Good morning/afternoon and welcome to The Huddle for today, October 4, 2020. It’s Sunday.
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This Morning’s Outsports Headlines:
In other LGBT Sports news...
WNBA Finals Game 2 Preview from Swish Appeal
Why I Won’t Stick To Sports: Kamal-Craig Golaube is a gay, Black student athlete and director of diversity and inclusion of the Student-Athlete Advisory Council at Colorado State University.
Read how conservative TV host Sharyl Attkisson of the Sinclair Network’’s right-leaning “Full Measure” program covers the transgender student athlete inclusion controversy.: Fight over transgender athletes in high school sports
Right now Outsports is working on this Caster Semenya news:
Semenya's lawyers may appeal at European Court of Human Rights @LetHerRun2020 @RealKHiveQueenB @GlobalAthleteHQ @CaradhODonovan @AMELIAsportLAW @Girlboxingnow @lifeafterdawn @ChardonnayM @vskerr1 @ILoveGaySports @melaniegalemma @SportsMediaLGBT https://t.co/pS1G0ElGED— Eddie Goldman (@nhbnews) October 3, 2020
Also new this morning...
All New England tests taken again this morning, after the negative tests on Saturday, came back negative again for a second straight day, source tells ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 4, 2020
Best-case scenario for the Patriots and the NFL so far.
- SB Nation’s Pats Pulpit coverage
- Related: New England Patriots QB Cam Newton tests positive for COVID-19
Jon Holmes posted this in the Equality Coaching Alliance Facebook group:
Sports Media LGBT+ is about to hold its third #AuthenticMe Week, building up to Coming Out Day - it all kicks off with a Zoom event about launching LGBT+ networks in sport on Monday 5 October at 6.30pm BST (that’s 1.30pm EDT / 10.30am PT).
There’s also an event on Tues 6 Oct (5.30pm BST) about LGBT+ inclusion and mental health in soccer, and a Social on Thurs 8 Oct (6.30pm BST). All details on our website where you can register to attend. Hope you can join us!
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:
Justice Horn is making “good trouble” in Kansas City with a little help from his friends:
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We stand with those who make Good Trouble. - A big shout-out to Councilman Ellington, Councilman Bunch, Councilwoman Shields, Councilwoman Bough, Crissy Dastrup, Gwen Grant, and SCLC for standing in solidarity. An even bigger shout-out to those on the ground doing the work as well. - - - #instagram #solidarity #explore #protest #kcmo #kc #missouri #goodtrouble #history #hope #together #black #like #photography #city #saturday #follow #gay #lead #good #explorepage #instagay #together #unity #kansascity #unite #community #change
Tom Bosworth was out running and apparently so are a lot of other people in London:
Out training this morning and saw so many people running their @LondonMarathon, was fab to see!— Tom Bosworth (@TomBosworth) October 4, 2020
There were lots of smiling faces and shouts of support. Perhaps for those that don’t get a place in next years marathon, this version could continue into the future.
Kaitlyn Long shared this snap with friends in Minneapolis on Instagram:
Podcast Du Jour
Nearly every day of the week, Outsports has a new podcast for your enjoyment. Deputy managing editor Alex Reimer’s new episode of The Sports Kiki features his chat 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:
Today’s Sports Calendar
NFL: Click here for ESPN’s schedule of games
MLB PLAYOFFS: NO GAMES SCHEDULED
SOCCER: Click here for ESPN’s schedule of soccer action today.
NASCAR: Click here for ESPN’s grid of racing action at Talladega today.
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