Perhaps in reaction to the recent spate of gay athletes coming out, SiriusXM’s OutQ channel will launch a gay sports show. The Outfield will be hosted by some well-known figures. Via press release:
The Outfield will be a place where sports fans, regardless of sexual orientation, will be encouraged to share their perspectives on events and issues happening on and off the field. Guests for the debut program include: Sheryl Swoopes, the head coach of the women’s basketball team of Loyola University Chicago, three-time Olympic Gold Medalist and three-time WNBA MVP; Dakota Cochrane, professional MMA fighter; and Howard Bragman, noted public relations expert credited with advising numerous celebrities and athletes on “coming out,” including All-American college football star Michael Sam, who is widely considered a prospect to become the first openly-gay player in the NFL. Also joining will be Cyd Zeigler, editor and co-founder of Outsports.com, and Hudson Taylor, the Founder and Executive Director of Athlete Ally. In the coming weeks, guests will include Ciaran O’Lionaird, Summer Olympian and track star, among others.
The first show will be this Sunday at 11AM on OutQ 109.