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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December 8, 2022 106 min
Hello, Lovelies! This week we welcome back Full Queer co-producer and wrestler The Great Bambina! She and Brian Bell sit down for a candid conversation about the events between herself and Sterling last year, trying to find her place in wrestling all over again and how she came to be Marco Mayur's collaborator for Full Queer. All with a little sprinkle of Camus discussion under the parameters of pro wrestling. Happy QWI 200 eve...
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To some, pageants seem to be out of place with the tone and taste of changing times. Anachronisms. Archaic. Maybe backward. Certainly binary. To Miss America Connecticut hopeful Leah Juliett, taking her shot at a shimmery tiara represents a big leap forward. Imagine having "Miss" in the title, but your pronouns are they/them. To Miss America New Hampshire contender Brían Nguyen, it's a chance to show that regal, and roy...
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Happy Saturday! On this week's show, Alex discusses Lamar Jackson's reaction to blowback he received after tweeting an anti-gay insult, and how the LGBTQ Group of Death is faring in the World Cup. Follow Alex on Twitter, @AlexReimer1. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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Hello, Lovelies! This week's episode is bittersweet as we welcome Without A Cause Wrestling co-founder Max Zaleski to the show. WAC recently announced that its Dec. 4 event will be its last, ending a four-year run as one of the more beloved Pacific Northwest promotions and the rare one led by LGBTQ people. Max and Brian Bell discuss why WAC is closing, the struggles and triumphs over WAC's existence, what the company's ...
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Whew! What a weekend! A stunner in Columbus, a slate of championship games ahead. The last month of the NFL season. Football is in the frenzy, so we beamed up our expert analyst team Chelsea Poe -- When she's not making sizzling films, she getting fired up about college football. She's also quite happy. Her Michigan Maize and Blue just may have a date with destiny. Shauna Adkison -- Our NFL analyst has her eyes on the Super...
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D.Gil shares and discusses some of his favorite written articles from the past couple of weeks that you may have missed during the Thanksgiving holiday. These topics are so juicy you'll read them twice too. Isaac Humphries Jai Vidal Campbell Harrison One Love Ban Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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Hello, Lovelies! It's a special Monday edition of the podcast as we sit down with IMPACT Wrestling's newest signee, Jai Vidal. He and Brian Bell chat his reaction to the contract offer, becoming the first out gay male wrestler ever signed by IMPACT, his partnership with Gisele Shaw and why being a source of representation holds special meaning for him. Follow Jai Vidal on Twitter: @TheJaiVidal Grab LGBT In The Ring merc...
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Hello, Lovelies! This week we welcome "The Weirdo Hero" Randy Myers to the show! He and Brian Bell discuss his emotions as he prepares for his in-ring return to Defy Wrestling on Nov. 26 after winning the Defy World title over two and a half years ago, using the pro wrestling stage to promote mental health awareness, building the wacky promotion BOOM! Pro Wrestling in Vancouver and his evolution over 20-plus years in the ri...
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Hello, Lovelies! It's Thanksgiving, which means another chance to gorge ourselves on the best in off-the-wall pro wrestling! This year, Brian Bell and their spouse, KC, take in Max The Impaler's Tokyo Joshi Pro debut against Pom Harajuku. They unpack the moments of humor, menace and courage packed into the match, the personal connections they share with it and the spirit of "Ganbatte" within this battle! Grab LGBT I...
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TRAGEDY -- Club Q. Colorado Springs, Colorado 11:53pm MST Saturday November 19, 2022. Hate and heroism. CONTROVERSY -- FIFA World Cup 2022. Qatar. Rainbows met resistance as soccer's world championship continues RESILIENCY -- Karleigh Webb sits down with noted policy researcher, media analyst and influencer Erin Reed (aka "Erin In The Morning) to look at the legislative outlook for trans rights, how the media has covered th...
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Happy Saturday! On this week's show, Alex speaks with Dr. Nasser Mohammed, a native Qatari who broke barriers and publicly came out as gay earlier this year. Alex and Dr. Mohammed talk about being LGBTQ in Qatar, the World Cup sportswashing Qatar's dismal record on LGBTQ rights, and the Purple Maroons, the only LGBTQ Qatari soccer fan group. There will be no show next week due to Thanksgiving. The next episode of "The ...
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November 17, 2022 85 min
Hello, Lovelies! This week we welcome pro wrestler Joshua City to the show! He and Brian Bell discuss his 9 year journey back to the ring after being diagnosed with HIV in 2013, grappling with his diagnosis and now his desire to use pro wrestling as an avenue to educate the public and raise awareness of the realities of living with HIV. City also shares stories about training under Lance Archer, linking up with Full Queer and stepp...
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In December 2018, Patricio Manuel stepped into a boxing ring at a California casino for his first professional fight. He won in a decision. He also made a piece of sports history. The former amateur champion and Olympic Trials hopeful became the first transgender man to card a professional boxing win. The win was the end of a long road back to the ring, two years after he stepped away from something he loves to heal someone he love...
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This Trans Awareness Week episode highlights the life of athlete Wren Pyle. Wren discusses with D.Gil her love for Skimo, her personal story of overcoming adversity, Everesting for the Trevor Project, and why trans athletes deserve to compete in athletic sports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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Happy Saturday! On this week's show, Alex talks about how the election results show that Republican attempts to fear-monger about LGBTQ people failed. Alex also discusses Qatari officials not even hiding their disdain for gay people, and Brittney Griner getting transferred to a Russian penal colony. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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November 10, 2022 84 min
Hello, Lovelies! This week we welcome pro wrestling's own "Starrfire," Ashton Starr, to the show! He and Brian Bell discuss Ashton opening up about the trials and peaks of his pro wrestling journey in the documentary "Starrfire," the full circle moment of facing Sonny Kiss in AEW, notching multiple firsts in pro wrestling history and helping to put the Southeast back on the independent wrestling map. Starr also ...
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During a hearing at the emergence of the national anti-trans legislation tsunami in 2021. A transgender woman in Montana stepped to a microphone at a hearing and told a story of person who loved a sport, grew to love themselves, and wanted that path open to another young person who was like themselves. The forces for exclusion had her angered and determined. That young woman decided to just raise her voice, but also to stand on th...
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The Powerball is 1.9 billion and D.Gil shares what type of sports-related purchases would be made if he had the lucky winning numbers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris have become a force not just in women's soccer, but in the push for the inclusion of women and LGBT people across sports. Having come out publicly in 2019, the two wives now have two kids, two dogs and continue to compete at the highest levels of women's soccer. They talk with us this week about their recent endorsement of Align Woman’s Dual Action Probiotic, and how the idea of them being publ...
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Happy Saturday! On this week's show, Alex speaks with Noel Ruiz of Impulse Group, an LGBTQ advocacy organization, about their viral drug chart and how it applies to the health and wellness of gay men. Alex also talks about FIFA telling its teams to stay silent about social justice issues at the World Cup. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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