Good morning and welcome to The Huddle for today, October 19, 2020. Oh, boy, it’s another Monday.

Your need to read time today is under 90-seconds.

This Morning’s Outsports Headlines:

Under pressure from feds, university rescinds transgender inclusive sports policy

Celebrating LGBTQ sports history: Michael Sam blazes a trail in college football and the NFL

Coming to at 11 a.m. EDT: Jessica Andrade makes history in UFC flyweight debut

In other LGBT Sports news…

Perception of ‘cute white girls’ helps U.S. women’s soccer: Sue Bird, who added “It’s how society and how the outside world is willing to accept the cute girl next door, but not willing to accept, or embrace, or not judge these basketball players who are tall, Black, gay.”

  • Scroll down to social media to see why Sunday was a special day for Bird!

Africa: Sexual Orientation Should Not Curtail Women’s Freedom to Embrace Sport

Also new this morning…

Dodgers in 7th heaven with World Series return

World Series schedule: Dodgers vs. Rays

NFL Week 6 winners and losers: Bucs’ defense shines, Adam Gase’s Jets hit embarrassing low

Matt Ryan becomes 4th QB in NFL history to put together historic 4 touchdown performance

Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick retiring from legendary NHL broadcasting career


A member of the Equality Coaching Alliance, Denis Vachon, shares an amazing story about coaching an athlete in transition.

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:

Sunday was Sue Bird’s birthday! Her post on Instagram is captioned: “My only ‘And-1’ this year”

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My only And-1 this season

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Dodgers part-owner Billie Jean King is celebrating her team’s NLCS victory over the Braves:

And I hope you get a chuckle as I did from this Instagram post by coach and athlete Emeric Harney, using the hashtag #gayathlete

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, Cyd Zeigler is back with a fresh episode of Five Rings To Rule Them All: New questions emerge about Beijing hosting the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, plus much more. 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

Another NFL Monday Night Football Double Header:

Kansas City Chiefs vs. Buffalo Bills at 5 p.m. EDT on FOX

Arizona Cardinals vs. Dallas Cowboys at 8:15 p.m. EDT on ESPN

MLB World Series begins tomorrow night!


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

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