Good morning and welcome to The Huddle for today, August 18, 2020! It’s Tuesday. And as always, today’s Huddle is a 90-second-read.

Other than the WNBA, we’re not aware of any scheduled events involving out LGBTQ athletes. If you know of one, or more, let us know by emailing us at [email protected]

Scroll down for today’s calendar of major sports events.

This Morning’s Sports Headlines:

Runner, raised Jehovah’s Witness, found path to coming out rewarding

Julian Venonsky has never been in the closet on the U.S. Rowing team

Gay Rangers beat writer testifies about baseball’s evolving LGBTQ acceptance

Opponents of Idaho’s trans student athlete ban win injunction

SB Nation’s picks for the 2020 NBA Playoffs and the Champion

ESPN: LeBron James recounts his role in Carmelo Anthony ocean rescue ahead of Lakers-Blazers series

ESPN: Alabama vs. Georgia on Oct. 17 headlines full SEC schedule

Highlights from Social Media:

Check this out:

Did you know that if you search #gayathlete on Instagram you’ll find amazing stories? Like these:

It’s Parrow!

We found gay athletes in Germany…

And Australia, too:

Look! Johnny Weir is back on the ice.

And Chris Mosier is doing his best to work out while wearing his mask.

It seems almost everything on Twitter this morning seems to be about last night’s start of the virtual 2020 Democratic National Convention, and who said what; You can read all about that elsewhere. But here’s something millions of Americans watching the major TV networks’ coverage of the convention did not see: they cut away just as the fabulous Billy Porter and the legendary Stephen Stills performed “For What It’s Worth.” Thanks to our friend and follower Conner Mertens for RT’ing so we can share this fine performance!

This Day in LGBT Sports History:

Meg Mallon in 2002.

On August 18, 2002, out lesbian golfer Meg Mallon shot a 1-over 73 and claimed a two-shot victory at the Canadian Women’s Open.

Today’s Sports Calendar

WNBA in the Wubble:

7 p.m. EDT: Indiana Fever vs. Connecticut Sun on CBSSN.

9 p.m. EDT: Las Vegas Aces vs. Chicago Sky on ESPN2.

Nationally-televised MLB games:

3 p.m. EDT: Colorado Rockies at Houston Astros on MLB Network.

4 p.m. EDT: San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Angels on ESPN.

7 p.m. EDT: Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees on ESPN.

8 p.m. EDT: St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs on FS1.

NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs in Canada:

3 p.m. EDT: Eastern Conference quarterfinals, Game 4: Philadelphia Flyers vs. Montreal Canadiens on NBCSN.

5:30 p.m. EDT: Western Conference quarterfinals, Game 5: Calgary Flames vs. Dallas Stars on NBCSN.

8 p.m. EDT: Eastern Conference quarterfinals, Game 4: Washington Capitals vs. New York Islanders on NBCSN.

10:30 p.m. EDt: Western Conference quarterfinals, Game 5: Chicago Blackhawks vs. Vegas Golden Knights on NBCSN.

NBA Playoffs in The Bubble:

1:30 p.m. EDT: Eastern Conference quarterfinals, Game 1: Orlando Magic vs. Milwaukee Bucks on TNT.

4 p.m. EDT: Eastern Conference quarterfinals, Game 1: Miami Heat vs. Indiana Pacers on TNT.

6:30 p.m. EDT: Western Conference quarterfinals, Game 1: Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Houston Rockets on TNT.

9 p.m. EDT: Western Conference quarterfinals, Game 1: Portland Trail Blazers vs. Los Angeles Lakers on TNT.

Korean Baseball:

5:30 a.m. EDT: Kiwoom Heroes vs. NC Dinos on ESPN2

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