Out of ‘The OutField’

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

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 [...]

The OutField

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

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 [...]

The OutField: Out Off the Field

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

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 [...]

The OutField: Changing the Game

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

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 [...]

The OutField: The Ultimate Game

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

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 [...]

A Tale Of Two Coming-Out Stories

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

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, [...]

A Tale Of Two Coming-Out Stories

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

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, [...]

Philippe Kahn: A role model for all

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

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, [...]

Chris Billig Is Gay For Soccer

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

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. [...]