Cyd Zeigler identified an area of LGBTQ life that was largely uncovered by mainstream media and provided a service to the community. Together with co-founder Jim Buzinski, Zeigler has grown OutSports.com, founded in 1999, into a must-read for stories of LGBTQ athletes and sports issues and broadened the understanding of the general public. He is credited with breaking several coming out stories involving now well-known athletes like John Amaechi, Wade Davis, and many others. OutSports has been so successful that Vox Media purchased the site in 2013, incorporating it into the sports website SB Nation. Buzinski and Zeigler retained editorial control and operate the site.
A former associate editor of the New York Blade and sports editor for Genre magazine, Zeigler has written for a number of news outlets including Sports Illustrated and The New York Times and has appeared on ESPN, FOX Sports Radio and CNN. He is a regular contributor on CBS Sports radio. He is the co-author with Buzinski of The Outsports Revolution: Truth and Myth in the World of Gay Sports.
Zeigler is accomplished in journalism’s many forms including breaking news and live coverage, including being at the Super Bowl this year with OutSports as the first LGBTQ publication to get NFL credentials for it.