As 2016 closes, we take a look back at the top stories in sports involving gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender athletes. Important coming out stories. Homophobia in sports. Allies in sports. The record number of LGBT athletes at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics. The controversy surrounding the anti-LGBT law in North Carolina.

Our guest is Chris Hine, a sportswriter for the Chicago Tribune who came out publicly as gay in 2016. Hine has used his platform to discuss the major issues involving LGBT sports, an important mainstream voice.