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Gays, Sports Not Mutually Exclusive

Gays, Sports Not Mutually Exclusive


The men behind the website Outsports, Jim Buzinski and Cyd Zeigler (foreground), intend to keep writing stories about LGBT athletes and the enduring homophobia in sports even if it's not the most profitable game in town.

In a New York Times profile, Buzinski and Zeigler talk about the many stories they've brought attention to, including that of Andrew McIntosh, a gay lacrosse player, and that of a straight college wrestler turned gay rights supporter.

"Part of me thinks it would be impossible to think of stopping [Outsports], with all the people that rely on it," Buzinski told the Times. "On the other hand, the idea of doing it as a passion forever, that's a nonstarter."

Both Buzinski and Zeigler, friends and fellow sports fanatics, see sports moving toward a more accepting place but are shocked that so few pro athletes have come out.

Read the full story here
. Check out Outsports here.

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