LGBTQ Athletes and Figures Explore the Ongoing Challenges Faced
in Sports in AT&T AUDIENCE Network's "Alone In The Game"
Exclusive Documentary Premieres June 28 at 8 p.m. ET/PT
Alone in the Game | AT&T AUDIENCE Network
off an official selection at AFI Docs Film Festival in Washington
Network unveiled its new, exclusive documentary, "Alone In
The Game." It will make its premiere on Thursday, June 28
at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
The AT&T original feature-length documentary follows a group
of athletes and sports figures from the biggest stages in American
sports, including the NFL, NBA, MLS, and NCAA, among others,
to explore the ongoing struggles LGBTQ athletes are facing at
the professional, collegiate and Olympic levels.
perspectives come from:
• NBA Commissioner Adam Silver
• Former ESPN President John Skipper
• Former NBA center Jason Collins
• Former NFL lineman Ryan O'Callaghan
• MLS Cup champion Robbie Rogers
• Olympic medalists Gus Kenworthy
• Olympic medalists Megan Rapinoe
will hear the personal stories of LGBTQ athletes who deal with
living their most authentic life or hiding in fear that their
sports careers will come to a crashing end if the truth comes
"It's time to unveil such important and inspirational stories.
We're giving viewers a rare look into the lives of these elite
athletes' unique journeys and open their eyes to the daily challenges
these athletes face on and off the field of play," said David
McFarland, "Alone In The Game" creator and executive producer.
"With added attention to this issue, I'm hopeful we can affect
real change at the highest levels of American sport and that
the next generation of LGBTQ athletes will be judged by their
athletic performance, rather than their sexual orientation or
"Alone In The Game" shines a light on the stark reality of the
big business of sports. It also exposes a culture of exclusion,
bigotry and discrimination which keeps many LGBTQ athletes in
the closet and living in silence. "As America's culture, including
that of the sports world, continues to evolve, AT&T remains
steadfast in our support of inclusion, which encompasses advocating
the right mindset surrounding the LGBTQ community," said Daniel
York, senior executive vice president and chief content officer
for AT&T. "We are honored to provide these athletes a platform
to share their stories and empower others going through similar
Catch "Alone In The Game" on AT&T AUDIENCE Network -
DIRECTV ch. 239 and AT&T U-verse ch. 1114. You can also watch
via streaming services on DIRECTV NOW, DIRECTV, and AT&T U-verse
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