April 10, 2014
/PRNewswire/ -- SiriusXM today announced it will launch
, a new weekly sports talk show on SiriusXM OutQ, Sirius XM's 24/7 channel for the LGBT community.
The live call-in show will be hosted by sports broadcaster
and will feature interviews with LGBT athletes and LGBT allies as they discuss sports, fitness, and the advancement of openly gay athletes competing in sports at all levels.
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:
, the head coach of the women's basketball team of Loyola University Chicago, three-time Olympic Gold Medalist and three-time WNBA MVP;
, professional MMA fighter; and
, noted public relations expert credited with advising numerous celebrities and athletes on "coming out," including All-American college football star
, who is widely considered a prospect to become the first openly-gay player in the NFL. Also joining will be
, editor and co-founder of Outsports.com, and
, the Founder and Executive Director of Athlete Ally. In the coming weeks, guests will include
, Summer Olympian and track star, among others.
Robinson's show will be on the leading edge of a new, inclusive era in sports journalism. A graduate of
Prairie View A&M University
is a member of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalist Association and has a career in both radio and television sports and news, most recently with the SiriusXM SportsZone channel.
"We've reached a time where we need to tell stories of gay athletes beyond homophobia in the locker room," said Robinson. "This program will proudly carry the torch of reporting positive stories of inclusion and advancement for gay athletes in sports on recreational, collegiate, and professional levels."