Good morning and welcome to The Huddle for today, Oct. 2, 2020. It’s Finally Friday.

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

This Morning’s Outsports Headlines:

Celebrating LGBTQ sports history: Kye Allums

Billy Bean continues to change baseball’s LGBTQ outreach for the better

Coming to at 10:30 a.m. EDT: Hunter Gallagher enters pro wrestling inspired to advance LGBTQ progress

ICYMI: Collin Martin, out soccer player targeted with anti-gay slur, says: “We have a long way to go.”

Take a look at how Jamaican news media are covering this:

Also new this morning…

NBA players react to Trump, first lady testing positive for coronavirus

American cyclist Quinn Simmons suspended after Trump tiff

Denver Broncos coach Vic Fangio tells his team not to shake Jets’ players hands after defeating them 37-28

All of a sudden, Titans are on their bye week

Oakland Athletics oust Chicago White Sox, advance for 1st time since 2006

Atlanta Braves shut out Cincinnati Reds again, win first postseason series in 19 years


The Equality Coaching Alliance Facebook group sent congratulations to World Rugby Hall of Famer Phaidra Knight on being named the next president of the Women’s Sports Foundation!

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 Washington NationalsSean Doolittle says goodbye, and does it with class (h/t: Ken Schultz):

Here’s Collin Martin’s full statement about the incident Wednesday as posted to Instagram:

Conner Mertens has a snarky retweet you gotta see:

And here’s Coach Brian Varela of Florida who posted this selfie on Instagram with 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. Our Ken Schultz is back with another edition of 3 Strikes You’re Out. He’s again joined by friend of the pod Kevin McCaffrey of the Away Games Podcast to do a deep dive into Miami Marlins’ loathsomeness. 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

WNBA FINALS, GAME 1: Seattle Storm vs. Las Vegas Aces at 7 p.m. EDT on ESPN2

NBA FINALS, GAME 2: Miami Heat vs. Los Angeles Lakers at 9 p.m. EDT on ABC-TV


Miami Marlins vs. Chicago Cubs at 2 p.m. EDT on ABC-TV

St. Louis Cardinals vs. San Diego Padres at 7 p.m. on ESPN


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

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