Outsports

Outsports

Outsports is the world's leading LGBTQ-sports publication. We highlight the stories of LGBTQ athletes, coaches and other people in sports who show us all that Courage Is Contagious.

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November 29, 2021 31 min
Olympic silver medalist Raven Saunders made a name for herself at the Tokyo Summer Olympics with her big personality, her died hair and her refusal to stop expressing her true self. When she received her silver medal, she held her arms over her head as an expression of solidarity with all people. Now several months later she has endorsement deals and the companies she's working with aren't interested in toning her down, the...
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Happy Saturday! On this week's show, Alex talks about Colon Underwood's upcoming Netflix series, and why he finds the concept to be toxic. In addition, Alex speaks about the importance of racing champion Lewis Hamilton wearing rainbow colors when he won the Qatar Grand Prix. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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Hello, Lovelies! We want to wish all of you a happy Thanksgiving in the only way we know how: beautifully goofy pro wrestling. Brian Bell and their partner KC are back to discuss a true classic - The Invisible Man vs. The Invisible Stan from GCW Joey Janela's Spring Break 3 Part 1. How do you have a match when only the referee is visible to all in attendance? Let referee Bryce Remsburg suck you into one of the greatest one-man ...
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Rachel Willis grew from just a kid in Georgia finding her way to a community organizer, fighter and journalist leading the way. The proud and studious 30-year-old activist has been strong, steady voice through a turbulent period for trans communities and his emerged among a new generation of LGBTQ leaders for today and tomorrow. This week Karleigh Webb sits down with Willis to talk about her work, her story, her determination, and ...
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D.Gil has a Thanksgiving message for everyone that's ever played sports. Think deep as you listen to this episode and get ready to send a text or make a much-needed phone call. Happy Thanksgiving. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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The International Olympic Committee has announced it will end its trans-athlete policy in March, just after the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. Instead, the Olympics are offering a 10-point framework to encourage each individual sports' governing body to create its own policies around who can compete in the women's category. Kirsti Miller joins us this week from Australia to talk about the new policy. The trans athlete has...
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Happy Saturday! Alex tackles two topics on this week's show, including how the phrase "who cares?" has become code online for "I hate gay people." Homophobes are more clandestine than they used to be, but their message is the same. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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Hello, Lovelies! Roll out the red carpet and protect your neck because hard-hitting legend Mercedes Martinez is on the show! Ahead of her Impact Knockouts title match against Mickie James at Turning Point Saturday, Martinez sits down with Brian Bell to chat the significance of stepping into the ring with James, how LGBTQ and female visibility has improved during her career, wrestling Cassandro at Rise Pride & Joy and overcoming...
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Hello, Lovelies! We're chatting AEW Full Gear 2021 this week with Fanfyte's Colette Arrand! She and Brian Bell break down the highs and lows of the event, including Hangman Page's coronation as AEW World champion, Eddie Kingston and CM Punk delivering perfection and the genius of MJF and his jocks. Follow Colette Arrand on Twitter: @colettearrand Follow Fanfyte on Twitter: @FanFyte Follow‌ ‌Brian‌ ‌Bell‌ ‌on‌ ‌T...
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The Trans Sporter Room beams up views from two of the biggest stories affecting trans people in 2021. On November 16, the International Olympic Committee unveiled a major shift in its transgender eligibility policy which is a marked departure from the Stockholm Statement. We look at the change and what it could look like. And our guest this week, comedian Mx. Dahlia Belle, put herself front and center in the Dave Chappelle/Netflix ...
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D.Gil shares Team USA athlete Chris Mosier's transgender basics terminology education on this podcast episode. Listen and Learn! Check out the transgender basics Instagram post to follow along with the episode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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Andrew Blaser was a decathlete in college, finding his way to the little-known sport of skeleton after graduating. Now he's one of the top skeleton racers in the United States and aiming for a spot in the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing. Blaser joins us this week to talk about coming out in a conservative Mormon family and finding more acceptance there, and in his sport, than he thought he would. If you can help financiall...
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It may seem like a small gesture, but Carl Nassib posting a picture of him and his boyfriend on Instagram this week is a big deal. It shows that Carl is comfortable to show intimate aspects of his gay life to the world, even in the aftermath of Jon Gruden's homophobic emails being leaked. That's awesome. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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November 11, 2021 100 min
Hello, Lovelies! This week we welcome pro wrestling's one true fucker of moms Sazzy Boatright to the show! While she is less than a year into her in-ring career, Sazzy has rapidly risen in popularity due to her unapologetic presentation of queerness and comedic roots. She and Brian Bell discuss how improv comedy led her to pro wrestling, coming out and embracing her full self during the pandemic and how she came to be called &#...
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This week Karleigh Webb goes one-on-one with British trans pro wrestler The Notorious Angel Amber Jo, as she prepares for a run for a championship belt. Last year, she made her debut becoming the trans woman to step in the ring for one of the UK's largest pro wrestling promotions And then along came COVID-19. With the venues filling back up in 2021, she's made her return to the ring, and it could reach a climax in Immortal...
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D.Gil's hometown team the Atlanta Braves are 2021 World Series Champions. Listen to D.Gil and some friends and family express just what this World Series win means to them. For once, an Atlanta Sports team didn't choke in the big moment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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Happy Saturday! Gay Twitter was buzzing this week about another twink who was bragging about partying sick. How ... sick! Alex chats with NYC-based writer and editor Mark Peikert about this story and other pieces of gay culture news. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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Well, that World Series turned out to be pretty good! Pretty pretty pretty...pretty good! If you could ignore most of the stuff surrounding the teams playing in it, that is. As continuing the 3SYO postseason tradition, I'm joined by OG friend of the pod Kevin McCaffrey to break down the major events in Games 3-6 of the Fall Classic. We pick up where last week's episode left off toasting Series MVP Jorge Soler and cringing o...
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November 4, 2021 52 min
Hello, Lovelies! It's #JaiSeason this week on the show as we welcome breakout pro wrestler Jai Vidal to the show. After a whirlwind 2021, Vidal joins Brian Bell to discuss his Impact Wrestling debut, opening eyes at EFFY's Big Gay Brunch and how it all came together. Vidal also chats why becoming the source of representation he didn't see in pro wrestling growing up has impacted him so much and how he hopes to continue ...
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This week Karleigh does a little time travel to dig in the archives of our interviews with transgender athletes around the world to answer a question: "What are ten things that those who may not know need to know about trans people." Some voices you know had some nuggets to share, along with voices you may not have heard from, and includes a special voice that need to be heard far and wide. Also this week: Kyle Beach: Pro...
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