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Taking a look at LGBTQ+ issues in sport.

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Taking a look at LGBTQ+ issues in sport.

    The One on the Tour De Trans

    The One on the Tour De Trans

    There've been plenty of bike-rides from Lands End to John O'Groats, but this one is truly unique.

    Paeton McGuire and their son Callum are preparing to cycle the 1000 kilometre route later this month in what's being billed as the 'Tour De Trans' - an event designed to raise awareness of the issues facing transgender people across the UK.

    It’s one heck of a journey – and ‘journey’ is probably the best word to describe what Paeton has been going through over the past few weeks, months and years.

    In this extraordinary episode, you’ll hear Paeton talk about their love of cycling; how they qualified as a British Cycling coach; their struggle to come to terms with their own identity; the realisation and acceptance that they were non-binary just as lockdown began to hit; the inspiration behind the Tour De Trans; and what they hope it’ll achieve.

    This isn’t always an easy listen as Paeton describes what they’ve been through, but the message that comes through at the end is one of hope, love and acceptance. We really hope you enjoy it.

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    @TourDeTrans

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    jack.murley@bbc.co.uk

    • 30 min
    The One with Natalie Washington

    The One with Natalie Washington

    Natalie Washington can still remember how it felt to score her first goal back on the pitch after around two years away from the beautiful game.

    It was a special moment for her - not least because the last time Natalie was playing, it was in the men's leagues.

    She's a fascinating guest on the podcast this week, as she shares her story of what it's like to be a trans-woman in football and so much more besides.

    There’s loads to chat about – from where Natalie’s love of sport came from; her transition and what inspired her to come back to the beautiful game; her views on the portrayal of the trans community in sport; and what pivotal event rekindled her love of football.

    We’re really grateful to Natalie for taking the time to chat in such an honest and open manner - so we hope you give this episode a listen.

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    Natalie: @Transsomething

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    @jack_murley
    jack.murley@bbc.co.uk

    • 21 min
    The One on Football Pride

    The One on Football Pride

    Saturday 25th July is shaping up to be a big day on the footballing calendar.

    Players, coaches, supporters groups and fans are coming together for Football Pride - an online event celebrating inclusive football culture.

    The day of events includes everything from coaching and player panels to an online FIFA tournament, and Samuel Timms is one of the people who has helped to make it happen.

    He's joining us for this special bonus episode of the podcast looking ahead to this Saturday's event, from how it came about (it involves Zoom calls and G and Ts!) and what he and the other organisers hope it'll achieve.

    We also look at Samuel's love of football; how he and partner Gary Ginnaw founded Charlton Invicta; starting the Villa and Proud supporters group - there's bucketloads of good stuff in this episode that we think you'll really like.

    WANT TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OUR GUESTS?
    Football Pride: @FootballPrideUK
    Football v Homophobia:@FvHtweets
    Pride Sports:@PrideSports
    Samuel Timms:@SamuelTimms3

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    jack_murley
    jack.murley@bbc.co.uk

    • 28 min
    The One with Sue Day

    The One with Sue Day

    You could call Sue Day a trailblazer - but honestly, that'd hardly do her justice.

    The rugby player captained England in both the fifteens and sevens form of the game, winning three Grand Slams and playing in three separate World Cups in the process.

    Away from the pitch, she's been just as impressive - becoming the first female president of Wasps, and in her current role as the Chief Financial Officer of the RFU, is one of the most senior people in the governance of the English game.

    She’s a brilliant guest and there’s so much to enjoy in this conversation – from the unusual way Sue got her start in rugby; the highs of her international career; the evolution of women’s sport (in terms of funding and support); her experiences of being LGBTQ+ in rugby and what the game does right; and how she manages to switch off away from rugby.

    Sue is fantastic – and we really think you’ll like this episode.

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    Twitter: @SueDay13

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    @jack_murley
    jack.murley@bbc.co.uk

    PHOTO CREDIT: The RFU

    • 23 min
    The One with Luke Strong

    The One with Luke Strong

    He's a world and European medallist who has also claimed the British title on five separate occasions.

    In fact, it's no exaggeration to say Luke Strong is one of Britain's top trampoline gymnasts - which is even more remarkable when you consider that he once suffered a leg injury so severe that he almost had to have it amputated.

    Luke really does have an extraordinary story, and we're over the moon to have him with us as a guest on the podcast this week. There's bucketloads of stuff to enjoy in this episode - from how he got his start in the sport to bouncing back from injury; from claiming an historic bronze medal at the European Championships to helping the sport gain a bigger profile; and what impact, if any, his sexuality has had on his progress in the sport.

    We really, really think you'll like this conversation - and we're massively grateful Luke took the time to join us.

    WANT TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OUR GUEST?
    Twitter: @Luke_strong2

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    @jack_murley
    jack.murley@bbc.co.uk

    ***PHOTO CREDIT: Team GB***

    • 26 min
    The One with Chloe Morgan

    The One with Chloe Morgan

    She was a key part of the Tottenham Hotspur Women's side for the past five years, helping them rise through the ranks and into the Women's Super League.

    And as if that weren't enough, Chloe Morgan is also a qualified lawyer who takes a huge amount of pride in speaking out about her experiences as an out gay player in the beautiful game.

    In fact, Chloe is adamant that players should always speak up, even if it’s difficult, if they can use their platform to help make positive change happen – and that’s exactly what she’s done on this episode.

    There’s so much on the agenda, from balancing a footballing and legal career to the development of the women’s game through the years, to why Chloe feels it’s so important for athletes to use their voice when they can.

    We can’t say enough good things about Chloe and this episode, and we really think you’re doing to love it.

    WANT TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OUR GUEST?
    Twitter: @Morgie_89

    PHOTO CREDIT: Tongue Tied Management

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

jonhholmes ,

Honest conversations with interesting people

If you’re looking for a sports podcast - or an LGBT podcast - where you’ll really get to know a person and their passion, look no further than this one. Jack has a wide range of guests and brings out the best in them all, really getting to the heart of their personalities - what drives them, who their heroes are, their unique experiences - but most of all, how sport enriches their lives. Here’s to many more stories that deserve to be told!

Jdsandling ,

Insightful

Looking for a new podcast which branches out into a different sector of LGBTQ+ news, without focusing too much on Pride and companies for profit. As someone who enjoys sport but struggles to relate due to lack of representation, this is a great listen! Looking forward to future episodes.

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