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Podcast: The future of the OutGames and Gay Games. Homophobic athletes.

Will large-scale LGBT sports events survive?

Gay Games 2002
Athletes celebrate their medals at the 2002 Gay Games in Sydney.

It was a shocking move when the World OutGames canceled their event in Miami the day of the opening ceremony just two weeks ago. It left thousands of athletes looking for answers and the worldwide LGBT community wondering what the future is for these large-scale LGBT sporting events. With the Gay Games set for Paris in 2018, we talk about what happened with the OutGames and the future of these kinds of events.

Tennis legend Margaret Court recently weighed in again on LGBT rights, sparking angry and upset responses from people in the tennis world and the LGBT community. What does it mean for Court's standing in the tennis world? And what happens to any athlete's reputation when they publicly share homophobic and other anti-LGBT personal opinions?

Plus we start out the podcast talking about our Outsports Reunion at Denver Pride next weekend, and also the shift of some pride events to become political protests.