Outsports is excited to announce that we’ve been acquired by Q.Digital, the leading LGBTQ digital-publication company. It first announced on Digiday, and Q.Digital has a press release.

The move brings incredible opportunities to work with some of the top LGBTQ content producers in digital media. We join our new sibling sites Queerty, LGBTQ Nation, Into and GayCities. Each of them, like Outsports, is a leader in its space.

“LGBTQ+ athletes have been coming out and conquering the sports worlds at historic rates, and it’s clear from previous coverage across our platforms that our audience is incredibly hungry for their stories,” said Q.Digital CEO Scott Gatz. “It’s very exciting to expand our storytelling with the experts from Outsports, especially in time for the Summer Games in Paris where more queer athletes will be competing than ever before.”

We’re also thrilled to again be working with Alex Reimer, the current Queerty writer who was, less than a year ago, Outsports’ deputy managing editor.

We are so thankful for over 12 years with Vox Media. In that time, we’ve published award-winning and groundbreaking content that has changed the world of sports.. Vox has also worked with Outsports to produce podcasts and some incredible videos.

We are truly grateful for people at Vox like Jim Bankoff, Melissa Bell, John Ness, Pete Volk, Keenya Scott and so many others who have supported Outsports and our mission for over a dozen years.

“We are incredibly proud of what we accomplished with Outsports,” said YuJung Kim, group publisher of SB Nation. “We will continue telling the stories of LGBTQ+ athletes at SB Nation through our communities, and are thrilled that Outsports will continue their important work at Q.Digital, which is undoubtedly a great home for the brand.”

We are now looking forward with incredible enthusiasm to being part of the top LGBTQ digital network in the world.

When Outsports was founded in 1999 by Jim Buzinski and Cyd Zeigler, it was just two guys and a rudimentary website. Twenty-five years later, we are still publishing, having worked with one incredible media company, and now a second.

For Outsports readers, we will continue to provide award-winning content that tells the stories of LGBTQ people in sports and educates conversations about homophobia and transphobia in sports. The main change to Outsports will be that the amount of coverage we will provide is going to increase.

We are extremely excited about our future with Q.Digital and our new, impressive sibling publications.

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