Good morning and welcome to The Huddle for today, October 16, 2020. TGIF!
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This Morning’s Outsports Headlines:
The latest in our month-long series Celebrating LGBTQ sports history: Chris Mosier is a trailblazer in athletics and advocacy
In other LGBT Sports news...
Ryan Russell makes this statement in Out Magazine — Dear NFL: If You Want to Be LGBTQ+ Allies, Hire Out Players
The NYT looks at the WNBA: How the Most Socially Progressive Pro League Got That Way
News from Pakistan: Nepotism alleged in Transgender Sports Gala
Also new this morning...
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:
The team at Outsports wore purple for Spirit Day! Here’s Alex Reimer, Ken Schultz and yours truly:
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On Spirit Days we wear purple! Show your support with us at Outsports on #SpiritDay by wearing purple to raise awareness around the need to support LGBTQ+ youth and to take action against bullying. • #outsports #courageiscontagious #lgbt #lgbtq #lgbtqia #lgbtpride #glaad #lgbtlove #lgbtsupport #lgbtcommunity #bullyingawareness #stopbullying #bullyingprevention #protecttranskids #protecttransyouth #antibullying #lgbtyouth
And our Brian Bell!
Belated birthday wishes from us to the LPGA via Billie Jean King!
Podcast Du Jour
Nearly every day of the week, Outsports has a new podcast for your enjoyment. This afternoon, our Ken Schultz returns with a new episode of 3 Strikes You’re Out! Ken says, “I love Clayton Kershaw. He’s the best pitcher of this generation and a pure joy to watch. But... it’s October. Which means that Kershaw is distressingly... ordinary. On this episode, Sara Sanchez joins me to ponder that if an entire month could be Kryptonite, October is just that for the three-time Cy Young winner.” Listen here:
Today’s Sports Calendar
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