These women mounted movements, won awards, told important stories, and otherwise shook the sh*t out of this planet in 2015.
Carmen Carrera and Caster Semenya got married (not to each other), Venezuela elected a trans woman to their National Assembly, GoldieBlox filled up my heart with their new ad, there’s a whole lot of money headed to a whole lot of important causes this week, and across the globe new laws are protecting and honoring LGBT lives. OH, AND PUPPIES!
Every four years, the Women’s World Cup sparks a surge of interest and excitement across the nation. It’s about time that it, and women’s soccer in general, is taken seriously.
“The energy in the air was super reminiscent of a sporty lesbian summer camp. Or how I assume a sporty lesbian summer camp would be.”
The NFL says hi to LGBT businesses, the World Cup may be like Sochi or worse, and queer women in sports continue to be ignored. Go team, go!
Poussey and Taystee are destroying everyone at Celebrity and Kate McKinnon can’t stop thinking about cats long enough to enjoy partying with a queer friendly webseries and out athletes.
In which a Miami Dolphin is fined for homophobic tweets, a gay player’s NFL jersey is a best-seller, ESPN airs a same-sex kiss and the president gives the NFL a shout-out for LGBT progress.
Fitness giant CrossFit is being sued by personal trainer and trans woman Chloie Jonsson after she was told that if she wanted to compete in the CrossFit Games, she would have to compete against men. CrossFit has resorted to using terrible science to defend themselves.
Jason Collins has signed a 10-Day contract with the Brooklyn Nets, making his the first openly gay NBA player and after tonight, the first out athlete to play in one of the USA’s four major professional leagues.
While early reports seemed to indicate that out NFL prospect Michael Sam wouldn’t have the warmest welcome into professional football, recent statements by league executives and a new poll show that that things might be better than we thought.
Michael Sam, one of college football’s best defensive players and a strong NFL hopeful, came out as gay in a historic move.
Billie Jean King and Caitlin Cahow, two openly gay athletes, are representing the “diversity” of America.
NBA center Jason Collins just became the very first male professional athlete to come out publicly via a candid and moving essay in Sports Illustrated magazine, and this is a Very Big Deal.
With the gay propaganda law set to pass, it doesn’t look like Russia’s going to be very inviting for queers going to the Olympic Games.
Badass former Marine and out athlete Liz Carmouche will be a part of history when she takes on Ronda Rousey in the UFC’s first women’s Mixed Martial Arts title fight on February 23rd.
“I’ve been fighting for more than 24 years and as I continue my ascendant career, I want to be true to myself . . . I have and will always be a proud Puerto Rican. I have always been and always will be a proud gay man.”
“There is no better feeling than knowing you can’t do something, just knowing it to the core, and then surprising yourself because you can.”
“Brought to you by my love for athletic women, here’s a list of sporty women to watch out for.”
Three more athletes have decided to come out since the games began. Welcome to our team, queers! That brings our total athletes to 23 and our fabulousness through the roof.
What transcends nationalism at the Olympic Games? Gayness. Here’s our team of 20 for London 2012.