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Jock Talk: Former SF Fog coach and rugby champion player Kathy Flores dies

Jock Talk: Former SF Fog coach and rugby champion player Kathy Flores dies

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Oct 26, 2021

Former San Francisco Fog rugby coach Kathy Flores died Thursday, October 21, after a long battle with colon cancer. She was 66.

Jock Talk: Gruden exposed for the racist homophobe he is

Jock Talk: Gruden exposed for the racist homophobe he is

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Oct 12, 2021

The worst part of now-former Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden's emails wasn't the racist imagery or the homophobic language. It was that he felt so comfortable saying those things to people in the sports world he considered friends.

Jock Talk: Behind the decision to postpone Gay Games XI

Jock Talk: Behind the decision to postpone Gay Games XI

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Sep 22, 2021

The decision last week by organizers of Gay Games XI in Hong Kong to postpone the event for one year until November 2023 seemingly materialized at the last moment without warning.

Jock Talk: 2022 Gay Games postponed due to COVID pandemic

Jock Talk: 2022 Gay Games postponed due to COVID pandemic

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Sep 15, 2021

Gay Games organizers announced late Tuesday evening the event would be postponed one year for the first time in its 40-year history.

Jock Talk: Sports as family

Jock Talk: Sports as family

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Sep 8, 2021

As the 20th anniversary of 9/11 approaches this week, I find myself reliving so many memories and moments from that tragic day and the sobering days and weeks that followed.

GLBT History Museum to screen rare Gay Games videos

GLBT History Museum to screen rare Gay Games videos

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Aug 27, 2021

As part of its ongoing Mighty Reel series, the GLBT Historical Museum will screen excerpts from videotapes of the first two Gay Games, held in San Francisco in 1982 and 1986.

Jock Talk: The uncertainty of it all

Jock Talk: The uncertainty of it all

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Aug 25, 2021

Gay Games XI is scheduled to be held in Hong Kong November 11-19, 2022. That's less than 15 months away.

Jock Talk: Out athletes score at Tokyo Olympics

Jock Talk: Out athletes score at Tokyo Olympics

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Aug 11, 2021

Notes on the concluded Tokyo Olympic Games as Japan figures out how much (if any) of the estimated $20 billion-plus it spent to stage the event it can recoup while the International Olympic Committee collects its $3 billion-plus.

Sportertainment: The Lavender Tube on LGBT athletes & allies at the Tokyo Olympics

Sportertainment: The Lavender Tube on LGBT athletes & allies at the Tokyo Olympics

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Jul 27, 2021

After a year's delay, and continued health worries and protests, Tokyo's Olympic Games have begun, with the largest ever number of out LGBT competitors. Our TV columnist also focuses on some outstanding straight athletes of note.

Jock Talk: Here come the Summer Olympics

Jock Talk: Here come the Summer Olympics

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Jul 21, 2021

There's something decidedly queer about the Summer Olympic Games set to open in Tokyo this weekend, and it has little to do with the record number of openly LGBTQ athletes who will be competing.

Ken Scearce, director of Sin City Classic tournament, dies

Ken Scearce, director of Sin City Classic tournament, dies

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Jul 8, 2021

The LGBTQ recreational sports community was rocked this week with the unexpected news that Sin City Classic tournament director Ken Scearce had died.

Jock Talk: Soccer group relocates championship to DC and Sydney

Jock Talk: Soccer group relocates championship to DC and Sydney

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Jul 7, 2021

The International Gay and Lesbian Football Association has relocated its world championships to Washington, D.C. and Sydney, Australia after the tournaments were dropped by the Hong Kong Gay Games program.

Jock Talk: International soccer's baby steps

Jock Talk: International soccer's baby steps

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Jun 23, 2021

The little story is that the international governing body for soccer has decided that the Mexico national men's team must play two home games without its fans in the stands.

Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Nassib comes out as gay

Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Nassib comes out as gay

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Jun 21, 2021

The moment David Kopay waited 46 years for finally came this week, when Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib announced Monday, June 21, that he was gay, becoming the first NFL player to come out of the closet while still active on a team roster.