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Nick McCarvel says there’s only one place he’s experienced homophobia with coming out

Sports commentator Nick McCarvel came out in 2016. That hasn’t slowed down his career one bit.

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Nick McCarvel has built a career for himself reporting on tennis and Olympic sports.

Not everyone gets to live their lifelong dream of participating in the Olympic Games, but Nick McCarvel is one of the lucky few.

Okay, he didn’t get there as an athlete, but his journalism career has taken him rinkside to witness the greatness of Adam Rippon, Yuzuru Hanyu and so many other Olympians showcase their ability.

Since coming out, McCarvel has done a great job infusing LGBTQ visibility and inclusion into major tennis, bringing Pride events to the Australian Open and U.S. Open.

On this week’s episode of the Five Rings To Rule Them All podcast, McCarvel talks with me about his childhood dreams and how he built a career for himself that took him from his Montana youth all the way to New York City, writing about tennis and the Olympics for the New York Times, NBC, USA Today and others.

He also shares stories about all of the problems coming out as gay has brought to his career. Oh, right, he said there are none.

“The only issue that’s ever come,” he said, “is internally.”

Check out my interview with McCarvel by using the Megaphone player or by clicking here.

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