Good morning and welcome to The Huddle for today, Oct. 15, 2020. It’s Thursday, and we encourage you to show you’re against bullying by joining us in wearing purple today for Spirit Day.
Your need to read time today is 90-seconds, as usual.
This Morning’s Outsports Headlines:
For Spirit Day, our Cyd Zeigler has the story of a gay football player whose superpower against bullying was coming out and empowering himself
Op-ed: Judge Amy Coney Barrett said she wasn’t aware of what the Alliance Defending Freedom was doing to our community. In my opinion: She lied
It wasn’t long ago that some baseball fans wore homophobia on their chests, writes our Ken Schultz for Spirit Day
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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:
We’re looking for #SpiritDay posts today!
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It’s #SpiritDay and @chrisolsen and I are standing against bullying and showing our support for LGBTQ youth. This year Spirit Day takes on renewed importance in a school year when many schools, colleges, and universities are not hosting students in-person and when our cultural and political dialogue has grown increasingly divisive. According to recent studies, 7 out of 10 LGBTQ students experience harassment, while 1 in 3 report that they had been physically threatened or harmed in their lifetime due to their LGBTQ identity. Go purple now and join in with us http://glaad.org/spiritday
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. Being someone who has been bullied for their sexuality, this day is very important to me. I got passed the negative comments. I got passed the harassment and name calling. I made it out of there alive, with some stories to tell on the side. I was so close to losing the never ending battle; to giving up and letting go of what I now cherish the most: being here today. For those young LGBTQ+ persons who lost their lives, we stand here today to fight for them, celebrate them, and honor them. We will never give in to bullying, and we will stay strong to come out the other side. Make sure you wear purple today and spread awareness about spirit day, it is very important that those who lost their lives are honored. Stay kind, and speak up. #spiritday #purple #lgbt #honorthefallen
Podcast Du Jour
Nearly every day of the week, Outsports has a new podcast for your enjoyment. Today, it’s LGBT In The Ring! EFFY’s BIg Gay Brunch put queer identities front and center Saturday afternoon, and who better to unpack it all than two queer pro wrestling connoisseurs. Our Brian Bell welcomes Elm Hill (Wrestling with Gender) to chat all the battles, moments and, yes, unlimited twinks the show had to offer. Listen here:
Today’s Sports Calendar
NFL: Nuthin’ till Sunday
MLB ALCS Game 5 and NLCS Game 4:
Click here for ESPN’s schedule of soccer action today.
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