• Good morning and welcome to The Huddle for today, September 20, 2020. It’s Sunday. Bi Awareness Week continues!

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This Morning’s Sports Headlines:

Out and proud LGBTQ athletes compete in basketball and soccer on national television and streaming services this afternoon. Scroll down to view the sports calendar for ESPN and ABC-TV coverage of the WNBA Semifinals, and NWSL Fall Series action on CBS All Access and Twitch!

Trans athlete and college freshman Andraya Yearwood appears in ”Joy Run” a new film by Tourmaline, from Chromat. Paper reports: Chromat Is Championing Queer Representation in Team Sports

Andraya Yearwood

Day 100: Connecticut Gov. Lamont remains silent on support for trans student athletes

Is Bowser Bisexual? Sports Grind Entertainment says so: Super Mario 64’s ‘Gay Bowser’ is gone on Nintendo Switch

Also new this morning…

CBS Sports: Week 2 NFL odds, picks, schedule, how to watch, streaming: Expert picks against the spread, survivor, more

ESPN: The Celtics found a $32.7 million way to beat the Heat

Fox: LeBron James ‘pissed’ over finishing second for MVP — again

CBS Sports: Stars take 1-0 lead in Stanley Cup Finals over Lightning with outstanding defensive performance


The GO! SPACE Facebook and Equality Coaching Alliance groups welcome a new member: Thomas Vanderbrook

“Hello everyone. I hope y’all are doing well during this time. My name is Thomas Vanderbrook and I’m a Senior at Indiana University. I’m a swimmer studying media/creative advertising. I find joy in hiking, photography, and graphic design, and hanging with friends. I was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. Played soccer and track along with swimming in high school (but always had a secret passion for beach volleyball). I’m really excited to be joining ECA/Go Space and to meet new faces!” Thanks to Galen Dodd for posting.

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:

Caption contest! Here’s the entry by the USWNT’s Ashlyn Harris:

Speaking of the USWNT:

Speaking of women’s soccer:

These women are ready to be seen. Listen to the commissioner!

Our friend LGBTQ youth advocate an educator Micah Porter, right, and matchmaker/dating coach Branden Rader celebrated the end of summer and the (almost) arrival of autumn:

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. And this weekend is no exception: Deputy managing editor Alex Reimer is back with the latest episode of The Sports Kiki:

The Big Ten Football Conference will be played this fall after all. Does this mean the athletes win, or that non-revenue sports will no longer be on the chopping block? Not so fast. On this week’s show, Alex chats with advocate and former college football player Akil Patterson about the Big Ten’s reversal and what’s at stake. 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


Click here for ESPN’s NFL schedule for Week 2.


Connecticut Sun vs. Las Vegas Aces at 1 p.m. EDT on ESPN

Minnesota Lynx vs. Seattle Storm at 3 p.m. EDT on ABC


Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Lakers at 7:30 p.m. EDT on TNT



New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox at 1:07 p.m. EDT on TBS

San Francisco Giants vs. Oakland Athletics at 4 p.m. EDT on ESPN

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates at 4:05 p.m. EDT on ESPN+

Minnesota Twins at Chicago Cubs at 7 p.m. EDT on ESPN


NWSL Fall Season:

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

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