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Outsports conversation: 3 LGBTQ athletes discuss transitioning to politics and the year ahead

Rep. Sharice Davids (D-KS), Akil Patterson and Anthony Nicodemo share lessons learned in sports that lead to success in politics.

Join Anthony Nicodemo, Rep. Sharice Davids (D-KS) and Akil Patterson to talk about transitioning from sports to politics and the year aghead, June 25, 6 p.m. ET.

In our final Outsports Pride conversation during Pride month, we looked ahead to the rest of the year that will feature a high-profile Presidential election and other political contests.

These three amazing LGBTQ people in sports have entered the world of politics. We talked about the steps involved in making the transition into politics, different entry points, skills learned in sports that lead to success in politics and other issues. We also talked with them about where they are putting their strongest efforts over the next six months.

The conversation featured:

  • Rep. Sharice Davids (D-KS)
  • Anthony Nicodemo, coach, athletic director & President, Hudson Valley Stonewall Democrats
  • Akil Patterson, former athlete & President/CEO, Community Advocacy Consultants

Each of them brought a different perspective to the conversation, from community activist to union head to sitting U.S. Congresswoman. It’s an insightful, powerful, illuminating conversation.

You can check out the entire conversation on YouTube.