Good morning and welcome to The Huddle for today, September 28, 2020. It’s Monday, and for those of the Jewish faith like me, it’s Yom Kippur. Happy New Year (5781) to all who participate, and may you have an easy fast.

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This Morning’s Outsports Headlines:

No gay slurs used by MLB players on field for first time since 2016

USA Rugby stands against proposed World Rugby trans ban

How this trans satanist anarchist won the Republican nomination for sheriff in a small New England county

ICYMI: Ben Koo of Awful Announcing interviewed me for a report he published over the weekend: How and why HBO Real Sports pulled a segment on transgender student athletes. HBO gave him a statement, apparently referring to trans runner June Eastwood:

“REAL SPORTS explores stories from across the world of sports and at its core examines culture, ethics and the human experience. Out of respect for concerns raised by an athlete whose voice was central to a segment planned for broadcast, we decided to remove the interview. As a result of this, the segment was postponed.”

Also new this morning…

Miami Heat advance to NBA Finals by closing out Boston Celtics emphatically

Los Angeles Angels fire general manager Billy Eppler in fifth year

Cowboys vs. Seahawks: Russell Wilson wins NFC shootout, outshines gritty Dak Prescott performance

Aaron Rodgers Shows Why He’s One of the Best Ever

Woman arrested for attempting to kidnap Joe Montana’s grandchild


Our friend out UCLA softball coach Kirk Walker welcomed a new member to the GO! SPACE Facebook group: Dr. Mark Asperheim of Grand Rapids, Mich.

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.

Highlight from Social Media:

Three women put a new “F” in the NFL on Sunday, for “female!” Billie Jean King took note:

Johnny Weir is back on the dance floor tonight on Dancing With The Stars on ABC:

Out Coach and education union leader Anthony Nicodemo shared this superb snapshot of Roscoe and himself out and about on his boat:

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 it’s our Cyd Zeigler and Five Rings To Rule Them All. This week, Cyd’s podcast is devoted to the movement to ban Iran from the Olympic Games after the murder of Navid Afkari and LGBTQ people, which he reports is gaining momentum. 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


Kansas City Chiefs vs. Baltimore Ravens at 8:15 p.m. EDT on ESPN




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



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

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