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Podcast: War Room Sports joins us to discuss race, religion & homophobia


Two of the co-founders of War Room Sports, Jimmy Williams and Devin McMillan, joined our latest Outsports Podcast to talk about the intersections of race, religion and sexual orientation. Their...

Former pro soccer player Paul Elliott takes aim at homophobia


Since a premature retirement in 1994, English pro soccer player Paul Elliott has worked to fight the racism he faced as a player. Now he's turning his attention to the next big issue facing soccer....

Rooney Rule should include gay NFL coaches


Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin Herm Edwards has complained that the Saints' search for an interim head coach has not included any black coaches. The NFL's "Rooney Rule" requires that a...

Saturday Night Live spoofs Jeremy Lin racism controversy


Saturday Night Live did a send-up of the controversy surrounding various racially sensitive comments about Jeremy Lin late last week (video here). The skit reflects what we've heard from various...

ESPN fires, suspends employees responsible for 'chink in the armor' headline, comment


ESPN has fired the employee responsible for a racially charged Jeremy Lin-inspired headline on their mobile site. They have also handed a 30-day suspension to their network anchor who used the term...

ESPN apologizes for 'chink in the armor' headline, promises review


Last night, ESPN's mobile site used a headline with a racially charged double entendre to describe Jeremy Lin's game against the Hornets. This morning they have ap0logized and are promising a...

ESPN uses racial epithet in headline of Jeremy Lin story


Update Sunday, 8:30AMPT: ESPN has fired and suspended people responsible for headline, comments. Update Saturday, 8:20AMPT: ESPN has apologized for the headline. ESPN has been the biggest champion...

Jalen Rose has a problem with shirtless men chest-bumping one another


Jalen Rose is in hot water over calling Patriots tight end "white boy wasted" this morning on the Mike & Mike Show, but it's his homophobic comment that has out wrestler Akil Patterson hot under...

Rudy Galindo snubbed by U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame. Homophobia or racism at play?


U.S. Figure Skating has again snubbed openly gay former U.S. champion Rudy Galindo for their Hall of Fame (video of his amazing championship 1996 performance is below). And some are wondering how...

Anti-gay Tony Dungy writes about Martin Luther King Jr.'s fight for equal rights


I woke up this morning to some Tweets that left me wondering if the words of Martin Luther King mean anything today. The tweet that started it was from NBC's NFL analyst Tony Dungy, who has helped...

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