Good morning and welcome to The Huddle for today, October 26, 2020. Brace yourself.

It’s Monday.

Your need to read time today is under 2-minutes.

This Morning’s Outsports Headlines:

Today’s Coming Out story: Fordham WBB star took a detour away from WNBA draft to start his transition

Coming to Outsports at 9 a.m. EDT: Celebrating LGBTQ sports history: The Front Runner is published

In other LGBT Sports news…

Texas Tech responds to Stollings discrimination lawsuit: “Defendants also discriminated against Coach Marlene Stollings – and others – because she was a member of the gay and lesbian community employed by Texas Tech in the Athletics Department,” the lawsuit states.

Transgender sports policies have thrown fair play out the window by (we-forgot-she-existed) Canadian transphobe Barbara Kay.

Virtual program focuses on ‘Fulton Flash’ Helen Stephens: Missouri native and closeted lesbian Helen Stephens ran like no one else, breaking records and barriers for women in sports. But today, many don’t know her name.

Also new this morning…

Kershaw & friends put Dodgers back on top in Game 5

Arizona Cardinals win overtime thriller over Seattle Seahawks on Sunday Night Football

The historical significance of the Steelers 6-0 start

Bengals DE Carlos Dunlap offers house for sale after loss to Browns, fight with coach

Sources tell Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Jeff Potrykus: Wisconsin could be without QB Graham Mertz after a positive COVID-19 test

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje UFC 254 scorecards: 2 judges gave Gaethje 1st round

NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Texas postponed to today due to wet weather


A new member is welcomed to GO! SPACE: Rami Eluseini of Beirut, who plays water polo!

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:

Connor Mertens says it all! And followers agree:

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 Cyd Zeigler is back with Five Rings To Rule Them All! Callan Chythlook-Sifsof is a brave athlete. Growing up in rural Alaska, a town of just 200 people, she forged a path for herself with no role models in her sport of snowboarding. Not only did she become the first Indigenous Alaskan to represent the United States in the Olympics, but she also came out publicly as gay during the 2014 Winter Olympic Games held in Sochi, Russia. She talks with us about the discrimination she’s faced for her gender, sexual orientation and race, as well as what it was like dating one of her competitors on the team of another country. This episode goes live at 8 a.m. EDT

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:

Chicago Bears vs. Los Angeles Rams at 8:15 p.m.EDT on ESPN

MLB World Series Game 6 is TOMORROW night


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

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