Good morning and welcome to The Huddle for today, October 23, 2020. It’s finally Friday.

I want to take a moment to wish my mother-in-law, Debbie, a happy birthday! I’m sad that I cannot express that wish in person, but like everyone, Covid-19 means we must keep our distance.

Your need to read time today is a little over 60-seconds.

This Morning’s Outsports Headlines:

Celebrating LGBTQ sports history: Out gay diver Matthew Mitcham wins Olympic gold

The Olympics and Gay Games are headed to China in 2022, with very different goals

Adam Rippon enters the world of TV comedy

In other LGBT Sports news…

The Economist: Who could object to the Equality Act? A well-intentioned effort by Democrats to protect trans Americans risks discriminating against female Americans

Harvard Medical School: Bisexuality and health: The cost of invisibility

Also new this morning…

Giants, 21, Eagles, 22: Read the report by our SB Nation sister site, Big Blue VIew

NFL moves Tampa Bay Buccaneers-Las Vegas Raiders game to Sunday afternoon

As for the Vikings: Fire Everyone by Ted Glover

Dodgers vs. Rays: Five things we’ve learned from Games 1 and 2 of the World Series

Tiger Woods score: Near bottom of the leaderboard at 2020 Zozo Championship after disastrous Round 1

How esports is revolutionizing sports broadcasting


LGBTQ youth advocate and educator Micah Porter shared this in the Equality Coaching Alliance: “Support needed! Seeking individuals or organizations who have established LGBTQ+ workgroups, task-forces, advisory groups, etc. that provide a platform and voice for LGBTQ+ employees, particularly in the field of education. Please message me if you have experience or connections.” Reach Micah on Facebook by clicking here and on Twitter, here.

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:

Out trans lesbian, amateur softball pitcher, photographer, journalist, singer and YouTube personality (whew!) Melody Maia Monet is one of the people featured in a new music video by Ryan Cassata, posting on Instagram at 5 p.m. PDT today! Here’s a sneak peek:

Layshia Clarendon, I agree!

This is good news! Thanks, CNN:

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 is Friday and that means it’s time for Ken Schultz and his podcast, 3 Strikes You’re Out, and the timing could not be better, as we prepare for tonight’s World Series Game 3! 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 Game 3 (tied 1-1):

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Tampa Bay Rays at 8:08 p.m. EDT on Fox in Arlington, Texas.


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

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