The Summer Olympic Games are upon us, and everybody is talking about the gays. At least, that's what it feels like to us here at Outsports as our traffic has gone through the proverbial roof for the last week.
It's no surprise. With almost 50 publicly out LGBTI athletes, and other out coaches and mentors, at the Olympics in Rio, there's more to celebrate on a day-to-day basis than ever before. There are so many athletes and so many events, we're having trouble keeping up.
It isn't all good news, or even news about the results. We've been disappointed with NBC's coverage that has, by the estimation of many, laregly ignored the LGBTI storylines at the Games. Now comes a report from The Daily Beast of a straight writer posing as a gay man to trick gay athletes into outing themselves to him.
We're hoping for much better in Week 2.