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LGBTQI+ Advocate/Former NFL Player Esera Tuaolo to Appear on I Love My Wife Podcast

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LGBTQI+ Advocate/Former NFL Player Esera Tuaolo to Appear on I Love My Wife Podcast

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Esera Tuaolo is coming to your airwaves…internet waves? The evolution of the internet is weird. The former NFL journeyman will be the special guest star on tomorrow (9/6) afternoon’s episode of the podcast I Love My Wife. The popular LGBTQI+ podcast will feature Tuaolo talking with hosts Kelli Carpenter and Anne Steele about a variety of topics.

From 1991-1999 Tuaolo played for the Packers, Vikings, Jaguars, Falcons, and Panthers. During Super Bowl XXXIII he recorded the final tackle of John Elway’s career. He’s better known, however, for his star turn on NBC’s The Voice. A member of Team Blake, Tuaolo made it to the Playoff Round before being eliminated from Blake Shelton’s Final 3.

To be honest, we’re not really sure how, because you need to listen to this.

That dude can SING!

The LGBTQI+ Advocacy of Esera Tuaolo

After retiring from professional football, Tuaolo came out to the public on HBO’s Real Sports. Since then he has worked tirelessly as an advocate for LGBTQI+ issues around the country. He has worked directly with the NFL to combat Homophobia, and is on the advisory board for the Gay and Lesbian Athletics Foundation. His non-profit, Hate in Any Form is Wrong, is an Anti-Bullying program aimed towards making sports more inclusionary. 

I Love My Wife Podcast

I Love My Wife is one of the most popular new LGBT podcasts hosted by married couple Kelli Carpenter & Anne Steele. One day they are cruising from Mykonos to Santorini and the next they are picking their kids up at volleyball. These women have a fabulous yet strangely normal life and share it with their listeners through hilarious stories and touching moments. Each week, they also feature guests from the worlds of LGBT entertainment, comedy, travel, and more. Past guests have included Judy Gold, Seth Rudetsky, Chely Wright, Ann Hampton Callaway, Stephanie Klemons, Phoebe Legere, Alec Mapa, Well Strung, Gavin Creel, Doug Wilson from Trading Spaces, Merryn Johns from Curve Magazine, Ed Salvato from Man About World, and more.

Produced by power podcast duo Derek Hartley and Romaine Patterson. #ilovemywifepodcast takes listeners on weekly adventures with one of the most well-known lesbian couples around. Kelli co-founded R Family Vacations in 2003 and was nominated for an Emmy for producing an HBO documentary about LGBT families. Anne is a multi-award winning singer/songwriter who tours the US and Europe playing concerts and also performing on the high seas with RSVP Vacations, Atlantis Events and R Family Vacations. Anne and Kelli were married June 1, 2013 and their wedding was featured in the NY Times. They currently reside with their children and their dog Buddy in New Jersey but one can frequently find them in a variety of locations around the world.

The episode will be live streamed on Tomorrow, 9/6, at 1pm EST. You can listen to previous episodes free of charge on iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud, or wherever you get your podcasts.

Ned is an Actor and award-winning Content Creator based out of Brooklyn, New York. Currently you can hear him as a voice actor on the podcast Encounter Party!, and as the host of the podcast At the Table: A Play Reading Series. Originally from Portland, Maine, Ned is an avid follower of all things New England, be it sports teams, breweries, seafood, or Cumby's. He spends most of his free time playing board games, listening to podcasts, and gawking at dogs on the street. You can learn more on his website,

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