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The Sports Kiki Ep. 98: 2021 was the biggest ye...
Alex talks about why 2021 was the biggest year ever for gay athletes, and how the stigma around being LGBTQ and in sports is finally being erased once and for all.
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The Trans Sporter Room Ep116 -- Ending 2021 wit...
The MMA trailblazer and the winning protegé look back and look ahead
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The Sports Kiki Ep. 97: NFL Network highlighted...
n this holiday edition of the show, Alex talks about the NFL Network's segment on Carl Nassib's impact, and why it was so great to see out football players highlighted.
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LGBT In The Ring Ep. 126: QWI Awards Feedback
Outsports' Brian Bell sits down to run through all of your feedback on the QWI Awards nomination and voting process as they prep for the holiday season.
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The Trans Sporter Room Ep115 -- Trans Joy! Feat...
Meet some of winners of the Pull For Pride Share The Platform scholarship grant
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The Sports Kiki Ep. 96: What Candace Parker's c...
Alex talks about WNBA legend Candace Parker publicly coming out, and what her announcement says about athletes who stay closeted
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LGBT In The Ring Ep. 125: 2021 QWI Awards
Host Brian Bell is joined by Grit & Glitter's Em Fear and Val Pancakes to announce the winners of the QWI Awards, as voted by you, the Lovelies!
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Trans Sporter Room Ep114 -- A TSR Home and Home...
In November, Karleigh went on Phoebe's podcast. In December, Phoebe returned the favor
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The Sports Kiki Ep. 95: The LGBTQ silence about...
Alex discusses the silence of LGBTQ media and advocates about Lia Thomas, the trans swimmer who's shattering records at UPenn.
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LGBT In The Ring Ep. 124: 2021 QWI 200
As the 2021 QWI 200 wraps up, Brian Bell welcomes Pollo Del Mar, Righteous Reg, Kristen Ashly and Kevin McElvaney from PWI to discuss the list and its impact.
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The Trans Sporter Room Ep103 -- Britni de la Cr...
One of the up and coming voices in sports writing and a story of a history nearly forgotten
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The Sports Kiki Ep. 94: Only 2 NFL players are ...
The NFL is running its annual "My Cause My Cleats" campaign this weekend, and only two players are supporting LGBTQ-related causes. Alex shares why that annoys him, and also talks about 49ers QB Trey Lance supporting an anti-gay Christian organization.
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LGBT In The Ring Ep. 123: PrideStyle w/ Milhous...
PrideStyle founder Milhouse Malott joins the show to chat PrideStyle's debut on Dec. 10, working with VERSUS Pro and finding family in the Las Vegas wrestling scene
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The Trans Sporter Room Ep112 -- Kirsti Miller O...
The outspoken Australian advocate/athlete on the IOC's new groove
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Raven Saunders won't stop being Raven Saunders ...
Olympic medalist Raven Saunders is known for her smiles and style. And she's not going to stop being her true self - Five Rings To Rule Them All
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The Sports Kiki Ep. 93: What to make of Colton ...
On this week's show, Alex talks about Colon Underwood's upcoming Netflix series, and why he finds the concept to be toxic.
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LGBT In The Ring Ep. 122: An Invisible Thanksgi...
We're celebrating Thanksgiving with another dive into the beautifully goofy world of pro wrestling as Brian and KC discuss the grudge mathc between The Invisible Man and The Invisible Stan!
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The Trans Sporter Room Ep111 -- Raquel Willis O...
A Thanksgiving Week special with some someone who means a great deal to the fight for trans rights
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The GAMEDAY TEA: A D.Gil Thanksgiving Message
Thanksgiving with D.Gil
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Olympics' new gender framework has trans athlet...
Olympics' new gender framework has trans athlete Kirsti Miller very excited and raises questions about the future of trans and other athletes
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The Sports Kiki Ep. 92: How 'who cares?' became...
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LGBT In The Ring Ep. 121: Mercedes Martinez
Ahead of her Impact Knockouts title match at Turning Point, Mercedes Martinez sits down to chat facing Mickie James and the growth of LGBTQ visibility in pro wrestling
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LGBT In The Ring Ep. 120: AEW Full Gear 2021 w/...
Fanfyte's Colette Arrand joins Brian Bell to discuss AEW's latest event, including the crowning of Hangman Page and the beauty of Eddie Kingston vs. CM Punk
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The Trans Sporter Room Ep110 -- The IOC's New ...
Trans Awareness Week features a hopeful change and a stand-up who stands up for trans people
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The GAMEDAY TEA: Chris Mosier's Transgender Bas...
Trans Awareness Week
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Andrew Blaser is a gay American athlete aiming ...
Andrew Blaser is a gay American athlete competing in skeleton and aiming for the Winter Olympics in 2022
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The Sports Kiki Ep 91: Why Carl Nassib posting ...
It may seem like a big deal, but Carl Nasib posting a picture of him and his boyfriend is quite the statement -- especially post-Gruden.
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LGBT In The Ring Ep. 119: Sazzy Boatright
Sazzy Boatright joins the show to talk about her quick growth in popularity, how improv comedy helped her enter pro wrestling and why her queerness is at her root in and out of the ring
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The Trans Sporter Room Ep109 -- Pro wrestler Th...
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The GAMEDAY TEA: The Atlanta Braves Didn't Chok...
2021 Braves World Series Champs
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The Sports Kiki Ep. 90: The case of the strep t...
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.
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3SYO #94: World Series Soler Vortex with Kevin ...
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LGBT In The Ring Ep. 118: Jai Vidal
Breakout pro wrestler Jai Vidal joins the show to chat about his Impact Wrestling debut, flying high at the Big Gay Brunch and why being a source of representation means so much to him
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The Trans Sporter Room Ep108-- Ten Things Trans...
Information from the source, not the clickbait
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The GAMEDAY TEA: LGBTQ+ Halloween Fashion
D.Gil's Favorite Halloween looks
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Olympic legend Robert Dover has a new book 'The...
Olympic legend Robert Dover came out publicly in 1988 and went on to win 4 Olympic medals. He has a new book 'The Gates To Brilliance' - Five Rings to Rule Them All
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The Sports Kiki Ep. 89: The bravery of Kyle Beach
Alex discusses two important stories on this week's show: former Blackhawks defenseman Kyle Beach stepping forward as the "John Doe" in the team's sexual assault case, and how sports can respond to Texas' abhorrent new restrictions on trans athletes.
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3SYO #93: Cheating v. Racism with Adam Mamawala
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LGBT In The Ring Ep. 117: Dave Turner
"The Black Sheep" Dave Turner joins the show to discuss Without A Cause Wrestling, helping bring back the Pacific Northwest wrestling scene and how wrestling pushed him to come out as bisexual
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The Trans Sporter Room Ep107 -- Avery Cordingle...
After two years, Team Trans plans a return to the ice in November
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The GAMEDAY TEA: The Atlanta Braves Didn't Chok...
Braves Advance to the World Series
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Jenna Burkert just won a medal at the World Cha...
Jenna Burkert just won a medal at the World Championships as an out athletes. Next up: The Olympics - Five Rings To Rule Them All
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The Sports Kiki Ep. 88: Martin Stark, creator o...
Alex speaks with Martin Stark, the creator of the World Gay Boxing Championships. They talk about the WGBC and Martin's relationship with boxing. He's gone from laying in ICU beds to finding solace in the squared circle. Incredible.
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3SYO #92: The Atlanta Curse? with D.Gil
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LGBT In The Ring Ep. 116: MarcoMania
It's all about Money, Power & Respect this week as MarcoMania joins the show to chat Full Queer and coming back to pro wrestling
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The Trans Sporter Room Ep106 -- Ash Hall and Me...
Two different fronts of the fight for inclusion in Sports
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The GAMEDAY TEA: David Palumbo - You Can Play
You Can Play
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Michael Spencer has represented Gus Kenworthy t...
Michael Spencer has represented Gus Kenworthy throughout his career, and now he's added two more out gay athletes to his roster of clients
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The Sports Kiki Ep. 87: The Jon Gruden saga
Former Raiders coach Jon Gruden's leaked emails exposed him as a homophobe, as well as many other negative things. On this week's show, Alex breaks down the scandal that's rocked the NFL and LGBTQ sports world from all angles.
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3SYO #91: White Sox Postmortem with Fritz Nothn...
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LGBT In The Ring Ep. 115: Pacific Northwest Wre...
Brian Bell and their partner, KC, recap their experience at two recent PNW wrestling events: WAC Rise of the DRGN 2 & DOA Lucky 13
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The Trans Sporter Room Ep105 -- Taylor Edelmann...
Edelmann was a definitive pioneer, but many don't know his story
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The GAMEDAY TEA: LGBTQ History Month - Sheryl S...
Sheryl Swoopes
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Out figure skater Karina Manta has a powerful n...
Figure skater Karina Manta has a powerful new book, On Top Of Glass, in which she talks about coming out as queer and being out in figure skating
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The Sports Kiki Ep. 86: Our big "Out in Sports"...
On this week's show, Alex discusses Outsports' recent "Out in Sports" survey, which reveals LGBTQ player are usually accepted and embraced by their teammates when they come out.
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3SYO #90: Coming Out in the Minors with Kieran ...
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LGBT In The Ring Ep. 114: Ziggy Haim
Ryse Grand champion Ziggy Haim joins the show to chat Enjoy Wrestling's Night Moves, the evolution of her character and her love of Twin Peaks
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The Trans Sporter Room Ep104 -- Beyond The Deb...
Underneath the trans inclusion issue in sports are people who play and the story they have
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The GAMEDAY TEA: The GAMEDAY TEA's 1 YEAR ANNIV...
1 Year With THE GAMEDAY TEA
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The Sports Kiki Ep. 85: Pitcher Kieran Lovegrov...
On this week's show, Alex talks about minor league baseball pitcher Kieran Lovegrove's coming out, and exposes the impoverished conditions that players have to withstand.
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3SYO #89: A Giant October with Ray & Paul
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LGBT In The Ring Ep. 113: Connelly
"Mad Dog" Austin Connelly joins the show to chat his coming out journey, using his in-ring persona as a mental health message and his work with Paradigm Pro Wrestling
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Trans Sporter Room Ep103 -- Swish Appeal's Zac...
The WNBA reaches its best-of-5 semifinals, and you have two white-hot matchups
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The GAMEDAY TEA: What Lights Your Fire?
Are You Free?
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LGBT In The Ring Ep. 112: Chris Kanyon - Dark S...
Brian welcomes Em Fear (Grit & Glitter) and Kate Foray (Girl Wrestling Fan Will You Marry Me?) to discuss the latest Dark Side of the Ring episode focused on Chris Kanyon.
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The Sports Kiki Ep. 84: Robert Kraft stopped by...
Alex recounts how Patriots owner Robert Kraft stopped by his flag football league's opening day to schmooze with football-loving gays.
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LGBT In The Ring Ep. 111: Theo Ivory
The Tea Time champ Theo Ivory joins the show to chat diversity in queer expression and his upcoming appearance at Pro Wrestling After Dark's Taste The Rainbow event.
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The Trans Sporter Room Ep102 -- Mythmaking, Pol...
Hysteria and transphobia collide in Texas....Again.
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The GAMEDAY TEA: Kicking It with Gary Ginnaw
Gary Ginnaw: Playing With Pride
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The Sports Kiki Ep. 83: Gay sports reporter Dev...
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.
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3SYO #88: Win One for Votto with Mark Chalifoux
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LGBT In The Ring Ep. 110: Wrestling News Weekly
Brian Bell is solo this week as they recap a huge week of wrestling news including Big E's title win, Butch vs. Gore cancellations and Jake Atlas leaving pro wrestling
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The Trans Sporter Room Ep101 -- Trans Star Pow...
Analysis on Alana McLaughlin's big fight night and being trans on "TERF Island"
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The GAMEDAY TEA: Remembering 9/11 & Mark Bingham
9/11 20th Anniversary
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The Sports Kiki Ep. 82: The NFL begins its most...
With the 2021 NFL season upon us, Alex talks about the league's praiseworthy LGBTQ outreach efforts, and why it's OK for the cynics to give the NFL some credit.
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LGBT In The Ring Ep. 109: EFFY's Big Gay Brunch...
Brian Bell welcomes his friend and former co-host Andrew Clough to discuss the Big Gay Brunch taking Chicago by storm and the importance of representation
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LGBT In The Ring Ep. 108: AEW All Out 2021
Punk! Soho! Danielson! Cole! Lucha Bros! All these names and more made All Out 2021 one for the ages, and Brian welcomes Patches Chance and Phil Lindsey to break it all down!
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The Trans Sporter Room Ep100 -- Appreciation, ...
A sad goodbye, a job well done, and a wait that will end
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The GAMEDAY TEA: D.Gil's 2021 NFL Season Predic...
NFL Picks
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The Sports Kiki Ep. 81: How big of a story will...
So far, the biggest story about Carl Nassib is that he hasn't been a story. Will that change in the regular season?
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3SYO #87: LEAVE JAVY ALONE! with Sara Sanchez
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The Trans Sporter Room Ep99 -- Hey Ms. DJ! Xand...
How a DJ kept the dance floors packed virtually during a pandemic and made a difference as well
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The GAMEDAY TEA: Catching Up With Couper Gunn
Couper Gunn
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The Sports Kiki Ep. 80: Columnist Christopher M...
How did our Hot Gay Summer turn into our Hot Mess Summer? Alex chats with Boston Globe columnist Christopher Muther, who argues that Summer 2021 has been one big rainbow letdown.
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LGBT In The Ring Ep. 107: Jamie Senegal
Jamie Senegal sits down with Brian Bell to chat her historic NWA debut, transitioning while wrestling and the queer reclamation of the Divas era
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The Trans Sporter Room Ep98 -- One Long Night I...
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The GAMEDAY TEA: It's College Football Time
College Football Season Is Here
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John Dickinson-Lilley, champion blind skier, ta...
John Dickinson-Lilley, champion blind skier, talks about the mechanics of skiing blind and the problems with Paralympic 'inspiration porn'
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3SYO #86: Coors Field Road Trip with Away Games
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LGBT In The Ring Ep. 106: Paris Is Bumping: Sol...
DJ Accident Report (The Nobodies, Judgement) returns to chat all the magic and gagging at the ballroom/pro wrestling event Paris Is Bumping: Solid Gold'21
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The Trans Sporter Room Ep97 -- Mark Tewksbury o...
A great in competition who became even greater on the current push and progress for inclusion in sports
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The GAMEDAY TEA: The Future of Covid-19 & Sports
What is the new normal for Covid-19 & Sports?
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Looking back at, and ahead to, the Olympic Game...
Looking back at, and ahead to, two Olympic Games within 6 months, both in Asia, with Amazin LeThi - Five Rings To Rule Them All
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The Sports Kiki Ep. 79: How can athletes make a...
Alex tackles a few LGBTQ sports topics, including tennis player Fabio Fognini wearing rainbow accessories for his first match since yelling an anti-gay slur at the Olympics.
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3SYO #85: O Hai Canada with A.J. Andrews
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LGBT In The Ring Ep. 105: Paris Is Bumping: Sol...
Brian Bell flies solo to prep listeners for Thursday's debut of the latest ballroom-meets-pro wrestling extravaganza, Paris Is Bumping: Solid Gold '21!
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The Trans Sporter Room Ep96 -- Zooey Zephyr: Fi...
A view on the anti-trans legislation surge from resistance in a "red state"
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The GAMEDAY TEA: Highlighting LGBTQ+ 2021 Olym...
Team LGBTQ+ Olympic Wrap Up
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The Sports Kiki Ep.78: This gay cyclist biked a...
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.
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3SYO #84: Fire Jed. Sell the Team. (with Away G...
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