Good morning and welcome to The Huddle for today, October 18, 2020. It’s Sunday.

Your need to read time today is 90-seconds, as usual.

This Morning’s Outsports Headlines:

Celebrating LGBTQ sports history: MLB umpire Dale Scott comes out as gay

The Supreme Court hearing of LGBTQ sports winners and losers

Celebrating LGBTQ sports history: First gay rodeo

In other LGBT Sports news…

Following alumna CeCé Telfer’s historic accomplishment, her university has buckled to pressure from feds: NH college rescinds transgender sports policy after federal case

Also new this morning…

ALCS: Rays 4, Astros 2: World Series Bound!

NLCS: Buehler leads star-studded effort to take Game 6; Offense comes up empty for Braves in loss to Dodgers

Florida coach Dan Mullen tests positive for COVID-19 as Gators battle outbreak within program

Winners, Loser From UFC Fight Island 6


Meet the new member of the Equality Coaching Alliance: High School volleyball head coach Courtney Traylor!

Courtney Traylor

Traylor writes: “I’m from Fort Worth, Texas, but moved to Oklahoma for college and consider that home. I played volleyball at Southwestern Christian University and hold the career ace and assist record. I was an assistant there after my four year career. NCCAA All-Region 1st Team. Now, I work in high school sports and have been the head volleyball coach at Norman High School for 2 years.”

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:

Chris Mosier is enjoying autumn. And his mustache!

Coach Fitz is a triathlon coach and he quotes tennis icon Arthur Ashe in motivating athletes. Here’s his post on Instagram via the #gayathlete hashtag:

We join Billie Jean King in wishing Martina Navratilova a happy 64th birthday, and echo the sentiments of at least one Outsports follower:

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. We have an encore episode of The Sports Kiki today! Deputy managing editor Alex Reimer says, “I’m *very* concerned about Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court. But her saying “sexual preference” in her nomination hearing is not a big deal. There are much more substantial things to focus on.” 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

NFL: Click here for ESPN’s schedule for Week 6 action!

MLB NLCS Game 7: Atlanta Braves vs. Los Angeles Dodgers at 8:15 p.m. EDT on FOX

NASCAR: Click here for ESPN’s Starting Grid for the NASCAR Cup Series at Kansas today

SOCCER: Click here for ESPN’s schedule of soccer action today

eSPORTS: Click here for ESPN’s schedule for the League of Legends World Championship Quarterfinals

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