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The future of LGBT sports events. Does homophob...
With the OutGames debacle behind us, we look at the future of LGBT sports events. Plus, do anti-LGBT comments like those of Margaret Court tarnish athletes?
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902
Was an NHL player let off lightly for a gay slur?
Did Ryan Getzlaf deserve a suspension for gay slur
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903
How same-sex marriage is empowering LGBT athletes
LGBT athletes getting married
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904
Is ESPN laying people off because it's too gay?
Some people are saying ESPN is too gay for TV. Plus, an NHL prospect loves his moms.
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905
Coming out quietly to everyone in the world
When World Champion Shawn Barber came out publicly this week, he did so very quietly. Others can do the same.
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906
Swimmers and best friends come out to each othe...
Importance of friends when coming out
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907
Outing trans people is the lowest of the low
Most people know that outing gay people is bad, yet many don't understand outing trans people can be even worse.
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908
The NCAA and the LGBT community; the power of c...
NCAA sells out LGBT people
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909
Sports, politcs and LGBT rights
How LGBT rights are a big deal in sports
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910
Was Nico Hines' apology the worst in sports his...
Nico Hines offered an 'apology' for outing Olympians in Rio. Was it the worst apology ever? Plus, the Big Four sports leagues all have no out gay athletes again
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911
A pro wrestler talks about coming out as bisexual
Pro wrestler comes out as bisexual
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912
Is it relevant to ask straight athletes if they...
Can athletes give true answers when asked about accepting a gay teammate? Do they even know?
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913
Top football recruit comes out as gay; trans wr...
Top football recruit comes out as gay
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914
Out gay coaches are getting hired. NFL supports...
Colin Christiansen. Nathan Matthews. Lexie Gerson. We keep hearing of more and more coaches in high school and college who are getting hired after coming out as
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915
Do fans realize when they are being homophobic?
Fans do things that are anti-gay. Do they even realize that's the message they send?
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916
Is the NFL ready for an openly gay player?
Gay players in the NFL
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917
Gay athletes and fears of the locker room shower
Why do straight athletes fear showering with gay teammates?
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918
What's the best way for athletes to 'come out' ...
When an athlete feels the need to let everyone know he's straight, what are some tips to do that?
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919
Clemson football players engage in gay play; re...
Clemson football players go gay
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920
Outsports 2016 LGBT sports year in review
The year in gay sports
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921
The power of anti-gay language in sports
When slurs are used in sports, they hurt LGBT athletes more than they are often intended to.
30 min
922
What happened to the 2 gay Premier League playe...
A year ago we were told that two gay Premier League soccer players were going to come out together. A year later, nada.
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923
Openly gay player celebrates a college football...
Busy week for LGBT issues in football
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924
The state of sports access for transgender athl...
During Trans Week we talk about the ability of transgender athletes to participate in sports.
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925
LGBT sports movement in Age of Trump
Gay sports movement with Trump election
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926
Growing up gay a generation ago
Outsports co-founders talk about growing up gay in and outside of sports years ago, how much it has and has not changed.
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927
The Cubs' support for the LGBT community in Chi...
How gay-friendly are the Chicago Cubs?
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928
The real language of athletes and fans in and a...
What topics of conversation do athletes really engage in, and what kind of language do they use?
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929
National Coming Out Day; Straight allies; Gay s...
Coming out, straight allies, NFL gay slurs
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930
Do you feel lucky to be gay?
Professional bowl Anthony Pepe, who is openly gay and came out publicly in 2015, said in a Facebook post that he feels lucky to be gay.  "When it's all said an
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931
The NCAA shifts out of North Carolina, but does...
The NCAA has pulled various events out of North Carolina due to the state's anti-LGBT HB2 law. Yet its members continue to discriminate against LGBT people with
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932
Gay athlete kneels during National Anthem in sh...
A gay influence on National Anthem protest
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933
Curious case of soccer's gay slurs. Plus, the p...
Robbie Rogers says he was called a gay slur. The player and team deny it. What's up? Plus, America's most popular sport, football, is back to control the conver
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934
Rio Olympics are the gayest Games ever
The very gay Rio Olympics
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935
Media hits and misses in covering LGBTI Olympia...
The media has had some hits and misses in covering LGBTI Olympians and their stories so far in Rio. Thankfully there's a whole second week to get better.
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936
Record number of openly gay, lesbian, bisexual ...
LGBT athletes in Rio
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937
A look at the Rio Summer Olympics a month away
Rio Olympics a month away
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938
Reviewing Pride month and looking ahead to 2016...
There were various sports angles this Pride month, and we know there will be many more LGBT sports stories coming this year
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939
The sports world reacts to the Orlando massacre...
People and teams across much of the sports world reacted in different ways to the mass murder of 49 people in the gay bar Pulse
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940
The state of gays in sports during Pride Month
Elite gay athletes remain in the closet
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941
Is it damaging to claim homophobia when there i...
When LGBT people claim discrimination, is it damaging to the community when a mistake is just a mistake? Plus, more details about our Outsports Reunion in Chica
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942
Trans athlete wins in North Carolina; where gay...
Trans athlete wins in North Carolina
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943
What is the statute of limitations on anti-gay ...
The homophobic and anti-gay tweets of a couple prominent professional athletes surfaced this week. The catch? The tweets were from several years ago. So when E
29 min
944
Curt Schilling fired for trans slur; NHL player...
Former baseball pitcher Curt Schilling reposted a nasty meme against transgender people in reaction to the new anti-LGBT law in North Carolina. ESPN fired him t
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945
North Carolina law and trans bathroom use aren'...
Talk about the anti-LGBT law in North Carolina isn't going away. Plus, a preview of our Outsports Reunion this June.
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946
Sports and LGBT rights -- Charles Barkley beats...
Sir Charles says the right things on moving the NBA All-Star Game
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947
The repercussions of North Carolina legalizing ...
North Carolina legalized discrimination against LGBT people. Will the state pay a price?
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948
Gay NHL writer Chris Hine on why he came out
Why a pro hockey writer came out as gay
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949
Baseball, Cardinals react to harsh anti-gay loc...
A gay former baseball player talked publicly about he homophobic language he heard in the locker room
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950
Growing up gay as a rodeo cowboy in South Dakota
Growing up gay as a rodeo cowboy in South Dakota
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951
Matt 'Money' Cage on being an out beacon of hop...
When professional wrestler Matt 'The Money' Cage came out publicly almost a year ago in June of 2015, he thought he might be a little blip in the national conv
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952
Steve Kerr is right that more gay athletes need...
Steve Kerr says gay visibility in sports is the key
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953
Manny Pacquiao's wild week of offending gays
Manny Pacquiao made headlines for all the wrong reasons this week, offending gay people at every turn
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954
Gay college football player tells his story; Ou...
Our guest is Luke McAvoy, a defensive lineman for the University of Minnesota from 2011-14. He wrestled with a secret for years -- he was gay. McAvoy hid it fea
30 min
955
Brandon Marshall's fingernails and the power of...
Barriers are breaking down in football as athletes and coaches shed some need for masculinity
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956
Gay couples on pro sports kiss cams
Gays on kiss cams
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957
Is homophobia rooted in a "hatred of women"?
When New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was taunted on the field several weeks ago with gay slurs, it left many wondering about the root of homopho
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958
Odell Beckham, gay slurs and homophobia in NFL
Odell Beckham and gay slurs
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959
The open 'secret' of some gay people in sports....
A number of gay people in sports came out publicly this week, but each of them was already 'out'
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960
A gay college athlete overcomes depression, hel...
Gay college athlete helps at-risk LGBT youth
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961
Gay pro hockey referee comes out
Gay pro hockey referee comes out
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962
MLB's efforts to find out LGBT team executives....
What will be the effect of MLB's efforts to build inclusion in team front offices? Plus, more reaction to Gus Kenworthy.
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963
Outsports weekly LGBT sports podcast: Gay umpir...
Outsports' weekly podcast features the latest from LGBT sports news
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964
Houston legalizes discrimination, and the NFL a...
Houston voters this week overwhelmingly voted to end Houston's equal rights ordinance, which gave non-discrimination protections to LGBT people, among others.
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965
Pro soccer players coming out? Gay N.C. athlete...
Rumors swirling about gay English soccer players. A gay former N.C. football player comes out. Plus, the Giants' You Can Play video.
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966
Olympic skier comes out; Mets star disagrees wi...
Olympic skier comes out
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967
Being gay in a football locker room, with the s...
Being gay in a football locker room
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968
Men's college basketball has its first out gay ...
Chris Burns had held the secret that he's gay from everyone in college basketball.
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969
When should gay college athletes come out?
Coming out as gay in college sports
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970
Do Kiss Cams promote homophobia and sexual assa...
Kiss Cams have been a staple of fan entertainment at sporting events in the United States for years. You know the drill: Somebody in a control booth directs a
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971
College football player comes out as gay on eve...
College football player comes out as gay
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972
LGBT people are living openly across sports & r...
Izzy Gutierrez and Bobby Petrino, Jr., both came out publicly in the last week
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973
Outsports take a gay look at the 2015 NFL season
A gay look at the 2015 NFL season
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974
Andrew Goldstein's big 10 years. Homophobia in ...
Andrew Goldstein was a gay lax goalie at Dartmouth. On Sunday ESPN catches up with him.
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975
Gay baseball and rugby players come out; Michae...
It's been a big week for gays in pro sports
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976
NFL, a Year After Michael Sam Came Out
What is the state of gay pro athletes a year after Michael Sam
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977
Is fear of the media really keeping gay pro ath...
Two gay NFL players allegedly are staying in the closet because of media reaction.
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978
Caitlyn Jenner, Michael Sam, Troy Aikman, young...
Was Caitlyn Jenner the right choice for the ESPYs?
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979
Women's World Cup and its lasting impact on wom...
The Women's World Cup brought attention to women's sports and soccer. Has America found a renewed interest in both?
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980
Being openly gay in a 'bro' sport
Men's water polo and rowing are two of the sports most associated with hypermasculine, bro jocks. Being openly gay in these sports can be problematic. We talk
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981
Is Michael Sam's pro football career over?
Michael Sam shocked everyone when he left the training camp of the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League a day before their first preseason game. T
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982
Caitlyn Jenner coverage gets some grades
This podcast is brought to you by AT&T. Mobilizing Your World. The Vanity Fair cover featuring Caitlyn Jenner certainly got some attention this week. The forme
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983
College coaches, religion and gay rights
Clemson University football coach Dabo Swinney caused some controversy this week when he was to be honored by a South Carolina lobbying group opposed to gay ri
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984
Christian colleges thrust into LGBT-athlete con...
Today's episode is brought to you by AT&T. Mobilizing Your World. If 2014 was the year of the LGBT athlete on Outsports, 2015 is becoming the year of the Chris
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985
Homophobia still a major problem in American sp...
While huge improvements have been made in welcoming gays and lesbians in sports, much still needs to be done, a new study finds. Outsports is joined by two gay
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986
Being a gay athlete at Hillsdale College
Today's episode is brought to you by AT&T. Mobilizing Your World. Hillsdale College is considered one of the most conservative colleges in the country. Two y
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987
Why so much interest in stories of young gay at...
Today's episode is brought to you by AT&T. Mobilizing Your World. At Outsports we've noticed a powerful reaction every time we post stories about young LGBT
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988
A Division 1 openly gay married athlete comes o...
With the Supreme Court set to debate gay marriage next week, we talk to Tanner Williams, a University of Oklahoma pole vaulter. This June, Tanner and his husban
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989
Closet is very deep for gay college basketball ...
Fear. Depression. Anxiety. Thoughts of suicide. These are some of the emotions gleaned from closeted gay and lesbian coaches Outsports talked to during the men'
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990
Young gay athletes continue to show the way
There are no openly gay athletes in the NFL, NBA, NHL or Major League Baseball. Ditto for major college football, and in the just-concluded NCAA men's tournamen
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991
Gay high school basketball player in Kentucky, ...
The Final Four in Indianapolis is occuring against the backdrop of the debate over gay rights and religious freedom. The NCAA and other sports leagues were stro
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992
Indiana's new anti-LGBT law + Michael Sam's Vet...
Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed anti-gay bill SB 101 into law, legalizing discrimination against LGBT people in Indiana. This comes just a week before Indian
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993
Do college fans take heckling (and gay slurs) t...
Christian Laettner recently opened up about the pain he felt hearing gay slurs hurled at him while he was at Duke. The former national college player of the yea
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994
Gay college basketball player on gay slurs from...
Today's episode is brought to you by AT&T. Mobilizing Your World. The first openly gay Division I college basketball player, Derrick Gordon of the University o
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995
Cubs tickets and Mets comments kick off MLB spr...
Spring Training is underway in Arizona and Florida, and Major League Baseball is already making Outsports headlines. First, a Christian former talk show host c
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996
Michael Sam will be dancing. Two gay athletes u...
Michael Sam announced this week that he will be on ABC's hit show 'Dancing With The Stars' this season. Some people are excited to see him dance, while others h
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997
Do LGBT athletes have a responsibility to come ...
This podcast brought to you by AT&T. Over the years we at Outsports have seen the incredible power that athletes, coaches and other people in sports coming
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998
Richie Incognito gets a job after bullying repo...
After being excoriated in The Wells Report, which revealed homophobic bullying by Richie Incognito and other members of the Miami Dolphins, Incognito has been s
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999
Super bowl recap and upcoming headlines
It was a great Super Bowl for Outsports. Even though it was truly the Super Bowl from Hell for Jim Buzinski, Outsports became the first LGBT publication to be c
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How gay is Super Bowl XLIX between the Patriots...
Almost a year after Michael Sam came out as gay, the topics of gays in the NFL is all but absent at this year's Super Bowl between the Seattle Seahawks and the
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