“In high school, I kissed a girl for the first time. It felt too comfortable and too right to think I was anyone but whom I was in that moment. I’ve followed that honesty my whole life.”
Billie Jean King will go down as one of the greatest tennis players — one of the greatest athletes, actually — of all time. 39 Grand Slam titles. 20 Wimbledon victories. And, of course, her Battle of the Sexes win over Bobby Riggs, which sold out the Astrodome and was viewed by more than 90 million people.
“Would it be easier for you, if I wasn’t so fast? Would you prefer I hadn’t worked so hard?” Semenya is fast because she works hard to be at the top of her game; every single time. Much like any other athlete who dominates their sport from Simon Biles to Serena Williams to Billie Jean King and Abby Wambach. Which is why, I, Queer, African, Woman, Black, Failed Athlete, celebrate you Semenya and the work you have done for women like us; for whom our presence on global stages remains to be normalized.
If this year’s Final Four is half as exciting as last year’s, we’re in for a great weekend of women’s basketball.
Donna Heinel, an out lesbian and a prominent member of the LGBT Collegiate athletics community, has been indicted after receiving $1.3 million in bribes from wealthy families to admit their under-qualified children to USC.
I hadn’t experienced transphobic violence in medicalized form before. But I’d experienced it in many others: in punches and pushes, through threats with weapons, or by being run off the road by cars while I was on foot.
The second annual LGBTQ Outdoor Summit in California was full of panels, workshops, discussions, opportunities to talk to representatives from the outdoor industry — and a place for LGBT members of the outdoor community to share what it’s really like, and what’s really needed.
28 very gay sports in very gay order.
Natalie chatted with Chelsea Bush, Kim McCauley, and Stephanie Yang about this weekend’s matchup, the Jaelene Hinkle controversy, and what’s in store for the USWNT at the 2019 World Cup.
The incredibly true adventure of one woman just trying to find a fcking menstrual cup that would work with her vagina. (Spoiler: she found one!)
In short, Zumba is a dance fitness class set to popular Latin music but honestly, for me, Zumba is more than just that, it’s given me life.
But the story of this match-up between the Storm and the Mystics started eight years ago.
The first “superfight” for women’s mixed martial arts is scheduled for the end of the year, heralding an explosive evening of sweat, blood, and tears — in Las Vegas, baby!
High school locker rooms don’t exactly scream comfort for anyone, but for LGBTQ youth they often present a whole new layer of issues.
Get bigger and stronger with this guide to putting on muscle mass.
The speculum hasn’t been meaningfully redesigned since the 1800s. These three women are working to change that, but they have a ways to go, needing to overcome medical barriers and focus on better health for queer and trans people. The good news? We can help!
What I’m getting at here is that staying grounded (even though it sounds like an oxymoron) gives you the ability to move.
Take this quiz so you can show up on the court and hype up your lesbianism to your fellow lesbian basketball players/lovers.
It’s UCONN, Notre Dame, Mississippi State and Louisville! Who you got?
You know what sport doesn’t get nearly enough recognition as a gay sport? CURLING.