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It’s no exaggeration to say Cyd Zeigler helped to change the game when it comes to telling LGBTQ+ stories in sport.As the co-founders of Outsports.com, he’s been helping to share the stories of LGBTQ+ people in sport for more than two decades – with Michael Sam, John Amaechi and Conner Mertens just a few of the big names he’s worked with. So, it on…
 
Happy Saturday! On this week's show, Alex speaks with Devin Heroux of CBC Sports about his experiences covering the Olympic and Paralympic Games. He was one of the few reporters who stayed for both events -- a combined 51 straight days of living under semi-quarantine. Devin shares how he survived, and didn't wind up losing his mind. Follow Alex on …
 
It’s been thirty years since Stonewall FC was founded in London as an inclusive place for people who wanted to play football.Three decades on, the club has gone from strength to strength to strength – so it only made sense for us to speak with Stonewall FC’s club chair Alex Baker for a cracking episode of the podcast. Alex has an amazing footballin…
 
This week's title implies hope that the Cincinnati Reds can someday win a World Series for a legendary player like Joey Votto. And don't get me wrong--that would be a really good idea! But the way they've been playing over the past month, you should take that title more literally. Win ONE. One game. Any game. Comedian and friend of the pod Mark Cha…
 
Hello, Lovelies! Brian Bell is solo this week because there is so much that happened in the wrestling world this week. From Big E's monumental WWE championship victory to Butch vs. Gore cancelling its 2021 events to Jake Atlas stepping away from pro wrestling, there is a lot to unpack. Brian also discusses their feelings around the misgendering of …
 
Karleigh Webb had her hands full this week. To quote Ed Sullivan, "IT'S A REALLY BIG SHOW!" Fallon Fox, the pioneer. Fallon Fox, the legend. Fallon Fox, the studio analyst? Yep, she sits in to break down Alana McLaughlin's MMA debut, and the part she played in making the history happen. Also this week: Karleigh goes one-on-one with the host of TERF…
 
The 2021 NFL season is officially underway! On this week's show, Alex talks about the league's praiseworthy LGBTQ outreach efforts, and why it's OK for the cynics to give the NFL some credit. Follow Alex on Twitter, @AlexReimer1. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoicesBy SB Nation
 
Hello, Lovelies! A Big Gay Brunch went down in Chicago on Sunday, so grab a pastry, a mimosa and relive the chaos of one of the gayest wrestling events of the summer! Brian Bell welcomes his close friend and former co-host Andrew Clough to the show for a queer-het connection break down of the event. They chat about standout competitors, matches and…
 
Hello, Lovelies! After a week off, we're back to tackle AEW's best event yet: All Out 2021. Brian Bell welcomes Phil Lindsey (Bleacher Report, Daily DDT) and Patches Chance (Daily DDT, RealSport101) to the show help break it all down. From CM Punk's return to the Lucha Brothers' steel cage of emotion to an appearance from Murder Daddy himself, Mino…
 
The episode marks the 100th episode of the Trans Sporter Room, and it comes in a week that had some breaking news, and for an MMA hopeful, a big break at last. We say goodbye to emmy-nominated actor Michael K. Williams, the force behind one of the most iconic LGBTQ characters on American television, and what his presence and talent meant to many, i…
 
Sebastian Vettel is a legend of Formula 1.The four-time world champion took part in his first grand prix when he was just nineteen years old, and has topped the podium in F1 on more than fifty occasions.But recently, Vettel has made headlines due to his visibility as an LGBTQ+ ally, wearing rainbow-coloured attire at the Hungarian Grand Prix to sho…
 
Happy Labor Day Weekend! On this week's show, Alex talks about a variety of LGBTQ sports stories, including Carl Nassib making the Raiders' roster. So far, the biggest story about the first active openly gay player in NFL history is that it hasn't been a story. Now the question is, will that continue into the regular season? Follow Alex on Twitter,…
 
Mets fans have spent most of the past month booing their own players--and their frustration is understandable. It was a rough August! But then Mets fans and the media decided to turn Javy Báez into the biggest villain in New York for having the temerity to boo them right back. And that's when your humble podcaster goes full-on Ash vs. Evil Dead and…
 
This week we talk to someone who helps keep some threads together when COVID frayed them out. The COVID pandemic affect in terms of keep many apart was especially difficult on LGBTQ communities. Many meeting places, safe spaces, and support spaces were shutdown and some of those haven't come back despite the effort to reopen. Such situations hit tr…
 
How did our Hot Gay Summer turn into our Hot Mess Summer? On this week's show, Alex chats with Boston Globe columnist Christopher Muther, who argues that Summer 2021 has been one big rainbow letdown. Follow Alex on Twitter, @AlexReimer1. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices…
 
Hello, Lovelies! This week we welcome the "Punk Rock Qween" Jamie Senegal to the show! Senegal is set to make history at Saturday's NWA Empowerr event, becoming the first out trans woman ever to compete in an NWA ring. She and Brian Bell discuss what that moment means to her and why it is so significant. They also chat about her infatuation with de…
 
The state of Texas has seen a lot of hearings, debates and deliberations through dozens of proposals to curtail the rights of transgender youth. The Hearing on Senate Bill 2 scheduled for August 24 went beyond the pale. It stretched to sunrise on August 25, We checked in on the whole thing. The first shots in the continuing national battle over tra…
 
If you want to know what’s going on in horse racing, there are few better people to ask than Lee Mottershead.The Racing Post senior writer has covered all the big races during his time in the sport, and sat down for in-depth interviews with everyone from elite trainers to champion jockeys. Lee also works with both the British Horseracing Authority …
 
John Dickinson-Lilley didn't imagine himself skiing the slopes of Switzerland and Austria as a blind man. Yet that's where he found himself after friends invited him on a trip. Dickinson-Lilley quickly took to the sport, dedicating himself to losing over 100 pounds and training to be one of the best blind skiers in all of Europe. He talks about his…
 
Big 12 Referee Tuta Salaam joins us in this final conversation of Season 4. He shares some great stories about his journey to the Big 12, including some mistakes along the way. Tuta's passion for college football officiating is apparent. Quote of the Week “You can learn new things at any time in your life if you’re willing to be a beginner. If you …
 
After enduring everything that happened in the past year and a half, there was nothing I wanted more than to treat myself to a baseball roadtrip. So this past week, I met up in Denver with longtime friends of the pod and real life besties Kevin McCaffrey & Adam Mamawala and we took in two games at Coors Field for the first time. This short episode …
 
Hello, Lovelies! We're still gagging over Paris Is Bumping: Solid Gold '21, and who better to unpack everything from the melding of ballroom and pro wrestling than The Nobodies' DJ Accident Report! He and Brian Bell discuss the magically queer atmosphere at the show, the emotional displays during the event and what they want from further blends of …
 
At the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Canadian swimmer Mark Tewksbury enter the 100 meter backstroke final as a contender. 53 seconds later, he was a gold medalist, an Olympic record holder and the toast of his homeland. He was also a man in hiding. That changed when he came out in 1998. Coming out involved some pain, but it gave way to a great…
 
It was the fear of failing to pass one of the Royal Navy’s fitness tests that really got Mel Haslam into sport.She needed to meet that criteria to serve on the frontline in Afghanistan – which she ended up doing – but it also led Mel in directions she could never have dreamed of.To kick things off from a sporting point of view, there were the Europ…
 
It's been a about 30 years since the Summer and Winter Olympics were held about six months apart, but that's exactly what we're going to see as the Beijing Winter Olympics are coming this February, after just ending the Tokyo Summer Olympics. Amazin LeThi joins us this week to talk about the impact this is having on the Asian and Asian-LGBTQ commun…
 
After a gap year spent exploring the exotic cultures of Buffalo and Dunedin, the Blue Jays have returned to Toronto. Just in time to make a charge for a playoff spot! Which means it's time to check back in with friend of the pod A.J. Andrews (Locked on Jays) who just happens to be returning to Toronto herself next week to catch her beloved Jays in …
 
Hello, Lovelies! With the Olympics coming to a close, Brian Bell leans back and takes listeners through a preview of Billy Dixon's latest Pose-meets-pro wrestling event, Paris Is Bumping: Solid Gold '21!. Brian and their partner were live in the building for the show, and Brian takes some time talking about what that night and various moments meant…
 
Zooey Zephyr is a grad student and administrator at the University of Montana. She grew up as a high-level amateur who is now speedy on a soccer pitch. She's also one of the voices rising and activists working against the coordinated wave of legislation currently targeting trans youth in more than 30 states in the last year. Karleigh Webb got the c…
 
By anyone’s reckoning, Joyce Cook has an extraordinary story to tell.She grew up loving football, kicking a ball around with the neighbours when she was just a child.She began a career in nursing that took her around the world, and it was only when she unexpectedly became disabled that she became an active advocate for making the beautiful game acc…
 
The Olympics are over and now its time to bring attention to "Team LGBTQ+" by sharing some of their accomplishments in the games. These Olympics saw a lot of first including the first non-binary and trans athletes competing at the highest level. With at least 180 out LGBTQ+ athletes its safe to say the LGBTQ+ community was well represented in Tokyo…
 
Tyler and Dwayne review questions that we got incorrect from the 2021 CFO National Test. We share our thought process and discuss why we got the questions wrong. Quote of the Week "If you want light to come into your life, you need to stand where it is shining" -Unknown Mentioned on the Show 2021 CFO Exam Understanding 12-3-6 CFO Test References (f…
 
Happy Saturday! On this week's show, Alex chats with Andrew Mortensen, a gay cyclist who biked across North America and South America during the height of Covid and raised $17,000 for The Trevor Project. He has an incredible story to tell. Follow Alex on Twitter, @AlexReimer1. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices…
 
This isn't a podcast. This is a therapy session. The Cubs have been gutted and my soul has been crushed. As you might expect, I need to talk this out. So this is another crossover with Kevin McCaffrey & Adam Mamawala of the Away Games Podcast because we all need to vent. A lot. Tom Ricketts is trash. Jed Hoyer is a liar and a coattail rider. To res…
 
Hello, Lovelies! We're back to wrestling this week with one of the most popular and authentic creators going in independent wrestling today, J-Rose. He and Brian Bell discuss his five-year wrestling anniversary, building Paradigm Pro Wrestling into an example of inclusivity for other promotions, creating spaces for Black and queer voices in the ind…
 
"There's been no openly transgender women at the top level, until now, I think the threat to women's sports in general is probably overstated," The IOC's medical and scientific director said those words this week as LGBTQ history continues to unfold at the Olympic Games in Tokyo. The IOC is set to revamp its policies on transgender participation af…
 
He’s widely recognized as one of the best umpires in baseball.With multiple World Series and All-Star Games under his belt, there’s very little Dale Scott failed to accomplish in a major league career that spanned more than three decades. And in 2014, Dale Scott did something no other umpire before him had done when he came out publicly as gay. We’…
 
D.Gil has had ENOUGH of the Simone Biles slander. This episode addresses the backfire from the decision made by the Olympian Biles to back out of several gymnast events due to stated mental health concerns. Mental Health is real and Simone Biles deserves respect. Do you agree? Tune in now! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/…
 
Happy Saturday! On this week's show, Alex celebrates the Rainbow Wave at the Olympics, and how the record number of out athletes are PROUD to be LGBTQ. So awesome to see. On the negative side, Alex also discusses the disturbing story about athlete being outed on Grindr in the Olympic Village. Follow Alex on Twitter, @AlexReimer1. Learn more about y…
 
It’s been just about a week since Clay Davies shared his story with the world. In a brilliant feature-length article with ‘The British Continental’ website, the elite rider from the Spirit Racing team spoke openly about his sexuality for the first time.If you haven’t read it yet, we’d really suggest you go and find the piece and give it a read. It …
 
Hello, Lovelies! In a special episode, we're putting pro wrestling to the side (partially) this week to discuss historic non-binary representation at the 2020 Summer Olympics. American skateboarder Alana Smith and Canadian soccer player Quinn made history this week, becoming the first trans non-binary athletes to ever compete at the Olympics, but t…
 
This week is a Trans Sporter Room SPECIAL REPORT: Meet Alana McLaughlin. She's an artist, she's a blacksmith, she's a special forces combat veteran, and next week she'll be the first transgender competitor to step in to a professional mixed martial arts arena since Fallon Fox's last fight in 2014. Karleigh Webb goes one-on-one with an heir to the l…
 
It’s a sports day like no other, and is a vital fundraiser for one of the UK’s leading LGBTQ+ charities.And after a year off due to COVID in 2020, the RVT Sports Day returns on Monday 30th August to raise money to support the work of LGBT HERO – the UK’s national health and wellbeing charity for LGBTQ+ people, who hold the event in partnership with…
 
Brothers Dale & Ben Keller are D1 line of scrimmage officials, working in the Pac-12 and BigSky respectively. In this conversation, they join us to discuss the family’s “other” business. We talk about how they both got started in officiating by helping their step-father, long time HS crew chief Carl Gertz, during games. We also get into their prepa…
 
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