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Russian court convicts Brittney Griner, who's sentenced to 9 years in penal colony

Russian court convicts Brittney Griner, who's sentenced to 9 years in penal colony

  • by Michael K. Lavers, Washington Blade
  • Aug 4, 2022

A Russian court on Thursday found WNBA star Brittney Griner guilty of charges that she smuggled drugs into the country.

Brittney Griner pleads guilty to drug charges in Russia

Brittney Griner pleads guilty to drug charges in Russia

  • by Michael K. Lavers, Washington Blade
  • Jul 7, 2022

WNBA star Brittney Griner on Thursday pleaded guilty to charges that she smuggled drugs into Russia.

Swimming body effectively bars trans athletes

Swimming body effectively bars trans athletes

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jun 22, 2022

The world governing body for competitive swimming, FINA, has banned most trans female athletes from participating in elite levels of competition.

Iced, iced, baby: The Lavender Tube on Winter Olympics successes and scandals

Iced, iced, baby: The Lavender Tube on Winter Olympics successes and scandals

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Feb 22, 2022

Beijing 2022 was the best Winter Olympics and the worst all at once. It was the queerest Winter games ever, with a lot of out lesbians, some out gay men, the first nonbinary competitor and queer medalists galore.

Guadalajara in talks to co-host next Gay Games

Guadalajara in talks to co-host next Gay Games

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Feb 15, 2022

Organizers in Guadalajara, Mexico are in negotiations with the Federation of Gay Games to become a co-host of the Gay Games next year.

Frozen '22: The Lavender Tube on Winter Olympics, 'Euphoria' and 'SNL's trend queens

Frozen '22: The Lavender Tube on Winter Olympics, 'Euphoria' and 'SNL's trend queens

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Feb 8, 2022

The Beijing Olympics 2022 are incredibly exciting. Among the competing out athletes are freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy, skeleton Olympian Andrew Blaser, speed skater Brittany Bowe and figure skater Jason Brown.

Jock Talk: News flash: B.A.R. sports columnist retires

Jock Talk: News flash: B.A.R. sports columnist retires

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Jan 5, 2022

I wrote my first sports column for the Bay Area Reporter 15 years ago this week.

Jock Talk: Sports events that happened (and didn't) in 2021

Jock Talk: Sports events that happened (and didn't) in 2021

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Dec 29, 2021

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.

50 years in 50 weeks: 2006's sporting life

50 years in 50 weeks: 2006's sporting life

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Dec 9, 2021

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.

Jock Talk: New IOC policy focuses on inclusion, human rights

Jock Talk: New IOC policy focuses on inclusion, human rights

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Dec 8, 2021

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.

Jock Talk: Thank you, sports world

Jock Talk: Thank you, sports world

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Nov 23, 2021

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.

Updated: Jock Talk: Valencia, Spain chosen for 2026 Gay Games

Updated: Jock Talk: Valencia, Spain chosen for 2026 Gay Games

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Nov 9, 2021

Update: Valencia, Spain was selected as the host city for the 2026 Gay Games. Team SF had indicated that was its preferred city.

Daley's news: Gay Olympian Tom Daley's memoir's a splash

Daley's news: Gay Olympian Tom Daley's memoir's a splash

  • by Tim Pfaff
  • Nov 2, 2021

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.

Sports Briefs: Distraction? What distraction?

Sports Briefs: Distraction? What distraction?

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Oct 27, 2021

The las Vegas Raiders are 2-0 since former head coach Jon Gruden resigned.