MMA

Interview with Liz Carmouche: first openly gay MMA fighter, one of the first two female fighters in the UFC, and an inspiration to all

Liz Carmouche made history this past February when she became the first openly gay fighter and one of the first two female fighters in the history of the UFC. GLAAD spoke with Carmouche as she prepares to take on Jessica Andrade this weekend in her first match since UFC 157.

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May 23, 2013

MMA Fighter Fallon Fox to compete in first match since coming out as transgender on Friday

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter Fallon Fox is set to fight in her first match since news broke that she was transgender via a Sports Illustrated magazine article.

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March 12, 2013

Dr. Johnny Benjamin's irrelevant argument against inclusion of trans fighter Fallon Fox

Dr. Johnny "Fight Doc" Benjamin makes an argument against trans MMA fighter Fallon Fox being able to compete against other women. But does it hold up to scrutiny?

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March 8, 2013

UFC fighter Liz Carmouche makes statement in support of Fallon Fox

Mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Li

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March 8, 2013

Attention sports radio: when covering trans athletes, reign in your uninformed hosts

When news broke widely of female MMA fighter Fallon Fox coming out as trans, we figured it was only a matter of time before the incident reports started rolling in about sports radio. And sure enough, last night and this morning they started.

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March 7, 2013

MMA fighter Fallon Fox comes out as transgender

Professional MMA fighter Fallon Fox has come out as a transgender woman. GLAAD has been working with Fallon and various media outlets to make sure that her story is told accurately, respectfully, and in a manner that educates audiences.

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January 15, 2013

Liz Carmouche Hopes Her "Lizbos" Will Soon Celebrate UFC Victory

Liz Carmouche is about to make sports history for two reasons. The mixed martial arts (MMA) star is about to become one of the first two women ever to participate in an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fight. She's also about to become one of the highest profile openly gay athletes in the world.
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April 3, 2009
by GLAAD

UFC's Dana White Apologizes on Video

As promised to GLAAD, Dana White used his video blog (published on the
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