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Adam Rippon Shreds Lead Olympic Delegate Mike Pence Over Homophobic Policies Adam Rippon Shreds Lead Olympic Delegate Mike Pence Over Homophobic Policies

Vice President Mike Pence, an anti-gay zealot and restaurant freak, will lead the United States’ Olympic delegation in Pyeongchang next month, which has irked figure skating star Adam Rippon. After winning the 2016 figure skating national championships and finishing fourth at last month’s nationals, Rippon became the…

Southern Miss Baseball Forced To Cancel Series Due To Anti-Gay Marriage Law Southern Miss Baseball Forced To Cancel Series Due To Anti-Gay Marriage Law

Southern Mississippi baseball is a frequent NCAA tournament team. Last year, the Golden Eagles went 50-16, and for the 2018 season, the team has a preseason All-American in sophomore outfielder Matt Wallner. But the upcoming season will be slightly shorter than usual: A planned February series against Stony Brook had…

Roleplaying Jail in Iowa With America's Biggest Prison Fan Roleplaying Jail in Iowa With America's Biggest Prison Fan

The night before I was set to turn myself in—either for robbing a pharmacy or committing serial tax fraud, I hadn’t decided yet—I sent Officer Mark Gudmundsen an email with a couple of last-minute questions. “You may bring a book,” he replied, “but I will look at it and decide if you can have it in your cell to read.”

Bree Horrocks Is Ready To Play Her Game Bree Horrocks Is Ready To Play Her Game

Panel discussions like the one that Bree Horrocks took part in at Purdue University in spring of 2015 tend not to make national news; they may not even make the school paper. For Horrocks, it was a different story. By participating in the Purdue LGBTQ Center’s panel on inclusion in sports, Horrocks accidentally thrust…

How Grassroots Activists Opened Up Baseball To Its Queer Fans How Grassroots Activists Opened Up Baseball To Its Queer Fans

Brent Minor, executive director of Team DC—an organization that promotes LGBT sports participation in the Washington area—remembers feeling pessimistic about the first-ever Washington Nationals Night Out. It was 2005, and his organization “totally emptied [its] treasury” to buy 200 tickets for LGBT fans.

New 49ers Hire Katie Sowers Comes Out As The NFL's First Openly Gay Coach New 49ers Hire Katie Sowers Comes Out As The NFL's First Openly Gay Coach

New San Francisco 49ers assistant coach Katie Sowers came out as a lesbian in an Outsports piece yesterday, making her the first ever openly gay coach not just in NFL history, but in the history of major male American pro sports. From the article:

'I Am a Girl Now,' Sage Smith Wrote. Then She Went Missing. 'I Am a Girl Now,' Sage Smith Wrote. Then She Went Missing.

On the late afternoon of November 20, 2012, just a few weeks shy of her 20th birthday, Sage Smith stepped out of the neon pink-walled apartment in Charlottesville, Virginia, she shared with two friends. After a tough and tumbling childhood, things finally seemed to be falling into place: She had moved out of her…

Kansas State Lineman Scott Frantz Comes Out As Gay Kansas State Lineman Scott Frantz Comes Out As Gay

Kansas State starting left guard Scott Frantz became just the second current openly gay FBS football player Thursday morning, after coming out to ESPN’s Holly Rowe in a recent interview.

Texas Gets Closer To Passing Anti-Trans Bathroom Bill, NCAA Remains Silent Texas Gets Closer To Passing Anti-Trans Bathroom Bill, NCAA Remains Silent

Texas is on track to become the second state in the United States to take statewide legislative action to prevent transgender citizens from using the appropriate bathroom, as the House voted on Monday in favor of limiting bathroom choice in public and charter schools.

Former Iowa Athletics Administrator Awarded $1.4 Million In Gender And Sexual Orientation Discrimination Case Former Iowa Athletics Administrator Awarded $1.4 Million In Gender And Sexual Orientation Discrimination Case

Former University of Iowa athletics administrator Jane Meyer was awarded $1.43 million on Thursday after a jury ruled that the school had discriminated against her on the basis of her gender and sexual orientation.

NCAA Accepts North Carolina's Weak HB2 Repeal, Will Bring Back Postseason Events NCAA Accepts North Carolina's Weak HB2 Repeal, Will Bring Back Postseason Events

Following four days of deliberation, and the morning after the finale of its most lucrative event of the year, the NCAA announced Tuesday that its Board of Governors voted to return North Carolina to the list of states to be considered for hosting postseason events. The vote of approval comes thanks to the passing of…

Terry Gross Asks Abby Wambach If Sleeping With a Man Helped Her Figure Out the Whole Lesbian Thing Terry Gross Asks Abby Wambach If Sleeping With a Man Helped Her Figure Out the Whole Lesbian Thing

Though it would be considered extremely bizarre to ask a straight woman if she tried sleeping with women to make sure she was straight, Abby Wambach doesn’t actually seem too annoyed with Terry Gross for asking about her high school boyfriend.

Straight Dudes Marry In New Zealand For Trip to Rugby World Cup Straight Dudes Marry In New Zealand For Trip to Rugby World Cup

Two heterosexual men in New Zealand are getting married. For love? No. For building a life with one's best friend? No. In order to show solidarity for the LGBT+ community? Not in the least. So why? Because a radio station has offered them a chance at a free trip to the Rugby World Cup.

The WNBA Really Likes its LGBT+ Fans, Launches PRIDE Campaign The WNBA Really Likes its LGBT+ Fans, Launches PRIDE Campaign

The Women's National Basketball Association is starting a new campaign specifically aimed at recognising a portion of its fanbase it has had all along: the LGBT+ community.

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