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Sue Bird Day

The city of Seattle turned it on for Sue Bird’s final regular season game. Fans packed Climate Pledge Arena after the Mayor of Seattle declared Sue Bird Day to honour the champion basketballer. During her 19-year career, Sue Bird played 651 games for the Seattle Storm. The team honoured her with a special pre-game ceremony …

Daria Kasatkina #1 tennis player F_ck everyone else

Russia’s number 1 women’s tennis player Daria Kasatkina came out as a lesbian this morning. She told vlogger Vitya Kravchenko, ‘Living in the closet is impossible’, defiantly adding ‘F_ck everyone else’. Daria Kasatkina also uploaded a photo of herself and Russian Olympic figure skater Natalia Zabiiako to Instagram, confirming their relationship. The newly-out sportsperson is …

University of Pennsylvania woman of the year

The University of Pennsylvania has nominated transgender swimmer Lia Thomas for the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) Woman of the Year award. The award recognises ‘female student-athletes who have exhausted their eligibility and distinguished themselves in their community, in athletics, and in academics throughout their college careers’. Earlier this year, Lia Thomas won the 500-yard …

basketball star Brittney Griner guilty russian prison

American basketball star Brittney Griner pleaded guilty to drug charges in a Russian court last night. She now faces up to 10 years in a Russian jail. “I’d like to plead guilty, your honour. But there was no intent. I didn’t want to break the law. “I’d like to give my testimony later. I need …

basketball star Brittney Griner guilty russian prison

American basketball champion Brittney Griner remains locked in a Russian prison more than 100 days after her arrest on drug charges. Customs officials detained the lesbian sporting star on February 17, 2022, days before the Russian invasion of Ukraine. They claimed sniffer dogs detected vape cartridges containing hashish oil in her luggage. However, Brittney Griner’s …

Tyler Leslight first openly transgender jockey

Australia’s first openly transgender jockey, Tyler Leslight, yesterday claimed victory in his first ride on a TAB card. Although Tyler previously won a horse race in Gladstone last month, this was his first broadcast win. That meant a lot to Tyler because, as he told News Corp, his grandfather could watch the race. “My pop …

Brittney Griner

Russian news sites report the arrest of WNBA All-Star and two-time Olympic champion Brittney Griner. Reports say the out lesbian faces 5 to 10 years in a Russian prison. Russia’s Interfax news agency reports the arrest occurred in February after Brittney Griner arrived in Moscow on a flight from New York. A teammate tweeted that …

nfl player carl nassib gay instagram announcement

Pro NFL player Carl Nassib has shared he is a gay man in an Instagram video, the first active player in his sport to do so. The 28-year-old is a defensive lineman for the NFL team Las Vegas Raiders, and has played in the sport for six years. On his Instagram, he explained, “Sadly, I …

olympic great caster semenya south africa testosterone iaaf

Olympic great Caster Semenya will probably not run at the Tokyo Olympics. World Athletics will only allow her to compete if she takes medication to lower her testosterone levels. Classified by World Athletics as an athlete with differences in sex development (DSD), Caster Semenya refuses to medically re-engineer her body. She told the Guardian she …

Rapinoe Bird engagement

US sporting power couple Megan Rapinoe and Sue Bird became engaged today. Sue posted a photo to Instagram of Megan kneeling to place a ring on her finger. The Rapinoe Bird engagement sees one of the world’s most iconic sporting couples preparing to marry. Megan and Sue met during the 2016 Rio Olympics. They later …

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