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The Huddle for Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020

The Huddle is your daily briefing on what’s new in LGBT sports news, the latest links and who’s in the social media spotlight.

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Good morning and welcome to The Huddle for today, October 20, 2020. It’s Tuesday.

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


This Morning’s Outsports Headlines:

College basketball player comes out and feels a sense of liberation and pride

The 2020 World Series: A match between two exemplary LGBTQ-friendly teams

Celebrating LGBTQ sports history: The only MLB team with players who have come out as gay

Coming soon to outsports.com: AN OUTSPORTS EXCLUSIVE STORY! It’s so big, I can’t tell you what it’s about! Check in with us later this afternoon!


In other LGBT Sports news...

Fed Trans Athletes Fight Officially Over in New Haven, Conn.: “New Haven Public Schools have a much-contested $3 million in hand, officially ending the fight between the city and the federal government over the rights of transgender athletes.”

Homophobia continues to be stumbling block for queers in sports


Also new this morning...

World Series predictions from those who know their team best

Chiefs rearranged offensive line dominates the Bills

No winners, only losers in the Cowboys shockingly bad loss to the Cardinals

FOX Sports’ Joe Buck, Troy Aikman mock military flyover before Packers-Buccaneers game: ‘Your tax dollars at work!’

The Champions League Has Something Different This Year: A Bunch of Americans


OutShouts:

LGBTQ youth advocate and educator Micah Porter shared this link in the GO! SPACE group on Facebook: the 2020 Campus Pride BEST OF THE BEST LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges & Universities. Click here to see if your alma mater or the college of your choice made the list!

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:

Teen trans bodybuilder Alex Tilinca shows off his 70-pound success story (he says his secret is gyros!):

Josh J. Cox of England shares an important message that everybody should RT;

Alexander shows us how flexible he is using the hashtag #gayathletes on Instagram:

If you want your social media post to be included here, or to share one showcasing LGBTQ sports, email us the link at outsportshuddle@gmail.com 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, D.Gil returns with a fresh brew of The GAMEDAY TEA. The disappointed Braves fan talks about six reasons why we stay in bad relationships to explain why we can never just quite give up on our favorite teams. 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

MLB World Series: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Los Angeles Dodgers at 8:11 p.m. EDT on FOX


SOCCER:

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


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