I wrote my first sports column for the Bay Area Reporter 15 years ago this week.
Years are remembered not just by the things that happened during them and our reflection on which of those events we celebrate and those that we wish had not occurred.
2006 was a double-banner year for LGBT athletes. Two international sporting events were to take place that August; the seventh Gay Games in Chicago, and the upstart rival, the Montreal Outgames.
Months after openly transgender athletes competed in the Olympics for the first time, the International Olympic Committee delivered on its promise to release new guidelines about transgender and intersex participation in sports.
As our extended families gather together for annual (not counting pandemic social distancing breaks) feasts ... let us bow our heads like a shot putter preparing for a throw to give silent thanks for the blessings the sports world bestowed upon us.
Update: Valencia, Spain was selected as the host city for the 2026 Gay Games. Team SF had indicated that was its preferred city.
Tom Daley's mesmerizing story in his new memoir includes his medal wins in Tokyo, at the age of 26 his fourth Olympics. But for all the candor in his story, there's little room for self-congratulation and none for self-proclaimed heroism.
The las Vegas Raiders are 2-0 since former head coach Jon Gruden resigned.
Former San Francisco Fog rugby coach Kathy Flores died Thursday, October 21, after a long battle with colon cancer. She was 66.
The worst part of now-former Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden's emails wasn't the racist imagery or the homophobic language. It was that he felt so comfortable saying those things to people in the sports world he considered friends.
The decision last week by organizers of Gay Games XI in Hong Kong to postpone the event for one year until November 2023 seemingly materialized at the last moment without warning.
Gay Games organizers announced late Tuesday evening the event would be postponed one year for the first time in its 40-year history.
As the 20th anniversary of 9/11 approaches this week, I find myself reliving so many memories and moments from that tragic day and the sobering days and weeks that followed.