Good morning and welcome to The Huddle for today, September 18, 2020. It’s finally Friday.

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

This Morning’s Sports Headlines:

‘Cheer’ star Jerry Harris arrested on child pornography charge

Andy Murray voices support for renaming Margaret Court Arena

Italy’s Valentina Petrillo takes a powerful step towards Tokyo

Check out our newest feature, Out in the World: Gay college cheerleader finds work helping hospitals during the pandemic

In other LGBT Sports news…

Fed Cup changes name to honor tennis great Billie Jean King

WSU student-athlete creates group for LGBT+ community in athletics

Also new this morning…

Fight Breaks Out in Stands During Browns-Bengals Game


Congrats to Jaide Hinds-Clarke who is a member of the Equality Coaching Alliance and was named to the A-10 EDI task force commission! Our thanks to our friend and out UCLA softball coach Kirk Walker for letting us know.

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:

Mister Bam posted this very fine self-portrait on Instagram’s hashtag #gayathlete, with a message to his friend, Pierre. The San Francisco-based athlete says in his profile that he’s “That 1 gay dude! Athletic Gay Dude!” Well, c’mon Pierre!

Look who’s back on the ice! The @Riveters have signed Isobel Cup champion @russooo18 for the upcoming season of the NWHL.

What a photo!

If you want your social media post to be included here, or to share one showcasing LGBTQ sports, email us the link at [email protected] 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, our Ken Schultz is back with 3 Strikes You’re Out and he is joined by fellow Outsports maven Brian Bell, of LGBT In The Ring, to discuss the Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics playing a doubleheader in what appeared to be the magma chamber of Mount St. Helens. Listen here:

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



Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Lakers at 9 p.m. EDT on TNT



San Diego Padres vs. Seattle Mariners at 9:40 p.m. EDT on ESPN+


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

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