Good morning and welcome to The Huddle for today, August 24, 2020. It’s (UGGGGH!) Monday, and thank you for taking 90-seconds out of your morning to get plugged in.
I’m not aware of any scheduled events today involving out LGBTQ athletes. If you know of one, or more, let me know by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Scroll down for today’s calendar of major sports events.
This Morning’s Sports Headlines:
All this week, Outsports is sharing stories of transgender women who are rugby athletes in stories, podcast episodes and on our social media platforms. We’ll also tell you about allies who, like Outsports, support International Gay Rugby’s rejection of a proposal to ban non-binary and transgender women athletes from competing in women’s rugby competitions.
Our Alex Reimer has the story of Isabella MacBeth, who plays for a female rugby club in South Carolina, credits rugby with helping her through the toughest moments of her transition.
I’ve written a story today about rugby clubs in Chicago, the Rocky Mountain region, the UK and Denmark standing in support of trans women and non-binary rugby players.
And there’s much more to come.
Also this morning: Emma Gee, the only out athlete at BYU, found out she wasn’t alone after all. She told her Being Out story to Outsports co-founder Jim Buzinski.
And in other news...
Dana White is back in the headlines, and this time it’s not to promote his Covid-free island for MMA fighting, or about apologizing for anti-gay slurs. Yahoo Sports reports the UFC president is once again stumping for Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention. It’s not his first cage match; White spoke at the RNC in 2016 as well.
Roger Goodell had An Uncomfortable Conversation With A Black Man. Host Emmanuel Acho asked the NFL commissioner what he would say to Colin Kaepernick if he were to publicly apologize to the former 49ers quarterback. Watch the video by clicking here.
Highlights from Social Media:
Hi. My name's Evan. I'm a sports TV broadcaster, and I'm bisexual. Thom Brennaman's homophobic slur was really personal for me, and I talk about it with @RheaButcher on @threeswingspod. There are plenty of yuks, too. LISTEN! https://t.co/OCX6AFxGc5— Evan Davis (@EvanDavisSports) August 23, 2020
New Podcast Alert— The GAMEDAY TEA (@TheGAMEDAYTEA) August 22, 2020
Listen as I get a little emotional while expressing my view point of the “F” word used by #ThomBrennaman on Wednesday nights broadcast.
What should happen next?
Listen Here: https://t.co/CML3iGGLUS pic.twitter.com/N4ODPi6CK2
We are inspired today by gay runner Michael Morrow of New Jersey and his loyal dog, Lola.
View this post on Instagram
It’s been five days since my last run. Instead of stressing about not going back out as quickly as I wanted I’m going to focus on the fact that I did go out and run again! And this time I brought @lolathegreatcollie with me! She did fantastic! . . . #run #runnersofinstagram #runner #gayrunnersofinstagram #gay #gayrunner #gayfit #fit #fitness #gayathlete #instagay #puppylove #fitnessjourney #runningmotivation #runningwithdogs #runningmotivation #gayathlete #training #5ktraining
Podcast Du Jour
Six days a week, Outsports has a new podcast for your enjoyment. Today, we invite you to listen to Cyd Zeigler’s Olympics and Lord of the Rings-themed pod, Five Rings To Rule Them All. His guest this week is Hannah Mouncey, an Australian national squad handball player who also plays Australian rules football, and just happens to be transgender.
Today’s Sports Calendar
NBA Playoffs in the Bubble:
NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs in Canada:
MLB nationally-televised games:
Click here for ESPN’s Western & Southern Open results from Sunday and schedule for today.
And if you’re a soccer fan, check out ESPN’s schedule of matches by clicking here.
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