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Jock Talk: I'm baaaaaack! Now, what did we miss?

Jock Talk: I'm baaaaaack! Now, what did we miss?

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Jun 9, 2021

It was a bit more than a year ago that my weekly sports column in the Bay Area Reporter was suspended as part of the fallout from the global COVID-19 pandemic and the cessation of so much sports activity (especially on the recreational level).

Hong Kong Gay Games drops soccer championships

Hong Kong Gay Games drops soccer championships

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Jun 8, 2021

Organizers of the 2022 Gay Games in Hong Kong have dropped the International Gay and Lesbian Football Association championships from the Gay Games soccer program.

Warriors gay COO Welts to retire

Warriors gay COO Welts to retire

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Apr 8, 2021

Rick Welts, the gay president and chief operating officer of the Golden State Warriors, will step away from the organization at the end of the 2020-21 season, he and the team announced April 8.

Jock Talk: The evolution of the B.A.R.'s sports coverage

Jock Talk: The evolution of the B.A.R.'s sports coverage

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Mar 31, 2021

Through the first 50 years of the Bay Area Reporter's existence, the paper's coverage of sports and sports-related topics has evolved from that of cheerleader and recording secretary to social advocate and noble muckraker.

Gay Games 2026 bidding finalists named

Gay Games 2026 bidding finalists named

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Feb 1, 2021

The Federation of Gay Games general assembly on February 1 named the three finalists bidding for the rights to host Gay Games XII in 2026: Guadalajara, Mexico; Munich, Germany; and Valencia, Spain.

Jock Talk: Optimistic plans presented for Hong Kong Gay Games

Jock Talk: Optimistic plans presented for Hong Kong Gay Games

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Jan 25, 2021

Organizers of the 2022 Gay Games in Hong Kong attending the Federation of Gay Games' annual assembly January 24 projected optimism that Gay Games XI will be held safely despite ongoing concerns about the effects of the pandemic and other issues.

Jock Talk: Transgender powerlifter sues national governing body

Jock Talk: Transgender powerlifter sues national governing body

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Jan 12, 2021

Transgender powerlifter JayCee Cooper of Minnesota has filed a discrimination lawsuit against USA Powerlifting and the association's state chapter, alleging its policies preventing transgender women from competition are contrary to state anti-bias law.

Athletes praise USA Powerlifting for adding gender-neutral category

Athletes praise USA Powerlifting for adding gender-neutral category

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Dec 23, 2020

USA Powerlifting announced this week it will add a gender-neutral MX competition category at local, state, and regional levels starting January 1.

Jock Talk: Selection race is on for Gay Games 2026

Jock Talk: Selection race is on for Gay Games 2026

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Nov 9, 2020

Pandemic and political issues may cause concerns about how and if the 2022 Gay Games in Hong Kong can succeed, or even go forward, but an abundance of bids for the 2026 Gay Games indicate the overall movement remains alive and relevant.

B.A.R. launches memberships

B.A.R. launches memberships

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Sep 18, 2020

In a continuing effort to receive support from readers, the Bay Area Reporter has launched its membership program.

Brennaman suspended over on-air gay slur during MLB broadcast

Brennaman suspended over on-air gay slur during MLB broadcast

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Aug 20, 2020

The Cincinnati Reds suspended longtime broadcaster Thom Brennaman after he used an anti-gay slur on the air Wednesday (August 19).

Rugby considers barring transgender women

Rugby considers barring transgender women

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Jul 21, 2020

International Gay Rugby says a proposal to bar participation of transgender women from playing in women's rugby would harm the inclusivity of recreational clubs and called for an immediate rejection of the proposal.

Gay Games registration postponed a year

Gay Games registration postponed a year

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Jun 17, 2020

Registration for the 2022 Gay Games, which had been scheduled to open early this year, has been postponed to the spring of 2021 — just one and a half years before the scheduled start of the event in Hong Kong.

EuroGames calls off 2020 event

EuroGames calls off 2020 event

  • by Roger Brigham
  • May 20, 2020

The 2020 EuroGames, which were scheduled to be held this August in Düsseldorf, Germany, have been called off because of continued government efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus.