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LGBTQI2S+ stories and news in sport are more prominent than ever before. See below for the latest news features involving LGBTQI2S+ athletes, coaches, officials, and more.

Yes, Trans People Belong in Sports

The scrutiny of women’s bodies is the real threat to women’s sports—not the presence of trans women and girls. By Layshia Clarendon | Marie Claire | February 5, 2021 Glennon Doyle has a quote in her book Untamed that reads, “We are mugs filled to the brim,...

Player agent gets lots of support from hockey community after coming out

TSN.ca An NHL player agent is getting a lot support from some of hockey’s biggest stars after letting them know he is gay. “Anyone that I’ve told now, it’s actually been somewhat overwhelming,’’ said Bayne Pettinger in an exclusive story written by TSN Hockey...

World Rugby criticised by dozens of academics for trans women ban

By Sean Ingle | The Guardian | September 1, 2020 World Rugby’s proposals to ban trans women from playing women’s rugby have been criticised by dozens of academics, who have written to the sport’s governing body to insist there is “no evidence” that trans women pose a...

Ensuring LGBTQ Inclusion in Sports

By Greta Anderson | Inside Higher ED | April 5, 2021 An advocacy group for LGBTQ equality in sports that grades Division I athletic departments' policies and practices is raising awareness about inclusion of transgender athletes and pushing colleges to do better....

Canada a ‘laggard’ on homophobia in sports, studies show

The Canadian Press | December 4, 2020 Canadian volleyball player Chris Voth says nation should be 'further ahead' in combating homophopic language Chris Voth's sexuality cost him a job with a professional volleyball team overseas four years ago. The Winnipeg native,...

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