Mar 30, 2023
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!