Queer swimmer Theresa Goh advocates for Singapore’s LGBTQ community

Elwanda Tulloch

A new profile in Lifestyle Asia spells it out: “As far as sporting legends in Singapore go, few make our hearts swell with pride like Theresa Goh does.”

Theresa Goh holding a colorful umbrella: Theresa Goh proudly displays the Singapore flag after winning the a bronze medal at the 2016 Paralympic Games.

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Theresa Goh proudly displays the Singapore flag after winning the a bronze medal at the 2016 Paralympic Games.

Goh, who was born with spina bifida, won gold at the 2006 International Paralympic Committee World Swimming Championships, thus becoming the first swimming world champion in her country’s history.

The fact that she was able to do so while paralyzed from the waist down remains a jaw-dropping feat and a testament to her courage and perseverance.

Yet that triumph is only part of what makes Goh such an inspiring and unique figure in Singapore. After winning a bronze medal at the 2016 Paralympic Games, Goh came out publicly as queer, despite living in a country that does not recognize

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How the Portland Trail Blazers Won by Losing

Elwanda Tulloch

After a nail-wrecking set of qualifying games, three playoff rows, one unlikely win, a Damian Lillard knee sprain, a whole heap of bizarre Mario Hezonja plays, a brief wildcat strike, and a Dame-less contest where they left it all on the court, the Portland Trail Blazers’ season is over. In a way, it was a metaphor for the whole season: they came, they tried, they threw out all the gambits they had, but they just didn’t have the players they needed to make the magic happen.

The Blazers’ brief playoff berth is probably the strangest in history, only earned because of the colossal failure of the modern American state coming to a head when a once-every-100-years global health crisis left the entire country reeling and gave them time to get Jusuf Nurkic back and reduce Hassan Whiteside’s minutes in the qualifiers.

They almost didn’t lose their way out of the

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Miller Forristall Leads More Experienced Tight End Room for Alabama in 2020

Elwanda Tulloch

Like everyone else in the University of Alabama football program, tight end Miller Forristall is prepping for a season full of unknowns, but the redshirt senior is certainly taking advantage of his final year at the Capstone, and enjoying every moment along the way.

“No one’s senior year has ever been like this,” Forristall said during his media availability via Zoom on Tuesday afternoon. “Not Coach [Nick Saban], definitely not us, I’ve been alive for 22 years. There’s people who have been alive a lot longer than I have and haven’t seen anything like this. This has been nothing like [I envisioned]. I mean no spring ball. No class. We’re at home all this time. We’re in Zoom meetings. 

“I think you can kind of applaud our coaches and the university for how they’ve handled this, with so much uncertainly. Whether it be: are we going to play, what we’re

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Inside Wright Thompson’s First Dive Into the World of Podcasting

Elwanda Tulloch

Wright Thompson is a well-known name in the sports media landscape. Some may know his various longform magazine pieces, others his work on ESPN’s 30 For 30 series. Thompson’s career spans two decades, and much of his notoriety stems from his feature writing on the Worldwide Leader of Sports platform.

But what no one knows Wright Thompson for is podcasting. That will now change, as he’s teamed up with ESPN and Pineapple Street Studios to make Bloodlines, a three-episode podcast. The project documents the history of the horse racing business and examines a troubling trend of thoroughbred deaths in Santa Anita, California. Thompson has done a lot in his 20-year career as a journalist, but never a podcast.

What drew him to the audio medium? The natural curiosity that has driven Thompson in his journalism career, and a desire to not be the old dog who can’t learn new tricks.

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