Recommended! Where to go for LGBT sports content

Check out our list of websites, podcasts and other digital destinations around the world which provide sports news and content with an LGBT+ spin, and the editors, journalists, reporters and broadcasters telling the stories…

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Outsports

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 editors Cyd Zeigler and Jim Buzinski over the years, from US high-school students right through to elite-level professional stars. Follow on Twitter at @outsports.

Sky Sports

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 LGBT 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. Sky Sports’ Home Page Editor Jon Holmes (@jonboy79 on Twitter) is also the network lead of Sports Media LGBT+.

The LGBT Sport Podcast (BBC Radio)

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. Previous guests include Olympic gold-medal winning diver Matthew Mitcham, football referee Ryan Atkin, and wrestler Jack Sexsmith. Jack Murley is also a BBC Channel Islands sports presenter, helming the station’s Sportscene show every Saturday afternoon. Follow him on Twitter at @jack_murley and check out our #21QuestionsWith Q&A with him too.

Same Team

‘Same Team’ is 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. Jessica Platt, the first trans woman to play professional ice hockey in Canada, and openly gay wrestler Mike Parrow have been among the guests to date. Follow Daniel on Twitter at @dantrainor1 and read our #21QuestionsWith Q&A with him. The podcast is also available via Soundcloud.

Balls: The Podcast

‘Balls’, hosted by Connor Moseley and Mason Jordan, is a podcast about all things LGBT+ within football. The aim is 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. Follow on Twitter at @BallsThePodcast.

Star Observer

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 editor @MatthewRWade and journalist @JesseJonesAU on Twitter to keep up with the latest, as well as the publication itself at @star_observer.

Other links

Compete Magazine is a US-based print and digital publication covering LGBTQ+ sports, with an emphasis on health and fitness.

Sydney-based Danielle Warby‘s website at daniellewarby.com is devoted to both women in sport and LGBT inclusion. Sign up for her 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.

All Heels On Deck – A feminist writing platform prioritizing underrepresented voices in baseball: women, POC & LGBTQ. Pay in $ not exposure. All inclusive. Follow on Twitter at @allheelsondeck.

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 LGBT website Advocate.com has its own sports page, as does PinkNews. Gay Star News occasionally posts sports news stories and features.

The Huffington Post has an LGBT sports topic on its website, with Outsports editor Cyd Zeigler among its contributors.

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.

Katelyn Best – soccer writer and editor of Stumptown Footy, SB Nation’s Portland Timbers and Portland Thorns blog. On Twitter at @BestKabest.

Gareth Johnson – journalist and writer. Specialist in LGBT content. Editor at Means Happy, which often features sports content, at Mainly Male, a blog for gay men with its own sports section. On Twitter at @GTVLondon.

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.

David Mooney – football writer, author, broadcaster and radio producer. Host of Blue Moon Podcast (Manchester City). Published on JOE.co.uk and Tifo Football. Runs Football’s Coming Out blog. On Twitter at @DavidMooney.

Kate O’Halloran – sportswriter and editor formerly with Guardian Australia, based in Melbourne. Holds PhD in gender studies.  On Twitter at @Kate_ohalloran.

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