This week on Virgin Radio Pride: Glyn Fussell, Joseph Galliano and LGBTQ+ acceptance in the world of sport

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18 Jul 2022, 11:47

Virgin Radio Pride logo, Glyn Fussell, Joseph Galliano

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The heatwave might be in full swing, but Virgin Radio Pride has some seriously cool guests and topics this week. 

On tonight’s My Pride Playlist (6pm, 18th July), Steve Denyer will be joined by creator of iconic LGBTQ+ club night, Sink The Pink, and the Mighty Hoopla, Glyn Fussell. 

Along with hearing about his favourite tracks and what they mean to him, Glyn will also share stories about the early days of Sink The Pink, why he made the move from Bristol to Australia to find his queer family, touring with Mel C, and his Mighty Hoopla headliner wishlist.

On Tuesday, (19th July), The Logbooks will once again dive into the records of LGBTQ+ helpline, Switchboard. This week, hosts Tash Walker and Adam Zmith will look into the often unconventional means and methods some LGBTQ+ people used to start having children.

In the 1990s, more and more lesbians called Switchboard to ask where they could get hold of sperm. In this episode, there will be stories from the people who pioneered queer family-making, and catch-up with some folks who have their own experiences and opinions on what queer family means to them today.

This week’s Big Conversation is all about the sporting world’s acceptance of LGBTQ+ players and participants, and the work that has yet to be done. 

On Wednesday (20th July), Christian Hewgill will explore the same topic in The Rise of LGBTQ+ Football Fan Groups. The episode will find out why these online forums have been popping up all over the country, how important they can be, and why for some, they’ve even been lifesaving. 

On Thursday’s Matt Cain Meets (21st July), Queer Britain museum founder Joseph Galliano will sit down with the host to chat about why teaching history needs to be inclusive and his experience setting up the museum and its exhibitions.

As always, Stephen Sullivan will be bringing the tunes for his Drag Breakfast both Saturday and Sunday from 6am, while Virgin Radio Pride’s Crossey will chat to even more celebs on Saturday afternoon (23rd July) from 4pm. 

Emma Goswell will tackle the Big Conversation surrounding sports and the LGBTQ+ community in Quite A Queer Conversation on Sunday evening (24th July) from 7pm. 

Listen online at, on the Virgin Radio UK app or ask your smart speaker to 'Play Virgin Radio Pride UK'. All specials listed air from 6pm.