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Rest in Power Ruth Bader Ginsburg -Episode 14

Rest in Power Ruth Bader Ginsburg -Episode 14

September 21, 2020

Greetings Sports Fans and Athletic Supporters:

Come join us Under the Bleachers for Episode 14  - Rest in Power Ruth Bader Ginsburg

This week it’s Gabe’s turn to pick the topics and he chose:

For Our Discussion of All Things Queer, the legacy of LGBTQ rights champion Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg;

For Our Discussion of All Things Sports: the sale of the New York Mets;

And, For Our Discussion of the Intersection of Sports and Queer, how to be gay at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

After that you will get to hear Laura and Gabe’s interview with DC area health services organization and longtime Team DC sponsor, Mary’s Center.

If you need more information:

Register for Team DC’s Challenge Cup II and/or buy raffle tickets here: https://teamdc.rallyup.com/challengecup2

Donate to the Get Mitch or Die Tryin’ Fund here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/getmitch

Sign up to send letters to voters here: https://votefwd.org/bigsend

Sign up to text bank, phone bank, or otherwise volunteer for Joe Biden and Democrats here: https://joebiden.com/take-action/#

To learn more about Mary’s Center, visit the website here: https://maryscenter.org/, check them out on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Marys-Center-for-Maternal-and-Child-Care/119308269399, Twitter, https://twitter.com/MarysCenter, or Instagram, https://instagram.com/maryscenter

For more information on Team DC, visit https://www.teamdc.org/.

You will always find our podcast here, underthebleachers.podbean.com.  You can also find us on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, I Heart Radio, and Stitcher.  Please remember to rate, review, subscribe, and share us with a friend!

Thanks to Team DC Board Member Ralph Alston for our logo and DC’s Different Drummers Marching Band and Travis Gettinger for our music.

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Under the Bleachers is hosted by Team DC Vice President Laura Fraher and Team DC Board Member for Marketing Gabriel Hernandez. All views and opinions expressed are solely those of the hosts and other participants on Under the Bleachers and do not express the views of Team DC.

And Just Like That, the NFL is Back - Episode 13

And Just Like That, the NFL is Back - Episode 13

September 14, 2020

Greetings Sports Fans and Athletic Supporters:

Come join us Under the Bleachers for Episode 13  - And Just Like That, the NFL is Back

This week it’s Laura’s turn to pick the topics and she chose:

For Our Discussion of All Things Queer, new standards for LGBTQ+ representation in movies competing for Best Picture at the Oscars;

For Our Discussion of All Things Sports: the return of the NFL;

And, For Our Discussion of the Intersection of Sports and Queer: remembering the life of Mark Bingham.

After that you will get to hear Laura and Gabe’s interview with Team DC Member Club Rogue E-Sports.

If you need more information:

For more information on the new inclusivity standards for the Best Picture Oscar see the Academy’s news story here: https://www.oscars.org/news/academy-establishes-representation-and-inclusion-standards-oscarsr-eligibility

You can watch Legacy: The Mark Bingham Story on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OYx_dgCtmk

To learn more about Rogue ESports, visit their website: https://www.rlsports.org/esports, check them out on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/2202858420009844/, on twitter, https://twitter.com/rogueesportsdc, and on instagram https://www.instagram.com/rls_esports/.

For more information on Team DC, visit https://www.teamdc.org/.

You will always find our podcast here, underthebleachers.podbean.com.  You can also find us on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, I Heart Radio, and Stitcher.  Please remember to rate, review, subscribe, and share us with a friend!

Thanks to Team DC Board Member Ralph Alston for our logo and DC’s Different Drummers Marching Band and Travis Gettinger for our music.

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Under the Bleachers is hosted by Team DC Vice President Laura Fraher and Team DC Board Member for Marketing Gabriel Hernandez. All views and opinions expressed are solely those of the hosts and other participants on Under the Bleachers and do not express the views of Team DC.

Save Our Democracy, Save Our World - Episode 12

Save Our Democracy, Save Our World - Episode 12

September 7, 2020

Greetings Sports Fans and Athletic Supporters:

Come join us Under the Bleachers for Episode 12  - Save Our Democracy, Save Our World.  

This week it’s Gabe’s turn to pick the topics and he chose:

For Our Discussion of All Things Queer: the community’s Twitter attack on Jeffrey Bower-Chapman;

For Our Discussion of All Things Sports: NBA arena polling stations; 

And, For Our Discussion of the Intersection of Sports and Queer: The Trevor Projects 2nd Annual Mental Health Survey.

After that you will get to hear Laura and Gabe’s interview with area athlete Neill Williams.

If you need more information:

For more on the results of the Trevor Project’s Mental Health Survey, go to https://www.thetrevorproject.org/survey-2020/

To learn more about The Trevor Project, go to their website https://www.thetrevorproject.org/

For more about DCAC, go to their website https://www.swimdcac.org/ or check them out on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/DCAquaticsClub, Instagram https://www.instagram.com/swimdcac/?hl=en, or Twitter https://twitter.com/swimdcac

For information about registering to vote, requesting online ballots, polling places, drop off stations, and more visit https://iwillvote.com/

For information about Team DC, check out Team DC’s website here: https://www.teamdc.org/

You will always find our podcast here, underthebleachers.podbean.com.  You can also find us on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, I Heart Radio, Spotify and Stitcher.  Please remember to rate, review, subscribe, and share us with a friend!

Thanks to Team DC Board Member Ralph Alston for our logo and DC’s Different Drummers Marching Band and Travis Gettinger for our music.

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Under the Bleachers is hosted by Team DC Vice President Laura Fraher and Team DC Board Member for Marketing Gabriel Hernandez. All views and opinions expressed are solely those of the hosts and other participants on Under the Bleachers and do not express the views of Team DC.

Keep Fighting the Good Fight and Gettin’ Into Good Trouble - Episode 11

Keep Fighting the Good Fight and Gettin’ Into Good Trouble - Episode 11

August 31, 2020

Greetings Sports Fans and Athletic Supporters:

Come join us Under the Bleachers for Episode 11  - Keep Fighting the Good Fight and Gettin’ Into Good Trouble

This week it’s Laura’s turn to pick the topics and she chose:

For Our Discussion of All Things Queer, a major court victory for transgender activist Gavin Grimm; 

For Our Discussion of All Things Sports: striking athletes;

And, For Our Discussion of the Intersection of Sports and Queer: a new academic study from an Australian University.

After that you will get to hear Laura and Gabe’s interview with Team DC Member Club the Capital Area Rainbowlers Association.

If you need more information:

Read the 4th Circuit’s Opinion in Gavin Grimm’s case here: https://www.aclu.org/legal-document/grimm-v-gloucester-county-school-board-opinion

See Doc Rivers statement regarding Jacob Blake: https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=Kf1kbpkgjFc

For Information about Team DC’s Pride Night OUT Series, go here: https://www.teamdc.org/pride-night-out/

To learn more about the Capital Area Rainbowlers Association, visit their website here: http://www.carabowling.org or check them out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CARARainbowlers

Get more information about Team DC at teamdc.org

You will always find our podcast here, underthebleachers.podbean.com.  You can also find us on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, I Heart Radio, and Stitcher.  Please remember to rate, review, subscribe, and share us with a friend!

Thanks to Team DC Board Member Ralph Alston for our logo and DC’s Different Drummers Marching Band and Travis Gettinger for our music.

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Under the Bleachers is hosted by Team DC Vice President Laura Fraher and Team DC Board Member for Marketing Gabriel Hernandez. All views and opinions expressed are solely those of the hosts and other participants on Under the Bleachers and do not express the views of Team DC.

Don’t Let the Door Hit You - Episode 10

Don’t Let the Door Hit You - Episode 10

August 24, 2020

Greetings Sports Fans and Athletic Supporters:

Come join us Under the Bleachers for Episode 10  - Don’t Let the Door Hit You.  First, we want to acknowledge this small milestone - 10 Episodes is going to feel like a small accomplishment this time next year, but the first few weeks of anything are often the hardest so we want to celebrate hitting the 10 Episode mark and we want to thank everyone that has supported the show as it is getting off the ground. 

This week it’s Gabe’s turn to pick the topics and he chose:

For Our Discussion of All Things Queer: Trouble at the Ellen Show;

For Our Discussion of All Things Sports: Hot Mics and Homophobes;

And, For Our Discussion of the Intersection of Sports and Queer: Gay Super Athlete Coree Auseem-Woltering.

After that you will get to hear Laura and Gabe’s interview with Team DC partner organization SMYAL.

If you need more information:

Read more about the toxic workplace allegations of employees of the Ellen show here: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/krystieyandoli/ellen-employees-allege-toxic-workplace-culture

To check out Thom Brenneman’s Hot Mic moment and his “Apology” watch the video here: https://video.search.yahoo.com/search/video?fr=mcafee&p=thom+brennaman+apology#id=2&vid=0087cef74a07216c267569854528244e&action=click

For More on Eco Challenge Fiji, check out https://ecochallenge.com/

To learn more about SMYAL, check them out on the web: https://smyal.org/ and on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SMYAL; Instagram https://www.instagram.com/smyal_dmv/ and Twitter https://twitter.com/SMYALDMV

You will always find our podcast here, underthebleachers.podbean.com.  You can also find us on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify and Stitcher.  Please remember to rate, review, subscribe, and share us with a friend!

Thanks to Team DC Board Member Ralph Alston for our logo and DC’s Different Drummers Marching Band and Travis Gettinger for our music.

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Under the Bleachers is hosted by Team DC Vice President Laura Fraher and Team DC Board Member for Fundraising Gabriel Hernandez. All views and opinions expressed are solely those of the hosts and other participants on Under the Bleachers and do not express the views of Team DC.

Martina, Martina, Martina - Episode 9

Martina, Martina, Martina - Episode 9

August 17, 2020

Greetings Sports Fans and Athletic Supporters:

Come join us Under the Bleachers for Episode 9 - Martina, Martina, Martina. This week it’s Laura’’s turn to pick the topics and she chose:

For Our Discussion of All Things Queer: the New Comedy Special 3 In the Morning;

For Our Discussion of All Things Sports: the upcoming College Football Season;

And, For Our Discussion of the Intersection of Sports and Queer: a recent survey conducted by the BBC.

After that you will get to hear Laura and Gabe’s interview with Team DC Member Club Capital Climbers.

If you need more information:

3 in the Morning: https://www.netflix.com/Title/81078802

Sam Jay: https://samjaycomic.com/

Sam Jay and her girlfriend Yaya watching 3 in the Morning together: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWWb0Ktlas0

BBC Elite Women Athlete Survey: https://www.bbc.com/sport/53593459

Capital Climbers:  http://www.capitalclimbers.com/ and on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CapitalClimbersDC/

You will always find our podcast here, underthebleachers.podbean.com.  You can also find us on Apple Podcasts and Google Play.  Please remember to rate, review, subscribe, and share us with a friend!

Thanks to Team DC Board Member Ralph Alston for our logo and DC’s Different Drummers Marching Band and Travis Gettinger for our music.

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Under the Bleachers is hosted by Team DC Vice President Laura Fraher and Team DC Board Member for Fundraising Gabriel Hernandez. All views and opinions expressed are solely those of the hosts and other participants on Under the Bleachers and do not express the views of Team DC.

I Want it All! - Episode 8

I Want it All! - Episode 8

August 10, 2020

Greetings Sports Fans and Athletic Supporters:

Come join us Under the Bleachers for Episode 8 - I Want it All! This week it’s Gabe’s turn to pick the topics and he chose:

For Our Discussion of All Things Queer: The American Song Contest;

For Our Discussion of All Things Sports: Flat Fans;

And, For Our Discussion of the Intersection of Sports and Queer: U.S. Olympic Figure Skater Adam Rippon’s appearance on ABC’s What Would You Do.

After that you will get to hear Laura and Gabe’s interview with Sarah Pickens, Associate VP of Programs at the U.S. Soccer Foundation.

If you need more information:

You can watch the video of Team Israel’s Netta performing of “Toys” at Eurovision 2018 here: https://video.search.yahoo.com/search/video?fr=mcafee&p=eurovision+videos#id=2&vid=c4dad954ef617bc123acaf6107d9051a&action=click

Check out Adam Rippon’s appearance on What Would You Do? here: https://abc.com/shows/what-would-you-do/episode-guide/2020-07/14

Learn more about the U.S. Soccer Foundation and their programs here: https://ussoccerfoundation.org/

Learn more about the Concussion Legacy Foundation here: https://concussionfoundation.org/

You will always find our podcast here, underthebleachers.podbean.com.  You can also find us on Apple Podcasts and Google Play.  Please remember to rate, review, subscribe, and share us with a friend!

Thanks to Team DC Board Member Ralph Alston for our logo and DC’s Different Drummers Marching Band and Travis Gettinger for our music.

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Under the Bleachers is hosted by Team DC Vice President Laura Fraher and Team DC Board Member for Fundraising Gabriel Hernandez. All views and opinions expressed are solely those of the hosts and other participants on Under the Bleachers and do not express the views of Team DC.

Somewhere Some Video Editor Was Plotting Murder - Episode 7

Somewhere Some Video Editor Was Plotting Murder - Episode 7

August 3, 2020

Greetings Sports Fans and Athletic Supporters:

Come join us Under the Bleachers for Episode 7 - Somewhere Some Video Editor Was Plotting Murder. This week it’s Laura’s turn to pick the topics and she chose:

For Our Discussion of All Things Queer: the GLAAD Media Awards;

For Our Discussion of All Things Sports: the New Nike Commercial;

And, For Our Discussion of the Intersection of Sports and Queer: US Women’s Soccer Star Megan Rapinoe’s New TV Show.

After that you will get to hear Laura and Gabe’s interview with Team DC Member Club the Atlantic States Gay Rodeo Association.

If you need more information:

GLAAD: glaad.org

The Trans Obituaries Project: out.com/print/2019/11/20/trans-obituaries-project-honoring-trans-women-color-lost-2019

You Can’t Stop Us Commercial:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WA4dDs0T7sM

Seeing America With Megan Rapino:  https://www.hbo.com/specials/seeing-america-with-megan-rapinoe

The New York Times paywall blocks you from the 1619 Project stories if you aren’t a subscriber, but if you are, here is the link:  https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/08/14/magazine/1619-america-slavery

Or, you can check out the 1619 Podcast: https://art19.com/shows/1619

Atlantic States Gay Rodeo Association (ASGRA): http://www.asgra.org/ and on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Atlantic-States-Gay-Rodeo-Association-ASGRA-129633557068469/

For more information about Team DC, visit www.teamdc.org.

You will always find our podcast here, underthebleachers.podbean.com.  You can also find us on Apple Podcasts and Google Play.  Please remember to rate, review, subscribe, and share us with a friend!

Thanks to Team DC Board Member Ralph Alston for our logo and DC’s Different Drummers Marching Band and Travis Gettinger for our music.

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You Should Be Ashamed of Teasing This Hard - Episode 6

You Should Be Ashamed of Teasing This Hard - Episode 6

July 27, 2020

Greetings Sports Fans and Athletic Supporters:

Come join us Under the Bleachers for Episode 6 - You Should Be Ashamed of Teasing This Hard. This week it’s Gabe’s turn to pick the topics and he chose:

For Our Discussion of All Things Queer: the new single by Kylie Minogue;

For Our Discussion of All Things Sports: the 2020...errr 2021 Summer Olympics;

And, For Our Discussion of the Intersection of Sports and Queer: World Rugby’s proposed new rule banning transgender women.

After that you will get to hear Laura and Gabe’s interview with Patrick Grady of Team DC sponsor the Centaur Motorcycle Club. 

If you need more information:

Sign the Petition to Tell Women's Rugby to Let Trans Women Play Here: Petition

The Centaur Motorcycle Club’s website is: centaurmc.org

The Website for Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend is: leatherweekend.com

For more information about Team DC, visit www.teamdc.org.

You will always find our podcast here, underthebleachers.podbean.com.  You can also find us on Apple Podcasts and Google Play.  Please remember to rate, review, subscribe, and share us with a friend!

Thanks to Team DC Board Member Ralph Alston for our logo and DC’s Different Drummers Marching Band and Travis Gettinger for our music.

 

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Under the Bleachers is hosted by Team DC Vice President Laura Fraher and Team DC Board Member for Fundraising Gabriel Hernandez. All views and opinions expressed are solely those of the hosts and other participants on Under the Bleachers and do not express the views of Team DC.

Billy Porter is Somewhere Ripping Somebody’s Wig Off - Episode 5

Billy Porter is Somewhere Ripping Somebody’s Wig Off - Episode 5

July 20, 2020

Greetings Sports Fans and Athletic Supporters:

Come join us Under the Bleachers for Episode 5 - Billy Porter is Somewhere Ripping Somebody’s Wig Off. This week it’s Laura’s turn to pick the topics and she chose:

For Our Discussion of All Things Queer: the Dorian Awards for Television;

For Our Discussion of All Things Sports: the National Women’s Soccer League’s Challenge Cup;

And, For Our Discussion of the Intersection of Sports and Queer: the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.

After that you will get to hear Laura and Gabe’s interview with Team DC Member Club Adventuring LGBT Outdoors Club. 

If you need more information:

For information about the Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics and the Dorian Awards, visit the association website at: galeca.com.

For information about the National Women’s Soccer League and the Challenge Cup, visit the NWSL website at nwslsoccer.com.

The home team Washington Spirit can be found online at washingtonspirit.com, on Facebook @washingtonspirit, on Twitter @washspirit and on Instagram @washingtonspirit.

Information about the SI Swimsuit edition is available at swimsuit.si.com.

Valentina Sampaio is on Instagram @velentts.

Adventuring LGBGT Outdoors Club’s website is adventuring.org, or find them on Facebook @AdventuringDC or meetup meetup.com/Adventuring-LGBTQ-Outdoors-Club.

For more information about Team DC, visit www.teamdc.org.

You will always find our podcast here, underthebleachers.podbean.com.  You can also find us on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify.  Please remember to rate, review, subscribe, and share us with a friend!

Thanks to Team DC Board Member Ralph Alston for our logo and DC’s Different Drummers Marching Band and Travis Gettinger for our music.

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Under the Bleachers is hosted by Team DC Vice President Laura Fraher and Team DC Board Member for Fundraising Gabriel Hernandez. All views and opinions expressed are solely those of the hosts and other participants on Under the Bleachers and do not express the views of Team DC.

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