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A Saturday Huddle for Oct. 3, 2020

The Huddle is your daily briefing on what’s new in LGBT sports news, the latest links and who’s in the social media spotlight.

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Good morning and welcome to The Huddle for today, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. It’s rare for me to crank out one of these on a Saturday but we’ve got news to share!

Your need to read time today is just 60-seconds.


This Morning’s Outsports Headlines:

Celebrating LGBTQ sports history: 3 out gay athlete trailblazers

The San Diego Loyal show powerful resistance from the new school

See who made this week’s list of LGBT Sports winners and losers

Check out our 9th most popular Coming Out story: Eric Radford: Olympic figure skater, medal-winning family man. And gay.


In other LGBTQ News... Our Brian Bell notes that out WWE wrestler Tegan Nox tore her ACL recently; it’s the third time she’s torn an ACL in four years.


Also new this morning...

Davis pours in 32 points as Lakers take 2-0 NBA Finals lead

Seattle Storm’s Sue Bird sets WNBA Finals single-game assists mark against Las Vegas Aces

Betts, Tatis, Kershaw, Machado — oh my! Why you can’t blink during Dodgers-Padres NLDS

Miami Marlins stun Chicago Cubs with wild-card series sweep

Cardinals Hall of Famer Bob Gibson dies at 84 after bout with cancer


OutShouts:

As we count down to National Coming Out Day, Jarrin Williams shared a personal memory with his online followers, and it appeared in the GO! SPACE Facebook group: July 11, 1992, the day he came out.

“I don’t remember the exact date but I do remember the year I decided I would stop trying to be someone I wasn’t.”

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:

Runners Emma Gee and her girlfriend Nikki Hiltz are freakin adorable!

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If you’re a rat, I’m a rat @nikkihiltz

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The Players Tribune found themselves a great analyst for the WNBA Finals: Megan Rapinoe

If you want your social media post to be included here, or to share one showcasing LGBTQ sports, email us the link at outsportshuddle@gmail.com or tag @Outsports on Instagram or Twitter!


Podcast Du Jour

Nearly every day of the week, Outsports has a new podcast for your enjoyment. And as this is the weekend, deputy managing editor Alex Reimer is back with a new episode of The Sports Kiki. On this week’s show, Alex chats with Jeff Rueter, who’s a staff writer at The Athletic covering professional soccer. Alex and Jeff talk about the Collin Martin story, and Jeff’s coming out as bisexual on Bi Visibility Day. 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

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Click here for today’s schedule from ESPN


WNBA FINALS: NO GAME SCHEDULED


NBA FINALS: NO GAME SCHEDULED


MLB PLAYOFFS: NO GAME SCHEDULED


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


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