LGBTQ Sports Podcast

Outsports is the world's leading LGBTQ-sports publication. We highlight the stories of LGBTQ athletes, coaches and other people in sports who show us all that Courage Is Contagious.

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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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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
31 min
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
27 min
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
28 min
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
28 min
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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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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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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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
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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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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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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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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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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
31 min
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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