Good morning and welcome to The Huddle for today, October 28, 2020. It’s Wednesday. And hopefully, unlike Justin Turner, you’re wearing your mask today. We wish him well, and the same goes to all the people he may have exposed to the coronavirus at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas.

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

This Morning’s Outsports Headlines:

Congratulations to the entire Dodgers organization on winning the World Series, especially — as our Cyd Zeigler tweeted — two friends of Outsports: Dodgers marketing executives Erik Braverman and Lon Rosen!

  • Scroll down for more links to World Series coverage!

Celebrating LGBTQ sports history: Billie Jean King gets ownership stake in Dodgers

Coming to at 8 a.m. EDT, the first of two reports from the Outsports Podcast team: For The Runway, self-expression defines pro wrestling’s freedom

At 9 a.m. EDT: Callan Chythlook-Sifsof came out at the Sochi Olympics and dated a competitor

At 10 a.m. EDT: Gay swimmer, bisexual lacrosse player among NCAA athletes sharing their inclusion stories

  • Scroll down for the story of yet another out gay swimmer at another university, with his own video for the NCAA project “My Story Matters.”

In other LGBT Sports news…

Transgender athletes in Texas: Advantages and disadvantages, a story that references Mack Beggs as “this young trans man in the mid cities, who has been wrestling and I do know from at least media reports that he wanted to wrestle as a male but the UIL would not allow that…”


Also new this morning…

THE WAIT IS OVER: The Dodgers are World Series champions

The Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate after defeating the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1 in Game Six to win the 2020 MLB World Series at Globe Life Field on October 27, 2020 in Arlington, Texas.

But… he did celebrate with his teammates. Sometimes he was masked, sometimes not:

WHERE’S YOUR MASK, JUSTIN TURNER? Justin Turner #10 of the Los Angeles Dodgers poses for a photo with his teammates after the teams 3-1 victory against the Tampa Bay Rays in Game Six to win the 2020 MLB World Series at Globe Life Field on October 27, 2020 in Arlington, Texas.

Justin Turner takes off mask in Dodgers’ celebration after positive COVID-19 test

The Rays pulled Blake Snell early in Game 6 and they’re getting blasted for it

Jon Jones rips Khabib Nurmagomedov taking top spot in UFC pound-for-pound rankings: ‘This is No. 1 bullshit


Kudos to University of Georgia swimmer and GO! SPACE member Grant Norgan, who recorded this video in which he proudly declares, “I’m gay:”

Tonight, we’re excited to kick off the NCAA Diversity and Inclusion Social Media Campaign and celebrate inclusive environments in college sports! Check out Grant Norgan’s story here! #MyStoryMatters #NCAAInclusion | UGA Swimming and Diving | Southeastern Conference | NCAA

Posted by The Georgia Way on Tuesday, October 27, 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:

Dodgers part-owners Billie Jean King and Ilana Kloss have reason to celebrate!

Powerlifter JayCee Cooper wants everyone to vote, and she shared that message on Instagram (and on her T-shirt)!

And perhaps out runner Emma Gee needs to secure her phone, and/or her Instagram account… but whoever posted this from her account is absolutely right: “I look awesome of course but please know I’m like 10 times hotter in person.” To which her girlfriend, 6-time All-American sprinter Nikki Hiltz, says, “OMG you run, 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, legendary NCLR athletic director Helen Carroll, recently retired, beams up to The Trans Sporter Room to join Karleigh and me to talk about her incredible career, her thoughts on transgender inclusion and…


I have a sneak peek at my exclusive interview for with non-binary actor Blu del Barrio of “Star Trek: Discovery!” 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

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

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