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Outsports is a sports news website concerned with LGBT issues and personalities in amateur and professional sports. The company was founded in 1999 by Cyd Zeigler, Jr. and Jim Buzinski.[1]

The Outsports Revolution (Alyson Publications), by Zeigler and Buzinski, was released in 2007. The book chronicles the development of the Outsports.com brand and its impact on the world of gay sports, covers the gay sports movement, introduces both famous and non-famous LGBT athletes, and examines various myths and controversies regarding gays and sports.[2]

The site received the 2003 National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association's Excellence in New Media Journalism Award.[3]

Outsports was purchased by Vox Media in 2013. Buzinski and Zeigler retained editorial control and continue to operate the site as part of its sports blog network SB Nation.[4] In spring 2023, Zeigler was criticized for his public transition to the Republican Party and for his endorsement of Governor Ron DeSantis for the 2024 United States presidential election.[5]

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References

  1. ^ John Branch (April 7, 2011). "Site Provides a Rare Forum for Gay Athletes". The New York Times. Retrieved April 8, 2011.
  2. ^ Steve Weinstein (July 15, 2007). "Outsports Revolution: Truth & Myth in the World of Gay Sports". EDGE. Retrieved April 8, 2011.
  3. ^ "NLGJA Announces 2003 Excellence in Journalism Award Winners". National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association. September 11, 2003. Archived from the original on February 12, 2006. Retrieved April 8, 2011.((cite web)): CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  4. ^ O'Keeffe, Michael (2013-03-05). "Outsports.com, which covers the gay athletes, bought by SB Nation parent company Vox Media". Daily News (New York). Retrieved 2013-04-23.
  5. ^ Casey, John (2023-04-01). "The Editor of Outsports Turns on Our Community". The Advocate. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2023-06-04.