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Out of ‘The OutField’

More than 10 years ago, I wrote my first “OutField” column. The goal was to offer a mix of stories: national events and trends; profiles of athletes, from high profile to unknown, in sports ranging [...]

By |2018-02-01T12:21:53-05:00January 3rd, 2018|Entertainment, Sports|

The OutField

As it does with so many youngsters, sports saved Kaig Lightner. Soccer, basketball, volleyball, softball - all gave him a place to be himself. On the fields, courts and diamonds of suburban Seattle, Lightner found [...]

By |2018-02-02T12:09:31-05:00August 31st, 2017|Entertainment, Sports|

The OutField: Out Off the Field

By Dan Woog In nearly 10 years of covering sports, "The OutField" has reported on dozens of LGBT athletes and coaches. We've interviewed gay fan groups and referees. We've talked about the Gay Games, and [...]

By |2016-11-03T09:00:00-04:00November 3rd, 2016|Entertainment, Sports|

The OutField: Changing the Game

By Dan Woog Shane Wickes. Photo: Chris Holloman As a high school student, Shane Wickes' life was good. The Reno, Nevada native was an all-state football player (offensive guard) and a state champion discus [...]

By |2016-09-29T09:00:00-04:00September 29th, 2016|Entertainment, Sports|

The OutField: The Ultimate Game

By Dan Woog Photo courtesy of www.bgfultimate.com So how gay is frisbee? Pretty gay. It's a sport - which is actually called "Ultimate" and played with a "disc," because "Frisbee" is a registered trademark [...]

By |2014-03-06T09:00:00-05:00March 6th, 2014|Entertainment, Sports|

A Tale Of Two Coming-Out Stories

By Dan Woog The OutField When Jason Collins came out last month, Helen Carroll was furious. The longtime sports project director at the National Center for Lesbian Rights had nothing against the 7-foot basketball center, [...]

By |2013-06-06T09:00:00-04:00June 6th, 2013|Entertainment, Sports|

A Tale Of Two Coming-Out Stories

By Dan Woog The OutField When Jason Collins came out last month, Helen Carroll was furious. The longtime sports project director at the National Center for Lesbian Rights had nothing against the 7-foot basketball center, [...]

By |2013-05-30T09:00:00-04:00May 30th, 2013|Entertainment, Sports|

Philippe Kahn: A role model for all

By Dan Woog The OutField As a volunteer assistant wrestling coach, Philippe Kahn had an easy relationship with the athletes at South High School in Torrance, Cali. They respected his talents, but like teenagers everywhere, [...]

By |2013-02-14T09:00:00-05:00February 14th, 2013|Entertainment, Sports|

Chris Billig Is Gay For Soccer

By Dan Woog The OutField The "gay soccer" stories come fast and furious. * Major League Soccer sponsors Spirit Day, encouraging players and fans to wear something purple, drawing attention to bullying and LGBT youth. [...]

By |2012-11-08T09:00:00-05:00November 8th, 2012|Entertainment, Sports|