Good morning and welcome to The Huddle for today, October 11, 2020. It’s Sunday, and today is National Coming Out Day!
Your need to read time today is just under 2 minutes.
This Morning’s Outsports Headlines:
Celebrating LGBTQ sports history, even the negative moments: USA Powerlifting bans all trans women from competing as women
We’ve been counting down to National Coming Out Day all month!
And our #1 most-read coming out story: Gay Kentucky basketball player supported by team
In other LGBT Sports news...
CNN gave Outsports a shoutout: NFL encourages players to come out in new PSA for National Coming Out Day
Bi sportswriter Dave Stevenson writes in Fansided: Washington Capitals: Thank you for everything, Braden Holtby
Also new this morning...
3 stories from PinkNews that caught my eye:
Our friend LGBTQ youth advocate and educator Micah Porter shared this video in the GO! SPACE Facebook group, and thanked Outsports, all the panelists, and moderator Anthony Nicodemo for lifting up this important conversation! Watch it here:
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:
Thank you, NFL, and Anthony Harris (Vikings); Anthony Barr (Vikings); Dalton Risner (Broncos); Calais Campbell (Ravens); Jarvis Landry (Browns); Marlon Humphrey (Ravens); Rob Gronkowski (Buccaneers) and DeAndre Hopkins (Cardinals) for taking part in this video for National Coming Out Day!
My eyes watered reading this tweet by icon Billie Jean King for National Coming Out Day:
It takes bravery to live an authentic life. While I was not able to come out as a member of the #LGBTQ community on my own terms, if you’re ready & can safely do so, then I support you! And if you’re not quite there yet, I support you exactly where you are. #NationalComingOutDay pic.twitter.com/txSfq0B2re— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) October 11, 2020
Deputy managing editor Alex Reimer was out and about last night in Boston, and snapped this smokin’ selfie.
Podcast Du Jour
Nearly every day of the week, Outsports has a new podcast for your enjoyment. Today, it’s a bonus edition of Alex Reimer’s podcast The Sports Kiki: On this week’s show, Alex speaks with ESPN’s Israel Gutierrez about his powerful coming out story, personal tragedy, and the journey to living a fulfilled life as an openly gay man in sports media. Listen here:
Today’s Sports Calendar
NFL: Click here for ESPN’s schedule of Week 5 football action
MLB ALCS Game 1:
NBA FINALS Game 6:
SOCCER: Click here for ESPN’s schedule of soccer action today.
NASCAR: Here’s ESPN’s Grid for the NASCAR Cup Series at Charlotte
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