Good morning and welcome to The Huddle for today, October 30, 2020. TGIF.

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

This Morning’s Outsports Headlines:

Dan Palmer, former pro rugby player, comes out as gay in tear-jerker op-ed

After making history, out former MMA fighter Sharice Davids expected to cruise to reelection in Kansas

Celebrating LGBTQ sports history: The complicated champion Martina Navratilova

ICYMI: Out wrestler Jared Evans is excited to show the ‘magic’ of Paris Is Bumping

In other LGBT Sports news…

Jake Bain, Trailblazing Gay Athlete, Says His Father Sexually Abused Him and Other Students for Years

Out in the NFL: My journey from secrecy to security as a gay woman in football

Also new this morning…

Falcons vs. Panthers score: Julio Jones and a surprising defensive effort lead Atlanta to road upset

The White Sox hired Tony La Russa for all the wrong reasons

Trevor Lawrence Tests Positive for COVID-19

Travis Roy, Boston University player paralyzed in first game, dies at 45


The GO! SPACE group highlighted member of the day is Lyndse Hokanson (she/hers), a soccer player and coach who grew up in Crofton, Md. She is currently living in Hamilton, N.Y. In December 2019, she was named Women’s Soccer Head Coach at Colgate University.

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:

I mentioned earlier the coming out story of NFL Network’s Erica Tamposi. Here’s her Instagram post of that story!

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Billie Jean King has an important reminder for her followers and this time included the hashtag for her choice for president and vice president (not that it’s a surprise!):

And Steve Buckley remembers Travis Roy in The Athletic Boston:

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, it’s 3 Strikes You’re Out with our Ken Schultz talking World Series. Rangers beat writer and friend of the pod Alex Plinck is back this week. If you had told Ken back in February that he’d be talking to a Rangers expert in late October, he says he’d have predicted it would’ve been the most shocking thing in all of 2020. We were all so innocent in the Before Times. 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


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

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