Good morning and welcome to The Huddle for today, September 1, 2020. It’s Tuesday.

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This Morning’s Sports Headlines:

Queer swimmer Theresa Goh advocates for Singapore’s LGBTQ community by our Ken Schultz.

EFFY’s Big Gay Brunch is back to make wrestling gayer by our Brian Bell.

ICYMI: What it’s like to be gay in sports talk radio by our deputy managing editor Alex Reimer.

In other LGBT Sports news…

Sports Illustrated: Dell Loy Hansen’s Downfall Shows What Buying Into Progressive U.S. Soccer Landscape Entails

Also new this morning…

Autostraddle: Niecy Nash done went and got gay married. Scroll down to see the photo!

ESPN: Nick Saban leads Alabama athletes on march to protest social injustice NFL taking over investigation of Washington Football Team

CBS: Big Ten presidents voted 11-3 to cancel the 2020 fall college football season, documents say

Sports Illustrated: Clever Cowboys ‘Legally Cheat’ With No-Number Jerseys


Today we pay tribute to Greensburgh/North Castle basketball coach and education union leader Anthony Nicodemo of Yonkers, N.Y., who has been a member of GO! SPACE since 2013. He’s seen here with his dog, Roscoe.

Anthony Nicodemo

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:

The Chicago Sky’s Courtney Vandersloot found her wife, Allie Quigley, in the corner for a three-pointer last night to break the record of 16. Two possessions later, she connected with Quigley again for a three-pointer. Read the story today on!

Speaking of the Chicago Sky, members of the team sent a message with T-shirts and a tweet: Black Trans Lives Matter!

Activism is also on display at the U.S. Open. Naomi Osaka sent a message with her mask:

Here’s that wedding photo of Niecy Nash and her wife Jessica Betts we promised, courtesy of Layshia Clarendon of the New York Liberty!

And finally, Sebastian, 22, recently shared this “end of summer” photo on the #GayAthlete hashtag on Instagram:

Podcast Du Jour

Nearly every day of the week, Outsports has a new podcast for your enjoyment. Today we have an encore of Cyd Zeigler’s Five Rings To Rule Them All with his guest, pioneering 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. Mianna talks with Cyd candidly about her trailblazing history and her hope of finding solutions. Click here to listen.

This and all Outsports podcasts are available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify and on every platform where you find Outsports!

Today’s Sports Calendar


The only nationally-televised game today is Connecticut Sun vs. New York Liberty at 7 p.m. EDT on CBSSN. In other action:

Indiana Fever vs. Atlanta Dream at 8 p.m. EDT.

Phoenix Mercury vs. Las Vegas Aces at 10 p.m. EDT.


Boston Celtics vs. Toronto Raptors at 5:30 p.m. EDT on ESPN.

Utah Jazz vs. Denver Nuggets at 8:30 p.m. EDT on ABC.


New York Islanders vs. Philadelphia Flyers at 7 p.m. EDT on NBCSN.

Vancouver Canucks vs. Las Vegas Golden Knights at 9:45 p.m. EDT on NBCSN.


Toronto Blue Jays vs. Miami Marlins at 6:40 p.m. EDT on FS1.

Chicago White Sox vs. Minnesota Twins at 8:10 p.m. EDT on ESPN+.


Click here for ESPN’s schedule for the U.S. Open and yesterday’s results.


Click here for ESPN’s schedule of soccer action today.

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