Episode 1156: An Interview With Chris Mosier – The First Transgender Athlete To Represent a US Men’s National Team – On Breaking Barriers, Nike Ads, And Trump
Chris Mosier represented his country in the sprint race at the World Duathlon Championships in 2016, and in the process became the first transgender athlete to make a US men’s national team.
What has really motivated me is being the person I wish I had when I was younger. #transisbeautiful@Bonobos x @TheChrisMosier pic.twitter.com/HZ0iCEr2vk
— The Chris Mosier (@TheChrisMosier) February 9, 2018
He’s the first transgender athlete we’ve had on the show, and he tells us about life since he transitioned back in 2010, appearing on Nike ads and in ESPN The Magazine’s Body Issue, and the atmosphere in America for transgender people today in light of President Trump’s regressive attitudes to their community.
The Trump administration is coming under fire for rewriting a federal rule that bars discrimination in health care based on “gender identity.”
Critics say it’s another attempt to undercut acceptance for transgender people. https://t.co/Vp9t2YBpOI pic.twitter.com/REnvwJdEpx
— Chicago Tribune (@chicagotribune) April 30, 2018
We also talk about the first Irishman to play in Major League Baseball in 73 years – and the shameful story of the last guy to play in the ‘bigs’; the Early Theorem gets another airing, and Ken gets schooled by the hard-nuts over on tennis Twitter.
Tomorrow PJ Conlon of the New York Mets will become the first Irishman in 73 years to start a Major League game, wrote this about him last season https://t.co/4c3ldTFWAU
— Dave Hannigan (@daveyhannigan) May 6, 2018
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