survey of LGBTQ youth shows the benefits of sports participation.


Mianne Bagger saw her game change after transitioning. She advocates for more studies of trans athletes.


Stephanie Helms and other sailors compete.
Chris Howell, J/24 Class Association

Four LGBT sailing enthusiasts will share their personal and professional perspectives and provide recommendations to sailing organizations on being more inclusive.


As World Rugby considers banning trans women from women’s rugby, various trans ruggers are speaking out.


Jaden Vazquez

Jaden Vazquez is now helping LGBTQ athletes by co-leading a new Fordham student-athlete-support group.


The two-time gold medalist told the BBC she only intended to dance on “Strictly Come Dancing” if she could dance with another woman. The boxer retired in November rather than risk partial blindness due to an eye injury in the ring. She was named Outsports Female Athlete of the Year in 2016. More recently, she has become an outspoken opponent of transgender inclusion.


2016 Rio Paralympics - Day 4, Theresa Goh, Singapore, lesbian, swimmer, retiring, retires, disabled, disabilities, wheelchair

Theresa Goh
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Theresa Goh became a legend in Singapore by winning gold at the 2006 IPC World Championships. Now she’s pushing for LGBTQ visibility in her home country.


Tilden was a superstar in his sport in the 1920s, but he died alone and largely forgotten amid scandal.


Blaseball

@MLeeLunsford

Another sport has unexpectedly burst onto the scene. And isn’t even a sport. It’s a splort. The splort of Blaseball.


Outsports deputy managing editor and host of The Sports Kiki podcast Alex Reimer connects with another gay sports talk guy, and they talk about their experiences in the high-pressure talk radio world.


‘Mr. No Days Off’ entered the King of Sports on Friday, Sept. 4.


Vandersloot recorded 18 assists Monday in the Sky’s victory over the Fever, with Quigley hitting the deciding three-pointer.


The event originally scheduled for Wrestlemania weekend in April will now be held on October 10 as part of The Collective.


The forthcoming event Paris Is Bumping, aptly named after the documentary that brought ballroom culture to a wide audience, is the latest in a line of LGBTQ-led pro wrestling events aiming to bring new audiences and give the industry a evolutionary path.


Joining the Sept. 9 conversation are golfer Tadd Fujikawa, athlete and activist Amazin LeThi, swimmer Schuyler Bailar and diver Lisa Coe.

Four Asian and Asian American LGBTQ athletes in sports about their unique struggles and triumphs.


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 outspor[email protected] Thanks!


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