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Taking a look at LGBTQ+ issues in sport.

Hosted by Jack Murley, BBC Radio Cornwall.

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Taking a look at LGBTQ+ issues in sport.

Hosted by Jack Murley, BBC Radio Cornwall.

    The One with Michaela Breeze

    The One with Michaela Breeze

    There really aren’t enough words to sum up what Michaela Breeze has accomplished in her sporting career.

    A two-time Olympian; a Commonwealth champion with six medals across four different Games; more European medals than you can shake a stick at; and an MBE as well.

    Put simply, she is Britain’s most successful female weightlifter of all time – and she’s an absolutely brilliant guest for this episode of the podcast.

    There’s loads in this conversation –getting her start in weightlifting; some of her sporting highlights; retirement, and what brought her back to the sport for a second time; her experiences of being LGBTQ+ in sport; and becoming a mum during a pandemic.

    We really think you’ll like this conversation, and we can’t thank Michaela enough for taking the time to join us.

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    @MichaelaBreeze

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    @jack_murley
    jack.murley@bbc.co.uk

    • 27 min
    The One with the Best Bits of LGBT+ History Month on BBC Sport

    The One with the Best Bits of LGBT+ History Month on BBC Sport

    So, LGBT+ History Month is almost at an end.

    And honestly, it’s been amazing to see how many fascinating stories have been shared across so many different parts of the BBC from the world of sport.

    So for our final episode of the month, we’ve put together this compilation show with some of the best bits. Basically, it’s an LGBTQ+ sport megamix – featuring conversations from BBC Sport, Football Focus, BBC Local Radio, BBC Network Radio and more.

    It barely scratches the surface of what the BBC has done for LGBT+ History Month, and we massively recommend you check out the link below to see some of the other brilliant pieces that we couldn’t squeeze in.

    WANT TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE PIECES ON THE SHOW?
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/55831774

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    @jack_murley
    jack.murley@bbc.co.uk

    • 33 min
    The One with James Child

    The One with James Child

    If you know rugby league, you’ll know James Child.

    The Super League referee has been taking charge of games at the top-level since 2010, including the 2017 Super League Grand Final.

    He’s also been a touch judge at the Challenge Cup Final (in fact, he was the youngest-ever touch judge to do it at the time) as well as at the World Cup Final – and to be honest, there’s not a lot in the sport that the Yorkshireman hasn’t done!

    This is a conversation about all of that and more – how James got into refereeing; why his family thought it might be a fad; the dedication it takes; and officiating behind closed doors.

    We also talk about life in lockdown – and yes, this is the BBC’s LGBT Sport Podcast, and this is the first time that James has spoken publicly about the fact he’s gay.

    To be clear, it’s not a coming out story – as his family, his friends and his colleagues have known James is gay for ages.

    But it is the first time he’s chosen to talk about his sexuality – and his is, arguably, the most high-profile man in rugby league to talk about the fact he’s gay.

    So, we’re grateful he’s taken the decision to do that with us – and as the chat goes along, you will hear more about why now was the right time for him to do that; why this was the right show for him to do it on; and the difference he thinks it might make.

    It’s a top conversation with a great guy – and we really think you’ll enjoy it.

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    Instagram: @jimmycc

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    @jack_murley
    jack.murley@bbc.co.uk

    PHOTO CREDIT: SWPix

    • 40 min
    The One with Robert Hayward

    The One with Robert Hayward

    I know, I know.Two episodes in one day. What’s going on?!

    Well, this is almost an accompanying episode to the one that has just dropped in your feed, looking at how HIV, sport and society have interacted over the years.

    One of our guests for that show was Lord Robert Hayward – one of the founding members of the Kings Cross Steelers. For that episode, we mostly spoke about HIV in sport – but there was so much more to the chat that didn’t really fit for the theme of that show.

    So, we thought we’d put out a bonus episode of the podcast that’s focused entirely on Robert and his story.

    From the founding of the Steelers; the joys of competing at a Bingham Cup; how rugby has become more inclusive and what that’s meant, both to society and to Robert personally - it’s a conversation with a man who is committed to making rugby a sport for absolutely everyone.

    So, enjoy!

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    @KXSteelers

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    @jack_murley
    jack.murley@bbc.co.uk

    • 20 min
    The One on HIV in Sport

    The One on HIV in Sport

    “The conversation around living with HIV must be had”.

    Those are the words of Wales rugby legend Gareth Thomas, who is one of three top guests joining us for this episode of the podcast, looking at how sport can help to play a role in busting the myths and misconceptions that still exist around living with the virus.

    And if Gareth says this conversation is important, then it’s absolutely something we’re going to do on this show.

    The episode also features Matthew Hodson from NAM Aidsmap, and Lord Robert Hayward (one of the founding members of the Kings Cross Steelers) – who both share their thoughts on how HIV, sport and society have interacted over the years.

    From the huge advancements in treatment to why athletes have a role to play in breaking the stigma that still exists around HIV, this is a conversation that’s been inspired by ‘It’s A Sin’ – and hopefully explains why living with HIV in 2021 is nothing like it was in the 1980s.

    WANT TO GET IN TOUCH WITH OUR GUESTS?
    Gareth Thomas: @gareththomas14
    Tackle HIV: @TackleHIV
    The Terence Higgins Trust: @THTorguk
    Matthew Hodson: @Matthew_Hodson
    The Kings Cross Steelers: @KXSteelers

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    @jack_murley
    jack.murley@bbc.co.uk

    PHOTO CREDIT: Tackle HIV

    • 35 min
    The One with Sporting Pride

    The One with Sporting Pride

    It’s a bonus weekend episode of the podcast – where we’re shining a spotlight on another grassroots group making a real difference in the world of sport.

    Karina Murray is from Sporting Pride – a volunteer-run community organisation working towards the goal of making Ireland’s sporting community the most inclusive in the world.

    And honestly, she’s a fantastic advocate for the work that the group is doing.

    There’s lots on the agenda in this one - how the organisation came about; how it drew inspiration and support from other groups; the role that the Gay Games played in helping it come about; the difference Sporting Pride is making; and Karina’s own sporting experiences.

    And as if that wasn’t enough, we’re also looking ahead to a special event they’ve got planned with Katie McCabe – the Arsenal footballer and Republic of Ireland captain – on Tuesday 23rd February at 7pm.

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    @SportingPrideIE

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    @jack_murley
    jack.murley@bbc.co.uk

    • 24 min

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