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Watch: Former NBA Star Charles Barkley Stands Up for LGBTQ+ People

Watch: Former NBA Star Charles Barkley Stands Up for LGBTQ+ People

By Kilian Melloy | Jul 18, 2022

Former NBA star and TNT sports commentator Charles Barkley took a stand for LGBTQ+ dignity, earning applause in-person, as well as social media love.

'Cheer Live' Star James Thomas — Living His Truth with Plenty of Back-Flips

'Cheer Live' Star James Thomas — Living His Truth with Plenty of Back-Flips

By Steve Duffy | Jul 16, 2022

Cheerleading is having a moment thanks to Monica Aldama's Netflix docuseries "Cheer" Now the show is coming to a venue near you. EDGE spoke to cast member James Thomas about living his truth while doing backflips.

Character Witnesses Lend Support in Trial of Out WNBA Star Brittney Griner

Character Witnesses Lend Support in Trial of Out WNBA Star Brittney Griner

By Jim Heintz | Jul 15, 2022

Brittney Griner's drug possession trial resumed Thursday with the head of the Russian club she plays for in the offseason and a teammate from that squad testifying in support of her character.

Olympian Tom Daley Receives OBE at Windsor Castle for Diving, Charity Work

Olympian Tom Daley Receives OBE at Windsor Castle for Diving, Charity Work

By Emell Adolphus | Jul 13, 2022

Olympian Tom Daley received his OBE (Order Of The British Empire) at Windsor Castle on Tuesday where he was accompanied by husband Dustin Lance Black.

Watch: Pro Strongman Ron Kearney Talks about Being Out in Hyper-masculine Sport

Watch: Pro Strongman Ron Kearney Talks about Being Out in Hyper-masculine Sport

By Kilian Melloy | Jul 13, 2022

He's billed himself as "The World's Strongest Gay." This week Rob Kearney opened up in a TV interview about being out, proud, and married to another man while being active in a hyper-masculine sport.

Brazilian FIFA-Ranked Soccer Ref Comes Out

Brazilian FIFA-Ranked Soccer Ref Comes Out

By Kilian Melloy | Jul 11, 2022

A Brazilian FIFA-ranked soccer referee has come out as gay, and says that although he took to the soccer world to "hide" his sexuality, now he wants others to see him as an inspiration.

Griner's Name Permeates WNBA All-Star Game

Griner's Name Permeates WNBA All-Star Game

By Jay Cohen | Jul 11, 2022

Brittney Griner was everywhere Sunday — everywhere except where the league's best players felt she should be: Playing alongside them on the court.

Olympic Swimming Champ Dan Jervis Comes Out, Looks Forward to Being Role Model

Olympic Swimming Champ Dan Jervis Comes Out, Looks Forward to Being Role Model

By Kilian Melloy | Jul 10, 2022

Welsh Olympic swimming champ Dan Jervis has come out as gay, recounting that, "For so long, I hated who I was" — but now he's found self-acceptance and happiness in himself.

Team Holds Public Rally in Support of Out WNBA Star Brittney Brittney Griner

Team Holds Public Rally in Support of Out WNBA Star Brittney Brittney Griner

By John Marshall | Jul 7, 2022

Wearing "BG" shirts and holding signs, fans gathered for a public rally in support of Griner on Wednesday, hoping their sentiments would reach the WNBA player 6,000 miles away in a Russian jail cell.

Out WNBA Star Brittney Griner, Imprisoned in Russia, Pleads for Biden's Help

Out WNBA Star Brittney Griner, Imprisoned in Russia, Pleads for Biden's Help

By Doug Feinberg | Jul 5, 2022

Brittney Griner has made an appeal to President Joe Biden in a letter passed to the White House through her representatives saying she feared she might never return home.

Rapinoe's Role Changing as US Preps for World Cup Qualifying

Rapinoe's Role Changing as US Preps for World Cup Qualifying

By Anne M. Peterson | Jul 4, 2022

The wily winger is now 36 and admittedly slowing a bit. Off the field, however, Rapinoe is outspoken as ever.

Out WNBA Star Brittney Griner Ordered to Trial Friday in Russia

Out WNBA Star Brittney Griner Ordered to Trial Friday in Russia

Jun 28, 2022

Shackled and looking wary, WNBA star Brittney Griner was ordered to stand trial Friday by a court near Moscow on cannabis possession charges, about 4 1/2 months after her arrest.

Tom Daley 'Furious' Over FINA's Transgender Women Ban in Elite Swimming

Tom Daley 'Furious' Over FINA's Transgender Women Ban in Elite Swimming

By Emell Adolphus | Jun 27, 2022

Speaking at the British LGBT Awards on Friday, Tom Daley slammed FINA's decision to restrict the participation of transgender athletes in elite women's competitions.

With Upcoming Pride Night, Soccer's Chicago Fire Fosters Inclusion

With Upcoming Pride Night, Soccer's Chicago Fire Fosters Inclusion

SPONSORED CONTENT | Jun 27, 2022

With a Pride Night game this week, the soccer franchise Chicago Fire moves forward with its commitment to inclusion and diversity. Current Vice President of Equity, Alumni Relations, and Engagement Evan Whitfield addresses these initiatives.

Out U.S. Basketball Star Brittney Griner Due in Russian Court

Out U.S. Basketball Star Brittney Griner Due in Russian Court

By Jim Heintz | Jun 27, 2022

More than four months after she was arrested at a Moscow airport for cannabis possession, American basketball star Brittney Griner is to appear in court Monday for a preliminary hearing ahead of her trial.

Former Brazil Player Richarlyson Says he is Bisexual

Former Brazil Player Richarlyson Says he is Bisexual

By Mauricio Savarese | Jun 25, 2022

Former Brazil and Sao Paulo midfielder Richarlyson said in a podcast on Friday that he is bisexual, a rare revelation in a country where macho culture in soccer is rife.

North Carolina Football Club Underscores Commitment as a Safe Place for Gay Fans, Allies and Players

North Carolina Football Club Underscores Commitment as a Safe Place for Gay Fans, Allies and Players

SPONSORED CONTENT | Jun 23, 2022

The North Carolina Football Club has long been a champion of inclusivity and acceptance, as evidenced by their commitment to providing a safe environment for gay fans, allies, and players.

Swimming's New Transgender Policy Could Impact Other Sports

Swimming's New Transgender Policy Could Impact Other Sports

By Eddie Pells | Jun 23, 2022

Bans on transgender women in international swimming and rugby this week opened the door for track and field to consider following suit in what could turn into a wave of policy changes in Olympic sports.

Inspired by Josh Cavallo, Irish Pro Rugby Player Comes Out

Inspired by Josh Cavallo, Irish Pro Rugby Player Comes Out

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 21, 2022

Irish pro rugby player Nick McCarthy has come out of the closet, citing out Australian soccer star Josh Cavallo and an openly bisexual teammate as inspirations.

Wife of WNBA's Brittney Griner Tells AP Scheduled Call Never Happened

Wife of WNBA's Brittney Griner Tells AP Scheduled Call Never Happened

By Eric Tucker and Doug Feinberg | Jun 20, 2022

WNBA star Brittney Griner tried to call her wife nearly a dozen times through the American embassy in Russia on the couple's fourth anniversary Saturday, but they never connected.

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