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Serena Williams Says She is 'Evolving Away from Tennis'

Serena Williams Says She is 'Evolving Away from Tennis'

Aug 9, 2022

Serena Williams says she is ready to step away from tennis after winning 23 Grand Slam titles, turning her focus to having another child and her business interests.

Swinging 'Dongle' Ruins Italian Runner's Race

Swinging 'Dongle' Ruins Italian Runner's Race

Aug 8, 2022

Italian runner Alberto Nonino found himself in an embarrassing place while running the 400-metre race at the 2022 World Athletics U20 Championships this week in Santiago de Cali, Colombia.

Homophobic Rugby Players Bring Retired Out Player Keegan Hirst Back to the Game

Homophobic Rugby Players Bring Retired Out Player Keegan Hirst Back to the Game

Aug 6, 2022

Out rugby player Keegan Hirst is ending his retirement after seven members of the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles staged a boycott over an LGBTQ+ Pride jersey.

Now that She's Out, Russian Tennis Star is 'Free and Happy'

Now that She's Out, Russian Tennis Star is 'Free and Happy'

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 5, 2022

Daria Kasatkina, Russia's top-ranked female tennis player, came out as gay last month despite her country's draconian anti-LGBTQ+ laws. Now that she's left the closet behind, she says she's "free and happy."

Closing Arguments in Brittney Griner's Drug Case in Russia

Closing Arguments in Brittney Griner's Drug Case in Russia

By Jim Heintz | Aug 4, 2022

Closing arguments in Brittney Griner's cannabis possession case in Russia are set for Thursday, nearly six months after the American basketball star was arrested at a Moscow airport.

Watch: NZ Cricket Star Heath Davis Comes Out

Watch: NZ Cricket Star Heath Davis Comes Out

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 2, 2022

More than two decades after retiring from cricket, Heath Davis — legendary for the speed at which he threw balls — has come out, making him the first male New Zealand player in the sport to do so.

IG Snafu: Ex-NFL Star Eric Decker's 4-Year-Old Son Posts Pic of Him in Shower

IG Snafu: Ex-NFL Star Eric Decker's 4-Year-Old Son Posts Pic of Him in Shower

Aug 1, 2022

Former NFL player Eric Decker is no stranger to thirst traps, even nude ones; but he was surprised when two pics of him naked turned up on his Instagram on Monday.

Amid Pride Jersey Drama, Australian Rugby Star Toby Rudolf Talks LGBTQ+ Acceptance

Amid Pride Jersey Drama, Australian Rugby Star Toby Rudolf Talks LGBTQ+ Acceptance

Jul 30, 2022

Unlike seven members of the Australian professional rugby team Manly, footballer star Toby Rudolf has no problems with embracing the LGBTQ+ community.

Tom Daley Condemns Anti-Gay Policies Across Commonwealth Nations

Tom Daley Condemns Anti-Gay Policies Across Commonwealth Nations

By Emell Adolphus | Jul 29, 2022

Olympian Tom Daley condemns anti-gay policies across Commonwealth nations, sharing in a statement that "LGBT+ athletes must be safe and feel comfortable being their authentic selves."heir authentic selves without fear of persecution or death."

First Openly Gay Football Josh Cavallo Slams Pride Jersey Boycott

First Openly Gay Football Josh Cavallo Slams Pride Jersey Boycott

By Emell Adolphus | Jul 28, 2022

After a growing group of footballers are protesting wearing a pride jersey, Cavallo said the decision would "devastate" closeted teammates.

Some Rugby League Players in Australia Refuse Pride Jersey

Some Rugby League Players in Australia Refuse Pride Jersey

Jul 27, 2022

Seven Manly Sea Eagles players have withdrawn from a National Rugby League match in Australia because they're unwilling to wear their club's inclusion jersey.

Judge: Transgender Girl can Rejoin School's Softball Team

Judge: Transgender Girl can Rejoin School's Softball Team

Jul 27, 2022

A federal judge has ordered Indianapolis Public Schools to allow a 10-year-old transgender girl to rejoin her school's all-girls softball team while a lawsuit continues against a state law that bans trans females from competing in girls school sports.

Drag Race Driver Travis Shumake Wants to Open Doors in the Sport

Drag Race Driver Travis Shumake Wants to Open Doors in the Sport

Jul 26, 2022

Out drag race driver Travis Shumake takes Pride to a Kansas racing strip next month thanks to Visit Topeka and Pride Kansas. He hopes to bring his LGBTQ+ identity to the sport.

Drug Trial in Russia Resumes for Out Basketball Star Brittney Griner

Drug Trial in Russia Resumes for Out Basketball Star Brittney Griner

By Jim Heintz | Jul 26, 2022

American basketball star Brittney Griner returned to a Russian courtroom on Tuesday for her drawn-out trial on drug charges that could bring her 10 years in prison if convicted.

Out Soccer Star Megan Rapinoe Urges Freedom for Brittney Griner at The ESPYS

Out Soccer Star Megan Rapinoe Urges Freedom for Brittney Griner at The ESPYS

By Beth Harris | Jul 23, 2022

Out soccer player Megan Rapinoe admonished her fellow athletes for not doing enough to speak out and encouraged them to support detained WNBA star Brittney Griner at The ESPYS.

ATP Men's Tennis Tour Hoping to Increase LGBTQ+ Inclusion

ATP Men's Tennis Tour Hoping to Increase LGBTQ+ Inclusion

Jul 22, 2022

The ATP is teaming up with You Can Play, a group working to increase LGBTQ inclusion in sports, after 75% of players who participated in a survey by the men's tennis tour said they had heard other players use homophobic slurs.

Russia's Highest-Ranked Female Tennis Player Comes Out

Russia's Highest-Ranked Female Tennis Player Comes Out

By Kilian Melloy | Jul 19, 2022

Russia's highest-ranked female tennis player, Daria Kasatkina, has come out as gay, and she condemned Russia's "taboos" against LGBTQ+ people while denouncing the confines of the closet.

Watch: Former NBA Star Charles Barkley Stands Up for LGBTQ+ People

Watch: Former NBA Star Charles Barkley Stands Up for LGBTQ+ People

By Kilian Melloy | Jul 18, 2022

Former NBA star and TNT sports commentator Charles Barkley took a stand for LGBTQ+ dignity, earning applause in-person, as well as social media love.

'Cheer Live' Star James Thomas — Living His Truth with Plenty of Back-Flips

'Cheer Live' Star James Thomas — Living His Truth with Plenty of Back-Flips

By Steve Duffy | Jul 16, 2022

Cheerleading is having a moment thanks to Monica Aldama's Netflix docuseries "Cheer" Now the show is coming to a venue near you. EDGE spoke to cast member James Thomas about living his truth while doing backflips.

Character Witnesses Lend Support in Trial of Out WNBA Star Brittney Griner

Character Witnesses Lend Support in Trial of Out WNBA Star Brittney Griner

By Jim Heintz | Jul 15, 2022

Brittney Griner's drug possession trial resumed Thursday with the head of the Russian club she plays for in the offseason and a teammate from that squad testifying in support of her character.

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