Good morning and welcome to The Huddle for today, October 27, 2020. It’s Tuesday.

Your need to read time today is just a little over 90-seconds.

This Morning’s Outsports Headlines:

26 seconds isn’t going to cut it: Our Brian Bell defends out LGBT wrestler Sonny Kiss who was humiliated in AEW last week and used as a pawn.

Celebrating LGBTQ sports history with the story of John Amaechi.

In other LGBT Sports news…

The New York Times finally got around to reporting World Rugby Bars Transgender Women, Baffling Players

Our friend Grace McKenzie graces both The Times story and this update from NBC Out: World Rugby’s transgender ban a ‘dangerous precedent,’ critics say

Johnny Weir Opens Up To People Magazine About Being Told ‘You Can’t Be Gay’ as a Teen Breaking into Figure Skating

Olympian Danell Leyva says stereotypes about male gymnasts held him back from coming out as queer

Also new this morning…

Rams-Bears: The Good, the Bad and the Difference

5 winners and 3 losers from Week 7 in the NFL

Odell Beckham Jr. done for season with ACL injury

Cam Newton responds to Jeff Garcia slamming his clothes: ‘I’m not changing the way I dress’

Cam Newton

Clayton Kershaw has his October to remember

NASCAR Cup race at Texas delayed again to Tuesday after wash-out


Out UCLA softball coach and friend of Outsports Kirk Walker shared this post by Tommy Craven in the Equality Coaching Alliance: “A guy called someone a faggot at the World Series game and the collective community of Tampa Bay and Dodger fans around him made sure him and his girlfriend got kicked out. Let’s gooooooooo baseball”

A guy called someone a faggot at the World Series game and the collective community of Tampa Bay and Dodger fans around…

Posted by Tommy Craven on Saturday, October 24, 2020

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:

Our friend Melody Maia Monet reposted this important message on her Instagram:

Billie Jean King is dropping names as we close in on Election Day:

Ali Krieger takes a Twitter trip down memory lane:

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, sip a little of The GAMEDAY TEA with D.Gil. Ever see your favorite sports athlete on a magazine cover and wonder what it takes to make them look so darn stylish? Well D.Gil talks to sports stylist Cindy Whitehead on what exactly it takes to style an athlete. 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 6: (Dodgers lead 3-2)

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Los Angeles Dodgers at 8:08 p.m. EDT on FOX


NASCAR Cup Series at Texas Motor Speedway resumes at 12 noon EDT


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

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