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Seattle: Formal apology issued for OL Regin broadcast misgendering

Baseball

August 16, 2021
Source: OL Reign/Twitter
Source: OL Reign/Twitter

⚾️Mariners: The Mariners tried to stage a late comeback, but lost 8–3 to the Toronto Blue Jays yesterday. That said, the M’s still won the series 2-1, thanks to Friday’s thrilling walk-off walk win and back-to-back home runs on Saturday. Beautiful.

🏀Storm: As we mentioned, the Storm — sans Sue Bird and Breanna Stewart, who sat out for well-deserved rest — lost 87–85 to the Chicago Sky yesterday in overtime (OT) after Jewell Loyd missed the game-tying layup to force the second OT. At least this game didn’t have $30,000 on the line. *winks*

⚽️OL Reign: On a recent episode of The GIST of It, we discussed the media misgendering non-binary athletes. Unfortunately, it happened again during Saturday’s NWSL broadcast. 

  • The announcer did a feature story on OL Reign midfielder and Olympic gold medalist Quinn — who is trans and non-binary, and lists their pronouns on their social media as well as the team’s roster page — but misgendered them.

The announcer later apologized but the damage was already done. We have to be better.