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Each week I am going to be interviewing LGBTQ+ athletes and other sports personalities as they talk about their journey coming out to themselves, their friends and families and everybody else. We start at birth and work our way through their life. Hope you enjoy

Randy Boose


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    The Trans Sporter Room Ep154 -- Jenna Weiner: Making An Ultimate Move

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 57:14


    Among the hundreds who have told their coming out stories through the power of sports in Outsports was a collegiate Ultimate Frisbee player in 2017 named Jenna Weiner. At the time when a trans woman was making her first step toward her truth and her game, she sought to open the door for other like her to follow, by asking the tough questions of USA Ultimate and then bringing forth suggestions and solutions. Many of her solutions are a major part of her sport's policies now and she and her sport aren't done innovating. This week, Karleigh Webb sits down with Weiner and looks at how its the so-called "fringe" sports that are fast becoming sport equity's "in crowd". Also This Week: Natalie Ryan battles in a wild final round of one of disc golf's elite events Campaign 2022 Update: Gaines on the plains became a pain. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Sports Kiki Ep. 134: Are girls leaving high school basketball because it's not a "pretty" sport?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2022 21:22


    Happy Saturday! On this week's show, Alex talks about the NBA giving Anthony Edwards a light punishment for anti-gay language, UMass Football hosting Liberty for its Pride Day and a Wall Street Journal story about why girls are fleeing high school basketball. Is it because women's basketball has the reputation of being a "gay" sport? Follow Alex on Twitter, @AlexReimer1. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    LGBT In The Ring Ep. 172: Justine Ward

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 78:13


    Hello, Lovelies! This week we welcome "Cannonball" Justine Ward to the show! They and Brian Bell discuss their journey into pro wrestling, learning the ropes during Covid and the personal triumphs Ward has found during their young career in the ring. Ward also chats about their first main event match against their trainer Covey Christ and how their long-distance swimming talents transferred into the ring! Follow Justine Ward on Twitter: @CannonballJW Grab LGBT In The Ring merch on Brainbuster Tees Follow Brian Bell on Twitter: @WonderboyOTM Follow LGBT In The Ring on Twitter: @LGBTRingPod  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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Trans Sporter Room Ep153 -- Aces, Races, Spaces and a Deep Dive on Ideas for Inclusion

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 39:08


    This Week we have Aces, Races, Spaces, and a Deep Dive on some different ideas about inclusion. ACES -- How 'bout WNBA Los Vegas Aces. A young team in the image of a go-getter head coach, and why they may be the team to beat for a while. RACES -- We are heading into the fall running season and that means some major races ahead, and two more of the premier marathons have decided to move into the future by offering non-binary divisions for 2023 SPACES -- The state of Virginia is the latest to join the line trying to restrict and prohibit transgender school students from certain spaces, and they may have put forth the most draconian set of policies yet THE DEEP DIVE -- Noted journalist/analyst at intersections of sport, gender, sex and society Maggie Mertens put up an interesting set of views, ideas and prospect for what inclusion could look like on the pages of The Atlantic and some didn't what they read. Karleigh dives inside and looks at what the article said, what it didn't say, and put forth some thought of her own. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Sports Kiki Ep. 133: Introducing the only LGBTQ-focused streaming service

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2022 33:11


    Happy Saturday! On this week's show, Alex chats with Sheri Johnson, the CEO of Strong Voices Television, the only LGBTQ-focused streaming service. Alex and Sheri talk about her motivation for starting the network and her desire to broadcast LGBTQ sports to the masses. Alex also talks about Minnesota Timberwolves star Anthony Edwards' anti-gay social media post, and the muted reaction from the NBA. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    LGBT In The Ring Ep. 171: Keita Returns!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 84:27


    Hello, Lovelies! Just a few days removed from CasGayDia, we welcome back 1/2 of that show's main event a triple champion Keita to the show! He and Brian Bell discuss how his rise in Without a Cause came to be, his rivalry with PrideStyle anchor Da Shade over the Princex of Pride title and his redeveloping himself into one of the West Coast's most intense and high profile stars. Keita also shares his thoughts on Relentless Wrestling, sharing the ring with Ashton Starr at CasGayDia and why he called out the QWI 200 during his battle with Billy Dixon at Big Gay Brunch Dallas! Follow Keita on Twitter: @KEiTAyourHeart Snag tickets for CasGaydia on Sept. 11 at brainbustertix.com/casgaydia Grab LGBT In The Ring merch on Brainbuster Tees Follow Brian Bell on Twitter: @WonderboyOTM Follow LGBT In The Ring on Twitter: @LGBTRingPod  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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Trans Sporter Room Ep152 -- Trans Star Power: Leo Baker and Molly Cameron

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 90:47


    This week's Trans Sporter Room with Karleigh Webb features two mavericks who set their own mark. Skateboarder Leo Baker: Art Above All. Heading into 2020, Leo Baker was one of the top skateboarders in the world. A 6-time X Games medalist, Baker was selected to the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team for Tokyo. That was before the COVID crisis hit and postponed the games. But a few weeks before, Baker made a different decision. For years, they had pushed up the ranks of the sport from the sidewalks and sky parks to the biggest stages while also dealing with a lot of dysphoria and questioning. In February 2020, Baker decided the being themselves was greater than gold. They came out as transmasculine and non-binary, left Team USA and began pursuing their life. That story is now the subject of a documentary called Stay On Board: The Leo Baker Story. Baker beams up to talk about his path, the decision, and why skateboarding in the wild is greater than skating in grandest stage in sport. Cyclist Molly Cameron: Riot Grrls, Gravel and Gravitas Molly Cameron has been riding and racing since the late 90s. Before that she was a musician bashing through the punk/riot grrl scene of the era. It was also the era that she found herself as she also found the love for being on a bicycle and being fast on the road, on the gravel or in a cyclocross of many type of terrain. She was competing as a transgender woman in the days prior to the Stockholm Statement, the "tipping point", and long before the tenuous turmoil is the present day. Her travels through sport are a tale of doing whatever in love with and respect for their sport. In her 40s, she continues to race but has also found a place to speak out for inclusion in her sport and among her industry. In 2021, with a major world championship coming to a place in the USA that has passed one of the over 200 pieces of anti-trans, anti-lgbtq legislation that has cut-and-pasted across the political landscape, Cameron has been a leader in getting the cycling industry to get up to speed as an activist and used competition as a mean to support and build space beyond the "cycling as a toy specifically for the white and well-to-do. That push lead to the formation of Respect Inclusion Diversity and Equality (RIDE), an organization Cameron help found as a educational sounding board about gears manufacturers, bike manufacturers and those who ride. Also this week: A special anniversary at the intersection of sport and inclusion in an MMA cage. History was made September 10, 2021, but why is Alana McLaughlin still stuck at a record 1-0-0 and why this plays into the anti-trans emboldened to get more riled up to push the hysteria up and force lgbtq to folks down. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The GAMEDAY TEA: Talk'n Equestrian with Jordan Lucas

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 18:40


    Gay equestrian athlete joins the podcast to give us insight into the equestrian sports world and how he conquers it all. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Sports Kiki 132: What makes quarterbacks so attractive?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2022 21:13


    Happy Saturday! To celebrate the start of the NFL season, Alex talks about every gay football fan's favorite topic: hot quarterbacks! He runs down a ranking of the most attractive quarterbacks in the game, and then discusses a study that seeks to answer whether QBs are *actually* the hottest. Follow Alex on Twitter, @AlexReimer1. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    LGBT In The Ring Ep. 170: EFFY's Big Gay Brunch 5 w/ Patches Chance

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 75:37


    Hello, Lovelies! We're talking all things Big Gay Brunch this week as Patches Chance (Let The Wrestle) returns to help break down the 5th edition of the queer-focused pro wrestling event. They and Brian Bell discuss Jeyla Jay's return to the North American stage, throwdown featuring Ashton Starr, Sandra Moone, Devon Monroe and Jai Vidal, Parrow demolishing Kidd Bandit and intense fights with Dark Sheik, Max The Impaler and Jordan Blade! Follow Patches Chance on Twitter: @patcheschance Snag tickets for CasGaydia on Sept. 11 at brainbustertix.com/casgaydia Grab LGBT In The Ring merch on Brainbuster Tees Follow Brian Bell on Twitter: @WonderboyOTM Follow LGBT In The Ring on Twitter: @LGBTRingPod  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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Trans Sporter Room Ep151 -- The Post-Kiwi Farms Special Edition: Morgan Artyukhina and Jacqueline Harper-Grubb

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 78:22


    2022 has been another rough year, but this week we saw good news. The anti-trans website Kiwi Farms was shut down, for the moment, thanks to a challenge led by a Twitch titans who was sick and tired of being sick and tired. Keffals, you done good. You done real good. But that was a small part of a much larger fight that has intensified over the last three years. Karleigh Webb sits in with two guests with unique views of the challenge ahead. Morgan Artyukhina is a journalist, historian and activist who discusses how the anti-trans hysteria at a number of levels affects a great deal of policy for all community and how trans liberation pays dividends for all. We also check in on the "official official" of the Trans Sporter Room, Jacqueline Harper-Grubb. The soccer official has seen of change since we beamed her up to the TSR two years ago. She's become one of the growing number of transgender Americans who voted against legalized discrimination with her feet and rebuilt in a more-affirming place and added a team uniform to her ref uniform -- In roller derby. Also this week Two trans women talking about racin' TSR BingeWatch: What are you checking out? Karleigh's commentary: After Kiwi Farms, what's next? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Sports Kiki Ep. 131: Revisiting Manti Te'o and the gay question

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2022 25:43


    Happy Labor Day! On this week's show, Alex reviews the Netflix documentary about Manti Te'o's fake girlfriend, and how the media shamefully turned the victim into a laughingstock. Alex also talks about Jon Gruden's first public comments since his anti-gay emails were unearthed 10 months ago, and NBA great Tim Hardaway reflecting on his homophobic past. Follow Alex on Twitter, @AlexReimer1. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    LGBT In The Ring Ep. 169: Abigail Warren

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 77:42


    Hello, Lovelies! This week we welcome "La Bruja" Abigail Warren to the show! She and Brian Bell discuss her familial wrestling origins, having her first match at age 9, transitioning during her wrestling career and how her relationship with her pro wrestler father strengthened throughout the time. Warren also discusses her YouTube and podcast content, including her delving into horror and what spooked her as a kid! Follow Abigail Warren on Twitter: @bruja_beeb Snag tickets for CasGaydia on Sept. 11 at brainbustertix.com/casgaydia Grab LGBT In The Ring merch on Brainbuster Tees Follow Brian Bell on Twitter: @WonderboyOTM Follow LGBT In The Ring on Twitter: @LGBTRingPod  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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Trans Sporter Room Ep150 -- The TSR Gridiron Girls 2022 Football Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 89:59


    College Football is off and running with the first full slate ahead after a wild "Week Zero" that made our host quite happy! The NFL has 32 teams each with final rosters of 53 readying for the race to Super Bowl LVII in Arizona This week the TSR Gridiron Girls team of analysts provide the ins and outs on the down and outs of the 2022 football season. Karleigh Webb is joined by award-winning adult film auteur/TSR College Football Analyst Chelsea Poe, and but dodgeball demon/TSR Pro Football Analyst Shauna Adkison. It addition to breaking down who will take home football's crown, we also discuss being athletes, being fans and being trans. Also This Week: TSR meets "The L Word" Transphobia: It's why we can't have nice things Alma Mater, praise by thine. May thy name forever shine. Hail to Purple! Hail to White! Hail to thee, NORTHWESTERN! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Sports Kiki Ep. 130: John Edward Heath, Paralympic hopeful and veteran, on how to keep going

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2022 32:21


    Happy Saturday! On this week's show, Alex chats with John Edward Heath, an amputated veteran who's training to compete in his first Paralympics. Alex and John talk about experiencing tragedy and how to not only overcome, but stay strong. Follow Alex on Twitter: @AlexReimer1 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    LGBT In The Ring Ep. 168: Rubber Match Panel

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 67:36


    Hello, Lovelies! Following Brian Bell and KC's wedding, the celebration of queer love continues as we welcome Elizabeth Brei, Kira Okamoto, Danny Djeljosevic and pro wrestler Razerwyng, the creative team behind the upcoming queer love/pro wrestling comic book "Rubber Match." The panel discusses the inspiration for the book, how they got the wrestling right and why this story could only be told as a masculine queer male love story! Follow the team on Twitter: @peachchild, @kirameks, @djeljosevic, @Razerwyng Snag tickets for CasGaydia on Sept. 11 at brainbustertix.com/casgaydia Grab LGBT In The Ring merch on Brainbuster Tees Follow Brian Bell on Twitter: @WonderboyOTM Follow LGBT In The Ring on Twitter: @LGBTRingPod  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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Trans Sporter Room Ep149 -- Stephanie Helms: Setting Sail to Make Her Sport Better

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 83:08


    Stephanie Helms probably could hoist mainsail before she could walk. The 68-year-old competitive sailor has been competing on the seas for most of her life and now is a key member of U.S. Sailing's diversity, equity and inclusion effort in a time were sporting governing bodies worldwides are deciding such issues intensely. True to form, she has much to say about climate in her sport, and a lot of other sports, and is a voice that needs to be heard. Also this week: Thank you for many well wishes from Outsports and throughout Trans Sporter Room Galaxy with the recent passing of grandmother! I made a voyage to my own homeworld to pay my respect and to step out into the light to the people I love most. Ian McKellen was spot on when he said, "Coming out is good for you. It is good for yourself. It is good for your community. It is good for your society." Dumb and Dumber in Deseret. We of the transgender sports community warned you about this. FAAFO Moment: Andrew Castle meets Felix Fern, and Mr. Castle found out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Sports Kiki Ep. 129: Fighting back against bachelerotte parties

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2022 23:59


    Happy Saturday! On this week's show, Alex speaks with Dr. Laurie Essig, a professor of Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies at Middlebury College, and the co-author of the provocative Boston Globe op-ed: "Bachelorette parties in P-town often destroy safe spaces for LGBTQ+ people." Alex and Laurie talk about the phenomenon of bachelorette parties, and what their ubiquity says about gay nightlife today. Alex also celebrates the Buccaneers signing Carl Nassib. This could be the biggest moment in LGBTQ sports history. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    LGBT In The Ring Ep. 167: Gisele Shaw

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 35:50


    Hello, Lovelies! This week we welcome IMPACT Wrestling's "Quintessential Diva" Gisele Shaw to the show. She and Brian Bell chat what led up to her coming out as trans during Pride month 2022, taking ownership over her journey through life and how that new confidence has manifested in the ring. She also touches on her immaculate trans pride flag gear, the support of the IMPACT Knockouts locker room and Lone Star Stampede on August 26-27. Follow Gisele Shaw on Twitter: @GiseleShaw08 Snag tickets for CasGaydia on Sept. 11 at brainbustertix.com/casgaydia Grab LGBT In The Ring merch on Brainbuster Tees Follow Brian Bell on Twitter: @WonderboyOTM Follow LGBT In The Ring on Twitter: @LGBTRingPod  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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The GAMEDAY TEA: Boxing with Pharrell Shaymar

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 39:07


    Pharrell Shaymar joins D.Gil to discuss what it means to be a boxer, his transition journey in the midst of boxing, LGBTQIA+ inclusion in the boxing community, and what it means to be an all-around good human being. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Revisiting the historic 1992 Barcelona Olympics, with Zachary Draves - Five Rings To Rule Them All

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 33:54


    The 1992 Summer Olympics were particularly historic for many reasons. It was the first Olympics after the fall of the Soviet Union. Professional athletes were first able to compete, leading to the creation of the Dream Team. Sports writer Zachary Draves is revisiting those Games this summer on their 30th anniversary, and he joins the podcast this week to talk about the big storylines and some of the athletes he's been able to interview, including Mary Joe and Gigi Fernandez, Robert Dover, Keith Frostad and others. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Sports Kiki Ep. 128: NFL reporter Henry McKenna gives us the lowdown on Nassib

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2022 26:13


    NFL training camp is in full swing, and Carl Nassib remains unsigned. On this week's show, Alex chats with Fox Sports NFL writer Henry McKenna about Nassib's status, and when it's time to legitimately wonder whether his sexuality is keeping him on the market. Alex also talks about Pitcher Solomon Bates publicly coming out as gay, and his inspiring self-confidence. Follow Alex on Twitter, @AlexReimer1. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    LGBT In The Ring Ep. 166: Bryn Thorne

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 73:06


    Hello, Lovelies! This week we welcome the "Belle of the Brawl" Bryn Thorne to the show! As she prepares to challenge Sandra Moone for the PrideStyle title on Aug. 12, Thorne and Brian Bell discuss Thorne's start in pro wrestling when she was still a teenager, the Arizona independent wrestling scene, Party Hard Wrestling's final show and her relationship with Dark Sheik! Follow Bryn Thorne on Twitter: @BrynofThornes Snag tickets for CasGaydia on Sept. 11 at brainbustertix.com/casgaydia Grab LGBT In The Ring merch on Brainbuster Tees Follow Brian Bell on Twitter: @WonderboyOTM Follow LGBT In The Ring on Twitter: @LGBTRingPod  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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Trans Sporter Room Ep148 -- REWIND: Dr. Jaimie Veale on Sensationalism, Facts and The Press

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 60:47


    This week in theconversation.com, a thought-provoking article called "Polarising, sensational media coverage of transgender athletes should end – our research shows a way forward" was front and center, discussing how the press covers the issue inclusion, where they get it wrong and how they can do better. One of the authors of the scholarly examination is Dr. Jaimie Veale, Senior Lecturer in Psychology; Director, Transgender Health Research Lab, University of Waikato, New Zealand Dr. Veale has been outspoken in the past, especially as fellow Kiwi Laurel Hubbard was making her run to the Tokyo Olympics. In the weeks leading up to last year's Summer Olympics, Veale was beamed up to for a deep dive with our house Karleigh Webb on the Hubbard situation, and the greater of issue of how it was covered and how it affected trans communities. This week's podcast will be a rewind of that interview, provided additional context to the article she co-wrote and bringing a sharp focus into what has been a predominant discussion that has only grown alongside the regulatory and legal actions among sporting governing bodies and society. ALSO THIS WEEK Thanks, Team Outsports and Thanks, Trans Sporter Room Nation! World Triathlon gets its right, and gets it wrong Charging Charlie Martin: Championship Bound? My Pronouns Are: Support/Kids Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    LGBT In The Ring Ep. 165: Wrestle Queerdom

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2022 73:58


    Hello, Lovelies! This week we're chatting Wrestle Queerdom, a historic show for trans and gender-diverse pro wrestling. Brian Bell and their fiance, KC, discuss the event's highs and lows, including a stellar main event between Edith Surreal and Veny, Candy Lee's double defense of the Paris Is Bumping Grand Prize championship and Aiden von Engeland introducing himself to the world! They also delve into the controversies and missteps that occurred in the leadup to the event and the uncertain future of the Trans Graps brand going forward. Snag tickets for CasGaydia on Sept. 11 at brainbustertix.com/casgaydia Grab LGBT In The Ring merch on Brainbuster Tees Follow Brian Bell on Twitter: @WonderboyOTM Follow LGBT In The Ring on Twitter: @LGBTRingPod  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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Sports Kiki Ep. 127: Brittney Griner's Russian nightmare keeps getting worse

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2022 17:49


    Happy Saturday! On this week's show, Alex discusses Brittney Griner's absurd 9.5-year prison sentence, and the sickening gloating that's going on at her expense in some right-wing circles. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Trans Sporter Room Ep147 -- Sasha Acheson: Ally In The Scrum

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 68:01


    Friday July 29, 2022 was a day where trans inclusion in sports took two hits in a matter of minutes. England's Rugby Football Union voted to ban transgender women from competition in the contact sport all level, and within minutes, Rugby League revealed similar policy publicly. The reaction at any levels of the game was critical. A number of grassroots clubs across the UK condemned the bans that have been latest to join world governing bodies in swimming and cycling, and British Triathlon in near-draconian restrictions or outright blanket bans. One of those who vocally stood opposed was Bristol Bison head coach Sasha Acheson. Her views echoed many women in the grassroots game who opposed a ban. A key difference: Acheson holds caps. From 2014-2019 she was a part of England's national side, in addition successful career in league play. In prior to the vote she was speaking out, including a 6-minute scholarly Instagram Live teach-in that went viral. Karleigh Webb goes one-on-one with Acheson as they discuss standing up, speaking out and how to step forward as an ally. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The GAMEDAY TEA: D.Gil's NFL Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 22:52


    Another NFL season is upon us and D.Gil dishes out the tea on what he thinks may happen in the 2022 NFL season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    LGBT In The Ring Ep. 164: Black Girl Magik 2 w/ Spice Spiegel

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 80:36


    Hello, Lovelies! This week we welcome back wrestler and creator of Black Girl Magik Spice Spiegel to the show! She and Brian Bell discuss the return of Black Girl Magik on Aug. 19, continuing its mission of showcasing Black female wrestlers and proving that they are deserving of equal spotlight. Spice details the lessons she learned from jumping into promotion before even finishing wrestling training, why the event is moving to Brooklyn and her own quest to get Dr. Pepper to sponsor her. Follow Spice Spiegel on Twitter: @spicespiegel Follow Black Girl Magik on Twitter: @CatchMagik Snag tickets for CasGaydia on Sept. 11 at brainbustertix.com/casgaydia Grab LGBT In The Ring merch on Brainbuster Tees Follow Brian Bell on Twitter: @WonderboyOTM Follow LGBT In The Ring on Twitter: @LGBTRingPod  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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Trans Sporter Room Ep145 --Bethany Cyrtmus and a phoenix In Austin

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 73:25


    Imagine a team who is a hit on the field with a coach who has been there and won that, a group of players gelling together with an unbeaten record and the cup in sight. Imagine that same team undercut by an owner who talks about winning on the field, but working against the goal by how they are running the club. Sounds like a sports movie script? It played out this past season with Austin Elite FC in United Women's Soccer. The team was in the middle of the season with an unbeaten team and was a national title contender when the team's owner fired the head coach without warning or reason. Further investigation saw a horror show of bad business decisions, abuse, and players and coaches paid late when they are paid at all. Those actions led to a player boycott, a league investigation, a season ending abruptly and a team adrift. In the scrum of it all is Bethany Cyrtmus, a team member will versed in the challenge of change. She always loved sports, especially the beautiful game. Her love led her to take sabbatical from a job in finance to take a stab at playing soccer professionally. it was also at the same time she was pursuing her transition. She held her own in a tryout in the NWSL which led to playing overseas in Spain and ended up at Austin Elite where now she is leading a charge to from the rubble of the past, and could end up as part of an ownership group. Karleigh Webb sat down with a trans pioneer in the making to talk about rebuilding, rebranding, rebirth, rise -- and lengths she'd go for the Legend of Zelda Also this week: BREAKING NEWS: Federal judge stiff-arms Indiana trans-student athlete ban England's Rugby Football Union to vote on trans participation this week Past Guest Update: The Pronouns nail a goal down Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Sports Kiki Ep. 126: Can Charles Barkley be an LGBTQ ally and work for the Saudis?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2022 22:18


    Happy Saturday! On this week's show, Alex talks about Charles Barkley's strong support of LGBTQ people, including his latest salvo against anti-LGBTQ bigots, and his negotiations with the Saudi-backed LIV Golf. Can he still be an LGBTQ ally while taking money from the Saudis? Alex also talks about Carl Nassib's "Good Morning America" interview and why out gay Russian tennis star Daria Kasatkina is the bravest athlete going today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    3 Strikes You're Out: A League of Maybelle Blair's Own

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 22:51


    Maybelle Blair became one of the sensations of the Tribeca Film Festival recently when the former All American Girls Professional Baseball League player was on a panel to discuss the upcoming A League of Their Own TV series. During which she came out publicly for the first time. At age 95. As you might have guessed, she's an amazing person and a credit to Team LGBTQ. During my interview, she spelled out exactly why her coming out seemed so spontaneous and demonstrated her passion for keeping the history of the AAGPBL alive through the upcoming International Women's Baseball Center. This is a remarkable interview and you're really going to enjoy it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    LGBT In The Ring Ep. 163: Wrestle Queerdom

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 96:25


    Hello, Lovelies! This week we welcome back Trans Graps founder Sally to the show to chat all things Wrestle Queerdom! She and Brian Bell discuss how North America's first all trans/non-binary/gender non-conforming pro wrestling event came together, bringing Japanese trans wrestling star Veny to the U.S. for the first time and a full preview of the card set for Aug. 6! Follow Trans Graps on Twitter: @TransGraps Follow Wrestle Queerdom on Twitter: @W_Queerdom Snag tickets for CasGaydia on Sept. 11 at brainbustertix.com/casgaydia Grab LGBT In The Ring merch on Brainbuster Tees Follow Brian Bell on Twitter: @WonderboyOTM Follow LGBT In The Ring on Twitter: @LGBTRingPod  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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Trans Sporter Room Ep146 -- Jacqueline Cook opens minds as she opens holes in the WFA

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 67:11


    Across the National Football League, training camps will be opening this week. The college game will also follow suit. America's 100-yard obsession is back again -- at least for the fellas Women's gridiron football ended their season last week as the nation's oldest and largest women's league held their championship and all-star games last week. Among those who earn All-Star status is Pittsburgh Passion guard Jacqueline Cook, and she did it in her rookie year. And her return to football began with the disappointment of being told she couldn't play on a different team and a different sport because she is a trans woman. That wasn't a problem in the inclusive WFA, and each game week she make a 2-hour trek from her home in Canton, Ohio (the Hall Of Fame City) to Pittsburgh (The Steel City) and open holes for the Passion, and perhaps open minds as well. Karleigh Webb sat down with Cook to talk about a winning first season, being trans between the white lines, and the joys of 20-sided dice. Also The Week: Team LGBTQ at the World Track and Field Championships: Track City 2022 The transphobes are picking on Lia Thomas, again A hero leaves the stage. Goodbye Allyson Felix, and thanks for all the fish Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The GAMEDAY TEA: Pat Gotham with Pride Sports USA

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 29:52


    Pat Gotham joins the podcast to discuss his love of recreational sports, what's it like to play in the Pride Sports USA league, and what community LGBTQ+ sports mean to him. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Sports Kiki Ep. 125: Our disastrous response to Monkeypox

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2022 23:40


    Happy Saturday! On this week's show, Alex discusses the federal government's disastrous response to the Monkeypox outbreak with Christopher Vasquez, the comms director for the National Center for Lesbian Rights, a national civil rights organization for all LGBTQ people. Alex also talks about Carl Nassib, and why it's way too premature to say his sexuality is the reason he's still unsigned. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    LGBT In The Ring Ep. 162: Val Capone

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 98:28


    Hello, Lovelies! This we welcome ring announcer/commentator/all-around beacon of positivity Val Capone to the show! She and Brian Bell discuss how she accidentally got her start in pro wrestling, her love for all things Chicago and how her approach to voicing pro wrestling is working to normalize trans and gender diverse people within its world. They also discuss experiences with bi erasure, roller derby and Val's connection to Chicago's own Capone family! Follow Val Capone on Twitter: @valcapone Snag tickets for CasGaydia on Sept. 11 at brainbustertix.com/casgaydia Grab LGBT In The Ring merch on Brainbuster Tees Follow Brian Bell on Twitter: @WonderboyOTM Follow LGBT In The Ring on Twitter: @LGBTRingPod  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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Trans Sporter Room Ep144 -- Verity Smith and Ness Murby

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 96:22


    This week's Trans Sporter Room has our Karleigh Webb sitting down with two blokes who are getting things done in the sporting arena and making the case for inclusion. Verity Smith: The wheelchair rugby ace is currently a frontline player for the Leeds Rhinos in the Wheelchair Super League in the UK. The Rhinos are at the top of the table, and closing in on all the trophies this season. When not helping the Rhinos add to the trophy case, Smith is pushing for greater inclusion in sport for trans youth as the Director for Sports and Inclusion for Mermaids.UK. He's also been a voice within the halls of sporting governing bodies in making the case against the recent slate of restrictive actions against transgender people competing in sport. Ness Murby: The Canadian Paralympian has had a busy last two years. In 2020, Murby came out as unapologetically trans and queer and mounted a drive toward being the first out trans Paralympian. His bid fell just short, but his resolve has only grown. The goal is now Paris in 2024, and the chance to step on the biggest stage in adaptive sport competing in his truth. But the medals, records, and the title of champion pale compared to the titles he treasures most: Husband and Dad. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    LGBT In The Ring Ep. 161: Welcome To CasGaydia

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 10, 2022 42:13


    Hello, Lovelies! Today is a special day for LGBT In The Ring as we announce our largest project to date: CasGaydia. The queer pro wrestling movement is coming to the Pacific Northwest on September 11 thanks to LGBT In The Ring, Without A Cause Wrestling and PrideStyle Pro, and Brian Bell is joined by Max Zaleski (WAC) and Milhouse Malott (PrideStyle) to talk about the event publicly for the first time and announce CasGaydia's first match! Casgaydia tickets are available now at brainbustertix.com/casgaydia! All profits from Casgaydia will be donated to The Trevor Project! Follow Without A Cause on Twitter: @WithoutACauseWA Follow PrideStyle Pro on Twitter: @PrideStylePro Follow Brian Bell on Twitter: @WonderboyOTM Follow LGBT In The Ring on Twitter: @LGBTRingPod  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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Sports Kiki Ep. 124: Brittney Griner's detention is generating a shamefully muted response

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2022 18:47


    Happy Saturday! Alex begins this week's show with an ode to Provincetown, where he spent an incredible 4th of July Weekend. Then on a much more upsetting note, Alex discusses the shamefully muted reaction to Brittney Griner's detention in Russia. Follow Alex on Twitter, @AlexReimer1. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Trans Sporter Room Ep143 -- You Know You're A Transphobe When.......

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2022 59:34


    Pride has past. America celebrates a Birthday. LGBTQ communities are gearing up for the fights to come, and its looks like there will be many. With so much upheaval and concern the Trans Sporter Room will lock in on a critical issue within the larger context: "You Know Your A Transphobe When...." This week, we dig into the recent discourse for a better handle on the memes, bites and talking points that influencing policy and opinion. We also who are putting these thoughts forth and why, in addition at looking at some of the headlines of this past week. Also This Week Some big voices speak out on newly-formed trans-negative sporting policy in sports from rugby to bowling Brittney Griner goes to trial in Russia, and she could be facing a stacked deck "Why do you have to mention that?" We have to explain this...again. Courage has no age restriction Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Briana Scurry had to make her Greatest Save after playing for the USWNT - Five Rings To Rule Them All

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 38:12


    Briana Scurry was the only black woman on the famous 1999 USWNT that won the women's soccer World Cup at the Rose Bowl and launched women's soccer into the national conscience. She was also the rare (at the time) out lesbian. This week she joins us to talk mostly not about that, but about her book, My Greatest Save, and saving herself from a career-ending injury and the years that followed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Sports Kiki Ep. 123: Out pro soccer player Collin Martin

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2022 29:44


    Happy Saturday! On this week's show, Alex chats with out pro soccer player Collin Martin about his coming out and why it was a "living nightmare" when his team forfeited a game after he was called an anti-gay slur by an opponent. Enjoy the 4th! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    LGBT In The Ring Ep. 160: Jensen Ryan

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 57:47


    Hello, Lovelies! Pride month is coming to a close, but we're making a special trip across the Atlantic to welcome "The Dark Prince" Jensen Ryan to the show. He and Brian Bell discuss his journey to overcome presumed homophobia to take a chance on his wrestling dreams, how the British wrestling scene has changed amid the wider LGBTQ pro wrestling movement and his fascination with ghosts and hauntings! Follow Jensen Ryan on Twitter: @jensenryanpw Follow Brian Bell on Twitter: @WonderboyOTM Follow LGBT In The Ring on Twitter: @LGBTRingPod  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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Trans Sporter Room Ep142 -- Viva Transphobia Vegas! and Mallory Moore on the current state of organized transphobia

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 71:50


    The final weekend of Pride 2022 saw representative of many group claiming to lobby for women's sports meet in Las Vegas, and affirm an the aggressive anti-transgender posture that has attempted to set policy and public opinion both in the U.S. and abroad. This week's podcast will feature a recap of this weekend's convention of the newly formed Independent Council of Women's Sports. Trigger Warning: Many speakers and panelist said the quiet parts aloud. Also this week, Karleigh Webb sits down with Mallory Moore. The UK based researcher has been on the trail of the figures and the finance behind a good deal of the anti-trans propaganda that seems to draw support and ire, and they share their insights and their research. She also talks about what drives her to dig deep, and how roller derby has been a place to release and recharge. Pride month may be ending, the fightback continues. Also This Week: Ness Murby Makes More History Verity Smith Clutches The Cup Charlie Martin At The Glen Erica Smith and the Meaning of Team Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The GAMEDAY TEA: LGBTQ+ Sports Advocacy with Micah Porter

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 33:14


    LGBTQIA+ sports advocate and newly appointed LinkedIn Top LGBTQIA+ Voice Micah Porter joins D.Gil to chat about his career focused on LGBTQIA+ inclusion in sports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    LGBT In The Ring Ep. 159: Paris Is Bumping: The Legends Ball

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 82:05


    Hello, Lovelies! We're back for the second time this week covering the second night of Pro Wrestling VIBE Pride & VIBE Weekend, Paris Is Bumping: The Legends Ball. Brian Bell and their fiance, KC, discuss the historic night, including the first all-trans-femme main event ever, the return of the most sexual and sweatpants-laden match, and a new class of Paris Honors! Follow Pro Wrestling VIBE on Twitter: @PWVibe Follow Brian Bell on Twitter: @WonderboyOTM Follow LGBT In The Ring on Twitter: @LGBTRingPod  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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Sports Kiki Ep. 122: They're coming for LGBTQ rights next

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2022 29:26


    On this week's edition of "The Sports Kiki," Alex talks about FINA's cruel and unjust ban on transgender women from competing in elite international swimming competitions, shutting down Lia Thomas' Olympic hopes. He also gives a commentary on the Supreme Court overturning Roe, and how LGBTQ rights are next. Follow Alex on Twitter, @AlexReimer1. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    LGBT In The Ring Ep. 158: Cassandro Cup 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 60:40


    Hello, Lovelies! We're all still basking in the revelry that was Pro Wrestling VIBE's Pride & VIBE Weekend, so let's talk about it some more! Brian Bell and their fiance, KC, sit down after being live in the building to recap and discuss the weekend's first event, Cassandro Cup 2. A supreme battle between Edith Surreal and Trish Adora, the PWV Tag Team title picture coming into focus and Kidd Bandit getting spanked with a spatula: it was a lot. Plus the first queer royal rumble for the Cassandro Cup and Billy Dixon's intense final battle with Darius Carter before retirement. Emotional doesn't even begin to describe the night! Follow Pro Wrestling VIBE on Twitter: @PWVibe Follow Brian Bell on Twitter: @WonderboyOTM Follow LGBT In The Ring on Twitter: @LGBTRingPod  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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Trans Sporter Room SPECIAL REPORT: The Worldwide Ban of 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 111:08


    In March the IOC's much-discussed Framework for Fairness went into effect. Within the last 5 days, the world governing bodies for cycling and swimming essentially ignored those guidelines. FINA's new guideline is harsh. A lowered testosterone limit, and a mandate that a potential competitor would have to transition by age 12 to be eligible to take a chance at a world or Olympic Championships. Karleigh Webb host and extended Trans Sporter Room filled with news, views and analysis along with a group of guests who speak to the multi-sided facets of the discussion. Alejandra Caraballo is a lawyer specializing in trans right and the Clinical Instructor at the Harvard University Law School. She'll touch on the legal aspect and will look at the issue from the eyes of her experience as a competitive swimmer. Shauna Adkisson is a super sports fan, a queer sports leader in her hometown of Cleveland, Ohio, and she's also a special correspondent to the Trans Sporter Room. She'll have the fan perspective. Dr. Juniper Simonis is a champion on their wheels and in the laboratory. They hold a Ph.D. in ecology and a Ph.D. in evolutionary biology, the founder of their own research firm. They are also an activist/researcher who is studying chemical weapons, and they are a 4-time World Flat Track Derby Association World Champ. She's one part of a science and sport roundtable alongside Erica Smith. Already published and accomplished as a medical ethicist, philosopher and has her sights on medical school. She is also a two-sport athlete for Sweet Briar (Va.) College. She is the other half the roundtable, and the subject of an Outsports feature and how she, as a trans woman student-athlete pushed for and drove a lot of positive change at her school, with teammates standing and acting in solidarity This was a series of discussions from voice that often are not heard, and need to be. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Olympic champion Angela Ruggiero is now a successful businesswoman - Five Rings To Rule Them All

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 30:11


    Angela Ruggiero has the Olympic medal trifecta: gold, silver and bronze. Since retiring from ice hockey, she's focused on becoming a successful businesswoman. That has taken her to the board room in 'The Apprentice' and now CEO of Sports Innovation Lab, which examines market research to help brands figure out the behavior of sports fans. While she's built a successful business, she has had to navigate a business world dominated by straight men. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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