Good morning/afternoon and welcome to The Huddle for today, October 4, 2020. It’s Sunday.

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

This Morning’s Outsports Headlines:

Celebrating LGBTQ sports history: IOC suspends mandatory gender testing for female athletes

Our 8th most popular Coming Out feature: The story of how Michael Sam came out as gay

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:

Also new this morning…

Titans facing potentially major penalties as NFL, NFLPA investigate possible breaches of COVID-19 protocols

MLB Playoffs 2020: Divisional-Round Predictions and Picks for Every Series

Former MLB player sought in ex-girlfriend’s killing found dead in Grand Canyon


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:

Tom Bosworth was out running and apparently so are a lot of other people in London:

Kaitlyn Long shared this snap with friends in Minneapolis on Instagram:

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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. 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:

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: Click here for ESPN’s schedule of games


Seattle Storm vs. Las Vegas Aces at 3 p.m. EDT on ABC-TV


Los Angeles Lakers vs. Miami Heat at 7:30 p.m. EDT on ABC-TV


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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