Good morning and welcome to The Huddle for today, October 21, 2020. It’s Thursday.

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This Morning’s Outsports Headlines:

NLGJA names Outsports co-founders Jim Buzinski and Cyd Zeigler to LGBTQ Journalists Hall of Fame

Coach Rick Schantz is returning to the pitch after defending homophobia. This time he wants to build inclusion

Former Division I football player Jake Bain featured in new ‘It Gets Better’ Project video

Celebrating LGBTQ sports history: Renee Richards wins right to compete in Women’s U.S. Open

Coming to at 11 a.m. EDT: Out college football player wore Pride on his helmet, the latest “Being Out” feature by Jim Buzinski

In other LGBT Sports news…

Boise-area district may use tax revenue to fight Idaho’s new transgender sports law

International Pronouns Day: JP Casey on being non-binary in sport

Also new this morning…

Rays even World Series with 6-4 victory over Dodgers in Game 2

Game 1 of World Series draws record-low viewers

Penn State coach Pat Chambers resigns after investigation

LSU Football Self-Imposes Penalties, Bans Odell Beckham Jr. from Facilities for Two Years


Dirk Smith posted this news in the Equality Coaching Alliance:

“Last week, I helped lead a group of students from my University in the Cologne Pride/CSD Bike Parade! Was an excellent day to promote diversity and inclusion at the German Sports University through participation in the event. We had 7 people take part (which is a lot for our university).” Click here for more.

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:

Tavtavchi used the #gayathlete hashtag on Instagram to post this video, “proving gay Black boy magic:”

Welcome L.A., Angel City!

Billie Jean King and her partner Ilana Kloss are on board, too!

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, our Brian Bell is back with a new episode of LGBT In The Ring! He’s kicking off year two of his podcast with his first tag team guests: The Runway. Calvin Couture and Tyler Klein’s friendship is on full display in and out of the ring, epitomized by how they came together to form The Runway in the first place. 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 Week 7:

New York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles at 8:20 p.m. EDT on FOX and NFL.


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

MLB World Series resumes Friday with Game 3, series tied 1-1.

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