Winners in LGBTQ sports plus Caitlyn Jenner and other losers

We hear you. We are sick of reading about her, too. But how can we not include her in our weekly list of losers, which fortunately has a ton more winners? Our promise to you is, Outsports is putting Caitlyn Jenner “on mute” for as long as we can.

So here goes: This week’s winners and losers in LGBTQ sports, and a lot of ‘em are lovers!

Jessica Aguilar and Shalita Grant pose for photographer James Law

Shalita Grant and Jessica Aguilar pose for photographer James Law
James Law, with permission

The XFC’s Jessica Aguilar and ‘Search Party’s’ Shalita Grant were introduced during lockdown. Soon after, they started a pandemic romance. Photos by James Law.

Breanna Stewart

Coming off WNBA, FIBA EuroLeague and Russian Women’s Premier League championships, Breanna Stewart proposed to girlfriend and opponent Marta Xargay.

Anders Maagaard Photography

Emily Anderson and Lesley Ryder think mainstream coverage of women’s sports lacks laughs. So they started their own venture.

The New Zealander would be the first transgender athlete to compete in an Olympic Games.

Logan Black

Logan Black
JayLee Photography/@JayLeeAC

Out pro wrestler Logan Black found the response to his coming out ‘overwhelming in the best way.’

Anh Nguyen plays tennis.

Anh Nguyen
Fontbonne University

Any reservations Anh Nguyen had attending a Catholic university as an openly gay athlete were quickly dispelled.

Alec Pena cheering

Alec Pena

Sports have always given me the chance to express myself and be passionate without the fear of what others will think of me,’ Alec Pena says.

Sapir Berman officiated her first game this week since coming out as transgender.

FINA Diving World Cup - Day Four

Thomas Daley of Great Britain competes in the Men’s 10m Platform final on day four of the FINA Diving World Cup at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre on May 04, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.
Photo by Toru Hanai/Getty Images

In his first competition in 14 months, Daley prepares for the Olympics with Individual and Synchro golds at the 2021 FINA World Cup.

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At Sports Illustrated, Julie Kliegman’s coverage goes far beyond the X’s and O’s.

Megan Rapinoe talks with The Cooligans

fubo Sports Network

The out lesbian soccer star tells Caitlyn Jenner: “You were an exceptional athlete. You’re not an exceptional politician.”

Shelby Weldon

In a 2020 interview with the Outsports podcast The Trans Sporter Room, Jenner said ‘Every trans person should have an opportunity to compete.’

Writer Patti Dawn Swansson offers her take on the trans woman who wants to be governor.

Lindsay Hecox poses for a photograph.

ACLU/Joshua Roper

An inside look at Monday’s appeal hearing in Lindsay Hecox’s case against Gov. Brad Little of Idaho, which opened a week in which inclusion won two legislative fights, in Kansas and Louisiana.

Jim Justice admits there are zero examples an anti-trans bill is supposed to stop, but he signed it anyway.

Sandy Parker and Susan Green laid a foundation for today’s lesbian pro wrestlers to demand more authenticity and visibility.

MV Young

Wrestlers Lab/@WrestlersLab

From pansexual Pride to championship victories to displays of defiant spirits, all involved in MV Young’s Polyam Cult Party 3 came up out the water anew.

Amazin LeThi is hosting a series of Outsports Instagram Live conversations for AAPI Heritage Month.

That’s all for this week! I’ll bring you another list of winners and losers next Saturday, and we promise to put Caitlyn Jenner “on mute” for as long as we can. 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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