Jason Collins Played Basketball And It Was No Big Deal

The most striking thing about Jason Collins's entrance, making him the first openly gay athlete to play in one of the four major sports, was the subdued applause. Not the cheering part; it's 2014 and fans have been ready for this for a long time. But the number of fans who sat on their hands during the brief break in… » 2/24/14 9:31am 2/24/14 9:31am

NFL Executives Say The League Isn't Ready For Michael Sam

There are layers to former Missouri defensive end Michael Sam's coming-out. The first is that it happened, and the sun came up with no more than the expected amounts of bigotry. The second is how it happened, and OutSports has a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the lengthy and complex preparations for what was… » 2/10/14 8:44am 2/10/14 8:44am

How Franz Lidz Landed The Jason Collins Scoop For His Former Magazine

Superagent Arn Tellem had a proposition for his longtime friend, magazine writer Franz Lidz. If an active NBA player wanted to come out of the closet, would Lidz be interested in the story? » 4/30/13 9:27am 4/30/13 9:27am