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ESPN's 'Outside the Lines' Tackles Jamie Kuntz

ESPN's 'Outside the Lines' spent half the show on Sunday talking about former North Dakota State College of Science football player Jamie Kuntz, who was kicked off his team in September for kissing...

HBO Real Sports asks: Why have pro athletes not come out? LZ: Are they chicken?


HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel takes a look at why pro athletes aren't coming out of the closet in their latest episode, airing the next couple of weeks. One of the people highlighted in the...

HBO's Real Sports asks why pro athletes aren't coming out. Tonight at 10pm!


Tonight HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel dives into the increasingly pertinent question: Why has a big-time pro team-sport athlete not come out in the United States? For the piece, Jon Frankel...

LZ Granderson: NFL deserves gay rights credit


ESPN columnist LZ Granderson recently gave the NFL a pat on the back for their gay-rights efforts. I personally think they have a long way to go, and I know the NFL is currently refusing to talk...

Rick Welts talks about 'fear of the unknown,' says he never experienced homophobia


Rick Welts gave an interview to LZ Granderson at a forum for the 2011 Out & Equal Workplace Summit in which he talked about coming out at work. When asked about what made Welts think he couldn't...

Moment #39: ESPN the Magazine hires LZ Granderson as NBA editor


Part of Outsports’ series on our 100 most important moments in gay sports history. Sports media, 2004. When I first met LZ Granderson he was writing sports for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and...

Outsports wins NLGJA award; LZ Granderson named Journalist of the Year


It's been quite a year for sports, and Outsports has certainly benefited. After Jim's piece on Hudson Taylor was nominated for a GLAAD Award, now my piece on Kye Allums has won third place for the...

Sports honored at GLAAD Awards


Outsports was well-represented at the GLAAD Awards in New York City Saturday night. While we didn't win in the Outstanding Digital Journalism category in which we were nominated, we were very proud...

Gossip's chill on closeted pro athletes


Last week ESPN columnist LZ Granderson (right) shared some insights into his conversations with closeted professional athletes. One athlete in particular got the bulk of his keyboard's attention: A...

Granderson chats about Dungy today


Our good friend LZ Granderson of ESPN wrote a column praising now-retired Tony Dungy for his work with black men. To me, LZ glossed over Dungy's anti-gay record too much in his column; And I took...

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