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This is The Huddle for Monday, Oct. 5, 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, October 5, 2020. It’s Monday.

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


This Morning’s Outsports Headlines:

Caster Semenya ponders appealing her case before a Human Rights court

Our 7th most popular Coming Out story: Conner Mertens came out to his college football team. Now he comes out publicly.

Celebrating LGBTQ sports history: Corey Johnson’s story

Tonight at 8 p.m. EDT on Instagram Live: A special Outsports conversation with USA Olympic BMX Freestyle hopeful Chelsea Wolfe. Join our Karleigh Webb as she chats with Chelsea about being creative on the bike, pushing to Tokyo and making it to the pinnacle of her sport as a transgender athlete.


In other LGBT Sports news...

Chase Strangio on SCOTUS and the State of Trans Rights


Also new this morning...

Jimmy Butler wills Miami Heat to victory in a must-win Game 3 against Los Angeles Lakers

NFL Week 4 Roundup

Patriots will take two planes to Kansas City (if the trip happens)

Sources tell ESPN: New Orleans Saints player’s retest comes back negative; game still on

NASCAR : Denny Hamlin wins Talladega wreck-fest

‘Can’t believe it’: Tennis world stunned by ‘crazy’ French Open drama


OutShouts:

The GO! SPACE Facebook group highlighted this post by member Bradley Kim:

“I just released another song to all platforms! It would mean a lot to me if even just one of you listened ❤️“ Click here to listen:

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:

Director Ava DuVernay has focused her lens on the WNBA. Thanks to the players association for tweeting about it!

Tim J. Landry posted this selfie on Instagram with the hilarious caption: “‘I joined a gym’ post but still want to dress like a runner ‍♂️”

Olympian figure skater turned reality show dancer Johnny Weir will be competing again tonight on Dancing With The Stars on ABC. He tweeted this last night:

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. Today, Cyd Zeigler is back with an all-new episode of Five Rings To Rule Them All.

Shelby Weldon

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: Another Monday Night Football 2-fer!

New England Patriots vs. Kansas City Chiefs at 7:05 p.m. EDT on CBS

Atlanta Falcons vs. Green Bay at 8:50 p.m. EDT on ESPN


WNBA FINAL: NO GAME SCHEDULED


NBA FINAL: NO GAME SCHEDULED


MLB ALDS PLAYOFF GAME 1:

Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics at 4:07 p.m. EDT on TBS

New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays at 8:07 p.m.EDT on TBS


SOCCER:

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


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