Women athletes who came out before very recently risked everything to do so: their endorsements, their fans, their spots on their teams, their livelihoods, and sometimes even their own lives. Here are 22 lesbian, bisexual and trans women athletes who changed their games and changed the game for LGBTQ people by choosing to live openly.
Another year, another 21 people closer to everybody being gay!
If you’re looking for a quick recap of some of Autostraddle’s trans coverage from the past year, look no further.
The Out 100 has revealed 99 of its honorees, including the stars of “Tangerine,” the legendary Lily Tomlin, Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza and your girlfriend Carrie Brownstein.
A Planned Parenthood government shutdown is stalled for now, Memories Pizza just catered a gay wedding, new report on bisexual visibility at work, and more.
Laura is terrorized by her own giraffe shirt on Carmilla, M-Chuck is really into Indigo Girls on Survivor’s Remorse, I Am Cait says goodbye, Lauren Lewis is a BAMF, and more queer TV news!
Chris Brown stands up a gay party for being too gay, Ellen DeGeneres talks to Caitlyn Jenner about same-sex marriage, Bangladesh gets its first lesbian cartoon character, new music from Christine & The Queens, queers are all over The Root 100, SO MANY new queer movies to look forward to AND SO MUCH MORE!
Scream and Rookie Blue bid us adieu, Survior’s Remorse gets renewed, and hot damn that Hollstein kiss!
Miley Cyrus hated Hannah Montana, Kristen Stewart and Jane Lynch chatted merrily on morning TV, Ellen accepted another Teen Choice Award with a heartwarming speech, Cara Delevingne is done with modeling, Julia Nunes released a brand new video, and more!
Brenna kisses her best friend on Chasing Life, Audrey gets interrogated on Scream, Gretchen continues to be a superhero on Complications, and I Am Cait really is great.
Plus new trailers for Faking It and Survivor’s Remorse!
Queen Latifah and Mary J. Blige are co-starring in The Wiz, Raven thinks Caitlyn Jenner is moving “too fast, too soon,” Megan Rapinoe was inducted into the LGBT Athletes Hall of Fame, Tig Notaro has an Amazon pilot on the way, and more!
And Laverne Cox finally met this dinosaur.
In just the few days since Jenner made her debut, I’ve received the same amount submissions that I received in the nearly two months before. All of these submissions are about Jenner.
Caitlyn Jenner’s cover photo is stunning.