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Sportertainment: The Lavender Tube on LGBT athletes & allies at the Tokyo Olympics

Sportertainment: The Lavender Tube on LGBT athletes & allies at the Tokyo Olympics

By Victoria A. Brownworth

After a year's delay, and continued health worries and protests, Tokyo's Olympic Games have begun, with the largest ever number of out LGBT competitors. Our TV columnist also focuses on some outstanding straight athletes of note.

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By Roger Brigham | July 21, 2021

There's something decidedly queer about the Summer Olympic Games set to open in Tokyo this weekend, and it has little to do with the record number of openly LGBTQ athletes who will be competing.

By Roger Brigham | July 8, 2021

The LGBTQ recreational sports community was rocked this week with the unexpected news that Sin City Classic tournament director Ken Scearce had died.


By Roger Brigham | July 7, 2021

The International Gay and Lesbian Football Association has relocated its world championships to Washington, D.C. and Sydney, Australia after the tournaments were dropped by the Hong Kong Gay Games program.

By Roger Brigham | June 23, 2021

The little story is that the international governing body for soccer has decided that the Mexico national men's team must play two home games without its fans in the stands.


By Roger Brigham | June 21, 2021

The moment David Kopay waited 46 years for finally came this week, when Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib announced Monday, June 21, that he was gay, becoming the first NFL player to come out of the closet while still active on a team roster.

By Roger Brigham | June 9, 2021

It was a bit more than a year ago that my weekly sports column in the Bay Area Reporter was suspended as part of the fallout from the global COVID-19 pandemic and the cessation of so much sports activity (especially on the recreational level).


By Roger Brigham | June 8, 2021

Organizers of the 2022 Gay Games in Hong Kong have dropped the International Gay and Lesbian Football Association championships from the Gay Games soccer program.

By Cynthia Laird | April 8, 2021

Rick Welts, the gay president and chief operating officer of the Golden State Warriors, will step away from the organization at the end of the 2020-21 season, he and the team announced April 8.


By Roger Brigham | March 31, 2021

Through the first 50 years of the Bay Area Reporter's existence, the paper's coverage of sports and sports-related topics has evolved from that of cheerleader and recording secretary to social advocate and noble muckraker.

By Roger Brigham | February 1, 2021

The Federation of Gay Games general assembly on February 1 named the three finalists bidding for the rights to host Gay Games XII in 2026: Guadalajara, Mexico; Munich, Germany; and Valencia, Spain.


By Roger Brigham | January 25, 2021

Organizers of the 2022 Gay Games in Hong Kong attending the Federation of Gay Games' annual assembly January 24 projected optimism that Gay Games XI will be held safely despite ongoing concerns about the effects of the pandemic and other issues.

By Roger Brigham | January 12, 2021

Transgender powerlifter JayCee Cooper of Minnesota has filed a discrimination lawsuit against USA Powerlifting and the association's state chapter, alleging its policies preventing transgender women from competition are contrary to state anti-bias law.


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