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Soccer Chief Says Group Of Closeted Gay Players May All Come Out At Same Time

Outsports | James Nichols | Posted 01.09.2017 | Queer Voices

This article originally appeared on Outsports. Greg Clarke had a bumpy 2016 in regards to LGBT issues. The head of the Football Association in England...

When This Sports Writer Came Out On The Air, Something Wonderful Happened

Outsports | James Nichols | Posted 11.08.2016 | Queer Voices

This article originally appeared on Outsports Boston-based sports writer Alex Reimer decided to come out publicly as gay Wednesday during a spot on WE...

Let’s Celebrate The College Football Coach Who Kisses His Players

Outsports | James Nichols | Posted 10.20.2016 | Queer Voices

This article originally appeared on Outsports Football is our most macho of sports, yet Houston Cougars Coach Tom Herman is turning that perception in...

Gay High School Athlete In Seattle Finds Love And Respect From His Teams

Outsports | James Nichols | Posted 10.20.2016 | Queer Voices

This article originally appeared in Outsports. It’s almost become comical to write these stories. Acceptance of gay athletes has reached the point w...

Here Is Why NCAA Must Kick BYU And Anti-Gay Members Out

OutSports | James Nichols | Posted 09.15.2016 | Queer Voices

This article originally appeared on Outsports. The NCAA made a great public relations move when it announced this week that it would remove all champi...

At Least 10 Out LGBT Athletes Competing At The Paralympics In Rio

OutSports | James Nichols | Posted 09.08.2016 | Queer Voices

This article originally appeared on OutSports. After a Summer Olympic Games that saw a record-smashing number of publicly out lesbian, gay and bisexua...

IOC Calls Daily Beast Sex Article 'Unacceptable,' Author Sent Home From Rio

OutSports | James Nichols | Posted 01.06.2017 | Queer Voices

This article by Jim Buzinski originally appeared on Outsports The International Olympic Committee has condemned as “simply unacceptable” a since-d...

Seattle Mariners Tell Lesbian Couple To Stop 'Being Affectionate'

OutSports | James Nichols | Posted 08.11.2016 | Queer Voices

This article by Cyd Zeigler originally appeared on Outsports An incident involving a lesbian couple at a Seattle Mariners game Friday night has the te...

When This Gay Sailor Was Outed, He Found Out His Navy Buddies Had His Back

OutSports | James Nichols | Posted 07.27.2016 | Queer Voices

This article by Conner Curnick originally appeared on Outsports. In April 2015, I was heading back to my quarters at the naval base in Pensacola, Fla....

The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Anthony Nicodemo | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Anthony Nicodemo

On Saturday night I was able to sit back and watch my team capture the Yonkers City Championship. It was our second title in the past four years, but the first tournament championship since coming out. The next day, a rare in-season off day, I was able to sit back and reflect.

A Gay Giants Fan's Lament: How David Tyree Stole My Favorite Memory

Paul Gorrell, Ph.D. | Posted 09.27.2014 | Sports
Paul Gorrell, Ph.D.

Last week the New York Giants announced the hiring of former Super Bowl hero and anti-same-sex-marriage advocate David Tyree to a front office job, where he is directly responsible for the development of player's careers.

A Year Out of the Closet

Anthony Nicodemo | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Anthony Nicodemo

A year ago, I nervously boarded a flight from Kennedy airport in New York to Portland, Oregon. I would be attending the LGBT Sports Coalition's Summit hosted by Nike. Over 50 leaders in the LGBT sports world would embrace me and change my life forever.

Gay Former NFL Star Named Executive Director Of Major LGBT Organization

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Wade Davis, a former NFL player who publicly came out in 2012, has been named the Executive Director of the You Can Play project, an anti-homophobia a...

Outsports Acquired By SB Nation, Charting A New Course For LGBT Sports Reporting

Cyd Zeigler | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Cyd Zeigler

Never before has a mainstream sports media company acquired a national LGBT website, magazine or newspaper. Heck, we're not sure it's been done outside sports, either. From now on, the stories of LGBT people in sports will be told alongside mainstream sports news without apology.

ESPN Radio Hosts Mock Transgender Player

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

UPDATE: Steve Czaban and Andy Pollin were temporarily suspended from hosting their show, USA Today reported late Tuesday. A gay sports outlet has c...

Gays And Sports Bring Religious Zealots To Outsports

Jim Buzinski | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jim Buzinski

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.