Zeigler tells the story of how sports has been radically transformed for LGBT athletes in the past four years.
CYD ZEIGLER is the cofounder and coeditor of Outsports.com, the world’s most renowned publication dealing with LGBTQ issues in sports. One of the world’s leading experts on the intersection of sexuality and sports, Zeigler has been tapped to discuss the issue by CNN, ESPN, the New York Times, Sports Illustrated, and many others. He has worked with countless athletes to tell their coming-out stories, including professional athletes Michael Sam, John Amaechi, and Ryan O’Callaghan. He is also the author of Fair Play: How LGBT Athletes Are Claiming Their Rightful Place in Sports. A graduate of Stanford University, Zeigler now lives in Los Angeles with his husband and two cats. My Life on the Line: How the NFL Damn Near Killed Me, and Ended Up Saving My Life is his latest work.
Gay NFL player Ryan O’Callaghan’s plan was always to play football and then, when his career was over, take his own life, but in his final days someone from the NFL stepped in and gave him hope.