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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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Same Team - Xavier Colvin
Former Butler University linebacker Xavier Colvin talks about coming out a a gay man in front of his entire team.
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802
Same Team - Derrick Gordon
Derrick Gordon, the first openly gay male Division I college basketball player, talks about his personal coming out journey.
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803
Same Team - Tony Paul
Tony Paul from the Detroit News talks about his decision to come out on live television and his career in journalism
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804
Same Team - Eric Lueshen
Eric Lueshen, former openly gay kicker at the University of Nebraska, talks about his experience as a Husker
60 min
805
Same Team - Jake Atlas
Jake Atlas talks about his meteoric rise in the world of professional wrestling
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Same Team - Matt Lichtenstadter
Play-by-play analyst Matt Lichenstadter discusses his decision to come out as bisexual and the specific challenges of his journey
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807
Same Team - Parrow (Part Two)
Parrow expands upon his career as a gay professional wrestler and why more opportunities for LGBTQ wrestlers don't exist
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Same Team - Parrow (Part One)
Professional wrestler Parrow talks about being an openly gay man during the sport's current renaissance
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Same Team - Jessica Platt
Jessica Platt, the first transgender player in the Canadian Women's Hockey League, talks about her career and being a trailblazer for LGBTQ sports rights
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Same Team - Alex Reimer
Radio personality Alex Reimer talks about his career and getting suspended for calling Tom Brady's daughter "annoying little pissant" on air
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Same Team - Cyd Zeigler
Cyd Zeigler, co-founder of Outsports, joins Same Team for its inaugural episode
32 min
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Gay college football fan's goal: Visit all 130 ...
Gay college football fan on a stadium quest
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813
San Francisco 49ers assistant Katie Sowers is f...
NFL has its first openly gay coach
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814
Will gay athletes, coaches and referees be taun...
For years people have tried to offer answers about why there aren't more publicly out gay professional athletes in the big men's sports. One of the reasons give
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815
St. Louis Cardinals deny Outsports a credential...
Why did St. Louis Cardinals deny Outsports a credential
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816
What responsibilities do openly gay athletes have?
Openly gay athletes responsibility
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817
A major college football player comes out as gay
Kansas State football player Scott Frantz comes out as gay
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818
MMAFighting's Dave Doyle talks about being gay ...
Dave Doyle has kept his personal life separate from his private life for years. Now he talks about being gay in the world of MMA Fighting.
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819
Coming out as gay in football in high school an...
Being gay in football
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820
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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Was an NHL player let off lightly for a gay slur?
Did Ryan Getzlaf deserve a suspension for gay slur
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822
How same-sex marriage is empowering LGBT athletes
LGBT athletes getting married
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823
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.
29 min
824
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.
29 min
825
Swimmers and best friends come out to each othe...
Importance of friends when coming out
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826
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.
29 min
827
The NCAA and the LGBT community; the power of c...
NCAA sells out LGBT people
29 min
828
Sports, politcs and LGBT rights
How LGBT rights are a big deal in sports
30 min
829
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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830
A pro wrestler talks about coming out as bisexual
Pro wrestler comes out as bisexual
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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?
30 min
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Top football recruit comes out as gay; trans wr...
Top football recruit comes out as gay
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833
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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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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Is the NFL ready for an openly gay player?
Gay players in the NFL
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Gay athletes and fears of the locker room shower
Why do straight athletes fear showering with gay teammates?
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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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838
Clemson football players engage in gay play; re...
Clemson football players go gay
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Outsports 2016 LGBT sports year in review
The year in gay sports
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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
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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.
28 min
842
Openly gay player celebrates a college football...
Busy week for LGBT issues in football
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843
The state of sports access for transgender athl...
During Trans Week we talk about the ability of transgender athletes to participate in sports.
30 min
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LGBT sports movement in Age of Trump
Gay sports movement with Trump election
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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.
29 min
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The Cubs' support for the LGBT community in Chi...
How gay-friendly are the Chicago Cubs?
30 min
847
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?
29 min
848
National Coming Out Day; Straight allies; Gay s...
Coming out, straight allies, NFL gay slurs
28 min
849
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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850
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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851
Gay athlete kneels during National Anthem in sh...
A gay influence on National Anthem protest
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852
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
29 min
853
Rio Olympics are the gayest Games ever
The very gay Rio Olympics
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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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Record number of openly gay, lesbian, bisexual ...
LGBT athletes in Rio
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A look at the Rio Summer Olympics a month away
Rio Olympics a month away
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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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858
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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859
The state of gays in sports during Pride Month
Elite gay athletes remain in the closet
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860
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
29 min
861
Trans athlete wins in North Carolina; where gay...
Trans athlete wins in North Carolina
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862
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
863
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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864
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.
29 min
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Sports and LGBT rights -- Charles Barkley beats...
Sir Charles says the right things on moving the NBA All-Star Game
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866
The repercussions of North Carolina legalizing ...
North Carolina legalized discrimination against LGBT people. Will the state pay a price?
29 min
867
Gay NHL writer Chris Hine on why he came out
Why a pro hockey writer came out as gay
30 min
868
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
29 min
869
Growing up gay as a rodeo cowboy in South Dakota
Growing up gay as a rodeo cowboy in South Dakota
30 min
870
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
29 min
871
Steve Kerr is right that more gay athletes need...
Steve Kerr says gay visibility in sports is the key
30 min
872
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
29 min
873
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
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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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Gay couples on pro sports kiss cams
Gays on kiss cams
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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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Odell Beckham, gay slurs and homophobia in NFL
Odell Beckham and gay slurs
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878
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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879
A gay college athlete overcomes depression, hel...
Gay college athlete helps at-risk LGBT youth
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880
Gay pro hockey referee comes out
Gay pro hockey referee comes out
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881
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.
29 min
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Outsports weekly LGBT sports podcast: Gay umpir...
Outsports' weekly podcast features the latest from LGBT sports news
30 min
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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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884
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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885
Olympic skier comes out; Mets star disagrees wi...
Olympic skier comes out
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886
Being gay in a football locker room, with the s...
Being gay in a football locker room
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887
Men's college basketball has its first out gay ...
Chris Burns had held the secret that he's gay from everyone in college basketball.
30 min
888
When should gay college athletes come out?
Coming out as gay in college sports
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889
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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College football player comes out as gay on eve...
College football player comes out as gay
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LGBT people are living openly across sports & r...
Izzy Gutierrez and Bobby Petrino, Jr., both came out publicly in the last week
28 min
892
Outsports take a gay look at the 2015 NFL season
A gay look at the 2015 NFL season
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893
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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894
Gay baseball and rugby players come out; Michae...
It's been a big week for gays in pro sports
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NFL, a Year After Michael Sam Came Out
What is the state of gay pro athletes a year after Michael Sam
29 min
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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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897
Caitlyn Jenner, Michael Sam, Troy Aikman, young...
Was Caitlyn Jenner the right choice for the ESPYs?
30 min
898
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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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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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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