Episode 1: Tackling homophobia with Kate Richardson-Walsh
Homophobia in sport remains a taboo subject for many at the highest levels with many athletes and coaches still having to deal with secrecy and stigma.
Kate Richardson-Walsh is an Olympic gold medal winning hockey player, who was capped a record 375 times for her country and was England and Great Britain captain for 13 years.
A trailblazer for LGBTQ sportspeople, Kate played alongside and then married international teammate Helen Richardson and in the process made history by becoming the first same-sex married couple to win an Olympic gold medal together.
In this episode, Kate chats to Gareth and host Craig Doyle about their experiences of dealing with the stigma around HIV and homophobia and being a gay sports person both in the public eye and on the international stage.
We hope you enjoy this episode, the first in a series looking at how we can together tackle stigma, misunderstanding and discrimination around vital social issues, including HIV.
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