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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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902
A gay college athlete overcomes depression, hel...
Gay college athlete helps at-risk LGBT youth
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903
Gay pro hockey referee comes out
Gay pro hockey referee comes out
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904
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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905
Outsports weekly LGBT sports podcast: Gay umpir...
Outsports' weekly podcast features the latest from LGBT sports news
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906
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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907
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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908
Olympic skier comes out; Mets star disagrees wi...
Olympic skier comes out
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909
Being gay in a football locker room, with the s...
Being gay in a football locker room
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910
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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911
When should gay college athletes come out?
Coming out as gay in college sports
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912
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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913
College football player comes out as gay on eve...
College football player comes out as gay
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914
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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915
Outsports take a gay look at the 2015 NFL season
A gay look at the 2015 NFL season
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916
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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917
Gay baseball and rugby players come out; Michae...
It's been a big week for gays in pro sports
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918
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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919
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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920
Caitlyn Jenner, Michael Sam, Troy Aikman, young...
Was Caitlyn Jenner the right choice for the ESPYs?
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921
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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922
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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923
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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924
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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925
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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926
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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927
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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928
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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929
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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930
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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931
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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932
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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933
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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934
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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935
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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936
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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937
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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938
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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939
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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940
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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941
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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942
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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943
The limits of reporting on gay rumors of pro at...
Rumors have been rife for years about Troy Aikman being gay, which he has long denied, most recently this month. And when Aaron Rodgers had a falling out with h
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944
Parents forbid gay wrestler from coming out
After finding strength by reading Outsports stories on gay athletes, this high school wrestler wants to share his story. Because of his parents, he has to atten
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945
Oregon v. Ohio State has key LGBT angles. Plus,...
College football fans finally got the national championship game they've been clamoring for for years, and it doesn't include anyone south of the Mason-Dixon Li
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946
Robbie Rogers triumphs; Michael's Sam's histori...
Almost two years ago, Robbie Rogers came out openly as gay and thought his pro soccer career was over. So it was exciting and memorable and historic when he sto
29 min
947
MLB umpire Dale Scott comes out, Robbie Rogers ...
Major League Baseball umpire Dale Scott did a "soft" coming out a couple months ago in Referee magazine, but it wasn't until we profiled him this week that most
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948
Outsports looks back at 15 years of sports stories
Outsports has been publishing for 15 years, ever since Jim Buzinski and Cyd Zeigler sat down at a coffee house on Cape Cod and came up with the idea. Since then
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949
Hazing, homophobia, masculinity in the football...
At a New Jersey high school,  seven football players, ages 15 to 17, were arrested on a number of charges, including aggravated criminal sexual contact, in conn
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950
Gay former Minor Leaguer John Dellinger talks c...
Openly gay former Minor League baseball pitcher John Dellinger joins the Outsports podcast. He'll talk about life after baseball, any changes he may have seen
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951
Iowa coach comes out as basketball coaches bar ...
A junior high school coach in Iowa came out to a "homophobic" friend after a Hawkeyes basketball game and got quite the response. We'll talk about Evan Risk's
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952
RG3's Christian shirt causes a stir - like the ...
Robert Griffin III tried to wear a T-shirt at a post-game Washington press conference until he was stopped by someone from the NFL or the team. The T-shirt said
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953
Gay Catholic high school coach Nate Alfson join...
We'll talk about the Ray Rice issue today, how the NFL and other pro leagues are falling behind on social issues and whether sports should be - or even can be -
33 min
954
NFL season kicks off! And what's next for Micha...
The NFL season kicks off Thursday, and we'll take a look at the teams we think are on the rise and which are headed for a decline. There are some great storylin
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955
Gay former college football players talk about ...
ESPN's report by Josina Anderson this week about Michael Sam's shower habits in the St. Louis Rams locker room has stirred quite a controversy about how the med
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956
Michael Sam's first game as a St. Louis Ram
Michael Sam will take the first for the St. Louis Rams for the first time on Friday in a preseason game against the New Orleans Saints. It will be an historic g
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957
Is 15 yards enough penalty for gay slurs? Gay G...
The NFL officials are making it crystal clear to teams this week that gay slurs will not be tolerated on the field. While officials have had the ability to dete
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958
Tony Dungy doesn't want Michael Sam, Giants hir...
Tony Dungy created a firestorm this week when he told the world he would not have drafted Michael Sam. He claims he was being unfairly called anti-gay, despite
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959
Michael Sam's ESPY acceptance speech, plus Bill...
Michael Sam accepted the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs with a speech that left people across America in tears. Sam expressed a clear understanding of h
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960
Brad Thorson talks about being gay in college f...
Former Wisconsin and Kansas football player Brad Thorson came out publicly on Independence Day in a post on his blog titled "Seeing through the fog." Thorson j
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961
Mexico fans and their gay-slur chant. Gay high ...
Two big stories dominated the week for Outsports. First was Monday's Mexico-Croatia game, during which Mexico fans repeatedly chanted "puto." Many have labeled
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962
Gay slurs at the World Cup heard on TV
Mexico's soccer fans have brought their chant that's a gay slur to the World Cup in Brazil, using the phrase during the games against Cameroon and Brazil. Anyon
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963
Talking World Cup with LAG Confidential's Josie...
The World Cup is almost here, and joining us to preview the big event is Josie Becker from LAG Confidential. She covers the LA Galaxy, and we're sure she'll hav
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964
Olympic luger John Fennell joins us to talk abo...
Canadian Olympic luger John Fennell came out publicly this week. He talked about the mental struggle of being a closeted gay man trying to compete in Sochi, whe
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965
Jason Collins' season came and went. Plus, Chri...
Despite the meme that gay athletes are a distraction to their teams, Jason Collins' season with the Brooklyn Nets came and went. The Nets had a strong season wi
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966
Talking Michael Sam, the St. Louis Rams and his...
Guest host Eric Leushen and Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch join Jim Buzinski to discuss Michael Sam. Now that Sam has been drafted in the NFL by the
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967
Talking Michael Sam's NFL Draft prospects with ...
This week we're talking about the big news in gay sports: Gay NFL prospect Michael Sam's draft prospects. He's been predicted to go anywhere from the third to s
30 min
968
What does the reaction to Donald Sterling tell ...
The NBA has banned LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life, but the fight is just beginning. Did the NBA have any other choice? What does the public reaction
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969
Anton Hysen joins us to talk about his new pro ...
Gay pro soccer player Anton Hysen has made the leap across the Atlantic Ocean and is now playing professional soccer for the Myrtle Beach Mutiny in South Caroli
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970
Cheering for anti-gay athletes. Who will draft ...
Bubba Watson won his second Masters tournament in three years. A number of people were cheering for "the other guys" becuase of comments Watson made last year w
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971
Derrick Gordon comes out. Anthony Nicodemo join...
UMass basketball player Derrick Gordon came out publicly as gay this week on Outsports and ESPN, making him the first Div. 1 male basketball player to do so. We
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972
Gay college basketball player Jallen Messersmit...
Benedicting College basketball player Jallen Messersmith will join us today to talk about his team's run through the college basketball playoffs. We'll also hit
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973
The NFL talks gays, and people fall for Jeff Go...
Outsports' Cyd Zeigler was at the NFL annual meeting this year and saw a shift in the league on gay issues. Former NFL player and You Can Play executive directo
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974
Another big week for Michael Sam, and what is c...
It's another big week for Michael Sam, as he has his Missouri Pro Day and sends a letter of thanks for all the support the school has shown him.  Plus, our art
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975
Brooklyn Nets are 8-2 with Jason Collins. This ...
We've been told for years that an openly gay player on a pro sports team would be a terrible distraction and undermine a team's ability to win. Yet the Brooklyn
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976
More athletes come out. Is this a 'tidal wave' ...
Outsports has more coming out stories this week -- varsity athletes at Notre Dame (Matt Dooley, tennis) and Univ. of Virginia (Parker Camp, swimming). We've had
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977
Jason Collins, Michael Sam and gays in pro sports
Jason Collins becomes the first openly gay NBA player and his jersey sells like crazy. Michael Sam is the center of attention at the NFL Combine.
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978
Johnny Weir and the role of LGBT people in Sochi
Johnny Weir has drawn accolades and whispers of criticism for his "performance" in Sochi. Today we'll talk about that and the calls for LGBT athletes to take m
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979
We cap the craziest week in Outsports' history ...
Outsports was in the middle of the planning and breaking of the Michael Sam story. We talk about what we knew, when we knew it, and what the road ahead looks li
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980
Dave Zirin joins us to talk LGBT issues & polit...
On the day before the opening ceremony for the Winter Olympics in Sochi, we talk with The Nation sports editor Dave Zirin about the politics and LGBT issues sur
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981
On the road to the Super Bowl. Plus, gay colleg...
Outsports has always loved the NFL, so we won't miss an opportunity to talk about the Super Bowl, especially since Jim's Broncos are playing! Plus, we've had a
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