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It’s your Huddle for Monday, Sept. 14, 2020

The Huddle is your daily briefing on what’s new in LGBT sports news, the latest links and who’s in the social media spotlight.

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mm,Good morning and welcome to The Huddle for today, September 14, 2020. Yeaaah, it’s Monday.

Your need to read time today is 90-seconds, as usual.


This Morning’s Sports Headlines:

Elite teenage hockey player Yanic Duplessis comes out as gay

In other LGBT Sports news...

Reactions to Rugger Levi Davis coming out as bisexual show care is there

Also in the news this morning...

Here’s a headline we could never imagine before: Tom Brady’s team loses but Patriots win

NFL Week 1 grades: Seahawks get an ‘A’ for letting Russell Wilson cook, Cowboys earn a ‘B-’ despite loss

Jacksonville Jaguars only team with fans allowed in stands on Sunday

Joe Judge era begins tonight

NFL fans express their anger at the ‘politicization’ of the league

After presidents meet, Big Ten football still in limbo

LeBron James wants to keep winning with the Lakers

Five Takeaways from ANOTHER comeback victory by the Nuggets to force Game 7

Dominic Thiem rallies from 2-set deficit vs. Alexander Zverev to win US Open in 5th-set tiebreaker


OutShouts:

Meet one of the new members of the GO! SPACE Facebook group: Jaden Vazquez! “I’m a junior at Fordham University in NYC. I play linebacker here for the football team. I am an Urban Studies major and have a minor in Business Administration. I am from Bethlehem, PA. I am also out publicly as bisexual!”

GO! SPACE

Jaden was profiled late last month in Outsports. Read his coming out story by clicking here!

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:

Kaitlyn Long’s advice for today: Stay Cozy!

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Even though Covid-19 protocols meant she could not attend the U.S. Open at the sports complex that bears her name, Billie Jean King had nothing but praise for the USTA as the U.S. Open wrapped up Sunday:

And Rennae Stubbs gave a shout-out to ESPN:

If you want your social media post to be included here, or to share one showcasing LGBTQ sports, email us the link at outsportshuddle@gmail.com or tag @Outsports on Instagram or Twitter!


Podcast Du Jour

Nearly every day of the week, Outsports has a new podcast for your enjoyment. Today it’s our Cyd Zeigler with the latest episode of Five Rings To Rule Them All: Team USA and Texas diver Jordan Windle was raised by his gay dad, Jerry, and mentored by Greg Louganis.

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

NFL: For the first time in Monday Night Football history, fans have 2 games to watch!

Pittsburgh Steelers vs. New York Giants at 7:15 p.m. EDT on ESPN

Denver Broncos vs. Tennessee Titans at 10:10 p.m. EDT on ESPN


WNBA: NO GAMES SCHEDULED


NBA PLAYOFFS: NO GAMES SCHEDULED


NHL STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS:

Dallas Stars vs. Las Vegas Golden Knights at 8 p.m. EDT on NBCSN


MLB NATIONALLY-TELEVISED GAMES:

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

Oakland Athletics vs. Seattle Mariners at 8:10 p.m. EDT on FS1


SOCCER:

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


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