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Jock Talk: Sin City Classic gearing up

Jock Talk: Sin City Classic gearing up

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Sep 25, 2019

Sports are beginning to open up registration for the 13th annual Sin City Classic in Las Vegas, scheduled for January 16-19, with an expanded list of sports.

Jock Talk: Hong Kong Gay Games may be in jeopardy

Jock Talk: Hong Kong Gay Games may be in jeopardy

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Sep 18, 2019

After months of seemingly nonstop clashes between Hong Kong police and pro-democracy protesters, many Gay Games supporters are doubting the quadrennial event can be held in Hong Kong in 2022.

Jock Talk Extra: 'Mack Wrestles' premieres on ESPN

Jock Talk Extra: 'Mack Wrestles' premieres on ESPN

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Sep 16, 2019

Early in "Mack Wrestles," a 30-minute documentary about transgender wrestler Mack Beggs that premieres on ESPN's "30 for 30" Sunday, September 22, his grandmother talks about her grandchild's early struggles with self-acceptance.

Jock Talk: Stoppage sabotage

Jock Talk: Stoppage sabotage

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Sep 11, 2019

Leaders of FIFA, soccer's international governing body, have long gotten soccer fans accustomed to their habit of repeatedly taking one step forward for progress, then one step off a 35-foot cliff.

Jock Talk: Dallas wins Gay Softball World Series bid

Jock Talk: Dallas wins Gay Softball World Series bid

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Sep 4, 2019

Dallas beat out San Francisco for the rights to host the 2021 Gay Softball World Series.

Jock Talk: East Bay Front Runners plan Pride Run

Jock Talk: East Bay Front Runners plan Pride Run

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Aug 28, 2019

East Bay Front Runners and Walkers will hold its 15th annual Pride Run and Walk this year Saturday, October 12 — the day after National Coming Out Day.

Jock Talk: Gearing up for 2020 Bingham Cup

Jock Talk: Gearing up for 2020 Bingham Cup

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Aug 14, 2019

A few years back, Joey Van Matre, an Oklahoma research analyst who had recently relocated to the Bay Area, was in search of a sport to help him open up socially.

Jock Talk: Final reports from Gay Games Paris note the highs and lows

Jock Talk: Final reports from Gay Games Paris note the highs and lows

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Aug 7, 2019

Gay Games X last year in Paris was a rousing success. It turned a profit, drew more than 10,000 participants, and provided supportive, inclusive competition for the athletes.

Jock Talk: LGBT powerlifting group to hold meetings

Jock Talk: LGBT powerlifting group to hold meetings

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Jul 31, 2019

The LGBT Powerlifting Union, having just completed its third world championship meet in Blackpool, England, has announced that it will hold a series of stakeholder consultation meetings the rest of 2019 to discuss various issues.

Jock Talk: FIFA must follow through with new bias sanctions

Jock Talk: FIFA must follow through with new bias sanctions

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Jul 24, 2019

This month, a new disciplinary code of the international governing body for soccer went into effect, and it imposes stiffer sanctions for discrimination on the basis of race, gender, and sexual orientation.

Jock Talk: Time to pay up

Jock Talk: Time to pay up

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Jul 10, 2019

Thoughts on the Women's World Cup.

Jock Talk: International Front Runners mark 40th year with SF Pride Run

Jock Talk: International Front Runners mark 40th year with SF Pride Run

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Jul 2, 2019

A record 800 participants took part in last weekend's San Francisco Pride Run.

Jock Talk: Usual tropes seen in lawsuit over trans athletes

Jock Talk: Usual tropes seen in lawsuit over trans athletes

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Jun 26, 2019

A recently filed lawsuit in Connecticut shows exactly the kind of sports limbo transgender high school athletes can find themselves in even when they are fortunate enough to live in a state that supports their civil rights.

Jock Talk: The tangled legal web of sports trans bans

Jock Talk: The tangled legal web of sports trans bans

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Jun 19, 2019

Transgender individuals increasingly are gaining recognition of their rights through non-discrimination protections in nearly every part of life.