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|Women's soccer: U.S. Olympic team bounces back with 6-1 win|
Days after Sweden snapped the U.S. women's national team's (USWNT's) 44-game win streak with a deflating 3-0 loss, the U.S. team scored a 6-1 victory over New Zealand on July 24, The Sporting News noted. The ...
|Gina Ortiz Jones, Shawn Skelly confirmed by U.S. Senate; both make LGBTQ history|
--From a press release - Washington, DC — The United States Senate today confirmed two historic LGBTQ presidential nominees by unanimous consent. Gina Ortiz Jones, confirmed for Under Secretary of the Air Force, will be the first out lesbian to serve ...
|Women's soccer: Sweden snaps United States' 44-game win streak|
In women's soccer, Sweden dominated the United States 3-0 on July 20 in Tokyo, snapping the Americans' 44-game winning streak in convincing fashion, Yahoo! Sports reported. The U.S. team entered this event as heavy favorites to ...
|Hockey prospect makes history by coming out|
Just weeks after the first active pro-football came out as gay, a professional hockey prospect has done the same. Nashville Predators prospect Luke Prokop has come out as gay, becoming the first active player under contract ...
|Trans model makes history with SI Swimsuit cover|
On July 19, Sports Illustrated (SI) Swimsuit announced this year's cover models: rapper Megan Thee Stallion, tennis player Naomi Osaka and model/actress Leyna Bloom—each making history in her own way. A press release sent to Windy ...
|Chicago Red Stars net 3-1 victory over OL Reign|
Vanessa DiBernardo and Kealia Watt celebrated league milestones as the Chicago Red Stars defeated the OL Reign at home (SeatGeek Stadium) on July 18. DiBernardo reached the 10,000th minute mark in her NWSL (National Women's Soccer ...
"No excusesI messed up. I'm a big sports fan. I'm like the guy at the end of the game who misses a free throw or a kick."Spike Lee explains why he prematurely announced the winner of ...
|Queer In(n) producers announce inaugural installation unveiling, upcoming website|
Partners and co-producers, Kelli Simpkins and Adithi Chandrashekar are creating a curated, generative online arts gallery called Queer In(n). The inaugural unveiling of a five-foot-by-six-foot wheat paste portrait of longtime ...
|Billie Jean King part of group inducted into Tennis Hall of Fame |
Lesbian trailblazer and icon Billie Jean King was one of 12 people inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame on July 17, according to the hall's website. The Class of 2021 includes coach Dennis Van ...
|More than 140 LGBTQ athletes slated to be at Tokyo Olympics |
At least 142 publicly out LGBTQ and non-binary athletes are headed to Tokyo for the Summer Olympic Gamesmore than double the number who participated at the 2016 Rio Games, according to Outsports. The number of publicly ...
|Chicago Sports Alliance continues to help combat gun violence|
The Chicago Sports Alliancea collaboration between the Chicago Bears, Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs andWhite Sox that began in 2017announced it will move forward for a fourth year to combine the reach and resources of the franchises in ...
|PASSAGES Author, cultural theorist, scholar Lauren Berlant dies|
Author, cultural theorist and scholar Lauren Berlant died June 28 in a Chicago hospice facility of a rare form of cancer. They were 63. Berlant (who used they/them pronouns professionally) was born Oct. 31, 1957 in ...
|Prominent lesbian educator/activist/author Sally Gearhart dies at 90 |
Sally Gearhartthe first out lesbian to receive a tenure-track position at San Francisco State University and a prominent LGBTQ-rights advocatedied July 14, according to The Bay Area Reporter, which cited an email Jean Crosby sent to ...
|SPORTS Sky's Parker among cover athletes for video game NBA 2K22 |
Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic, Chicago Sky.WNBA standout Candace Parker and Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant are among the players who will be featured on the next NBA 2K video-game release, per an NBA press statement. ...
|Sky's Quigley wins three-point contest|
Chicago Sky guard Allie Quigley made nine of her last 10 shots to win her third WNBA MTN DEW Three-Point Contest title at halftime of AT&T WNBA All-Star 2021 at Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay ...