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We highlight the stories of LGBTQ athletes, coaches and other people in sports who show us all that Courage Is Contagious.

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We highlight the stories of LGBTQ athletes, coaches and other people in sports who show us all that Courage Is Contagious.

    Trans Sporter Room Ep178 -- WE ARE BACK! Transgender Day of Visibility Special Report

    Trans Sporter Room Ep178 -- WE ARE BACK! Transgender Day of Visibility Special Report

    After a month away to reassess and regroup.

    WE. ARE. BACK!!!!!

    Our host Karleigh Webb is rested and ready for TDoV was special report to tell some stories from voices in sports you may not have heard of



    Julie Ann Curtiss -- When England's Rugby Football Union banned transgender women for playing at all levels of the sport, Curtiss decided to fight for her right play. She is suing the RFU and she was beamed up to talk about why she getting in the scrum and why she loves to play.



    Lex Horowitz -- A a varsity squash player at NCAA Division III Bowdoin College, Horowitz was one of 34 out transgender collegiate athletes. Their experiences being non-binary in a sporting landscape that is all-too binary are the catalyst for they are doing as an inclusion consultant who is actively working to make spaces in sports safer, inclusive and has their eye on the games of the tomorrow.



    Charlotte McEachern -- Wrestling is who she is and it has her studying hard on the art of the grapple at the iconic Monster Factory. Legendary heroes and heels have made their beginnings there, and the finishing school is the subject of a new Apple TV documentary series. McEachern, a trans woman in the squared circle, talks about being a part of the film, a part of the school, her budding career path, and she even gave us one of those cool pre-match intros!



    Arthur Webber -- On TDoV, TRUK United FC ("The Official Association Football Side of the Trans Sporter Room") will continuing making history. In 2022, TRUK United fielding the first-ever all-transfeminine eleven in the history of FA and UEFA competition against Fifth Division Dulwich Hamlet FC. This week, TRUK United will again field an all-trans woman side, and in a doubleheader event, they will field a first-ever all-transmasculine side to battle with a team of Dulwich Hamlet supporters. Webber, a young trans man who lives and breathes the pitch, will wear the captain's armband and lead the lads into the fray. His story is a comeback story. Last year, after giving up sport in frustration while finding his truth, he return to play after 11 years away.



    Also This Week


    Tears In Nashville
    Florida to legislate bathrooms. Yes, they really are.
    The World Athletics ban
    Protest And Deny: Posie Parker
    "The Nature Girl" Karleigh Webb?


    Oh by the way, IT'S GOOD TO BE BACK!

    • 2 hr 2 min
    The Sports Kiki Ep. 152: The farewell show

    The Sports Kiki Ep. 152: The farewell show

    This is not the end of the road, but it is the end of "The Sports Kiki," at least in its current form under Outsports. On this week's show, Alex talks about ESPN's Izzy Gutierrez giving a shout-out to LGBTQ sports leagues, an MMA coach offering security for a drag brunch and his takeaways from three years of hosting this special podcast.
    Follow Alex on Twitter for updates, @AlexReimer1.
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    • 19 min
    The Trans Sporter Room Ep176 --The Straight As Edition: Advocacy, Advance, Art and Allyship

    The Trans Sporter Room Ep176 --The Straight As Edition: Advocacy, Advance, Art and Allyship

    It's our last ride alongside Vox Media. Thanks for all the fish.
    After this week. The Trans Sporter Room is taking a 4-week hiatus to transition into some new digs, but we'll end the "Vox Era" with a standout trio that gets all "A"s. This week our host, Karleigh Webb, sits down with
    Advocacy -- Ash Hall -- Ash is one of a young gritty generation who are taking the torch of late Texas trans titan Monica Roberts. They beam up to talk about to ugly fight there, but also about how they keep hope amid the Greg Abbott onslaught.

    Advance -- D.F. Pendry -- Like our host, D.F. is a sports journalist, and they also like out D.F. sports was a way through and way forward, and the Glaive Sports correspondent gives us the ins and out of Premier Hockey Federation playoff chase, and a look into the recent NHL retrenchment regarding pride nights in the league.

    Art and Allyship -- Barry Deutsch -- The political cartoonist/comics author-illustrator whose credits include the excellent Hereville, and Superbutch series is a favorite of Karleigh's who has cited his work on cartoons on LGBTQ rights, including using one his best strips as part of an Outsports Awards piece in 2021. In this interview we delve into how an ally uses what they have to help move things forward

    Also This Week

    Florida legislation goes from bad to worse

    Leigh Finke: Freshman Phenom

    Truk United's Historic Doubleheader

    Karleigh's Last Call Calls Out A Lie


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    • 1 hr 38 min
    LGBT In The Ring Ep. 192: Billy Dixon: End of an Era

    LGBT In The Ring Ep. 192: Billy Dixon: End of an Era

    Hello, Lovelies! It's the end of an era in more ways than one this week as welcome back "The Business" Billy Dixon. He and Brian Bell discuss the end of Pro Wrestling VIBE, what led to that decision and what Sunday's #BRAUMATICA event represents for the legacy of the company. Dixon also opens up about his return from retirement, the reaction to the Killian McMurphy-Edith Surreal storyline and taking over GCW For The Culture at this year's Mania weekend.
    Follow Billy Dixon on Twitter: @TheBillyDixon
    Follow Pro Wrestling VIBE on Twitter: @PWVibe
    Follow Brian Bell on Twitter: @WonderboyOTM
    Follow LGBT In The Ring on Twitter: @LGBTRingPod 
    Grab LGBT In The Ring merch on Brainbuster Tees
    The Progress Pride Flag design by Daniel Quasar is a product of Progress Initiative. Find out more at quasar.digital!
    Huge thanks to Sarah & The Safe Word for the show’s theme, Formula 666 from the album Red, Hot and Holy. Find them on Twitter, @STSWBand, and check out their music on Spotify and Bandcamp.
    Check out IndependentWrestling.tv for the best in current and classic independent pro wrestling, including live events from top independent promotions worldwide. Use promo code “LGBTRingPod” or visit tinyurl.com/IWTVLGBT
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    • 1 hr 28 min
    The Trans Sporter Room Ep175 -- The Beauty and Speed Edition

    The Trans Sporter Room Ep175 -- The Beauty and Speed Edition

    Two things we like in our sports at the Trans Sporter Room are beauty and speed, and in a perfect world our host Karleigh Webb always seeks BOTH!
    BEAUTY: Ed Fox and Phoebe Martin of the Union Omaha FC "Proud Owls"
    Last year Fox and Martin started the Proud Owls, the LGBTQ supporters group for the USL League One Union Omaha FC. They started the supporters' group to provide a safe space for LGBTQ and Ally fans of the 2021 USL League One champions. Last Week, as their state began hearings on anti-trans discrimination and protest were called, they went to the state capital to show support. They were their to give support and be there. To them it was an evolution of what they started their group.
    SPEED: Zach Herrin and Kevin Jennings
    Zach Herrin has been in pro motorsports since he was a 16-year-old on the pro motorcycling circuit, and had potential, but finding his truth as a gay man and his chosen profession was since as a bridge too far. Herrin left the racing saddle to attend to himself.
    Along the way, the only answers he could have? Yes, you are gay and yes, you are a racer!
    Herrin began his road back. Leading up to an opportunity to drive in an ARCA Menards Series car at Daytona this week thanks former driver and current ARCA Series team owner Andy Hillenburg
    For a sponsor Herrin turned to a group who doesn't like to lose. When it comes to fighting for LGBTQ rights, Lambda Legal bats close to a 1.000.
    Together, driver and sponsor face one of the greatest challenges in sports:
    200 miles on the high banks at 200 miles-per-hour at Daytona!
    Also This Week:

    The latest on a homicide that shook trans communities worldwide

    Razorback rudeness

    Karleigh's Last Call: Eulogy for a mentor


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    • 1 hr 12 min
    The GAMEDAY TEA: Black History Month - LZ Granderson

    The GAMEDAY TEA: Black History Month - LZ Granderson

    LZ Granderson receives all of his flowers from D.Gil on this special Black History Month shoutout episode.
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    • 9 min

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Same Team

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Fun, informative and heartfelt

Interviews with interesting sports related individuals who also happen to be part of the LGBTQ+ community. Fun to hear the behind the scenes stories of their lives and to truly show we are all the same.

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