Check out our list of websites, podcasts and other digital destinations around the world which provide sports news and content with an LGBT+ emphasis, and the editors, journalists, reporters and broadcasters telling the stories…
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Out and Out Football is a weekly email newsletter about football and LGBTQ+ identity. It started in early 2023 as a way to demonstrate that football is for queer people as much as anyone else. By sharing personal stories and insightful comment about how queer identity intersects with football, it aims to change culture and eradicate stigma in both football and the queer community.
Each week, subscribers get a piece of writing in their inbox. So far, it’s covered topics including how coming out as trans helped someone fall back in love with football, how joining an inclusive football team changed someone’s life, and how women’s football provides a safe space for queer women in non-western conservative countries.
Twitter: @OutAndOutFball / Instagram: @outandoutfootball
Launched in September 2019 by Sports Media LGBT+ core network member Andrew Henderson, Pride of the Terraces features long-form interviews and features about being LGBT+ in sport, often with a focus on Scotland. Andrew, whose day job is with Highland News and Media north of the border, has spoken to boxer Kristen Fraser, ice hockey player Zach Sullivan, Glasgow City co-founder Laura Montgomery, and many more. Follow Andrew on Twitter at @ahenderson96.
Twitter: @PrideofTerraces / Facebook: @PrideoftheTerraces / Instagram: @prideoftheterraces
The LGBT Sport Podcast (BBC Radio / BBC Sounds)
Launched in September 2018 by Jack Murley following the success of his ‘The Other Side’ digital radio show, ‘The LGBT Sport Podcast’ is an interview podcast from the BBC. Jack, who hosts the pod and asks the questions, is a BBC Radio Cornwall presenter and commentator. The pod – nominated for a 2019 British Podcast Award, and a 2020 SJA British Sports Journalism Award – has over 200 episodes in its back catalogue, and a long list of star names as guests. Follow Jack on Twitter at @jack_murley and check out our #21QuestionsWith Q&A with him too.
Unrivalled in the breadth and depth of its coverage, Outsports has been providing sports news and opinion with a focus on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender athletes and personalities for nearly two decades. Many have chosen to share their personal stories with managers / editors Cyd Zeigler and Jim Buzinski over the years, from US high-school students right through to elite-level professional stars. Alex Reimer came on board as deputy managing editor in early 2020.
Twitter: @outsports / Facebook: @OutsportsSBN / Instagram: @outsports
Sky Sports is the biggest commercial digital sports network in Europe, and one of the members of TeamPride, a coalition of businesses and brands that supports UK charity Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces campaign for LGBT inclusion in sport.
Head over to skysports.com/rainbowlaces to find related content, including news, features, short films and more.
The FvH Podcast began life in January 2020 and now has over 40 episodes. The pod features great conversations which go in-depth into both the campaign and related issues on inclusion in the beautiful game. Sports Media LGBT+ currently produces episodes on behalf of FvH.
Previous guests have included England international Anita Asante; the singer Shura; broadcaster Flo Lloyd-Hughes and Becky Taylor-Gill; and members of the FvH Youth Panel, which previously ran the pod. Follow the latter on Twitter at @FvHyouth, and the main campaign account is at @FvHtweets.
In October 2022, the hugely popular feminist sports podcast announced it was going on hiatus after over 250 episodes, many of which touch upon LGBTQ+ themes amid lots of fascinating conversations.
But do check out the back catalogue, as co-hosts Shireen Ahmed, Lindsay Gibbs, Brenda Elsey, Amira Rose Davis, and Jessica Luther discuss a central topic as well as happenings across sport, plus there are separate interviews too. Follow on Twitter at @BurnItDownPod, and for both Instagram and Facebook, it’s @BurnItAllDownPod.
Hosted by sports broadcaster and journalist Matt Lichtenstadter, ‘The Outfield Podcast’ features in-depth conversations between Matt and an invited guest from the LGBTQ sports community.
Previous guests include The Athletic’s Adam Crafton, Rory Molleda of D.C. United, footballer Andy Brennan, and Manchester Storm ice hockey player Zach Sullivan.
Listen on iTunes / Listen on Soundcloud
The Star Observer is Australia’s largest and longest-running LGBTI media outlet, in print and online. They publish a national monthly magazine and update their website with news and features daily, including LGBTI sports content. Follow the publication at @star_observer.
From Team DC – an LGBT sports charity in Washington, D.C. – comes ‘Under The Bleachers’, a podcast that ran from June 2020 until November 2021. As co-host Gabe Hernandez told us: “Each week, we take on a queer topic, a sports topic, a queer sports topic, and follow up with a LGBTQ+ sports-related interview.”
Episodes covered baseball, snowboarding, the NWSL, and trans inclusion in rugby.
Twitter: @TeamDCSports / Facebook page / Insta: @TeamDCSports
SportTokz with SportProfz was co-hosted by Ryerson University’s RTA School of Media professors, Prof Walz (Laurel Walzak), Prof Joe (Joe Recupero) and Dan ‘The Coach’ Berlin.
The show was produced from Toronto, Canada. For one hour, the team interviewed or chatted with sport professionals and fellow profs about their careers and insight on recent sports news, academic research, and advice for students pursuing the business, often touching on LGBTQ+ themes.
Podcast | YouTube | Instagram | Twitter
Level Playing Field Podcast (Outsports)
Creator and host Randy Boose writes: “This podcast is all about bringing the stories of LGBTQ+ athletes and sports media personalities to the world, told through their own voice. My hope is to take away the stigma and negativity on the field of play and show these people are equal with the athletes around them.”
Guests included the San Diego Loyal footballer Collin Martin, former NFL player Ryan O’Callaghan, and cyclist Rachel McKinnon. The last episode was in September 2020, but there’s loads to discover in the back catalogue.
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Twitter: @LPFPod / Facebook page / Instagram: @LPFpod
Featuring three players from Stonewall FC and a Gay Games tennis champion, ‘A Breath Of Fresh Tea’ had more than a fondness for chat about LGBT+-inclusive sport but offered plenty of other talking points too.
Launched in April 2020, the podcast explored various aspects of LGBT+ life from the perspective of its collective voices. Read more about the pod in our intro article, this deep dive into experiences in sport, and the boys’ thoughts on coming out in the workplace, featuring Jon from our network as guest. The last episode was in January 2021.
Listen on iTunes / Listen on Spotify
A digital radio show that took a deep dive into queer representation in sports, ‘More Than Balls’ was fronted by Jim Dolan, the co-founder of West Ham’s LGBTQ+ supporters group, Pride of Irons. The show aired on Alphabet Radio, which takes over Soho Radio’s culture channel every Wednesday.
Previous episodes from 2020 (listen via Mixcloud):
September 23 | September 9 | August 19 | August 12 | July 8 | June 10 | May 13 |
‘Same Team’ was a podcast hosted by Daniel Trainor featuring influential LGBTQ athletes, journalists and personalities discussing the complexities of their respective journeys and the importance of their missions.
Past guests included soccer player Matt Pacifici, golfer Tadd Fujikawa, basketball player Haley Videckis, strongman Rob Kearney, trans hockey player Jessica Platt and broadcaster Nick McCarvel. Follow Daniel on Twitter at @dantrainor1 and read our #21QuestionsWith Q&A with him.
The podcast was also available via Soundcloud. Dan isn’t dropping new episodes any more, but the archive is well worth checking out.
Host Adam McCabe writes: “The Gay Footballer’s Podcast is a podcast with the goal to spread the awareness of LGBTQ and ally representation in sports. With the main focus being on football, but also exploring other sports and personalities, each episode will consist of a 30 to 45-minute interview with an individual making an impact in their sporting discipline. Whether a current or former athlete, a member of an organisation’s front office, or even a sports journalist, each interview will help uncover the challenges, opportunities, and success LGBTQ individuals and allies face in their discipline within sport.”
Guests included Sports Media LGBT+ founder Jon Holmes, football referee Ryan Atkin, Rory Molleda of D.C. United, and Patrick Aviles of Los Angeles FC. The podcast has been on hiatus since February 2020.
Twitter: @tgfpod / Facebook page: @tgfootballerspodcast / Instagram: @tgfootballerspodcast
‘Balls’, hosted by Connor Moseley and Mason Jordan, was a podcast about all things LGBT+ within football – the last episode was recorded in December 2020. The aim was to make football more inclusive for all, including LGBT+ fans and players alike; something which can often be a difficult topic of discussion.
They’ve spoken to England fans group Three Lions Pride and Soho FC’s Andy Ward on previous episodes. The last offerings included a special for BBC The Social, and an interview with Matt Morton. Follow on Twitter at @BallsThePodcast.
Compete Magazine is a US-based print and digital publication covering LGBTQ+ sports, with an emphasis on health and fitness. Follow on Twitter at @competesports, and like their Facebook page.
Sydney-based Danielle Warby‘s website at daniellewarby.com is devoted to both women in sport and LGBT inclusion. Sign up for her superb weekly digest emails!
WiSP Sports is the world’s largest digital network for podcasts and content on women’s sports. Founded in 2015 by Chris Stafford, the platform brings together journalists, broadcasters and athletes in wide-ranging conversations; with a commitment to diversity and equality, LGBT+ inclusion is often a talking point. Follow on Twitter at @WiSPsports.
The Guardian‘s ‘LGBT rights’ topic page often carries links to sports-related content on the platform.
Out.com has a page dedicated to gay athletes, while another of Equal Pride‘s websites Advocate.com has its own sports page, as does PinkNews.
The US media organisation GLAAD, which campaigns for better LGBT+ representation, has a sports page.
Latitud Gay is an LGBT radio show broadcast from Buenos Aires in Argentina every Saturday (9pm to 11pm), covering various topics, including sports and LGBT athletes. Hosted by Arturo Lodetti. Follow on Twitter at @LatitudGay.
More journalists to follow…
Katie Barnes – sports and culture writer at ESPNW. On Twitter at @katie_barnes3.
Adam Crafton – football reporter for The Athletic. Adam has written several outstanding, in-depth feature articles exploring LGBTQ+ issues related to February, such as how a community of people from Saudi Arabia reacted to the Newcastle takeover, and a study of the life of the late Justin Fashanu through the memories of his friends.
Nancy Froston – EFL writer for The Athletic. On Twitter at @nancyfroston.
Nick Heath – rugby union writer, broadcaster and producer. Nick is on Twitter at @nickheathsport and has a Facebook page too. He’s also one of the hosts of the annual RVT Sports Day in south London.
Jacob Leeks – sports reporter for the Daily Mirror. On Twitter at @Jacob_Leeks.
Kevin Majoros – sportswriter for the Washington Blade, one of the biggest LGBT news websites in the US – check out its sports section here. On Twitter at @sportinindc.
Nick McCarvel – tennis, figure skating, and Olympics broadcast journalist and presenter. Nick is the brains behind the #LGBTennis events held in New York and Melbourne. He’s on Twitter at @NickMcCarvel, and also on Instagram and on Facebook.
David Mooney – football writer, author, broadcaster and radio producer. Host of Blue Moon Podcast (Manchester City). Published on JOE.co.uk and Tifo Football. On Twitter at @DavidMooney.
Kate O’Halloran – digital journalist at ABC Sport in Australia, Kate is based in Melbourne and also holds a PhD in gender studies. On Twitter at @Kate_ohalloran.
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