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Soccer Great David Beckham: Historically Homophobic Sport Has Improved; Still Has Far to Go

Soccer Great David Beckham: Historically Homophobic Sport Has Improved; Still Has Far to Go

By Kilian Melloy | May 27, 2022

English soccer great David Beckham, who positions himself as an LGBTQ+ ally despite serving as a brand ambassador for homophobic nation Qatar, says the sport is getting less homophobic.

Olympian Tom Daley Announces Knitting Book, Coming in November

Olympian Tom Daley Announces Knitting Book, Coming in November

By Emell Adolphus | May 25, 2022

Tom Daley announced he is writing a book about knitting that will hit shelves in November.

Indiana House Backs Override on Veto of Trans Sports Ban

Indiana House Backs Override on Veto of Trans Sports Ban

By Casey Smith | May 24, 2022

The Republican-dominated Indiana House voted Tuesday to override the GOP governor's veto of a bill banning transgender females from competing in girls school sports.

Louisiana Gov Faces Decision on Transgender Athlete Bill

Louisiana Gov Faces Decision on Transgender Athlete Bill

By Kevin McGill | May 24, 2022

A bill to keep transgender women and girls in Louisiana from competing on college and K-12 women's and girls' athletic teams won final legislative passage Monday in the state Senate.

Louisiana Bill Limiting Trans Athletes Nears Governor's Desk

Louisiana Bill Limiting Trans Athletes Nears Governor's Desk

By Kevin McGill | May 18, 2022

A bill that would keep transgender women and girls in Louisiana from competing on college and K-12 women's and girls' athletic teams was approved 72-21 by the state House, moving the bill closer to the desk of Gov. John Bel Edwards.

South Carolina Governor Signs Transgender Sports Ban Bill

South Carolina Governor Signs Transgender Sports Ban Bill

By Jeffrey Collins | May 17, 2022

South Carolina's governor has quietly signed into law a bill that would ban transgender students from playing girls' or women's sports in public schools and colleges.

PSG Player Criticized for Missing Anti-Homophobia Day Game

PSG Player Criticized for Missing Anti-Homophobia Day Game

By Samuel Petrequin | May 17, 2022

A group fighting homophobia in soccer has called on the French league and Paris Saint-Germain to ask player Idrissa Gueye for an explanation missing a game amid reports that he refused to play because he didn't want to wear a rainbow numb on his jersey.

Out Aussie Soccer Star Josh Cavallo 'Proud' He Inspired Newly Out Jake Daniels

Out Aussie Soccer Star Josh Cavallo 'Proud' He Inspired Newly Out Jake Daniels

By Kilian Melloy | May 17, 2022

Openly gay Australian soccer star Josh Cavallo praised Jake Daniels' "courage" in coming out and expressed pride in being a role model.

English Soccer Player Jake Daniels Says He is Gay

English Soccer Player Jake Daniels Says He is Gay

By Rob Harris | May 16, 2022

English soccer player Jake Daniels said he is gay on Monday in a trailblazing moment for the European men's game.

British Footballer Set to Come Out as Gay This Week

British Footballer Set to Come Out as Gay This Week

May 15, 2022

The British tabloid The Sun is reporting that a gay teenage footballer is about to come out as gay. He has been given the full backing of teammates and officials at his Championship club.

Watch Out Olympian Dominic Clarke Wow 'The Voice' Judges with His Vocal Chops

Watch Out Olympian Dominic Clarke Wow 'The Voice' Judges with His Vocal Chops

May 8, 2022

Last year out Olympian Dominic Clarke made headlines as part of the Australian gymnastics team where he made the finals for performing on the trampoline. This week he wowed the judges on Australia's "The Voice" with his vocal prowess.

Tennessee Governor Signs Collegiate Transgender Athlete Ban

Tennessee Governor Signs Collegiate Transgender Athlete Ban

By Kimberlee Kruesi | May 6, 2022

Republican Gov. Bill Lee on Friday signed off on legislation banning transgender athletes from participating in female college sports.

S. Carolina Nears Transgender Sports Ban after Senate Vote

S. Carolina Nears Transgender Sports Ban after Senate Vote

By Jeffrey Collins | May 5, 2022

The South Carolina Senate approved a bill Wednesday that would ban transgender students from playing girls' or women's sports in public schools and colleges.

US Officials: Brittney Griner Considered Wrongfully Detained

US Officials: Brittney Griner Considered Wrongfully Detained

By Eric Tucker and Matthew Lee | May 3, 2022

The Biden administration has determined that WNBA star Brittney Griner is being wrongfully detained in Russia, meaning the U.S. will more aggressively work to secure her release even as the legal case against her plays out, two U.S. officials said.

NFL Prospect Trey McBride Talks About Loving His 2 Moms

NFL Prospect Trey McBride Talks About Loving His 2 Moms

By Emell Adolphus | Apr 30, 2022

The top NFL prospect appeared on NBC's "Today" to discuss the positive impact his two moms have had on his life.

Nordic Handball Player Comes Out, with Playful Quote, on Significant Anniversary

Nordic Handball Player Comes Out, with Playful Quote, on Significant Anniversary

By Kilian Melloy | Apr 29, 2022

Ola Hoftun Lillelien showed both gay and civic pride when he came out on the 50th anniversary of Norway's decriminalization of homosexuality. — and quoted the affirming words of the country's king while he was at it.

Out Skater Jason Brown Pushes to Be Best Version of Self

Out Skater Jason Brown Pushes to Be Best Version of Self

By Steve Duffy | Apr 28, 2022

Going from the Winter Olympic in China to touring the U.S. with "Stars on Ice" is how out skater Jason Brown is spending 2022. EDGE spoke with the Olympian about the Games, touring and his dedication to skating.

Will Russian Prisoner Exchange Impact Brittney Griner?

Will Russian Prisoner Exchange Impact Brittney Griner?

By Doug Feinberg | Apr 28, 2022

Brittney Griner remains detained in Russia; it's unclear how an unexpected prisoner exchange between the United States and Russia that freed marine veteran Trevor Reed will affect her status.

Italian Gold Medalist Skier Apologizes for Anti-Gay, Anti-Trans Remarks

Italian Gold Medalist Skier Apologizes for Anti-Gay, Anti-Trans Remarks

By Kilian Melloy | Apr 23, 2022

Italian champion skier Sofia Goggia is now walking back some anti-LGBTQ+ remarks, including claims that trans women have "hormonal" advantages in sports and gay men are too scared for downhill skiing.

2 Months after Griner's Arrest, Mystery Surrounds Her Case

2 Months after Griner's Arrest, Mystery Surrounds Her Case

By Eric TuckerAP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File) | Apr 21, 2022

Griner is a prominent gay, Black woman facing trial in a country where authorities have been hostile to the LGBTQ community.

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