Adam Rippon

5 LGBTQ things you need to know today, Feb. 12

1. Outsports has a complete rundown of Winter Olympics results of all the gay, lesbian and bisexual athletes who competed over the weekend, including out American figure skater Adam Rippon, who earned a bronze ...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Nov. 2

1. Buzzfeed looks into Donald Trump's LGBT supporters and finds that—try and contain your shock—they're all gay white men. 2. The Human Rights Campaign is out with a trans toolkit for employers. 3. Outspo...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Feb. 16

1. Check out the “first married kiss” photo of this gay military couples that's gone viral. 2. Outsports' latest coming out story is about a high school volleyball player in Phoenix. 3. Curve Magazine has...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, July 28

1. “I have put the childhood abuse, and the teenage confusion behind me. What others intended for harm has resulted in untold good. I have overcome, and will not allow evil to win.” A conser...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, May 19

1. Queerty broke the story of an anti-LGBT pastor in Michigan whose exchange of pics and messages on Grindr have surfaced. Rev. Matthew Makela, who has compared being gay to being an alcoholic and called transg...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, March 23

1. Want to know what kind of campaign Sen. Ted Cruz is going to run? Check the location of his first speech following his late Sunday night tweet announcing his candidacy for U.S. president—the anti-LGBT, evang...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Dec. 30

1. “My death needs to mean something. My death needs to be counted in the number of transgender people who commit suicide this year. I want someone to look at that number and say 'that’s fucked up' and fix it. ...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Oct. 22

1. “With Sam being cut halfway through the NFL season and without ever stepping on the field during a regular season game, I think it will be a while before we see another player come out publicly. There just i...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, March 25

1. “‘Homosexual’ has the ring of ‘colored’ now, in the way your grandmother might have used that term, except that it hasn’t been recuperated in the same way.” The New York Times with a report on “The decline a...
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Outspoken: Out Olympics athletes

Megan Rapinoe

“I guess [coming out publicly] seems like a weight off my shoulders. I’ve been playing a lot better than I’ve ever played before. I think I’m just enjoying myself and I’m happy.”

Megan Rapinoe, a midfielder for the US women’s soccer team, who scored three goals on the way to the team’s gold medal. Rapinoe came out in the press before the start of the London Olympics. (Associated Press, Aug. 8)

“It’s an absurdly low number. Sports is still the final closet in society.”

— Jim Buzinski, founder of OutSports.com, on the low number of openly gay elite athletes. (Associated Press, Aug. 9)