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The Sports Kiki Ep. 109: Should Thom Brennaman ...
Alex talks about Cyd Zeigler's feature story on Thom Brennaman, and whether he deserves a second chance.
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LGBT In The Ring Ep. 143: Dark Sheik Returns!
Legendary pro wrestler Dark Sheik returns to chat her rise in GCW, Bringing Hoodslam back to a wanting Bay Area crowd and being named to Paris Honors
69 min
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The Trans Sporter Room Ep128 -- After Atlanta, ...
NCAA Swimming, Lia, Iszac, TERF tiffs, and our Captain sits in
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Olympian Nicole Heavirland came out after years...
Olympian Nicole Heavirland came out after years of telling herself she never could and found love and support - Five Rings To Rule Them All
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The Sports Kiki Ep. 108: The complexities of th...
Alex talks about the complexities of the Brittney Griner case, and why raising widespread outrage may not be the best way to pressure Russia.
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LGBT In The Ring Ep. 142: Mateo Valentine
Chicago-based pro wrestler Mateo Valentine joins the show to chat NLS Is For Everyone and advancing Asian-American representation in the ring.
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The Trans Sporter Room Ep127 -- Chelsea Poe on ...
A discussion at the intersection of erotica, sports and the politic of the body
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The GAMEDAY TEA: Sports Marketing & More with Z...
Zeke Goldsmith
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The Sports Kiki Ep. 107: The big deal about NBA...
Alex discusses Outsports' expose into old anti-gay tweets from 40 NBA players, and why their words matter -- regardless of when they were written.
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LGBT In The Ring Ep. 141: AEW Revolution 2022 w...
FanFyte editor Colette Arrand returns to unpack AEW's latest pay-per-view event, AEW Revolution.
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The Trans Sporter Room Ep126 -- Rep. Stephanie ...
How a trans woman on the legislative floor is leading a counter offensive against anti-trans bills
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Paul Poirier competed in his second Olympics an...
Paul Poirier came out as gay and then competed in his second Olympics. He and partner Piper Gilles had a top-10 finish - Five Rings To Rule Them All
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The Sports Kiki Ep. 106: Good on Red Sox for im...
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LGBT In The Ring Ep. 140: Kota Holliday
Pro wrestler Kota Holliday joins the show to chat NLS Is For Everyone, imposter syndrome and her rookie year in the ring.
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Trans Sporter Room Ep125 -- Kyla Paterson: A D...
A report from a fight for inclusion from a special place in the history of American sport
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The GAMEDAY TEA: Josh Jones - All In Racing
Josh Jones: All In Racing
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LGBT In The Ring Ep. 139: Papa Jace
Las Vegas' Proud Papa, Papa Jace, joins the show to chat reinventing himself and finding comfort in queer self-expression in pro wrestling
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The Trans Sporter Room Ep124 -- Alejandra Carab...
A trans-eye view of history being made in college sports
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The GAMEDAY TEA: Celebrating LGBTQ Athletes in ...
Black History Month
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The Sports Kiki Ep. 105: Kamila Valieva was fai...
Alex spends the bulk of the show this week discussing the Kamila Valieva doping scandal, and how the phenom teenage Russian skater was failed by the adults around her.
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LGBT In The Ring Ep. 138: Trish Adora
Pan-Afrikan World Diaspora Wrestling champion Trish Adora joins the show to chat F1ght Club, ROH and what she wrestles for.
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The Trans Sporter Room Ep123 -- A TSR Triplehea...
Three guests each looking at the trans inclusion discussion on a big week
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The Sports Kiki Ep. 104: The struggles of being...
In honor of Super Bowl Sunday, Alex dedicates his show this week to talking about the struggles of being a gay football fan, and his experience navigating sports fandom and gay life.
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LGBT In The Ring Ep. 137: Billy Dixon
The 2021 QWI #1 ranked wrestler and Pro Wrestling Vibe founder Billy Dixon returns to chat Pride and Vibe Weekend, F1ght Club and the state of queer pro wrestling
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LGBT In The Ring Ep. 136: Kidd Bandit
The Protagonist of Pro Wrestling Kidd Bandit joins the show to talk their rapid rise and how wrestling helped them come out as non-binary
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The Trans Sporter Room Ep122 -- Angel Flores on...
A strength sports sensation in the making talks about her journey, her rise and an ambition to make difference
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The Sports Kiki Ep. 103: Speaking out against C...
The Winter Olympics are underway, and it's another banner event for LGBTQ athletes, with at least 35 competing. But sadly, it's hard to get past the IOC awarding the Games to China, given its government's raft of human rights abuses.
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LGBT In The Ring Ep. 135: You Will Fly Me Delta
Brian Bell and their partner, KC, relive AC Mack's IWTV World title victory and discuss Southeast First's significance.
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The Trans Sporter Room Ep121 -- Maxwell Nagle: ...
A die-hard hoop head's gender journey via the hardwood
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The GAMEDAY TEA: Sean Cosgriff
LGBTQ+ Community Sports at 53!
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The Sports Kiki Ep. 102: Trans sportswriter Kar...
Alex speaks with Outsports contributor Karleigh Webb, who's one of the most passionate and knowledgeable journalists in the country about trans issues in sports. They talk about the hysteria over Lia Thomas, the problems with the NCAA's hastily mandated new trans policy and more.
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LGBT In The Ring Ep. 134: DJ Accident Report
The Nobodies' and Judgement's DJ Accident Report returns to chat Nobodies Watching Wrestling and building something different within wrestling media
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LGBT In The Ring Ep. 133: Da Shade
Princex of Pride champion Da Shade joins the show to chat his journey through the Las Vegas wrestling scene, Full Queer and Yeet Season
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The Trans Sporter Room Ep120 -- The Change in ...
The NCAA trans student-athlete policy changes practically overnight, and it immediately will see live fire
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The GAMEDAY TEA: Catching Up With Wyatt Pertuset
Spilling Tea with Wyatt Pertuset
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Lewis Gibson is headed to the Olympics, out and...
Lewis Gibson is headed to the Olympics, talking publicly for the first time about being gay and married - Five Rings To Rule Them All
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The Sports Kiki Ep. 101: NCAA shamefully punts ...
On this week's show, Alex talks about the NCAA's sudden changes to its transgender policy, and how one of the most influential sports organizations in the world essentially punted on this important issue.
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LGBT In The Ring: AC Mack Returns!
ACTION Wrestling mainstay AC Mack returns to the show to chat his IWTV World title match at Southeast First and making a statement for the South.
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LGBT In The Ring Ep. 131: Trans Graps
Brian Bell sits down with Trans Graps creator Sally to discuss creating a pro wrestling community space specifically for trans wrestling fans.
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The Trans Sporter Room Ep119 -- The View from D...
How the trans inclusion discussion cross borders and oceans as well as swords
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The Sports Kiki Ep. 100: Time to celebrate!
Happy 100th episode! On this week's show, Alex celebrates the Outsports community, and the importance of staying connected throughout this hellacious pandemic.
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LGBT In The Ring Ep. 130: Paul Pratt aka Pollo ...
We continue Journo January by welcoming back pro wrestling journalist & "Manager of Champions" Pollo Del Mar (Paul Pratt)
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LGBT In The Ring Ep. 129: Mr. Grim Returns
Pro wrestling's Hitman for Hire, Mr. Grim, returns to the show to chat his stacked 2022 and sharing his wrestling career with his family
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Trans Sporter Room EP118 -- Maya Reddy on Golf,...
Penn Law students, led by a former golf pro, stood up and spoke out
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The GAMEDAY TEA: Martial Arts Tricking with Rhy...
Tricking with Rhys Moore
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The Sports Kiki Ep. 99: Trailblazing gay sports...
Alex interviews Roger Brigham, the first out gay sportswriter for a major metropolitan daily.
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LGBT In The Ring Ep. 128: Wrestle Kingdom 16 w/...
New Japan Pro Wrestling delivered two nights of stellar action at Wrestle Kingdom 16, and Rachel Giuliani returns to help break it all down
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LGBT In The Ring Ep. 127: Lizzy "LizzyLucha" Fl...
Journo January returns for 2022 as Lizzy Flanagan (Nearfalls, Lucha Central) joins the show to talk her budding career in wrestling media
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The Trans Sporter Room Ep117 -- Looking Back, L...
Moving into 2022 and looking back at 2021
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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
87 min
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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
64 min
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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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