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Welcome to Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. Here’s The Huddle

The Huddle is your daily briefing on what’s new in LGBT sports news, the latest links and who’s in the social media spotlight.

Shelby Weldon/Photo by Eliot Elisofon/The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images

Good morning and welcome to The Huddle for today, October 14, 2020. We made it to Wednesday.

Your need to read time today is just over 90-seconds.

This Morning’s Outsports Headlines:

Harvard lacrosse player to teammates: ‘Guys, I’m gay’

Celebrating LGBTQ sports history: D1 coach Kirk Walker comes out as gay

In other LGBT Sports news...

Our hero: Chase Strangio’s Victories for Transgender Rights

EOC responds to criticism over 2023 European Games in “LGBT free-zone”

We love seeing student journalists succeed! The campus newspaper at St. Edwards University in Austin, Texas covered this story that we’ve also been telling you about: Anti-gay slur mars USL match, homophobia still rife in US sports

Also new this morning...

Tuesday Night Football?!?: Tennessee dismantles Buffalo behind Ryan Tannehill after two-week hiatus

Gators pause football activities after 19 COVID-19 cases revealed; LSU game in jeopardy

NLCS: Braves explode to early lead and hold off Dodgers to claim 2-0 lead in NLCS

ALCS Game 3: Rays 5, Astros 2 - The Kevin Arozarenfroe Game

MUST SEE: Red cards galore to end Montenegro vs. Luxembourg

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GO! SPACE shares news from USA Swimming, which has announced the formation of a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion council.

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:

LGBTQ youth advocate and educator Micah Porter used his Instagram to remind everyone tomorrow is Spirit Day. Remember to wear purple to show that you’re against bullying! Thank you to GLAAD for leading the effort in support of LGBTQ youth.

Jake Bain re-tweeted a tribute to Jason Collins that’s coming to Hulu:

John Rhys Jones of London — aka He Of The Many Hyphens — posted on Instagram using the #gayathlete hashtag about the electric feeling running gives him, during and after a run:

That is waaaay too many hyphens, John!

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

Podcast Du Jour

Nearly every day of the week, Outsports has a new podcast for your enjoyment. The Trans Sporter Room dedicates today’s episode to Monica Roberts, creator of the award-winning TransGriot blog. We lost this amazing advocate and die-hard Texans fan on Oct. 5. Along with co-host Karleigh Webb, we’ll share reflections from Hartford, Conn. activist Kamora Herrington among other friends, and you’ll hear excerpts from our interview with Monica from November 2019. 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

MLB ALCS Game 5:

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Houston Astros at 5:07 p.m. EDT on TBS

MLB NLCS Game 4:

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Atlanta Braves at 8:08 p.m. EDT on FOX/FS1


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

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