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Ever see your favorite sports athlete on a magazine cover and wonder what it takes to make them look so darn stylish? Well D.Gil talks to sports stylist Cindy Whitehead on what exactly it takes to style an athlete. We discuss the difficulty styling athletes compared to more traditional models, some of Cindy's athletes that she's styled over the yea…
 
Callan Chythlook-Sifsof is a brave athlete. Growing up in rural Alaska, a town of just 200 people, she forged a path for herself with no role models in her sport of snowboarding. Not only did she become the first Indigenous Alaskan to represent the United States in the Olympics, but she also came out publicly as gay during the 2014 Winter Olympic G…
 
Here we are folks The dream we all dream of Rays vs. Dodgers In the World Series of...Texas? You know it's been a weird year when the Dodgers' longest homestand of the season takes place in Arlington. But that's where we find ourselves in baseball's first ever neutral site World Series. And this week, friend of the pod Adam Mamawala (Cubs Brawl: Th…
 
Hello, Lovelies! We kick off year two of LGBT In The Ring with our first tag team guests: The Runway. Calvin Couture and Tyler Klein's friendship is on full display in and out of the ring, epitomized by how they came together to form The Runway in the first place. The two discuss how The Runway was born, the personal freedom pro wrestling provides …
 
This week, we salute Fordham University Women's Basketball alum Bryson Cavanaugh who publicly came out as transgender via a post to his Instagram! Also: The U.S. Department of Education convinced Franklin Pierce University — the school that produced CeCé Telfer, the first out trans women to win an NCAA championship in track and field — to drop its …
 
Ever wonder why you still support your favorite sports team even though they continue to let you down? Due to another Atlanta Braves playoff collapse, D.Gil talks about six reasons why we stay in bad relationships to explain why we can never just quite give up on our favorite teams. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
The International Olympic Committee is again hiding behind its false claims of not engaging in human rights and politics as questions emerge about the selection of China to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing. At the same time, the Federation of Gay Games is embracing Hong Kong as the host of its 2022 Gay Games in hopes of having a positi…
 
I love Clayton Kershaw. He's the best pitcher of this generation and a pure joy to watch. But...it's October. Which means that Kershaw is distressingly...ordinary. On this episode, Sara Sanchez (Cuppa Cubbie Blue) joins me to ponder that if an entire month could be Kryptonite, October is just that for the three-time Cy Young winner. To mix superher…
 
Hello, Lovelies! EFFY's BIg Gay Brunch put queer identities front and center Saturday afternoon, and who better to unpack it all than two queer pro wrestling connoisseurs. Brian Bell welcomes Elm Hill (Wrestling with Gender) to chat all the battles, moments and, yes, unlimited twinks the show had to offer. LGBTQ pro wrestling is pro wrestling. Book…
 
Hartford community activist Kamora Herrington joins Dawn and Karleigh in a podcast to mourn Monica Roberts, the creator of the award-winning TransGriot blog. Roberts, who died Oct. 5, was known as an advocate, an activist, an avid fan of the Houston Texans and was a former tennis player in high school. We celebrate her life, share tributes from fri…
 
Jorik Hendrickx had already been to one Olympic Games when he came out publicly just days ahead of his second, the 2018 Games in South Korea. He had competed in Sochi, Russia, in 2014 and didn't feel comfortable coming out there. We talk with him about all of that, as well as having a sister who is also an Olympic figure skater. Once friendly 'comp…
 
On this week's show, Alex speaks with ESPN's Israel Gutierrez about his powerful coming out story, personal tragedy, and the journey to living a fulfilled life as an openly gay man in sports media. Happy National Coming Out Day! Follow Alex on Twitter: @AlexReimer1 Follow Israel on Twitter: @IzGutierrez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megap…
 
The Houston Astros are like 2020. We're all just trying to survive until they're done. But they JUST WON'T GO AWAY. And now they're here to ruin the 2020 postseason by embarking on some kind of weird revenge fantasy against the rest of baseball for...watching as they cheated their way to a championship and then not punishing them at all? It's uncle…
 
Hello, Lovelies! We have a doubleheader of shows this week and we're kicking things off with an in-depth conversation with pro wrestler EFFY discussing his Big Gay Brunch event this Saturday. From living works of art to street fight realness, EFFY's Big Gay Brunch is set to showcase a litany of LGBTQ pro wrestling talent deserving of such a stage. …
 
They're far away in Southern Sweden right now but Quinn is the toast of the world of soccer as the sport's first out transgender professional player. We talk about deadnaming, transition, trailblazing and a potential appearance in the Tokyo 2021 Summer Olympic Games. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
D.Gil talks with soccer player Henry Bethel about his experiences with gay slurs on the pitch, our reaction to Collin Martin of the S.D. Loyal being called a gay slur, and what measures can be taken to stop gay slurs from being used in sports while increasing LBGT activism in soccer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Olympians across the LGBTQ spectrum have been trailblazers when it comes to coming out. Literally hundreds of people who have competed in the Olympic Games have shared their stories publicly, some before competing and some after competing. Among others, we revisit the story of Karen Hultzer, who came out while competing the Olympics. Plus we talk a…
 
As you can hopefully tell from listening over the past year, this podcast is mostly about celebrating your baseball team. I've had guests from across the MLB fan spectrum on and I always enjoy hearing what makes rooting for their team fun. However, there are two exceptions. The Cardinals, obviously. The podcast has to be a minimum level of standard…
 
Hello, Lovelies! Bi+ Awareness Month comes to an end this week as Brian welcomes independent wrestling staple Solo Darling to the show. Darling came out publicly as pansexual during Pride month and details that experience while getting into why she was hesitant to make the announcement. The discussion also focuses on issues like bi+ fetishization, …
 
Her mom disowned her when she came out... because that burst her fantasy of having a gay son to go shopping with! Dawn Ennis and Karleigh Chardonnay Webb beam up trans runner, author and advocate Caitlin Spice (YES! That's her real name) from New Zealand to talk about her transition, her work in LGBT children's literature, and what she's reading. A…
 
Last week we talked with former Ambassador to Germany and Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell about the push to ban Iran from the Olympic Games after the murder of national-champion wrestler Navid Afkari and in light of human-rights abuses, namely against the LGBTQ community. Our Outsports colleague Ken Schultz, who hosts the great po…
 
On this week's show, Alex interviews Aria DiMezzo, who is a trans satanist anarchist running for sheriff in New Hampshire. Alex asks Aria about her belief system and decision to run in the Republican primary -- and how she won it. Visit Aria's website for more information: aria4sheriff.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adcho…
 
I didn't think I was going to do a Cincinnati Reds episode this year. For most of 2020, the Reds seemed to be spinning their wheels. They finally put together a top notch pitching staff but their hitters steadfastly refused to approach competence. It looked to be another long season--even though it was only 60 games. But lo and behold! Comedian and…
 
Hello, Lovelies! Bi+ Awareness Month rolls along as Brian welcomes the Bisexual King "All That" Keita Murray to the show. Murray has wrestled for promotions coast-to-coast in his career, but is just now realizing the power that bringing his bisexuality to the wrestling stage truly holds. He and Brian discuss the journey to that realization and why …
 
Karleigh and Dawn reflect on the big stories this week: After 101 days of silence, Connecticut's governor tells the Trump administration and Betsy DeVos to butt out and leave the state's school children alone. As Karleigh reported, Ned Lamont spoke strongly in opposition to discrimination, months after being noncommittal in the face of threats to c…
 
Navid Afkari was murdered by Iran's government on Sept. 12 because he dared say a negative word about the Iranian regime. He had also been accused of killing someone during a protest, but his admission to the crime, as well as the accounts of alleged eye witnesses, were clearly coerced. Former Ambassador to Germany and Director of National Intellig…
 
The Big Ten Football Conference will be play this fall after all. Does this mean the athletes win, or that non-revenue sports will no longer be on the chopping block? Not so fast. On this week's show, Alex chats with advocate and former college football player Akil Patterson about the Big Ten's reversal and what's at stake. Learn more about your ad…
 
I don't know if anyone's pointed it out yet but this year is kinda weird. And baseball is certainly not immune to the horrors, the strangeness, and the almost violent stupidity of 2020. And since I've used all those words in the first two sentences of the intro, you can probably guess that we're talking about Rob Manfred again. Sigh. 'Twas ever thu…
 
Hello, Lovelies! We're kicking off Bi+ Awareness Month on the show this week with the Biconic Russell Rogue! He sits down with Brian to discuss his own journey as an out bisexual man in pro wrestling, how bi+ erasure affected that journey, rediscovering his passion for the business with the birth of Russell Rogue and why bi+ awareness in wrestling …
 
We start with an apology from Outsports to out trans soccer athlete Quinn for a mistake we made, one it seems like every outlet made in reporting their coming out late last week. Then, we beam back genderqueer, non-binary trans athlete and biologist Dr. Juniper Simonis. They provide front-line perspective on this summer's protests in Portland again…
 
I want to thank everybody who has listened, supported, shared and reached out throughout my time with this podcast. It has been a very fun ride that unfortunately is coming to an end. Next week is my final episode of LPFPod and my guest will be the managing editor of Outsports Dawn Ennis. This week though is a guest I have wanted to speak with for …
 
When Jerry Windle adopted 18-month-old Jordan from Cambodia years ago, he had no idea he was stepping into the world of elite diving. Yet from a young age, Jordan Windle was identified as a top diving prospect. He's gone on to win multiple national championships, and now he's focused on making the United States Olympic team and competing in Tokyo. …
 
The Cubs are in first place. And have been since the first week of the season. So if you have any Cub fans in your life, you know what that means... PANIC!!!!! This week, I'm joined for a 50 minute freakout by friend of the pod and fellow member of #GayCubsTwitter Ryan Thomure (Cubs Insider). To be sure, there are good things to celebrate! Yu Darvi…
 
Hello, Lovelies! We close out 50th episode double dose extravaganza by welcoming Em Fear (PWTorch's Grit & Glitter podcast) back to the show to chat all about MV Young's Poly Cult Party 2! Fear was live at the Poly Mansion Saturday night and gives Brian a first-hand perspective. From a hard-hitting emotional battle between Billy Dixon & Jared Evans…
 
Hello, Lovelies! Brian rings in 50 episodes by recapping AEW's All Out event with Fanbyte's Colette Arrand. The event featured superb clashes between Jon Moxley & MJF, Hikaru Shida & Thunder Rosa and FTR & Kenny Omega/Adam Page. But the show's detriments, including AEW's mismanagement of a scary Matt Hardy injury and Jim Ross dropping some casual m…
 
This week Karleigh and Dawn bring you a new episode a day early just in time for STAR TREK DAY! We are joined by transgender runner June Eastwood, who shares both stories of her success and not always winning, plus advice for runners everywhere, including closeted ones. We also discuss our favorite SF/Fantasy novels, and Karleigh updates us on toda…
 
Mitch Dalton didn't always feel comfortable being out and gay in swimming. When he was a kid, being out was the last thing on his mind. Even coaching NCAA swimming, he'd feel uncomfortable around other coaches. Now he's at the Univ. of Texas and focused on making sure his team is proudly diverse and inclusive. Learn more about your ad choices. Visi…
 
On this week's show, Alex highlights a topic that's central to our mission at Outsports: LGBTQ kids playing sports. Alex speaks with Casey Close of The Trevor Project about the organization's recent mental health survey of LGBTQ kids, and how important being included on the field is to their development. Happy Labor Day! Learn more about your ad ch…
 
You've got a diamond, you've got nine men You've got a hat and a bat and that's not all... For the first time since 2016, you've got a contending Toronto Blue Jays team! Thanks to the rules of pandemic baseball, the Blue Jays' contention window has opened up at bit early and Jays podcaster A.J. Andrews (Locked On Blue Jays) stops by to celebrate. A…
 
Hello, Lovelies! Brian Bell sits down with award-winning drag queen Washington Heights this week to discuss her relationship with her father, famed deathmatch wrestler New Jack. Heights details what led to New Jack cutting off connection with her, the circumstances around her publicly calling him out on social media this week and what she hopes tho…
 
This week, Karleigh and Dawn beam up trans youth soccer ref Jacqueline Harper-Grubb of MIssouri, to talk about her transition and the inspiring amount of support and acceptance she has found! First, we'll chat about the pro sports walkout, the proposed rugby transban and an all-star panel of trans women athletes. Plus, Jackie shares her love of Sta…
 
It was years after she began her transition that Mianne Bagger earned the invitation to play professional women's golf. And it truly was an invitation. While she had returned to the links post-transition because of her love for the game, it was through lots of listening and sharing that she built understanding in golf of who she was and her place i…
 
On this week's show, Alex chats with another gay sports talk veteran, Ben Livingston, who used to produce Philadelphia's No. 1-rated afternoon show on WIP. Alex and Ben talk about encountering homophobia, talking about their gay lives on the air, and how much sports talk is too much sports talk? Follow Ben on Twitter, @bliv94. Learn more about your…
 
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