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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

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.

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By Roger Brigham | February 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.

By Victoria A. Brownworth | February 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.

By Roger Brigham | January 5, 2022

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

By Roger Brigham | December 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.

By Jim Provenzano | December 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.

By Roger Brigham | December 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.

By Roger Brigham | November 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.

By Roger Brigham | November 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.

By Tim Pfaff | November 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.

By Roger Brigham | October 27, 2021

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

By Roger Brigham | October 26, 2021

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

By Roger Brigham | October 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.

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