Good morning and welcome to The Huddle for today, October 9, 2020. It’s finally Friday.
Your need to read time today is just over 90-seconds.
This Morning’s Outsports Headlines:
Newest installment of our new feature, Out in the World: As a coach and teacher, Jarrin Williams is a rock in Rock Island
ICYMI, the latest Being Out feature: For gay college athlete, law school is his next big challenge
Our 3rd most popular story as we count down to National Coming Out Day: W. Virginia gay soccer player comes out at dance
In other LGBT Sports news...
Should Arizona ban transgender women from women’s sports? A Zoom conversation on Oct. 22 featuring 2 LGBTQ advocates, an anti-trans activist professor, and a state lawmaker who proposed a bathroom bill in 2013
Also new this morning...
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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:
As we ponder why some MLB players are homophobic in 2020, maybe we should start by asking why some of them believe the earth is flat:
"I had to battle half my team thinking the Earth is flat this year. And they think we've never been to the moon and all kinds of crazy stuff. I've got a bunch of Flat Earthers... Paul DeJong, smartest guy on the team, is a Flat Earther. " - Adam Wainwright— Foolish Baseball (@FoolishBB) October 8, 2020
Podcast Du Jour
Nearly every day of the week, Outsports has a new podcast for your enjoyment. Today, our Ken Schultz is pleading, “Please God, Not the Astros!” in his latest episode of 3 Strikes You’re Out. Ken and his guest Adam Sokol say the Houston Astros are like 2020. We’re all just trying to survive until they’re done. But they JUST WON’T GO AWAY. Listen here:
Today’s Sports Calendar
MLB ALDS, Game 5:
Click here for ESPN’s schedule of soccer action today.
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