The LGBT Sport Podcast

ABOUT THIS PODCAST

Taking a look at LGBTQ+ issues in sport. Hosted by Jack Murley, BBC Radio Cornwall.

Categories: Sports
United Kingdom 212 Episodes

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Ian Pearson-Brown was brought up with Newcastle United in his blood. He was there for the club’s remarkable rise up through the leagues - and has followed them, home and away, from the heyday of Kevin Keegan’s time in charge…

It was founded in 1989 by a group of clubs in Germany and the Netherlands. And in the three decades that have passed since then, the European Gay and Lesbian Sport Federation has grown into a body that represents more…

Helen and Kate Richardson-Walsh are British sporting superstars. They're both double Olympic medal-winning hockey players, taking bronze at London 2012 and then gold in a penalty shootout with the Netherlands at the 2016 Olympics in Rio in one of the…

Max Lindsay went to his first Southampton game when he was just three years old. It was at The Dell – and he missed Saints’ last-minute equaliser because he needed the loo! But in spite of that, the experience got…

Helen Hardy’s obsession with football started at the same time as Euro ’96 – and continued throughout her childhood, as she’d go along to St James’ Park to watch Newcastle United in action. She played at primary school and intended…

It’s hard to remember a time when football wasn’t in David Gough’s life. We’re talking GAA – which David first started playing when he was just a child in Ireland. Soon, he got into refereeing – and since then, he…

If you’re a football fan, you’re going to have read something brilliant by Adam Crafton. Formerly of the Daily Mail, he’s now a reporter at The Athletic, where he’s written powerfully about everything from UEFA’s relationship with Eastern European governments…

October is Black History Month - and we wanted to use this episode of the podcast to spotlight some of the brilliant black sportspeople who have joined us over the course of the past three years. So, we’ve gone back…

With a childhood love of the beautiful game and a father who officiated in the Football League, it somehow seemed inevitable that James Adcock would find his way into refereeing. And with more than 500 matches under his belt in…

Lor Sabourin started rock-climbing when they were just twelve years old. They had to overcome a fear of falling to really succeed in the sport - but now, they're known for conquering some of the most intimidating ascents out there.…

It was hard to watch the Olympics in Tokyo and not know who Raven Saunders is. The Team USA athlete wore a collections of masks while competing that were inspired by Marvel Comics characters like the Hulk, and twerked in…

Joseph Parsons has loved sport for as long as he can remember. From the joys of non-league football to the thrill of getting along to Ashton Gate, it's always been part of the comedian's life - but like many LGBTQ+…

If you follow professional wrestling, you’ll know who Nyla Rose is. A former AEW Women’s World Champion, she’s been a stalwart of the All Elite Wrestling women’s division since the company’s debut in 2019. Nyla also happens to be the…

It’s been thirty years since Stonewall FC was founded in London as an inclusive place for people who wanted to play football. Three decades on, the club has gone from strength to strength to strength – so it only made…

Sebastian Vettel is a legend of Formula 1. The four-time world champion took part in his first grand prix when he was just nineteen years old, and has topped the podium in F1 on more than fifty occasions. But recently,…

It’s no exaggeration to say Cyd Zeigler helped to change the game when it comes to telling LGBTQ+ stories in sport. As the co-founders of Outsports.com, he’s been helping to share the stories of LGBTQ+ people in sport for more…

If you want to know what’s going on in horse racing, there are few better people to ask than Lee Mottershead. The Racing Post senior writer has covered all the big races during his time in the sport, and sat…

It was the fear of failing to pass one of the Royal Navy’s fitness tests that really got Mel Haslam into sport. She needed to meet that criteria to serve on the frontline in Afghanistan – which she ended up…

By anyone’s reckoning, Joyce Cook has an extraordinary story to tell. She grew up loving football, kicking a ball around with the neighbours when she was just a child. She began a career in nursing that took her around the…

He’s widely recognized as one of the best umpires in baseball. With multiple World Series and All-Star Games under his belt, there’s very little Dale Scott failed to accomplish in a major league career that spanned more than three decades.…

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