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Outsports is the world's leading LGBT sports publication, talking about gay athletes, homophobia and anything else that comes across our sports desk.

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This week saw two stars of their respective sports tie the knot in same-sex weddings. Diana Taurasi of the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury married Penny Taylor, her former teammate with whom she won multiple WNBA titles. "I would hope... more

When ESPN announced a series of layoffs last week, there was no shortage of speculation as to why the "Worldwide Leader in Sports" was suddenly short on cash. One theory said that the network had become too politically "liberal," and... more

When Olympian and World Champion Shawn Barber decided to come out publicly, he took to his Facebook page in the early hours of the morning and wrote a brief post saying he's "gay and proud" and thanking his family... more

Josh Velasquez and Axel Reed are two swimmers in college who each had a secret -- they were gay. Through their close bond, the two friends came out to each other and have become each other's rock. They write about... more

It's widely accepted in society that people aren't supposed to "out" gay people against their will. Being "different" is a secret that only the gay, lesbian or bisexual person can decide to share in their own time and in their own way. Yet there are... more

Now that the NCAA is allowing North Carolina to once again bid on hosting championship events, we look at what this says about the organization's views of LGBT people. Was the HB2 repeal bill in North Carolina just a scam and has... more

It is impossible to separate sports frim LGBT rights. The biggest news was the passing of HB2 in North Carolina, the so-called "bathroom bill" that would discriminate against transgender people. After passage of the bill, the NCAA... more

When Nico Hines of The Daily Beast issued a statement earlier this week about outing gay Olympians last summer in Rio, it was met largely with a pretty loud collective rolling of the eyes. The statement, which was apparentely supposed to... more

Pro wrestler Anthony Bowens was nervous about revealing that he was bisexual given possible recriminations from other wrestlers. "My job description is to entertain fans through body language, story lines featuring over-the-top... more

For years we have asked straight athletes whether or not they would accept a gay teammate. And for years, the majority of athletes in professional sports have said "yes." Some people have said that's just them not wanting to get into trouble;... more

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