Good morning and welcome to The Huddle for today, August 31, 2020. Yes, it’s Monday.
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This Morning’s Sports Headlines:
TWO NEW college athlete coming out stories in Outsports this morning!
A D1 football player came out to his teammates by literally coming out of a closet.
And Mizzou volleyball’s Dariana Hollingsworth comes out draped in LGBTQ Pride.
In other LGBT Sports news...
Also new this morning...
NWSL team owner Dell Loy Hansen under investigation by league for racist comments following report in The Athletic.
Mariah Dunham is head coach of women’s basketball at Finlandia University. She is also the Senior Women’s Administrator and Assistant A.D. for Wellness. Nicholas Lee and Jonny Vriesema profiled her in the GO! SPACE Facebook group.
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:
An important message from Natasha Cloud to white supporters of Black Lives Matter and other causes related to racial injustice: Stand with them, fight with them, but step back and lift them up. Do not speak for them. Amplify their voices:
Im just gonna leave this here: we need our white co conspirators to stand with us and to fight for us. But, we don’t need them speaking for us. We love y’all, but you don’t know this trauma. So help amplify voices of black/brown women and men. Step behind and uphold them.— Natasha Cloud (@T_Cloud4) August 30, 2020
Check out that mustache on Chris Mosier!
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Yesterday was the first time I put this mustache in a suit - which also means the first time I’ve had on non-athletic clothes (pants with a zipper! a shirt with buttons! A tie!!) in five months. 2020, y’all! Hope you have a great weekend! What are you doing to switch things up a bit? #transathlete #transanddapper #dapperq #transmenofig #suit #bowtie #thisiswhattranslookslike #transisbeautiful
Out gay runner Pat Fogarty is back after a week off and in the home stretch of marathon training, with two months to go!
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Ready to get back “on track” after a week off! Important to take the time and listen to your body’s signals of stress and pain. From that pain, I plan to find the gain, and head into the home stretch of marathon training strong. With almost two months of dedicated training to go, I know @jack_polerecky has some gnarly sessions planned and @ross_pierson will be right there with me for our goal to finish the @indymonumental virtual marathon together! • • • • #running #runnyc #runningmotivation #runners #runnerlife #runnersofinstagram #frontrunners #mckirdytrained #indymonumentalmarathon #indymonumental #runninggoals #runningcommunity #gayrunner #gayathlete
Podcast Du Jour
Nearly every day of the week, Outsports has a new podcast for your enjoyment. Today it’s Five Rings To Rule Them All and this week, Cyd Zeigler’s guest is trailblazing transgender pro golfer Mianne Bagger. She’s been retired for several years, and still wrestles with formulating what might be the “perfect” trans inclusion policy in sports, the concept that participation in professional sports is a “right,” and her place in the current conversation on these topics. Click here to listen.
Today’s Sports Calendar
NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs:
MLB Nationally-televised games:
Tennis: U.S. Open
First round begins at 11 a.m. EDT.
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