Winners, losers and mourners of this week in LGBT Sports

This week’s list of the big stories of the past seven days starts with the many times our community was impacted by the incredible work of the late Supreme Court associate justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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Legends of another kind of court: Sandra Day O’Connor, left, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Rebecca Lobo / Twitter

I dedicated Saturday’s edition of The Huddle to LGBT sports reaction to the death of a legend: Supreme Court associate justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. And I found this wonderful picture tweeted by Rebecca Lobo. Click here to read the story behind the photograph.

The Secretary of Education is threatening to withhold funds.

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Levi Davis of Bath Rugby during the Premiership Rugby Cup Third Round match between Bath Rugby and Leicester Tigers at The Recreation Ground on October 05, 2019 in Bath, England.
Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images

Since coming out to his teammates, Davis has been met with love and support.

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La’Darius Marshall, Monica Aldama, Gabi Butler and Jerry Harris attend the Build Series to discuss “Cheer” at Build Studio on January 29, 2020 in New York City.
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Harris, who was one of the breakout stars of the Netflix docuseries, is also accused of sex abuse in a lawsuit filed on behalf of two teenage boys.

Yanic Dupelessis is an elite teenage hockey player in Canada and he came out as gay in part to help others.

The advertisement, which was paid for by the American Principles Project, will have a fact-check label if it’s shared on Facebook organically.

Derrick Gordon celebrates

Derrick Gordon.

Gordon, who came out as gay while at UMass, continues to make history, this time playing pro basketball while out.

Jordan Windle diving

Jordan Windle.

Jordan Windle is straight but has a gay dad. Now with Greg Louganis’ help, he’s aiming for the Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

Bryan Hicks had a successful career as an umpire in tennis and referee in hockey. But keeping his sexuality a secret eventually became too much.

The University of Minnesota announced last week it’s cutting its men’s track and field team. But Dawson LaRance is trying to help save it.

Molly Gallatin, left, and Frankie and Jessie.

Molly Gallatin finds a wife and baby make it easy to be out. Now she wishes she’d been out with the Minnesota Twins.

Watch these players and referees in men’s hockey discuss their experiences being out in the sport.

Andy Murray is the latest tennis star to express support for renaming Margaret Court Arena over Court’s homophobic views.

For the debut of our new series, Out in the World: Harrison Wilkerson found a comfort zone as an NC State cheerleader. Since graduation, he’s found work that helps make the waiting room process easier.

Valentina Petrillo Italy paralympics

Valentina Petrillo.
Massimo Bertolini

Trans paralympic hopeful Valentina Petrillo swept the sprints at her nation’s championships.

Luke Klipp embraced a new MLS team until the homophobic chanting started. The aftermath restored his faith in his fellow fans.

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 [email protected] Thanks!

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