Good morning and welcome to The Huddle for today, October 29, 2020. It’s Thursday.

Your need to read time today is 90-seconds, as usual.

This Morning’s Outsports Headlines:

Brian Sims on why LGBTQ thrive in politics: ‘We have empathy’

Andre Arsenault sets the tone as a teacher and a coach

Celebrating LGBTQ sports history: Mike Piazza announces, ‘I’m not gay. I’m heterosexual.’

In other LGBT Sports news…

An Indiana schools physical form asks athletes’ sex assigned at birth and gender identity; is challenged as ‘invasive’

From Idaho Business Review: For transgender activists, election stokes hopes and fears

Also new this morning…

Why the hell did MLB allow Justin Turner to celebrate with the Dodgers after being Covid positive?

Dozen MLB players have options turned down, go free

Cowboys lesson learned: Even the owner has given up


The Equality Coaching Alliance is sending birthday wishes to Amber Glen and Anthony Nicodemo!

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:

Yesterday marked a legal milestone worthy of mention here:

Lee Randle King, Jr. is making the most of his lockdown with this post on Instagram, using the hashtag #gayathlete

Runners and girlfriends Nikki Hiltz and Emma Gee say “it was all worth it” in this post on Instagram.

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It was all worth it 💙

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Podcast Du Jour

Nearly every day of the week, Outsports has a new podcast for your enjoyment. Today, our Brian Bell will have a new episode of LGBT In The Ring.

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 8:

Atlanta Falcons vs. Carolina Panthers at 8:20 p.m. EDT on FOX


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

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