‘Fear is a liar. The world is ready’: LGBTQ+ sports media members on their experiences

‘Fear is a liar. The world is ready’: LGBTQ+ sports media members on their experiences

Four years ago this month, after former NFL lineman Ryan O’Callaghan revealed on Outsports.com that he had planned to take his own life after professional football, a result of O’Callaghan living life as a closeted gay man, I hosted a roundtable on Sports Illustrated’s website with seven openly LGBTQ+ sports media members. You can read the piece from 2017 here, which includes the panelists’ coming-out stories.

This month I asked the same seven sports media members if they would return to participate in a similar panel. They all agreed. Some in the panel have since moved to new jobs or assignments.

The panel:

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