Good morning and welcome to The Huddle for today, September 23, 2020. It’s Wednesday.

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

This Morning’s Sports Headlines:

Celebrate Bi+ Awareness Day with these 10 awesome bi+ pro wrestling figures

In other LGBT Sports news…

Extremist Christian hate group appeals US judge’s Idaho transgender sports ban ruling

Cost To Fight Trans Sports Ban: Up To $99K

Are the feds really going to withhold money from 1st graders?

Washington, D.C. will not bid to host 2026 Gay Games

Gus Kenworthy reflects on pride and advocacy in action sports

Also new this morning…

Source tells ESPN: Las Vegas Raiders’ Jon Gruden, New Orleans Saints’ Sean Payton fined $100K for violating mask protocols

The Chicago Bulls are hiring Billy Donovan as head coach

Gordon Hayward Has Given the Boston Celtics New Life

UFC Vegas 11 medical suspensions: Tyron Woodley, 3 other fighters face potential 6-month layoffs


Our friend out UCLA softball coach Kirk Walker shared this video featuring Equality Coaching Alliance member and former soccer player Joanna Lohman, a documentary film titled, United We Stand:

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:

We miss our gorgeous friend Hayley Videckis who shared this important message on Monday, National Voter Registration Day:

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YOUR➡️VOICE➡️MATTERS🗳💥💙 Maya Angelou once famously said, ‘A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song’. Expression comes in many forms, and whether it’s truly a function of individual agency or not, it’s an important component of human experience. Elections are a means of individual and group expression. It is our First Amendment right to individual speech. And it’s one of the most valued rights Americans have. A central pillar of our democracy is that power resides with the people. Elections help us generate community and feel connected to people who are like us and hold similar values. They allow us to participate in civic culture and engage with those institutions in key aspects of your well-being. Elections give us a way to be a part of something, and this is an essential part of being human. For #NationalVoterRegistrationDay we are trying to register as many people to vote at possible. If you haven’t already, you can register to vote at 💙 Use your voice and #Vote #BeALeader #StayConscious

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Johnny Weir lives to dance another day!

Did you know that the State of New Jersey’s twitter account is fighting with NYC’s account?

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Podcast Du Jour

Nearly every day of the week, Outsports has a new podcast for your enjoyment. Today it’s The Trans Sporter Room, with Karleigh Chardonnay Webb and yours truly (@lifeafterdawn)

This week we discuss the big stories of a governor breaking his silence to support trans student athletes from the Trump administration and HBO shelving a story on trans girls just hours after I raised questions and alerted advocate groups of what was about to air.

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

WNBA: No games scheduled


Boston Celtics vs. Los Angeles Lakers at 8:30 p.m. EDT on ESPN


Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Dallas Stars at 8 p.m. EDT on NBCSN


Chicago White Sox vs. Cleveland Indians at 6:10 p.m. EDT on ESPN+

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Kansas City Royals at 8 p.m. EDT on ESPN 2


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

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