Good morning and welcome to The Huddle for today, October 7, 2020. It’s Wednesday.
Your need to read time today is 90-seconds, as usual.
This Morning’s Outsports Headlines:
Coming to outsports.com at 8 a.m. EDT: USL suspends Junior Flemmings for using homophobic slur
From Swish Appeal: Seattle Storm win the 2020 WNBA National Championship
A tie for our 5th most popular story as we countdown to National Coming Out Day: Sheryl Swoopes comes out And: Villanova swim team takes gay teammate to Chipotle for his coming out party
Coming to outsports.com at 9 a.m. EDT: Celebrating LGBTQ sports history: Esera Tuaolo comes out as gay
Also new this morning...
Sources tell ESPN: Doc Rivers agrees to five-year deal to coach Philadelphia 76ers
- Scroll down for the Los Angeles Kings’ historic draft pick!
⚽️ ️ Our second Sports Media LGBT+ #AuthenticMe webinar in partnership with Pride Sports (who run the Football v Homophobia campaign) is called ‘Creating Space’ - all about soccer, being LGBTQ+, and mental health. You can watch it here!
‘Creating Space: LGBTQ+ Mental Fitness in Football’Posted by Football V Homophobia on Tuesday, October 6, 2020
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:
My lovely podcast co-host, friend and Outsports contributor Karleigh Webb is pretty in pink:
Ryan is being pensive (and shirtless) in this post to the Instagram hashtag #gayathlete, captioned: “Afternoon vibes.”
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Afternoon vibes #gayabs #gaybarcelona #gayathlete #gaycute #gaycub #gaymer #gaynerd #gaygeek #gaydude #gayday #gayeurope #gayfrance #gayfit #gayguys #gayguy #gayhot #gayhunks #gayinstagram #gaytampa #gayflorida #gayjock #gaylife #gayscruff #malemodel #gaypic #gaypride #gays #gaygram #gaysofinstagram #gayusa
Podcast Du Jour
Nearly every day of the week, Outsports has a new podcast for your enjoyment. Today, Karleigh and I are back in The Trans Sporter Room with an interview with Quinn, the out transgender NWSL soccer player who recently came out and now is on loan to Sweden. Listen here:
Today’s Sports Calendar
NBA FINALS: Game 5 between the Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat is Thursday night.
MLB PLAYOFF GAMES: Click here for ESPN’s schedule of NLDS and ALDS games.
SOCCER: Click here for ESPN’s schedule of soccer action today.
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