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Our list of nine feature-length LGBTQ sports documentaries that provide behind-the-scenes glimpses of heroism and homophobia in athletics was such a hit, we’re following up with a look at feature-length narrative LGBTQ sports films. These movies examine queerness and sports through historic and fictional lenses. We only chose films where sports play a major role and LGBTQ issues are shown explicitly, leaving out films like “Beautiful Thing” and “A League of Their Own” where sports plays a background role and...

The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France — which last summer fined Russia $2 billion for two decades of human rights abuses — has ordered Vladimir Putin’s government to cough up another $41K to three nonprofit LGBTQ groups. One of those groups is Sochi Pride House, an arm of Pride House International, whose aim was to provide a welcoming place for LGBTQ athletes and fans attending the 2014 Olympic Games, and to combat homophobia in sports....

Being Out is a feature that looks at LGBTQ people in sports who have come out since Outsports first published in 1999. Today: Basketball coach Layne Ingram. Every trans person has their own journey, but for Layne Ingram, his athletic success on his high school girls basketball team and the University of Michigan women’s team made his coming out much more public. “How do I respond to the lady in the mall from the church I grew up in?” Ingram asks...

Sports have been at the forefront of my life since I was a toddler. I grew up playing football and basketball at the highest level in national tournaments and state championships. I transferred to a high school on Chicago for the sole purpose of playing a sport and went on to be a captain of the football team. It was safe to say that being an athlete was my sole identity. Although being an athlete is something that has provided...

“I’m not gay,” declared NBA center Dwight Howard, in a new interview with Fox Sports. The Memphis Grizzlies player once known as “Superman” addressed rumors about his sexuality that have been swirling since last November, and the reaction people had to those rumors, which he said gave him new perspective on himself, on gay athletes, and others. “I think that liberated me,” Howard told reporter Kristine Leahy. “Because I saw how a lot of people would feel, whether they’re...

Being granted three stars on the world-famous Michelin guide is to chefs what winning multiple Olympic gold medals is to athletes — and just like any sport, just getting one requires years of complete devotion to the craft. French chef Marc Veyrat had, for years, been at the top of his sport but in January the venerable foodies' bible stripped him of one of his stars. He's now demanding his La Maison des Bois restaurant in Manigod, in southeastern France, be...

A Barbie doll based off of the late David Bowie has been released by Mattel. The doll, which takes on an androgynous appearance, has gone on sale for around £40. The Bowie doll has been based off of the bisexual singer’s character, Ziggy Stardust, and will sport red hair, a metallic spacesuit and cherry-red platform boots. In a statement, Mattel said: “In a definitive celebration of two pop culture icons, Barbie honours the ultimate pop chameleon, English singer, songwriter and actor...

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. Winners: The USWNT,...

Watching sports is great, and a good sports documentary places cultural context behind the on-field athleticism. That’s why we’ve created this list of nine feature-length documentaries that focus on LGBTQ competitors. While many of the documentaries focus on the pain of queerphobia in athletics, they also highlight the freedom of competing as one’s authentic self and cover a broad range of sports from surfing and figure skating to football and even rodeo. Some of theses documentaries transcend cliches to reveal the...
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"Hello, Jоеу. Mу nаmе is Dосtоr Wеѕtсоtt. Plеаѕе come on іn аnd have a ѕеаt over hеrе." I feel a lіttlе self-conscious. I'vе had my fіеldіng and batting tryout fоr thе minor lеаguе tеаm—аnd I dіdn't know it would juѕt be me, with Cоасh Rosner рuttіng mе thrоugh mу расеѕ—аnd I'vе ѕhоwеrеd аnd соmе аnd ѕаt in thіѕ соrrіdоr with just a tоwеl аrоund me, wаіtіng fоr thе next step—a рhуѕісаl еxаm, Coach Rosner tоld me. I wоuld have thought...
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Offering a birthday gift to all his fans, Australian cricket star James Faulkner celebrated his birthday by coming out of the closet via Instagram. Faulkner, who turned 29 this April 29, shocked the sports world by posting a picture of him having dinner with his mom and boyfriend, Rob Jubb. He also confirmed that he and Rob have been a couple for five years. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bw1epixh7hN/?utm_source=ig_embed Faulkner rocketed to fame in 2012 when he began playing on the Tasmanian cricket team as a...
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Footballing superstar Mohamed Salah has received a backlash after agreeing to meet the leader responsible for Chechnya’s ‘gay purge.’ The Egypt and Liverpool forward, one of the most famous faces in football, was visited at his hotel by Chechen head Ramzan Kadyrov, whose regime has reportedly engaged in a deadly campaign against gay and bisexual men. Salah agreed to accompany Kadyrov to Egypt’s training base in Grozny, Chechnya’s capital city, before posing and smiling with the leader in front of the...
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Hong Kong will become the first city in Asia to host the Gay Games Hong Kong right to host the 2022 Gay Games has officially been sealed as its bidding committed signed the License Agreement with the Federation of Gay Games. In October last year, Hong Kong became the first Asian city to win the rights to host the big LGBTI sporting and culture event. Signing the agreement marks the official start for the preparation of Hong Kong’s Gay Games. The 9-day event...

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