“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.
Take this quiz so you can show up on the court and hype up your lesbianism to your fellow lesbian basketball players/lovers.
Here are five out lesbian and bisexual women athletes from all over the globe to cheer for in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
“By the end of the 1994 Winter Olympics, I was 12 years old and quite certain I’d picked the right side.”
As of Friday, the list stood at 257 Olympians, 11 Paralympians, and 10 Olympic alternate/reserve athletes, with additions already rolling in as more athletes come out.
Double Dare, colonial handwriting, birth control and poverty, LGBT bullying in Ireland, safe online spaces for the youths, poverty and the yummiest foods, Evan Rachel Wood Bisexual and Ellen Page in a movie, Stefanie Dolson is out out out and so much more!
On WWE superstar Chyna, her impact on young girls who grew up watching her, and what the media fails to note about her legacy in light of her recent passing.
These women mounted movements, won awards, told important stories, and otherwise shook the sh*t out of this planet in 2015.
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.