Spectator or Star Player—We can all Help End Bullying in Sports

Featuring professional hockey’s first player to come out as a gay man, former OHL player,

Brock McGillis


Thursday, April 25, 2019 

6:30 – 9 p.m.

(meet & greet at 6:30 ~ panel at 7 p.m. ~ audience Q&A about 8 p.m.) 

Gossip Grill
1220 University Avenue
San Diego, California 92103
RSVP by email with your name and number of guests, plus any special needs to info@lgbtsinthenews.com


Featuring professional hockey’s only player to come out as a gay man, former OHLplayer, Brock McGillis, the forum will be streamed online in front of a live audience via Facebook Live at LGBTs In The News Facebook page, also here at lgbtsinthenews.com (stay tuned for streaming window) and at mosuniverse.com, as well as via Twitter @lgbtsinthenewsThe audience-interactive conversation will focus on ways to end anti-LGBTQ bullying and all other types of bullying in sports where it begins: on playgrounds, in parks, at middle school and high school locker rooms, on athletic fields, on ice rinks, on soccer fields, basketball courts and anywhere young athletes and could-be athletes gather.

Co-headlining this important live event will be pro-golf and human-rights phenom, Maya Reddy.Also featured at the Thursday-evening panel at Gossip Grill in San Diego’s fabulous Hillcrest neighborhood as a prelude to a special game night with the San Diego Seals professional lacrosse team the following Saturday when LGBTQ fans are especially encouraged to attend, is celebrated trans-rights advocate and gifted gymnasts, Sam Moehlig. Don’t miss this very special engagement of LGBTs In The News, America’s best known LGBTQ live-forum panel series, this time presented by You Can Play, the SAG-AFTRA LGBT Actors Committee, and Dr. Bronner’s.

Visibility Partners: SAG-AFTRA LGBTQ Committee, You Can Play, Dr. Bronner’s
San Diego Diplomacy Council, San Diego Press Club, San Diego Gulls, The Lafayette Hotel, Top of the Bay and Trans Family Support Services

Media Partners:The Rage Monthly, The Blunt Post and WEHO Times

Simply email your name , number of guests and any special needs to

Thursday, January 18 in San Diego—Who Can Play? LGBTQ Participation in Professional, Amateur and School Sports


An amazingly diverse panel of accomplished athletes, a top executive leader from professional sports business, join headlining panelist, celebrity sports analyst, NBC writer and comedian, Erin Foley and LGBTs In The News moderator, Thom Senzee for a historic, fascinating and fiery discussion presented by the You Can Play Project

JUST ADDED! Katie Sowers, San Francisco 49ers assistant coach, Outsports’ Female Hero of the Year: Katie Sowers, the NFL’s first openly gay assistant coach

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1220 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103


Meet-and-greet at 6:30 p.m.—panel discussion at 7 p.m. (audience questions at 7:45)

RSVP for free reservations: email your name and number of guests to info@lgbtsinthenews.com (we’ll reply right away with a confirmation.)

This engagement of  LGBTs In The News with Thom Senzee is a preview panel to the San Diego Gulls January 20 Diversity Night Tailgate Party and Game. Check out You Can Play Project’s San Diego Chapter Facebook page for more information about tickets to the game-night events: www.facebook.com/YouCanPlayTeam


Actor Erin Foley
Erin Foley headlines LGBTs In The News January 18 in San Diego

Erin Foley

Comedic actress, comedian, and writer. Erin Foley is the host of Mixologist And A Movie on Lifetime and is a cast member on season one of How to Be A Grown-Up on Tru Tv. As a seasoned comedian, she has her own Comedy Central Presents, as well as having been on Conan O’Brien, @ Midnight, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Chelsea Lately, Arsenio Hall  and Last Call With Carson Daly . She has performed five times at the Montreal Comedy Festival, the San Francisco Sketch Fest, Moontower Comedy Festival in Austin and Limestone Comedy Festival in Bloomington.

As a writer, Foley wrote on the NBC sitcom, ONE BIG HAPPY and was a consulting producer on Little Funny which debuts in 2017. Foley’s successful comedic podcast Sports Without Balls was recently added to the All Things Comedy network, receiving critical acclaim.

Additionally, Erin has starred in many national commercial campaigns, a guest star appearance in NBC’s Go On, the acclaimed Tribeca Film Fest short Cried Suicide, and even a supporting role in Almost Famous. Her versatility makes her one of the most sought-after women working the comedy scene today.

JUST ADDED! Katie Sowers, San Francisco 49ers assistant coach, Outsports’ Female Hero of the Year: Katie Sowers, the NFL’s first openly gay assistant coach

MATT SAVANT |President of Business Operations the San Diego Gulls American Hockey League Team

SAM JOHNSON |Whittier College Poets Soccer Team (defense)|Northwest and California Regional Speakers Board of the You Can Play Project, in addition to the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee of the Sports Equality Foundation

BROOKE SULLIVAN |Team member, San Diego Surge women’s tackle football team |Advocate for increasing welcomed participation in sports by athletes who are transgender

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