Winners and losers in LGBTQ sports for Valentine’s Day Weekend


Here’s this week’s at the winners and losers of the week in LGBTQ sports for your Valentine’s Day weekend enjoyment. Winners are Cupids, losers get broken arrows.

Thomas Vanderbrook wrapped in a rainbow flag.

Thomas Vanderbrook.
Photo provided by Thomas Vanderbrook.

Thomas Vanderbrook struggled for years with his sexuality and felt like he was drowning. Opening up to those around him about being bisexual showed him a new path.

Beckham is reportedly close to becoming an ambassador for Qatar in the lead-up to next year’s World Cup.

Trans powerlifter JayCee Cooper notes sport is a human right in a TV interview.

After infamous homophobe Folau signed with the French rugby club last year, one teammate introduced himself online by spamming him with gay porn videos.

Don’t Die Miles stands shirtless with a thumbs-up.

Don’t Die Miles.
Robert Bellamy

Pro wrestling’s beacon of positivity took hold of his narrative last year by dropping a persona the made him ‘miserable’ and coming out publicly as pansexual.

Lor Sabourin climbs a rockface.

Lor Sabourin.
Photo provided by Lor Sabourin.

In conquering the East Coast Fist Bump pinnacle, Sabourin charts a new path for non-binary climbers.

Three years after a right swipe on Tinder, Rippon and his partner are tying the knot.

Ben Duncan cheering.

Ben Duncan.
Photo provided by Ben Duncan.

Ben Duncan learned the value of discipline and perseverance as a gymnast growing up and found a community as a UConn cheerleader.

ROH’s lead announcer is raising money for Allentown, PA’s Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center via Cameo.

Jack Brennan in his favorite outfit.

Jack Brennan
Photo provided by Jack Brennan

‘I feel like I want to become more genuine to people around me and not hide anymore.’

Rossi has been committed for 25 years to elevating the voices of people in football who don’t get the attention they deserve.

Devon Rouse sits in the drivers seat of his race car.

Devon Rouse competed in ARCA Menards Series Test at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona, Fla. last month.
Submitted photo

Planted in Midwestern dirt, Devon Rouse seeks to bloom on pavement in 2021.

When Tuaolo came out in 2002, he didn’t believe the NFL was ready for an openly gay player. But his thinking has changed.

Outsports has received gay rumors about athletes for years. Though that trend is declining.

The minds behind the LGBTQ pro wrestling documentary will continue raising money for the film and the Matthew Shepard Foundation through Feb. 13.

Billie Jean King, RuPaul, Lil Nas X and Dan Levy appear in commercials that ran on CBS during Super Bowl LV.

The NFL superstar would have no issue with a gay player on his team.

The league, its teams, coaches and players have done more for LGBT inclusion than you think.

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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