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LPFPod - Episode 035 - Sammy Walker
What it is like growing up in a body that does not match who you know you are? Find out when I talk with English football player Sammy Walker
54 min
The Trans Sporter Room: Meet Jessica Firinn
Roller Derby athlete Jessica Firinn
42 min
LGBT In The Ring Ep. 1: Queer Wrestling 101
Outsports' Brian Bell sits down with his partner, KC, to discuss the current landscape of LGBTQ pro wrestling and how they hope it will continue to flourish.
56 min
Same Team - EFFY
Pro wrestler EFFY discusses the perils and power of being an openly LGBTQ performer on the independent scene
64 min
LPFPod - Episode 034 -Anya Packer
From coming out to getting married and how she went from player to Executive Director of the NWHL Players Association
65 min
LPFPod - Episode 033 - Holly Custis
49 min
LPFPod - Episode 032 - Joe Altenau
59 min
LPFPod - Episode 031 - Richard Morris
50 min
LPFPod - Episode 030 - Micah Porter
50 min
LPFPod - Episode 029 - Athena Del Rosario
Trans female athlete tells her story of self medication, college athlete life and changing gears and playing beach handball
60 min
LPFPod - Episode 028 - Gigi Fernandez
55 min
LPFPod - Episode 027 - Brian Vahaly
58 min
LPFPod - Episode 026 - Jake Barreau
62 min
LPFPod - Episode 025 - Dale Scott
97 min
LPFPod - Episode 024 - Ryan O'Callaghan
From Northern California boy to professional football player, the coming out story and the use of Drugs in the NFL
91 min
LPFPod - Episode 023 - Chicago Dragons
52 min
LPFPod - Episode 022 - Jon Holmes
93 min
LPFPod - Episode 021 - Andy Brennan
60 min
LPFpod - Episode 020 - Luke Tuffs
52 min
LPFPod - Episode 019 - Kate Scott
2 min
LPFPod - Episode 018 - Anastasia Bucsis
1 min
Same Team - Haley Videckis
Former collegiate basketball player Haley Videckis talks about suing Pepperdine University for anti-gay discrimination and blazing a trail for LGBTQ athletes' rights.
74 min
LPFPod - Episode 017 - Ian Roberts
Growing up in Australia, coming out while still playing Rugby and turning to acting - The Life of Ian Roberts
63 min
LPFPod - Episode 016 - Jozicats
1 min
LPFPod - Episode 015 - Kirk Walker
70 min
Same Team - Jack Murley
BBC reporter and commentator Jack Murley talks about growing up in Cornwall and the path to finding himself through his work.
64 min
LPFPod - Episode 014 - Nick Lee
89 min
LPFPod - Episode 013 - Matt Carter
58 min
Same Team - Josh Dixon
Former Team USA gymnast Josh Dixon talks about his unique family upbringing and coming out during his time at Stanford.
87 min
LPFPod - Episode 012 - Rachel McKinnon
I began this podcast with many goals, one of them is learning and truly understanding about the fight for trans athletes
88 min
LPFPod - Episode 011 - Richie Fagan
26 min
LPFPod - Episode 010 -Noel Guevara
92 min
Same Team - Tadd Fujikawa
Tadd Fujikawa, the first openly gay male professional golfer, talks about being the youngest person to ever compete at the US Open at the age of 15.
48 min
LPFPod - Episode 009 - Brock McGillis
From coming out to LGBT advocate in sport
97 min
LPFPod - Episode 008 - Coco Basket
76 min
Same Team - Rob Kearney
Strongman competitor Rob Kearney talks about being openly gay in a hyper masculine sport.
64 min
LPFPod - Episode 007 - Justice Horn
Collegiate wrestler and entering politics
59 min
LPFPod - Episode 006 - Andrew Ford
Sexuality in the church and in sports
63 min
Same Team - Joe Johnson
Team USA ice dancer Joe Johnson talks about his journey to the national stage and becoming one-half of the first openly LGBTQ dance team.
78 min
LPFPod - Episode 005 - Chris Voth
Growing up in Canada, Playing Volleyball for national team and overseas
61 min
Same Team - Alec Reitzel
Former collegiate swimmer Alec Reitzel discusses his religious upbringing in rural North Carolina and how a career-ending injury helped him out of the closet.
84 min
LPFPod - Episode 003 - Tom Bosworth
Race Walking, Olympics and pop culture with Tom Bosworth
53 min
LPFPod - Episode 004 - Kaitlyn Long
Bisexuality, track and field and the story of adoption
48 min
LPFPod - Episode 001 - Cyd Zeigler
LPFPod - My premier episode where I start where it all began for me, a conversation with Outsports Co-Founder Cyd Zeigler
56 min
LPFPod - Episode 002 - Eric Radford
Growing up in figure skating, coming out, olympics and music
60 min
Same Team - Anthony Bowens
Professional wrestler Anthony Bowens talks about the prominence of LGBTQ talent on the independent wrestling scene.
50 min
Same Team - Nick McCarvel
Nick McCarvel, a journalist who covers everything from tennis to figure skating, talks about growing up in a religious family in Montana and how he got into journalism.
64 min
Same Team - Peter Lovins
Peter Lovins, director of legal affairs for the Columbus Blue Jackets, talks about growing up as a gay Mormon in Alaska and the professional journey that took him across the country.
90 min
Same Team - Matt Pacifici
Former professional soccer player Matt Pacifici talks about coming out to the world via an Instagram post featuring a photo of he and his boyfriend.
48 min
Same Team - Fred Rosser (aka Darren Young)
Fred Rosser (aka Darren Young), the first openly gay wrestler in WWE, talks about his journey to come out of the closet.
44 min
Same Team - David Palumbo
David Palumbo, executive board member of the You Can Play Project, talks about the genesis of the organization.
47 min
Same Team - Xavier Colvin
Former Butler University linebacker Xavier Colvin talks about coming out a a gay man in front of his entire team.
60 min
Same Team - Eric Radford
Eric Radford, three-time Olympic medalist and two-time world champion in figure skating, talks about his career
43 min
Same Team - Derrick Gordon
Derrick Gordon, the first openly gay male Division I college basketball player, talks about his personal coming out journey.
55 min
Same Team - Tony Paul
Tony Paul from the Detroit News talks about his decision to come out on live television and his career in journalism
51 min
Same Team - Eric Lueshen
Eric Lueshen, former openly gay kicker at the University of Nebraska, talks about his experience as a Husker
60 min
Same Team - Jake Atlas
Jake Atlas talks about his meteoric rise in the world of professional wrestling
35 min
Same Team - Matt Lichtenstadter
Play-by-play analyst Matt Lichenstadter discusses his decision to come out as bisexual and the specific challenges of his journey
112 min
Same Team - Parrow (Part Two)
Parrow expands upon his career as a gay professional wrestler and why more opportunities for LGBTQ wrestlers don't exist
82 min
Same Team - Parrow (Part One)
Professional wrestler Parrow talks about being an openly gay man during the sport's current renaissance
65 min
Same Team - Jessica Platt
Jessica Platt, the first transgender player in the Canadian Women's Hockey League, talks about her career and being a trailblazer for LGBTQ sports rights
21 min
Same Team - Alex Reimer
Radio personality Alex Reimer talks about his career and getting suspended for calling Tom Brady's daughter "annoying little pissant" on air
25 min
Same Team - Cyd Zeigler
Cyd Zeigler, co-founder of Outsports, joins Same Team for its inaugural episode
32 min
Gay college football fan's goal: Visit all 130 ...
Gay college football fan on a stadium quest
28 min
San Francisco 49ers assistant Katie Sowers is f...
NFL has its first openly gay coach
29 min
Will gay athletes, coaches and referees be taun...
For years people have tried to offer answers about why there aren't more publicly out gay professional athletes in the big men's sports. One of the reasons give
37 min
St. Louis Cardinals deny Outsports a credential...
Why did St. Louis Cardinals deny Outsports a credential
29 min
What responsibilities do openly gay athletes have?
Openly gay athletes responsibility
30 min
A major college football player comes out as gay
Kansas State football player Scott Frantz comes out as gay
29 min
MMAFighting's Dave Doyle talks about being gay ...
Dave Doyle has kept his personal life separate from his private life for years. Now he talks about being gay in the world of MMA Fighting.
30 min
Coming out as gay in football in high school an...
Being gay in football
30 min
The future of LGBT sports events. Does homophob...
With the OutGames debacle behind us, we look at the future of LGBT sports events. Plus, do anti-LGBT comments like those of Margaret Court tarnish athletes?
29 min
Was an NHL player let off lightly for a gay slur?
Did Ryan Getzlaf deserve a suspension for gay slur
29 min
How same-sex marriage is empowering LGBT athletes
LGBT athletes getting married
29 min
Is ESPN laying people off because it's too gay?
Some people are saying ESPN is too gay for TV. Plus, an NHL prospect loves his moms.
29 min
Coming out quietly to everyone in the world
When World Champion Shawn Barber came out publicly this week, he did so very quietly. Others can do the same.
29 min
Swimmers and best friends come out to each othe...
Importance of friends when coming out
29 min
Outing trans people is the lowest of the low
Most people know that outing gay people is bad, yet many don't understand outing trans people can be even worse.
29 min
The NCAA and the LGBT community; the power of c...
NCAA sells out LGBT people
29 min
Sports, politcs and LGBT rights
How LGBT rights are a big deal in sports
30 min
Was Nico Hines' apology the worst in sports his...
Nico Hines offered an 'apology' for outing Olympians in Rio. Was it the worst apology ever? Plus, the Big Four sports leagues all have no out gay athletes again
30 min
A pro wrestler talks about coming out as bisexual
Pro wrestler comes out as bisexual
29 min
Is it relevant to ask straight athletes if they...
Can athletes give true answers when asked about accepting a gay teammate? Do they even know?
30 min
Top football recruit comes out as gay; trans wr...
Top football recruit comes out as gay
28 min
Out gay coaches are getting hired. NFL supports...
Colin Christiansen. Nathan Matthews. Lexie Gerson. We keep hearing of more and more coaches in high school and college who are getting hired after coming out as
29 min
Do fans realize when they are being homophobic?
Fans do things that are anti-gay. Do they even realize that's the message they send?
29 min
Is the NFL ready for an openly gay player?
Gay players in the NFL
30 min
Gay athletes and fears of the locker room shower
Why do straight athletes fear showering with gay teammates?
30 min
What's the best way for athletes to 'come out' ...
When an athlete feels the need to let everyone know he's straight, what are some tips to do that?
30 min
Clemson football players engage in gay play; re...
Clemson football players go gay
29 min
Outsports 2016 LGBT sports year in review
The year in gay sports
30 min
The power of anti-gay language in sports
When slurs are used in sports, they hurt LGBT athletes more than they are often intended to.
30 min
What happened to the 2 gay Premier League playe...
A year ago we were told that two gay Premier League soccer players were going to come out together. A year later, nada.
28 min
Openly gay player celebrates a college football...
Busy week for LGBT issues in football
29 min
The state of sports access for transgender athl...
During Trans Week we talk about the ability of transgender athletes to participate in sports.
30 min
LGBT sports movement in Age of Trump
Gay sports movement with Trump election
29 min
Growing up gay a generation ago
Outsports co-founders talk about growing up gay in and outside of sports years ago, how much it has and has not changed.
29 min
The Cubs' support for the LGBT community in Chi...
How gay-friendly are the Chicago Cubs?
30 min
The real language of athletes and fans in and a...
What topics of conversation do athletes really engage in, and what kind of language do they use?
29 min
National Coming Out Day; Straight allies; Gay s...
Coming out, straight allies, NFL gay slurs
28 min