The Rise of Gay Sports

The Rise of Gay SportsGays and Sports didn’t used to go together.  Fast-forward to the present and seems like a nearly everyday occurrence where major sports stars are coming out of the closet.  And, and top of that, there are now entire leagues, teams and international associations of purely gays in sports.  Impressive that we have come so far, no? (You couldn’t tell by this week’s crappy election results!)

Alfonzo Chavez, from COMPETE Magazine, joins me this week to talk about this very topic.  Compete is a magazine dedicated to gay sports.  Everything about it that you probably didn’t know or didn’t want to ask.  Alright, it’s quite a bit more than that, but I’ll let him tell you the story.  You can find COMPETE at many local newsstands where you find other GLBT publications here in Arizona, along with a few other Western-region states.  Of course, the easiest way to get COMPETE is to go check out their website at and get yourself a subscription.  Also, don’t forget to listen to their weekly podcast, all about…….yep, you guessed it: gay sports!

Weekend Events Update:

J. Seth Anderson is off this week so I am taking the reigns….

DNA @ TCA: Dance the Night Away over at the Tempe Center for the Arts on Saturday night, featuring DJ Brazilia and Madd Rich, set alongside unique and intriguing art-related live performance vignettes.  More info @

CityScape Grand Opening: Live entertainment, free samples, parties, yoga classes, coffee, and a ridiculously long schedule of events going on in the heart of Downtown Phoenix.  The new CityScape project officially opens and brings stars like Macy Gray and Third Eye Blind in for free public concerts this weekend!  More info @

Just a tidbit of what is going on this weekend.  For more, check out or