Good morning and welcome to The Huddle for today, October 8, 2020. It’s Thursday.
Your need to read time today is 90-seconds, as usual.
This Morning’s Outsports Headlines:
Coming to outsports.com at 11 a.m. EDT: For gay college athlete, law school is his next big challenge
Today: The backstop for young closeted athletes struggling to come out
In other LGBT Sports news...
Also new this morning...
Before the COVID shutdown (and since), a group of teens and I have been planning the CSITAA (Colorado Summit for Inclusive Teen Athletics and Activities) to create a special event for youth in Colorado.
To promote the future event, Youth Celebrate Diversity is hosting “A Time to Unite Virtual Festival” to promote “All Things Social Justice” and the future event.
If you are interested in youth advocacy, please join us! Our sports specific slot is Sunday, Oct. 11 from 2:00-3:00p (MDT). We will discuss inclusion in teen athletics and activities, including:
- Socioeconomic barriers to youth participation in sports
- How to build inclusive athletic teams and cultures
- This is not restricted to Colorado! Get involved!
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:
EVERYBODY seems to “buzzing” about the fly that landed on Vice President Mike Pence’s head during the Vice Presidential Debate last night, and sat there for a solid two minutes. Here’s my favorite tweet, by six-time Grand Slam competitor Rennae Stubbs:
You guys, wait till i tell you where i was tonight!! But first let me go wash my hands!!! pic.twitter.com/JZj17dyOcW— Rennae Stubbs (@rennaestubbs) October 8, 2020
Figure skater turned Dancing With The Stars contestant tweeted this appeal for followers to vote:
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Today’s Sports Calendar
MLB NLDS AND ALDS: Click here for ESPN’s schedule of today’s games.
SOCCER: Click here for ESPN’s schedule of soccer action today.
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