Good morning and welcome to The Huddle for today, October 13, 2020. It’s Tuesday.

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This Morning’s Outsports Headlines:

Celebrating LGBTQ sports history: Troy Aikman says being gay ‘is not my lifestyle’

In other LGBT Sports news…

Sky Sports: Landon Donovan on San Diego Loyal dealing with Collin Martin homophobic abuse

People: Author Andrew Gelwicks on Why He Wanted to Tell Queer Athletes’ Stories in New Book

The Telegraph: One of British cycling’s most promising riders comes out as transgender after giving up on 2024 Olympics dream

Sportzwiki: Sonya Deville: WWE Lesbian Star Celebrates National Coming Out Day

Also new this morning…

Monday Night Football went into overtime after L.A. kicker Michael Badgley missed a potentially game-winning field goal. The final: New Orleans Saints 30, Los Angeles Chargers 27

Oh, look… Somebody forgot to tell the Cowboys Colin Kaepernick is still available.

Baseball gods cruel in Game 2 defeat. Rays take Astros 4-2

Max Fried dominates, Braves offense erupts late for 5-1 victory over Dodgers in Game 1

Adam Duvall leaves Game 1 with injury

Tommy Pham ‘in good condition’ after being stabbed

Hall of Famer Joe Morgan passes away at 77

Joe Morgan #8 of the Cincinnati Reds heads for home plate as teammate Dave Concepcion #13 tells him not to slide during the 1972 World Series against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on October 1972 in Oakland, Calif.

From Red Reporter, a tribute worthy of your time: Thank you for my fandom, Joe Morgan


Our friend, out UCLA coach Kirk Walker, paid tribute to a founding member of the Equality Coaching Alliance: co-founder Dr. Charley Sullivan of Lawrence, Kan.

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:

Check out this video shared on Instagram by out swimmer Sukura Duarte McLawson showing off a “Monofin” using the #gayathlete hashtag:

WTF?!? Good for you, Reggie Cannon! Megan Rapinoe RT’d this:

Johnny Weir wants your votes to dance again!

If you want your social media post to be included here, or to share one showcasing LGBTQ sports, email us the link at [email protected] or tag @Outsports on Instagram or Twitter!

Podcast Du Jour

Nearly every day of the week, Outsports has a new podcast for your enjoyment. Today, D.Gil is back with a fresh-brewed episode of The GAMEDAY TEA. His guest is Torch George, the 16th female member of the Harlem Globetrotters! Listen here:

This and all Outsports podcasts are available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify and on every platform where you find Outsports!

Today’s Sports Calendar


Buffalo Bills vs. Tennessee Titans at 7 p.m. EDT on CBS

MLB NLCS Game 2 and ALCS Game 3:

Atlanta Braves vs. Los Angeles Dodgers at 6:05 p.m.EDT on FS1

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Houston Astros at 8:40 p.m. EDT on TBS


Click here for ESPN’s schedule of soccer action today.

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