Sports

Stories that show how athletes, teams, leagues, and journalists who cover the world of sports are dealing with LGBT-related issues

New playbook: How to come out in sports

More and more competitors make the decision to come out which positively impacts visibility of LGBT athletes in all sports and on all levels of competition. As athletes decide to come out, it is important that they are equipped with strategies on how to do so most successfully.

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VICE News interviews Jaiyah Saelua, the first transgender athlete to play in a World Cup qualifier

In 2011, Jaiyah Saelua of American Samoa became the first openly transgender person to play in a FIFA World Cup qualifier. Her performance in the match was instrumental to breaking the American Samoan team's losing streak by clearing a goal-bound ball from the opposing team and preserving their first ever win.

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