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Jim Buzinski

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Outsports Acquired by SB Nation, Charting a New Course for LGBT Sports Reporting

(2) Comments | Posted March 5, 2013 | 12:51 PM

When we started in late 1999, no one was talking about gays in sports. No one. To folks in West Hollywood, gay athletes were "straight-acting" "butch" guys who struggled with their sexuality. To straight sports fans, gay athletes were, well, nonexistent.

What we've seen in just...

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Gay Guide to Super Bowl XLVII

(57) Comments | Posted February 3, 2013 | 8:31 AM

As a public service to those who know that the Super Bowl is being played but wonder what all the fuss is about, here is Outsports' annual "Super Bowl for the Clueless," a gay guide to the big game.

What: Super Bowl XLVII (that's 47, for the mathematically challenged...

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30 Gay, Lesbian and Bi Athletes Who Have Come Out in the Past Year

(7) Comments | Posted October 11, 2012 | 2:23 PM

Today, Oct. 11, is National Coming Out Day, a day for LGBT people to stand up and be counted. It's a perfect time to remind everyone that gay and lesbian athletes are part of the community of people making their voices heard and being proud.

The perception is that few...

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Boxer Orlando Cruz Coming Out as Gay Is Awesome, But It Won't Lead to a Flood of Out Athletes

(6) Comments | Posted October 4, 2012 | 3:44 PM

Every time an athlete comes out as gay, we at Outsports get asked what it means. My answer is usually along the lines of: "It's great news, but don't expect a flood of athletes to come out." This is how I feel about the news that featherweight boxer Orlando Cruz...

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Gays and Sports Bring Religious Zealots to Outsports

(8) Comments | Posted May 30, 2012 | 5:24 PM

Visitors to Outsports recently may have thought they had stumbled across the Focus on the Family website by accident, given all the comments by anti-gay religious zealots. I expect this whenever we write about Tim Tebow; he has a passionate fundamentalist fan base, which takes umbrage at anything...

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