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Doug Glanville discusses impact of the LGBTQ+ community in the sports world on the latest edition of “Class is in Session”

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In recognition of Pride Month, this month’s Class is in Session presented by UI Health discusses the impact of the LGBTQ+ community in the sports world, and how sports can provide an opportunity to bring all people together under common rules and goals, furthering the ideals of on-field competition and working towards a more inclusive and accepting society off-the-field.

Premiering Tuesday, June 28, at 5:30 PM CT, this month’s episode hosted by Doug Glanville features two sports broadcasters who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community:

  • Kate Scott – The play-by play voice of the Philadelphia 76ers, as well as long-time sports broadcaster
  • Nick McCarvel – Sports reporter and commentator who has covered the Olympics, with extensive work in figure skating and tennis.

Stay tuned tomorrow immediately following Class is in Session for Cubs Live!, previewing the Cubs-Reds game at 7 PM.

ABOUT CLASS IS IN SESSION: Hosted, written and co-produced by former Cubs outfielder Doug Glanville, Class is in Session explores the intersection between sports and society, looking at the human side of sport, with a discussion led by Doug Glanville and featuring distinguished panels of expert guests. In 2021, Class is in Session earned a Chicago/Midwest Regional Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Achievement for a Sports Interview/Discussion. Previous episode topics include barriers for minority coaches in sports, the collegiate amateurism model, the relationship between patriotism and sports, the importance of mental health awareness and more.

Past episodes of Class is in Session are available on demand using the Marquee Sports Network app and website.

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