The Gay Footballer's Podcast

Jon Holmes

An episode of The Gay Footballer's Podcast

By Adam McCabe
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The Gay Footballer's Podcast is a podcast with the goal to spread the awareness of LGBTQ and ally representation in sports. With the main focus being on football, but also exploring other sports and personalities, each episode will consist of a 30 to 45 minute interview with an individual making an impact in their sporting discipline. Whether a current or former athlete, a member of an organizations front office, or even a sports journalist, each interview will help under cover the challenges, opportunities, and success LGBTQ individuals and allies face in their discipline within sport.
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The Gay Footballer's Podcast is a podcast with the goal to spread the awareness of LGBTQ and ally representation in sports. With the main focus being on football, but also exploring other sports and personalities, each episode will consist of a 30 to 45 minute interview with an individual making an impact in their sporting discipline. Whether a current or former athlete, a member of an organizations front office, or even a sports journalist, each interview will help under cover the challenges, opportunities, and success LGBTQ individuals and allies face in their discipline within sport.

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Funke Awoderu
Hey guys! Thanks for joining me and The Gay Footballer's Podcast. If this is you first time to the podcast, welcome! If you are returning, I appreciate your commitment to the podcast. The goal of The Gay Footballer's Podcast is to spread the awareness of LGBTQ and ally representation in sports. With the main focus being on football, but also exploring other sports and personalities, each episode will consist of a 30 to 45 minute interview with an individual making an impact in their sporting discipline. Whether a current or former athlete, a member of an organizations front office, or even a sports journalist, each interview will help under cover the challenges, opportunities, and success LGBTQ individuals and allies face in their discipline within sports. For this weeks episode, Adam had the opportunity to chat with Funke Awoderu, the Senior Inclusion & Diversity Manager for the English FA.  In the interview, Adam and Funke discuss the different programs in English football geared towards fighting homophobia, transphobia and racism.  They discuss Funke's role and how the landscape of football is changing in the United Kingdom and worldwide. This interview between Adam and Funke was recorded at the #STRONGERTOGETHER event at Wembley Stadium this past February. To follow Funke Awoderu follow the link below: Twitter: @FAwoderu
41:31
December 9, 2019
Luke Tuffs
Hey guys! Thanks for joining me and The Gay Footballer's Podcast. If this is you first time to the podcast, welcome! If you are returning, I appreciate your commitment to the podcast. The goal of The Gay Footballer's Podcast is to spread the awareness of LGBTQ and ally representation in sports. With the main focus being on football, but also exploring other sports and personalities, each episode will consist of a 30 to 45 minute interview with an individual making an impact in their sporting discipline. Whether a current or former athlete, a member of an organizations front office, or even a sports journalist, each interview will help under cover the challenges, opportunities, and success LGBTQ individuals and allies face in their discipline within sports. For this weeks episode, Adam had the opportunity to chat with Luke Tuffs, an openly gay soccer coach out of the United Kingdom blazing a trail with Knaphill FC. He is the only openly gay coach at this level of football in the United Kingdom. In the interview, Adam and Luke discuss football in the United States versus the United Kingdom, about Luke's club (former) and his thoughts about banter in the locker room. This is a fiery, passionate interview between Adam and Luke who were both panelist at the #STRONGERTOGETHER event at Wembley Stadium this past February. To follow Luke Tuffs and Knaphill FC follow the links below: Twitter: @luketuffs Instagram:@coachluket Twitter: @knaphillfc Instagram: @knaphill_fc
37:44
November 21, 2019
Kyle Krieger
Hey guys! Thanks for joining me and The Gay Footballer's Podcast. If this is you first time to the podcast, welcome! If you are returning, I appreciate your commitment to the podcast. The goal of The Gay Footballer's Podcast is to spread the awareness of LGBTQ and ally representation in sports. With the main focus being on football, but also exploring other sports and personalities, each episode will consist of a 30 to 45 minute interview with an individual making an impact in their sporting discipline. Whether a current or former athlete, a member of an organizations front office, or even a sports journalist, each interview will help under cover the challenges, opportunities, and success LGBTQ individuals and allies face in their discipline within sports. For this weeks episode, Adam had the opportunity to chat with Kyle Krieger, brother to USWNT soccer player Ali Krieger.  Many of you may know Kyle from his huge following on social media. Kyle became big from doing male grooming tutorial videos on Youtube and has expanded his creativity into the photography and videography space. In the interview, Adam learns about Kyle's love for soccer and his relationship with his sister growing up to today. They speak a lot about her accomplishments and what is like being a supporting brother to a World Cup Winner and Olympic Champion. Throughout the podcast, listeners will get to learn more about Kyle, his thoughts on the USWNT and have some laughs along the way! To follow Kyle Krieger follow the links below: Twitter: https://twitter.com/kylekrieger Instagram: @kylekrieger Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kylejkrieger/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPvNhOz1M7BegnrUAZFrvPw
1:07:54
October 23, 2019
Patrick Aviles
Hey guys! Thanks for joining me and The Gay Footballer's Podcast. If this is you first time to the podcast, welcome! If you are returning, I appreciate your commitment to the podcast. The goal of The Gay Footballer's Podcast is to spread the awareness of LGBTQ and ally representation in sports. With the main focus being on football, but also exploring other sports and personalities, each episode will consist of a 30 to 45 minute interview with an individual making an impact in their sporting discipline. Whether a current or former athlete, a member of an organizations front office, or even a sports journalist, each interview will help under cover the challenges, opportunities, and success LGBTQ individuals and allies face in their discipline within sports. For this weeks episode, Adam had the opportunity to chat with Patrick Aviles, the Manager of Marketing and Supporter Relations for Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC). Adam was able to meet with Patrick at the Banc of California stadium and experience everything LAFC. Patrick and Adam have a great conversation about Patrick's role with the club, how LAFC has a different relationship with its supporters than other clubs and learn more about Pride Republic - the LGBTQ supporters group for LAFC. If you would like to follow Pride Republic or Patrick Aviles follow the links below: Patrick Aviles: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pat.aviles Instagram: @lafcpat LA Pride Republic: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrideRepublic/ Twitter: @LAFCPrideRepub Instagram: @lafcpriderepublic
37:04
October 2, 2019
Rory Molleda
Hey guys!  Thanks for joining me and The Gay Footballer's Podcast.  If this is you first time to the podcast, welcome! If you are returning, I appreciate your commitment to the podcast. The goal of The Gay Footballer's Podcast is to spread the awareness of LGBTQ and ally representation in sports. With the main focus being on football, but also exploring other sports and personalities, each episode will consist of a 30 to 45 minute interview with an individual making an impact in their sporting discipline. Whether a current or former athlete, a member of an organizations front office, or even a sports journalist, each interview will help under cover the challenges, opportunities, and success LGBTQ individuals and allies face in their discipline within sports. For this weeks episode, Adam had the opportunity to chat with Rory Molleda, the Player Care Manager for MLS club D.C. United.  In the interview, Adam learns about Rory's background and his love for soccer. They discuss Rory's career path with D.C. United and his relationship with Wayne Rooney. The podcast ends with a discussion about Rory's life off the pitch.  To follow Rory Molleda follow the links below: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rmolleda Instagram: @rorymolleda Twitter: @rorymolleda
53:36
August 20, 2019
Jehmeil "Jay" Lemonius
Hey guys!  Thanks for joining me and The Gay Footballer's Podcast.  If this is you first time to the podcast, welcome! If you are returning, I appreciate your commitment to the podcast. The goal of The Gay Footballer's Podcast is to spread the awareness of LGBTQ and ally representation in sports. With the main focus being on football, but also exploring other sports and personalities, each episode will consist of a 30 to 45 minute interview with an individual making an impact in their sporting discipline. Whether a current or former athlete, a member of an organizations front office, or even a sports journalist, each interview will help under cover the challenges, opportunities, and success LGBTQ individuals and allies face in their discipline within sports. For this weeks episode, Adam had the opportunity to chat with Jehmeil "Jay" Lemonius from Stonewall Football Club and Stonewall (organization in London). In the interview, Adam learns about Jay's job as the Sports Campaign Manager of Stonewall and his influence on the Rainbow Laces campaign. They also speak about Stonewall F. C. which is known as one of the top LGBTQ+ football clubs in the world. To follow Jay, Stonewall F.C or Stonewall (organization) follow the links below: Jay: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jehmeil.catalano Stonewall F.C. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StonewallFC/ Instagram: @stonewallfootballclub Stonewall (organization) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stonewalluk/ Instagram: @stonewalluk
41:43
July 12, 2019
Gary Ginnaw
Hey guys!  Thanks for joining me and The Gay Footballer's Podcast.  If this is you first time to the podcast, welcome! If you are returning, I appreciate your commitment to the podcast. The goal of The Gay Footballer's Podcast is to spread the awareness of LGBTQ and ally representation in sports. With the main focus being on football, but also exploring other sports and personalities, each episode will consist of a 30 to 45 minute interview with an individual making an impact in their sporting discipline. Whether a current or former athlete, a member of an organizations front office, or even a sports journalist, each interview will help under cover the challenges, opportunities, and success LGBTQ individuals and allies face in their discipline within sports. For this episode, Adam finished his tour at Charlton Athletic Football Club with an interview with Gary Ginnaw. Gary is the current player/manager of LGBTQ+ club Charlton Invicta, which has a formal affiliation with Charlton Athletic Football Club.  In the interview Adam learns more about the Charlton Athletic Football Club community and Gary's love of football. You will learn about the struggles Gary had growing up with his sexuality and how he has found a home with Charlton Invicta. To follow Gary and Charlton Invicta follow the links below: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gary.ginnaw Twitter:  https://twitter.com/GRGin1983 Instagram: @garyginnaw Charlton Invicta Website:  http://bexleyinvictafc.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/charltoninvicta Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CharltonInvicta/
49:59
June 17, 2019
Michael Seeraj
   Michael Seeraj Title: Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at Charlton Athletic FC Michael’s early passions led him to studying social inclusion and exclusion in inner city urban areas. He was constantly interested in the impact that exclusion had on people considered as different or as “the other”.  Michael himself has a mixed ethnic background and at an early age marked out that he was “different”. Growing up as somebody considered as “other” has been a dimension of his own personal character and marked his outlook on life.  After working on projects with Charlton Athletic FC and the local authorities surrounding social integration and cohesion with different communities in the area, he was asked to lead the first ever Equality and Diversity Department in professional football in 2013. In focusing on the LGBTQ community Michael partnered with Bexley Invicta FC (now formally known as Charlton Invicta FC) to created the first formally affiliated partnership between a professional football club and an LGBTQ football club. This ground-breaking partnership created Charlton Invicta and was the first time an LGBTQ football club had the full backing, support, and affiliation with a professional football club. Michael thought that creating this partnership would, “provide structural and practical opportunities for the LGBTQ community to play football and help in raising issues with homophobia in sports to the LGBTQ community and wider audiences.” Twitter Handles: Charlton Athletic Community Trust --- @cafctrust Charlton Invicta FC --- @charltoninvicta Artices: EFL: https://www.efl.com/news/2017/september/charlton-athletic-addicks-launch-first-lgbtqi-team/ CAFC: https://www.cafc.co.uk/news/view/5b44d0e127f45/pride-in-london-brings-the-charlton-family-together
42:23
May 1, 2019
Lucy Rushton
Hey guys!  Thanks for joining me and The Gay Footballer's Podcast.  If this is you first time to the podcast, welcome! If you are returning, I appreciate your commitment to the podcast. The goal of The Gay Footballer's Podcast is to spread the awareness of LGBTQ and ally representation in sports. With the main focus being on football, but also exploring other sports and personalities, each episode will consist of a 30 to 45 minute interview with an individual making an impact in their sporting discipline. Whether a current or former athlete, a member of an organizations front office, or even a sports journalist, each interview will help under cover the challenges, opportunities, and success LGBTQ individuals and allies face in their discipline within sports. For the third full length episode, Adam interviewed Lucy Rushton from the United Kingdom. Lucy is the current Head of Technical Recruitment and Analysis at Atlanta United FC. She previously worked at Reading FC and Watford FC in analytics and recruitment. She is an incredible individual and I really think you guys will enjoy the interview.  To follow Lucy Rushton view the links below: Twitter: @lucyrushton12 To read stories previously written about Lucy follow the links below: The Sun: https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/7793430/atlanta-united-english-head-of-recruitment-lucy-rushton/ ESPN: http://www.espn.com/soccer/blog/espn-fc-united/68/post/3060620/lucy-rushton-q-and-a-the-role-of-analytics-in-the-construction-of-atlanta-united-fc Youtube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1wn_CgD-yg
51:21
April 6, 2019
Ryan Atkin
Hey guys!  Thanks for joining me and The Gay Footballer's Podcast.  If this is you first time to the podcast, welcome! If you are returning, I appreciate your commitment to the podcast. The goal of The Gay Footballer's Podcast is to spread the awareness of LGBTQ and ally representation in sports. With the main focus being on football, but also exploring other sports and personalities, each episode will consist of a 30 to 45 minute interview with an individual making an impact in their sporting discipline. Whether a current or former athlete, a member of an organizations front office, or even a sports journalist, each interview will help under cover the challenges, opportunities, and success LGBTQ individuals and allies face in their discipline within sports. For the second full length episode, Adam interviewed Ryan Atkin from the United Kingdom. In 2017, Ryan became the first openly gay referee in professional football in the United Kingdom. His journey has been well documented and Ryan has received many awards and recognition for his courage. To follow Ryan Atkin view the links below: Twitter: @ryantatkin Instagram: @ryantatkin Facebook: Ryan T Atkin To read stories previously written about Ryan follow the links below: Sky Sports: https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11095/11497552/professional-referee-ryan-atkin-says-lgbt-inclusion-should-become-everyday-life ESPN: http://www.espn.co.uk/football/english-league-championship/story/3176585/ryan-atkin-becomes-first-openly-gay-referee-in-england?device=featurephone The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/aug/10/ryan-atkin-first-openly-gay-professional-official-english-football-referee
1:02:36
March 18, 2019
Jon Holmes
Hey guys!  Thanks for joining me and The Gay Footballer's Podcast.  If this is you first time to the podcast, welcome! If you are returning, I appreciate your commitment to the podcast. The goal of The Gay Footballer's Podcast is to spread the awareness of LGBTQ and ally representation in sports. With the main focus being on football, but also exploring other sports and personalities, each episode will consist of a 30 to 45 minute interview with an individual making an impact in their sporting discipline. Whether a current or former athlete, a member of an organizations front office, or even a sports journalist, each interview will help under cover the challenges, opportunities, and success LGBTQ individuals and allies face in their discipline within sports. For the first full length episode, Adam had the chance to interview his friend, colleague and mentor Jon Holmes. Jon works as the Home Page Editor at Sky Sports Digital. He is extremely influential and current in all things LGBTQ surrounding sports. He is based in London, United Kingdom and Adam got to sit down for a conversation during his time as a speaker at the Just A Ball Game, Stronger Together, conference in February.  Jon is a talented editor, writer, and comes with a multitude of ideas into improving sport for everyone. To follow Jon and his work please follow the below links: Twitter: @jonboy79 & @sportsmedialgbt Sky Sports LGBT and Sport Inclusion Content: skysports.com/rainbowlaces Sports Media LGBT Network: https://sportsmedialgbt.com/ Make sure to subscribe to the podcast on whatever platform you are listening from and give us a good review and rating! We are also on all social media platforms and you can follow us and give us a like at the links below: Instagram: @thegayfootballerspodcast Facebook: The Gay Footballer's Podcast Twitter: @tgfpod And last, if you want to get in touch for any reason, please shoot us an email at thegayfootballerspodcast@gmail.com Thanks for listening and looking forward to taking on this journey with you!
59:07
March 4, 2019
Welcome to The Gay Footballer's Podcast!
Hey guys!  Thanks for joining me and The Gay Footballer's Podcast. I am so excited to being this journey and appreciate you listening. This goal of  The Gay Footballer's Podcast is to spread the awareness of LGBTQ and ally representation in sports. With the main focus being on football, but also exploring other sports and personalities, each episode will consist of a 30 to 45 minute interview with an individual making an impact in their sporting discipline. Wether a current or former athlete, a member of an organizations front office, or even a sports journalist, each interview will help under cover the challenges, opportunities, and success LGBTQ individuals and allies face in their discipline within sports. This first episode is an introduction to the podcast and the host (Adam McCabe). Make sure to subscribe to the podcast on whatever platform you are listening from and give us a good review and rating! We are also on all social media platforms and you can follow us and give us a like at the links below: Instagram: @thegayfootballerspodcast Facebook: The Gay Footballer's Podcast Twitter: @tgfpod And last, if you want to get in touch for any reason, please shoot us an email at thegayfootballerspodcast@gmail.com Thanks for listening and looking forward to taking on this journey with you!
06:43
February 26, 2019
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