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Outsports is the world's leading LGBT sports publication, talking about gay athletes, homophobia and anything else that comes across our sports desk.

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ESPN's report by Josina Anderson this week about Michael Sam's shower habits in the St. Louis Rams locker room has stirred quite a controversy about how the media should report on gay athletes, with seemingly everyone from Sam's... more

Michael Sam will take the first for the St. Louis Rams for the first time on Friday in a preseason game against the New Orleans Saints. It will be an historic game as Sam will be the first openly gay player to play in any NFL game. The game... more

The NFL officials are making it crystal clear to teams this week that gay slurs will not be tolerated on the field. While officials have had the ability to determine various actions "unsportsmanlike conduct," this new policy makes those slurs... more

Tony Dungy created a firestorm this week when he told the world he would not have drafted Michael Sam. He claims he was being unfairly called anti-gay, despite holes in his story. Do you think Dungy's comments were based on his... more

Michael Sam accepted the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs with a speech that left people across America in tears. Sam expressed a clear understanding of his role in the LGBT sports movement and in changing our... more

Former Wisconsin and Kansas football player Brad Thorson came out publicly on Independence Day in a post on his blog titled "Seeing through the fog." Thorson joins us to talk about his experiences in college football and his brief stint in the... more

Two big stories dominated the week for Outsports. First was Monday's Mexico-Croatia game, during which Mexico fans repeatedly chanted "puto." Many have labeled it a gay slur, while others claim it is just another word that is evil to... more

Mexico's soccer fans have brought their chant that's a gay slur to the World Cup in Brazil, using the phrase during the games against Cameroon and Brazil. Anyone watching TV broadcasts also would have heard it during both of... more

The World Cup is almost here, and joining us to preview the big event is Josie Becker from LAG Confidential. She covers the LA Galaxy, and we're sure she'll have some pointed things to say about Landon Donovan being left off of the... more

Canadian Olympic luger John Fennell came out publicly this week. He talked about the mental struggle of being a closeted gay man trying to compete in Sochi, where well-known laws explicitly targeted him. Fennell we'll join us, and we'll... more