Outsports reporter: ‘Our reporting on this issue has changed’

Cyd Zeigler at the Super Bowl. (Submitted photo)

Cyd Zeigler at the Super Bowl. (Submitted photo)

Outsports’ Cyd Zeigler made history last weekend as the first journalist from a gay publication to be credentialed to cover the Super Bowl from the press box. He wasn’t just there to report the score and talk about the atmosphere. He was on a mission.

As he and Outsports co-founder Jim Buzinski watched the reports come in from media day, Zeigler said, they were surprised that LGBT issues didn’t come up. Even in NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s press conference, even despite the Michael Sam story, nobody was asking.

“They asked about stupid inflated balls, they asked about domestic violence, they asked about just about every other issue, but I was really the only one asking about this.”

Being at the Super Bowl gave Zeigler access to the NFL’s most powerful actors: the players, coaches, Hall-of-Famers. He was able to ask them about specific issues, including Michael Sam and accepting LGBT players. Read more

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