Under The Bleachers
There’s Power in the Knowledge - Episode 10

There’s Power in the Knowledge - Episode 10

May 31, 2021

Greetings Sports Fans and Athletic Supporters:

Come join us Under the Bleachers for Episode 10 of Season 2 - There’s Power in the Knowledge

This week it’s Laura’s turn to pick the topics. For our discussion of all things queer, she chose Billy Porter’s announcement that he is HIV+; for our conversation on all things sports, we are talking about Simone Biles landing a Yurchenko Double Pike, and for our topic at the intersection of sports and queer we’re talking about the new documentary film Changing the Game.

After that, we share our interview with the Assistant Coach of the Vanderbilt University Women’s team, Kevin DeMille.

For tickets to the Night OUT at the Prodigy visit: https://www.washingtonprodigy.com/tickets/

To Register for Team DC’s Changing the Game panel discussion, go here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcvf-mhqTgjEt03y0oXv_4ATtgX74gtLAKL

For all of Team DC’s Pride Week Content visit https://www.teamdc.org/.

To bid in the Silent Auction, go here: https://teamdc.rallyup.com/8ad7df/IEXYQ5

See the official CHANGING THE GAME trailer here.

Watch the full film on Hulu here.

Watch Simone Biles land the Yurchenko Double Pike: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NESV8eu6k18

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 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.

Who Doesn’t Love a Freakin’ Rainbow - Episode 9

Who Doesn’t Love a Freakin’ Rainbow - Episode 9

May 24, 2021

Greetings Sports Fans and Athletic Supporters:

Come join us Under the Bleachers for Episode 9 of Season 2 - Who Doesn’t Love a Freakin’ Rainbow

This week it’s Gabe’s turn to pick the topics. For our discussion of all things queer, he chose Eurovision 2021; for our conversation on all things sports we’ll talk about the NBA Playoffs; and for our topic at the intersection of sports and queer, Pride Night OUT!. After that, we are going to share our interview with Thea Kano, the artistic director of the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington.

Check out the results of the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkKjZU48Uho

Learn more about the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington and its 2021 Season here: https://www.gmcw.org/, on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GayMensChorusofWashington/, on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gmcwashington/, Twitter: https://twitter.com/GMCWashington/, YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/GMCWashington.  Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2RmGyYcPXkPVIxBLb66H1p?autoplay=true&v=A or Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/gay-mens-chorus-of-washington-d-c/533774195

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 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.

This Community is Pretty Badass - Episode 8

This Community is Pretty Badass - Episode 8

May 17, 2021

Greetings Sports Fans and Athletic Supporters:

Come join us Under the Bleachers for Episode 8 of Season 2 - This Community is Pretty Badass

This week it’s Laura’s turn to pick the topics. For our discussion of all things queer, she chose the new documentary series Pride on FX; for our conversation on all things sports, we are talking about the NHL playoffs, and for our topic at the intersection of sports and queer we’re talking about transgender Olympic hopefuls. 

After that, we share our interview with Team DC member club Chesapeake and Potomac Softball League (CAPS).

For tickets to the Night OUT at the Prodigy visit: https://www.washingtonprodigy.com/tickets/

For more information about CAPS find them at https://www.capssoftball.org/ and on social media: https://www.facebook.com/CAPSsoftballLeague/, https://www.instagram.com/caps_softball/, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEHc925y4KTLKXx6yCybQeg

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!

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

 

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 the Tony Goes To…No Tony! - Episode 7

And the Tony Goes To…No Tony! - Episode 7

May 10, 2021

Greetings Sports Fans and Athletic Supporters:

Come join us Under the Bleachers for Episode 7 of Season 2 - And the Tony Goes To...No Tony!

This week it’s Gabe’s turn to pick the topics. For our discussion of all things queer, he chose theatres opening on Broadway and Eurovision; for our conversation on all things sports we’ll talk about the fights and more fights; and for our topic at the intersection of sports and queer, Tom Daley’s domination of the 2020 World Diving Cup. After that, we are going to share our interview with DC Area Athlete Bryan Frank.

Check out updates about dates for the return of Broadway: https://www.app.com/story/entertainment/theater/2021/05/05/broadway-re-opening-dates-when-shows-return/4809450001/

Watch “highlights” from the Capitals/Rangers melee here: HOCKEY VIDEO

Watch highlights of Tom Daly’s quest to Olympic Bronze in 2012: TOM DALY

Watch highlights from the 2018 IRONMAN World Championship and hear the voice of IRONMAN: IRONMAN VIDEO

Learn more about the DC Tri Club and TriOUT here: https://www.dctriclub.org/, on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dctriclub/ and on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dctriclub/

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 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.

Put Your Flute on the Field and Take a Stand! - Episode 6

Put Your Flute on the Field and Take a Stand! - Episode 6

May 3, 2021

Greetings Sports Fans and Athletic Supporters:

Come join us Under the Bleachers for Episode 6 of Season 2 - Put Your Flute on the Field and Take a Stand!

This week it’s Laura’s turn to pick the topics. For our discussion of all things queer, she chose President Biden’s first 100 days; for our conversation on all things sports, we are talking about the Syracuse men’s lacrosse team, and for our topic at the intersection of sports and queer we’re talking about Athlete Ally’s recently released LGBTQ Athletic Equality Ratings. 

After that, we share our interview with DC area LGBTQ hot spot, the 18th & U Duplex Diner.

If you are interested in participating in the Heroes for Heroes Lunch Project, contact Brent@TeamDC.org

Watch President Biden’s Address to a Joint Session of Congress: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJHwn9zu8X4&t=9s

The Athletic Equality Index is available here, just type in a school or conference to see their score: https://aei.athleteally.org/

The Duplex Diner website is: https://www.duplexdiner.com/ and they are on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/DuplexDiner, and Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/duplexdiner/

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 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.

Three Cheers For Anthony Fauci - Episode 5

Three Cheers For Anthony Fauci - Episode 5

April 26, 2021

Greetings Sports Fans and Athletic Supporters:

Come join us Under the Bleachers for Episode 5 of Season 2 - Three Cheers for Anthony Fauci!

This week it’s Gabe’s turn to pick the topics. For our discussion of all things queer, he chose the 40th Anniversary of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic; for our conversation on all things sports we’re talking about the European Super League that Never Was, and for our topic at the intersection of sports and queer, an NBA star and his social media beef. After that, we share our interview with Team DC Member Club, the Washington Scandals Rugby Football Club.

If you are interested in participating in the Heroes for Heroes Lunch Project, contact Brent@TeamDC.org

Find HIV testing sites in DC here: https://dchealth.dc.gov/service/hiv-testing-sites-dc or get information about testing here: https://www.helpstopthevirus.com/hiv-testing

If you tested positive for HIV, learn more about what the means and your next steps here: https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/hiv-testing/positive-hiv-results.html

If you test positive for HIV and are uninsured or under insured, find resources here: https://dchealth.dc.gov/node/137072

Learn more about the Washington Scandals here: https://www.scandalsrfc.org/; or check them out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/scandalsrfc/

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 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.

Call Your Senators…Tell ‘Em Laura & Gabe Sent You - Episode 4

Call Your Senators…Tell ‘Em Laura & Gabe Sent You - Episode 4

April 19, 2021

Greetings Sports Fans and Athletic Supporters:

Come join us Under the Bleachers for Episode 4 of Season 2 - Call Your Senators...Tell ‘Em Laura and Gabe Sent You

This week it’s Laura’s turn to pick the topics. For our queer topic she chose the gay Bachelor; for our sports topic she chose the WNBA Draft; and, for our topic at the intersection of sports and queer, the NCAA’s Statement Regarding Trans Athletes.

After that, we share our interview with Professional Rugby Player Casey Renaud of Old Glory DC.

If you are interested in participating in the Heroes for Heroes Lunch Project, contact Brent@TeamDC.org

Colton Underwood Coming Out on GMA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5WsydRK30Q

The Bachelor Jumps the Fence: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLDKC0p3fdA

Billy Eichner Knew All Along: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2egLire4tY

Find the NCAA’s Statement Here: https://www.ncaa.org/about/resources/media-center/news/ncaa-board-governors-statement-transgender-participation

Find the NCAA’s Policy on Inclusion of Transgender Student-Athletes Here: https://www.ncaa.org/sites/default/files/Transgender_Handbook_2011_Final.pdf

Learn more about DC’s Professional Rugby Team, Old Glory, here: https://oldglorydc.com/ and on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OldGloryDC/, Twitter: https://twitter.com/oldglorydc, and Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/oldglory_dc/

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 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.

There’s Somebody Out There For Everybody - Episode 3

There’s Somebody Out There For Everybody - Episode 3

April 12, 2021

Greetings Sports Fans and Athletic Supporters:

Come join us Under the Bleachers for Episode 3 of Season 2 - There’s Somebody Out There For Everybody

This week it’s Gabe’s turn to pick the topics. For our discussion of all things queer, he chose gay cartoon characters; for our conversation on all things sports we’re talking about baseball’s opening day, and for our topic at the intersection of sports and queer, soccer fans behaving badly. After that, we share our interview with the United States’ oldest LGBTQ+ newspaper, the Washington Blade.

If you are interested in participating in the Heroes for Heroes Lunch Project, contact Brent@TeamDC.org

Check out Ranker’s List of the Gayest Cartoon Characters: https://www.ranker.com/list/gayest-cartoon-characters/eric-diaz

Watch the Mexican National Soccer team take a stand against homophobia: https://youtu.be/w0bt2SvCpig

Subscribe to the Washington Blade: https://www.washingtonblade.com/

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 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.

I Wanna Talk About the Women - Episode 2

I Wanna Talk About the Women - Episode 2

April 5, 2021

Greetings Sports Fans and Athletic Supporters:

Come join us Under the Bleachers for Episode 2 of Season 2 - I Wanna Talk About the Women!

This week it’s Laura’s turn to pick the topics. For our queer topic she chose the Vatican’s statement on gay marriage; for our sports topic she chose the US Women’s National Soccer Team; and, for our topic at the intersection of sports and queer, proposed legislation looking to ban trans women and girls from sports.

After that, we share our interview with Team DC Member Club DC’s Different Drummers.

If you are interested in participating in the Heroes for Heroes Lunch Project, contact Brent@TeamDC.org

Read the Vatican’s recent statement on same sex unions: 

https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/full-text-vaticans-doctrinal-office-response-and-note-on-the-blessing-of-same-sex-unions

Here are a few articles discussing scientific research (or lack thereof) relating to trans athletes:

https://www.npr.org/2021/03/18/978716732/wave-of-new-bills-say-trans-athletes-have-an-unfair-edge-what-does-the-science-s

https://www.muscleandfitness.com/athletes-celebrities/news/science-or-lack-thereof-behind-transgender-inclusion-powerlifting/

https://www.outsports.com/2021/3/9/22321015/joanna-harper-transgender-athlete-research

Learn More about DC’s Different Drummers on their website: https://dcdd.org/, on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DCs.Different.Drummers/, Twitter: https://twitter.com/DCDD_Bands, and Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dcs.different.drummers/

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 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.

Rugby Thighs and March Madness! - Episode 1

Rugby Thighs and March Madness! - Episode 1

March 29, 2021

Greetings Sports Fans and Athletic Supporters:

Come join us Under the Bleachers for our Season 2 Premiere - Rugby Thighs and March Madness!

This week it’s Gabe's turn to pick the topics. For our queer topic he chose the rise of LGBTQ+ country music stars; for our sports topic he chose Six Nations Rugby and March Madness; and, for our topic at the intersection of sports and queer, the story of a 1950s high school track star.

After that, we share our interview with LGBTQ+ soccer star, activist, and author, Joanna Lohman.

If you are interested in participating in the Heroes for Heroes Lunch Project, contact Brent@TeamDC.org

Check out the new video from Lil Nas X here: MONTERO Video

Order Joanna Lohman’s new book Raising Tomorrow’s Champions here: https://rtcsoccer.com/buy-book/

Learn more about Joanna and her work and career here: https://joannalohman.com/ and follow her on social media: https://www.facebook.com/joanna.lohman; https://twitter.com/joannalohman; and https://www.instagram.com/joannalohman15/

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 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.

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