Allow me, please, one brief indulgence, as I wish my youngest son, Liam, a very happy birthday today. He’s turning 14, and he fills me with pride, joy and love everyday.
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This Morning’s Outsports Headlines:
Coming to outsports.com at 9 a.m. EDT: San Diego pro soccer team forfeits game after gay player allegedly called a slur
In other LGBT Sports news...
Also new this morning...
Five members of the GoSPACE Facebook group — Etienne Aduya, Mika Costello, Nathan Fort, Kalyany Steele, Ryan Socolow — will discuss how they came out to their teammates with Anthony Nicodemo moderating the conversation for Outsports on Thursday Oct 8th.
If you’re an LGBTQ person in sports looking to connect with others in the community, head over to GO! SPACE to meet and interact with other LGBTQ athletes, or to Equality Coaching Alliance to find other coaches, administrators and other non-athletes in sports.
Highlights from Social Media:
In the lead-up to #NationalComingOutDay on Oct. 11, Outsports is celebrating our 11 most popular #comingout stories— Outsports (@outsports) October 1, 2020
We begin today with our friend and former @MLB umpire @DaleScottMLB5 #CourageIsContagioushttps://t.co/7c26EtzDid
Congratulations to trailblazing soccer referee Bibiana Steinhaus on her retirement! The Chief Inspector of police was the first female ref in Germany’s men’s Bundesliga league, and one of the most decorated referees in women’s soccer. She said in a statement she’d soon explain her sudden decision to retire. As far as is known, Steinhaus is straight and in a long-term relationship with English referee Howard Webb, but as out soccer player Hedvig Lindahl tweeted, she is “a fantastic role model for women around the world.”
Congratulations Bibiana!— FIFA Women's World Cup (@FIFAWWC) October 1, 2020
After a groundbreaking career, Bibiana Steinhaus drew the curtain on a stellar career by refereeing last night's #Supercup2020 between @FCBayernEN and @BVB @Bundesliga_EN pic.twitter.com/EWNo2YipFx
Podcast Du Jour
Nearly every day of the week, Outsports has a new podcast for your enjoyment. Our Brian Bell is back with a new episode of LGBT In The Ring. Bi+ Awareness Month wraps up as Solo Darling joins the show to discuss coming out as pansexual earlier this year, bi+ fetishization & the power in living your truth! Download and listen here:
Today’s Sports Calendar
WNBA FINALS: Game 1 tomorrow night
NBA FINALS: Game 2 tomorrow night
Click here for ESPN’s schedule of baseball action today
Click here for ESPN’s schedule of soccer action today
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