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Interview with MMA fighter Fallon Fox

Interview with MMA fighter Fallon Fox

The one thing that nobody seemed to be talking about was that though there was an element of sensationalism to the coverage of her story, Fox was being subjected to the exact same treatment in the press and popular opinion as many other female athletes. I caught up with Fox by Skype to talk about what it means to be a female competitor in America today. [Read More]

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Tailored clothing for butches: An idea whose time has come

Tailored clothing for butches: An idea whose time has come

This is not (only) a fashion column. [Read More]

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A rough guide to the language of Pride

A rough guide to the language of Pride

A completely non-exhaustive rough guide to the language of Pride to help you make sure that “Some of my best friends are gay” is the dumbest thing you say all weekend. [Read More]

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Spotlight organization: Girls & Football SA

Spotlight organization: Girls & Football SA

This group's work is so important and effective that it's even caught the attention of bad-ass First Lady Michelle Obama. [Read More]

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Spotlight organization: Craig Bellamy Foundation

Spotlight organization: Craig Bellamy Foundation

Created in 2007, the Craig Bellamy Foundation is "a charity offering underprivileged children in Sierra Leone the chance to reach their true potential through sport and education... [Read More]

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Spotlight organization: Free Gender

Spotlight organization: Free Gender

Formed in 2008 with the mission to raise awareness about the rights of lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex women in the community, Free Gender participates in protests, meetings, and gives educational talks. [Read More]

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Out and pro in the world of football

Who would have thought that a soccer story rivalling the Peruvian women's football team for uncomplicated goodness would come along so soon? Not me, but one has. [Read More]

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Where do transgender athletes fit into sports?

Originally published on Matador Sports on September 8, 2011.  “SPREAD OUT!” their coach shouts encouragingly, turning away from the players to share her laughter with the moms and dads on the sideline. There might be something more adorable than six year-olds  [Read More]

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Sex, salaries, and soccer: The significance of Hope Solo

Originally published on Matador Sports on August 25, 2011.  On August 8, 2011, Hope Solo, the goaltender for the US National Women’s Team (USNWT), tweeted the following: “Being naked outside is very liberating….atleast [sic] I hope it will be @ESPN and  [Read More]

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Gender, Fußball, und die Gewalt (Frauensolidarität, 02/11)

Gender, Fußball, und die Gewalt (Frauensolidarität, 02/11)

How could I say no to an editor who signs her emails "With solidarity"? [Read More]

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