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Sports Talk Radio Show on LGBT Issues To Debut

By Rachel Cohen | Wednesday Apr 9, 2014
The premiere of "The Outfield" this weekend on satellite radio will open with a discussion of Derrick Gordon, the UMass guard who on Wednesday became the first openly gay Division I men’s basketball player.

Baseball Fan, 78, Comes Out

By Roger Brigham | Friday Feb 21, 2014
When lifelong baseball fan Norm Coleman, who recently turned 78, read about football star Michael Sam’s coming out, he decided to be part of the sea change slowly coming over sports.

What the Puck? Gay Hockey Draws Mixed Membership

Sunday Jan 5, 2014
For a moment, the gay slur muttered by a hockey opponent during a game last year stung like an exposed limb against ice."It was directed at one of our straight players," recalled Lloyd Newman, president of the Ohio Mayhem

Play Yourself Fit

By Stephen Mosher | Friday Nov 8, 2013
In cities and towns across the country, there are tons of opportunities to join walking groups, soccer teams, baseball teams, cross fit clubs, and dance schools. If you have friends with like minds, you can form your own group.

2017 worldOutgames in Miami Beach

Saturday Sep 21, 2013
Miami Beach and Miami will be the host cities of worldOutgames IV, which will take place Friday, May 26, to Sunday, June 4, 2017.

Column: ’Confrontation’ Set as New Olympic Event?

By Jim Litke | Friday Aug 16, 2013
A different kind of "sport" will make its debut at the upcoming Sochi Games. It’s called confrontation.

You Can Play Strives for LGBT Equality in Sports

By Louise Adams | Saturday Aug 3, 2013
The You Can Play organization aims make the sports world more accepting of out athletes.

Gay, Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame Honors Athletes

By Don Babwin | Thursday Aug 1, 2013
Dave Pallone, who was part of Chicago history when he umpired the first night game at Wrigley Field, is returning to Chicago to take part in another chapter of sports history: His inclusion of the first National Gay & Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame.

Getting in on the Gay: Sports Marketing to LGBTs

By Antoinette Weil | Monday Jul 8, 2013
While several well known companies have used out celebrities as spokespeople to represent their brand, it’s only recently that sports businesses have reached out to the LGBT community.

Why We Won’t See a Gay NFL Player This Year

By Peter Rizzo | Saturday Jun 29, 2013
Is the National Football League ready for an openly gay player? Or is it the fans who are not ready?