A+ Roundtable: Our Sports Stories

Whether you're eagerly awaiting A League of Her Own, dropping in for a Saturday with your queer kickball league, watching the WNBA, following football, reading Alison Bechdel's latest or following the long-held queer tradition of just existing outside — our queer community's relationship to athletics, sports, and moving our bodies is a rich and complex tapestry that's been in the making for as long as queer and trans people have existed (so, for, like, all of human history).

For this roundtable, I asked our team to tell me their "sports" stories — what they've loved, or hated, what they played or ran or watched or swam or tried — any encounter with athletics that was meaningful, that they wanted to talk about. When I say "sports," too,...

You've Reached A+ Content!

Autostraddle cannot survive without reader support. That's why we have our A+ Member program and A+ content like this, as thanks to readers like you who keep Autostraddle here for our whole community. Will you join A+?

A+ members keep this site majority free-to-read, so sometimes we have bonus content for members as thanks! A+ membership starts at just $4/month or $30/year. If you can, will you join? You get access to bonus content like this post, insider information, behind-the-scenes laughs, and the singular satisfaction of knowing you’re helping to pay it forward for other readers and that you're keeping this bastion of queerness on the internet here for everyone.

99% of our readers do not support. That means that less than 1% of our readers are keeping this site running. Will YOU be one of the people who helps to keep this indie queer media site here for everyone?

We don't need one person to do it all, we need many people each doing a part. Every member makes a difference!

Join A+ Today!

Already a member? Sign in

Before you go! Autostraddle runs on the reader support of our A+ Members. If this article meant something to you today — if it informed you or made you smile or feel seen, will you consider joining A+ and supporting the people who make this indie queer media site possible?

Join A+!

the team

auto has written 701 articles for us.