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Saturday’s WNBA All-Star Game ended up as a 129-126 win for Team A’ja Wilson over Team Elena Delle Donne. The game was also a look at the next generation of the 23-year-old league. The greatest stars of this era of women’s basketball such as Diana Taurasi, Candace Parker, Maya Moore, and Sue Bird weren’t in uniform. Six first-time All-Stars, including game MVP Erica Wheeler, were on the floor. Wheeler became the first undrafted player to be the All-Star Game MVP. The...

(stock photo via Depositphotos) After two dads in Russia took one of their adopted children to a Moscow hospital for treatment, doctors notified Russian authorities and the children have now been taken from the couple. Gay Star News reports that the men took the child to the emergency room on June 19 for a suspected case of appendicitis.  But when hospital staff realized the boy had two dads, they were reported to the Investigative Committee of Russia. Adoption by gay couples isn’t...

Iqra – played by actress Priya Davdra – will come out as gay in a storyline this summer, after it’s revealed that she’s been sending flirtatious messages to other women. A source told The Sun: “Iqra has been fighting to keep her sexuality quiet, but eventually the truth will emerge.” The character won’t be the show’s first gay Muslim, but she will be the first Muslim lesbian. It was announced earlier this year that Eastenders would introduce a queer bar in...

Australian Simon Dunn is an athletic jack-of-all-trades whose name has frequently graced the online pages of Outsports. He’s someone who has worn a number of titles throughout his career in the sports world: Former bobsledder and his country’s first out gay man to compete in the sport. Rugby player who isn’t shy about trolling homophobic colleagues by publicly kissing his boyfriend after wins. Owner of more social media accounts than shirts. ...

Lil Nas X breaks Billboard Hot 100 chart record (image via Instagram) “Old Town Road” — the country/rap smash hit single by openly gay 20-year-old Lil Nas X — has officially broken the record for most weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The record was previously held by two singles – Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men’s “One Sweet Day,” from 1995, and “Despacito,” the Latin-pop smash by Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber – which...

As we’ve mentioned a few times throughout this summer, 28 of 30 Major League Baseball teams are holding Pride events during the 2019 season. Most importantly, it shows the league is taking Pride beyond New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and other cities most commonly associated with LGBTQ community outreach. It’s a sign of how much MLB teams and fans support LGBTQ people when Pride Nights become regularly scheduled in regions where such events would’ve been non-starters even just a few...

The Philippines is set to re-discuss allowing same-sex civil partnerships following a renewed push from Congressman Pantaleon Alvarez. Initial attempts stalled last year. The bill aims to allow people into an official union “whether they are of the opposite or of the same sex.” Another aspect of the bill will make civil partnerships a bit more equal to marriage, allowing civil partners to adopt, own property and get spousal support. “It aims to be a landmark effort to provide civil rights,...

Each week, Outsports stops the clock for an instant reply of the week that was. It’s our way of memorializing the glorious victories, the ignominious defeats, and the players and personalities who made them, lived them or just couldn’t avoid them. We realize our roster may differ from yours, and we welcome your comments, contributions and critiques. We read them all! Details on how to reach us are below, after our look at the week’s winners and losers. Winner: Odell Beckham,...

The world was first introduced to model, actress and activist, Isis King when she appeared as a contestant on America’s Next Top Model (ANTM). King had dreams of stardom, just like all the other girls on the show that season. However, her journey was made more spectacular by the fact that Tyra Banks had initially discovered King in the background of a photo. It really is the stuff of legend; a modern-day Cinderella story of sorts in which, “America’s...

Much like listening to her music, chatting to Aurora is a calming experience, but one that also provokes thought and stays with you long after the record’s stopped spinning. Right now, she’s preoccupied with the state of the environment, stressing that our generation is the one that has the power to destroy or save the earth, a message that penetrates the listener’s mind on A Different Kind Of Human, the cinematic second ‘step’ (or half) of her new album....

Being Out is a feature that looks at LGBTQ people in sports who have come out since Outsports first published in 1999. Today: Runner David Melly. David Melly fondly recalls his Cornell University track and field team as “our merry band of weirdos.” Alone as an openly gay athlete when he joined the cross country and track and field teams in 2011, Melly was pleased that in his senior season three of the five top runners identified as LGBT. It was...

LGBTQ celebrities including legendary actor Sir Ian McKellen and comedian and actor Stephen Fry have lent their backing to a campaign aiming to create a statue of murdered gay playwright Joe Orton, in his home city of Leicester. Orton, whose plays include Entertaining Mr Sloane and Loot, was murdered by his boyfriend Kenneth Halliwell in 1967 with a hammer. Orton’s sister, Leonie, said she hoped the statue would “serve as an inspirational reminder that talent is everywhere and art is for...

The phone call that would change M.’s life came one spring evening in 2018. “You’re on the list,” the baritone voice on the other end of the line said.The caller identified himself as a member of the military and accused M. of indecent behavior. “We need to cleanse our republic of these people,” the voice said. The man didn’t say the word — he didn’t have to. M. knew the voice on the phone was implying he...

If you’re a fan of European esports then you’re likely familiar with James “Stress” O’Leary. The former League of Legends European Championship (LEC) caster was the voice of Europe’s top League of Legends organization before leaving the booth for a position with LEC participant Splyce. But his enthusiastic calls and infectious personality masked his struggle to be out publicly to his audience. O’Leary is gay, and esports has a history of being less than accepting of LGBTQ communities. In recent...

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