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Best LGBT sports stories of 2011

We begin this year’s bests once again with the top 5 sports stories of 2011. Tune in every days for the first days of 2012 to wish 2011 farewell. […]

Pro soccer player, David Testo comes out publicly

Major league soccer player David Testo came out publicly this week

The latest news in the intersectional world of queer people and sports is that American soccer player David Testo has come out. Testo played D1 college soccer at the University of North Carolina as well as at the University of South Carolina, and has played in the NASL and USL (lower-level pro leagues) and in MLS.

After being […]

Soccer hottie Hope Solo poses nude for the ESPN body issue (photos AND video)

Hope Solo poses nude for the ESPN Magazine Body issue out today

I may not be much of a sports buff, but when jock ladies are actually in the buff that’s a while different matter. And actually I’m riding the wave of women’s soccer enthusiasm too, just because we kick so much ass. So I may be a sports fan yet. It certainly helps when America’s favorite (lesbian, though […]

This weekend Touch Your Woman, be it with shopping, soccer, drag, music or Blow Pony

Soccer stars Abby Wambach (L) and Hope Solo of Team Lez (I mean USA)

Thursday

Momma’s Boyz | Kaylah Marin – The wide base of Bay area drag king competition leaves room for some breadth. So expect a nice dip into some old school hip hop and an urban vibe. And forget the usual lip syncing role. These Momma‘s Boyz belt it out of their own mouths. Add in […]

A Snarky(er) recap of the Womens World Cup

Abby Wambach gets the second point for the USA with her head in yesterday's Women's World Cup final

Most people will tell you I’m not much of a sports person, and watching on TV rather than playing or watching in person even less. But I watched yesterday’s Women’s World Cup from beginning to end in rapt attention, as evidenced by my play-by-play tweeting. It was a ridiculously exciting game, […]

USA! USA! USA!

The Women’s World Cup has been going strong for the last three weeks, and the American team has made it to the finals!

While women’s sports rarely get enough attention, the U.S. women rocketed the tournament into the public consciousness with a thrilling victory over Brazil in the quarter finals, highlighted by a beautiful cross from University of Portland alum Megan Rapinoe to Abby Wambach, who headed the ball in […]

Queer Sports in Portland

Portland gay volleyball

Here in Portland, we’re lucky to have queer teams, groups, and leagues in a variety of sports. If you’re looking for a specifically-inclusive athletic outlet, check out one (or more!) of these options.

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Best gay sports stories of 2010

Johnny Weir at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver

I begin this year’s best of roundups with an unlikely choice: sports. I’m not sure if I’m bucking the stereotype or playing along with it but qPDX has never been particularly strong in our sports coverage (that’s an understatement girl…) but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some really important stories that emerged in the world of gay sports. And even […]