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The Sports Kiki Ep. 117: Pro soccer player Jake...
Alex talks about 17-year-old English pro soccer Jake Daniels coming out, and how he's been widely embraced. But is he being embraced because he presents as heteronormative?
17 min
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LGBT In The Ring Ep. 153: Out In The Ring Direc...
Brian Bell welcomes back Ry Levey, director of the new LGBTQ pro wrestling documentary "Out In The Ring," the most comprehensive history of queer identities in pro wrestling history.
99 min
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The Trans Sporter Room Ep136 -- The Puget Sound...
America's most eccentric sports town has a softball team put inclusion on the front of jersey
86 min
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The Sports Kiki Ep. 116: Should Mark Jackson ha...
Alex talks about some enraging topics on this week's show, including more allegations of homophobia against Mark Jackson and outrageous comments from golf legend Greg Norman about discrimination against LGBTQ people.
23 min
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LGBT In The Ring Ep. 152: Darwin Finch
We're nerding out this week as we welcome "The Punk Rock Poindexter" Darwin Finch to the show!
87 min
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The Trans Sporter Room Ep135 -- Natalie Washing...
How a midfielder is making a difference on and off the pitch for inclusion
76 min
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The GAMEDAY TEA: Being the Best Role Model You ...
Queer Role Models
23 min
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The Sports Kiki Ep. 115: The Madison Cawthorn saga
Alex covers several topics on this week's show, including the latest on Brittney Griner, and his outrage over the commentary about Madison Cawthorn's leaked videos.
21 min
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LGBT In The Ring Ep. 151: Pollo Del Mar Returns!
The "Manager of Champions" Pollo Del Mar returns to the show to chat GCW, NWA and her upcoming lip sync battle with Washington Heights.
62 min
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The Trans Sporter Room Ep134 -- Danielle McLean...
Trans joy on ice amid the continuing cold war
65 min
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Olympian Keith Frostad shares stories of homoph...
Gay Olympian Keith Frostad shares stories of homophobia he endured, as well as support, around the 1992 Olympics - Five Rings To Rule Them All
36 min
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The Sports Kiki Ep. 114: Gay college soccer cap...
Alex welcomes on college soccer captain Couper Gunn, who shares his his sexual assault survivor history and talks about why he's going public with his experiences.
35 min
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The Trans Sporter Room Ep133 -- Election 2022: ...
Coming to a ballot box near you. Trans people in sport are the catalyst for the fear vote
54 min
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The GAMEDAY TEA: Yet Another Reason Why LGBTQ+ ...
LGBTQ+ Inclusion In Sports
9 min
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The Sports Kiki Ep. 113: Being #FlippingExhaust...
Alex talks about the #FlippingExhausted campaign to protest anti-trans sports ban, and his spot on a very desirable list.
21 min
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3 Strikes, You're Out: Dale Scott Returns
63 min
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LGBT IN The Ring Ep. 150: J-Rose Returns!
Pro wrestling creator J-Rose returns to the show to chat his new promotion, Naptown All-Pro, and cultivating the Indianapolis indie wrestling scene.
98 min
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The Trans Sporter Room Ep132 -- Spotlight Speci...
Anti-trans groups are getting more aggressive. Here's why it matters
49 min
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LGBT In The Ring Ep. 149: GCW For The Culture 2022
Brian is joined by their fiance, KC, to relive the celebration of Black pro wrestling at GCW For The Culture 2022.
72 min
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The Sports Kiki Ep. 112: How Magic Johnson came...
Alex talks about an interview Magic Johnson and his gay son, EJ, gave about their evolving relationship, and how their story shows the complexities of people.
16 min
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The Trans Sporter Room Ep131 -- TSR HOME AND HO...
Cybernaume's Maia Kahlke Lorentzen and volleyball ace Nadia Jacobsen host a reunion round 2
87 min
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The Sports Kiki Ep. 111: The special relationsh...
Alex talks about MLB Opening Day, and the special relationship baseball teams seem to enjoy with their cities' LGBTQ communities.
18 min
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LGBT In The Ring Ep. 148: WrestleMania 38 Night...
We welcome Darnell Mitchell to the show to chat the second night of WrestleMania 38, including an amazing performance from Sami Zayn and the Women's Tag Team title match.
94 min
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LGBT In The Ring Ep. 147: EFFY's Big Gay Brunch...
Diana Ramsey joins the show to discuss the LGBTQ main event of WrestleMania week: EFFY's Big Gay Brunch Dallas!
94 min
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LGBT In The Ring Ep. 146: WrestleMania 38 Night...
Cody's return, Bianca's conquest and the final match of an icon highlight discussion of WrestleMania 38 Night 1!
90 min
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The Trans Sporter Room Ep130 -- Dr. Veronica Ivy
A candid conversation with the two-time UCI track cycling champion
102 min
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The Sports Kiki Ep. 110: Get ready for the Emil...
Alex talks about Emily Bridges, the transgender cyclist who won championships against men, and is now slated to compete against women. This promises to be an even bigger story than Lia Thomas.
16 min
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LGBT In The Ring Ep. 145: Sonya Deville
With WrestleMania on the horizon, WWE's Sonya Deville joins the show to chat the big event and LGBTQ visibility
22 min
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LGBT In The Ring Ep. 144: EFFY Is Fine
Days before EFFY's Big Gay Brunch takes Dallas at WrestleMania week, EFFY sits down to chat about his incredible year and making Texas gayer.
87 min
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The Trans Sporter Room Ep129 -- Match Of The Da...
TRUK United FC vs. Dulwich Hamlet FC to play a historic match on Transgender Day of Visibility...
60 min
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The GAMEDAY TEA: An Epic Sports March Madness
D.Gil's take on an epic March Madness
20 min
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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.
19 min
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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
62 min
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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
22 min
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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.
20 min
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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.
104 min
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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
71 min
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The GAMEDAY TEA: Sports Marketing & More with Z...
Zeke Goldsmith
31 min
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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.
22 min
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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.
115 min
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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
60 min
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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
33 min
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The Sports Kiki Ep. 106: Good on Red Sox for im...
22 min
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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.
109 min
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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
60 min
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The GAMEDAY TEA: Josh Jones - All In Racing
Josh Jones: All In Racing
37 min
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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
90 min
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The Trans Sporter Room Ep124 -- Alejandra Carab...
A trans-eye view of history being made in college sports
69 min
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The GAMEDAY TEA: Celebrating LGBTQ Athletes in ...
Black History Month
12 min
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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.
17 min
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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.
74 min
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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
73 min
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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.
19 min
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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
85 min
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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
95 min
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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
78 min
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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.
16 min
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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.
40 min
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The Trans Sporter Room Ep121 -- Maxwell Nagle: ...
A die-hard hoop head's gender journey via the hardwood
61 min
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The GAMEDAY TEA: Sean Cosgriff
LGBTQ+ Community Sports at 53!
29 min
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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.
40 min
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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
79 min
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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
71 min
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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
64 min
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The GAMEDAY TEA: Catching Up With Wyatt Pertuset
Spilling Tea with Wyatt Pertuset
44 min
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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
32 min
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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.
16 min
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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.
64 min
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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.
82 min
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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
67 min
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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.
18 min
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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)
58 min
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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
65 min
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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
62 min
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The GAMEDAY TEA: Martial Arts Tricking with Rhy...
Tricking with Rhys Moore
38 min
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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.
40 min
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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
111 min
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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
84 min
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The Trans Sporter Room Ep117 -- Looking Back, L...
Moving into 2022 and looking back at 2021
87 min
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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.
21 min
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The Trans Sporter Room Ep116 -- Ending 2021 wit...
The MMA trailblazer and the winning protegé look back and look ahead
79 min
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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.
16 min
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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.
46 min
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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
77 min
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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
21 min
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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!
101 min
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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
58 min
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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.
19 min
90
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.
70 min
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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
58 min
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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.
19 min
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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
68 min
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The Trans Sporter Room Ep112 -- Kirsti Miller O...
The outspoken Australian advocate/athlete on the IOC's new groove
63 min
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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
28 min
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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.
21 min
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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!
33 min
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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
64 min
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The GAMEDAY TEA: A D.Gil Thanksgiving Message
Thanksgiving with D.Gil
8 min
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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
58 min