Good morning and welcome to The Huddle for today, September 28, 2020. It’s Tuesday.

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

This Morning’s Outsports Headlines:

Coming up at 10 a.m. EDT: Minnesota Vikings celebrate gay employee’s engagement with video board shout-out

In other LGBT Sports news…

ESPN personality Izzy Gutierrez talks coming out as gay and his life since

Washington’s LGBT magazine MetroWeekly has an update on when HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel might air its segment on transgender athletes, as Outsports first reported last week:

“The segment was scheduled to air last Tuesday, but an HBO spokesperson told the Idaho Statesman newspaper that the story was no longer scheduled to run this month, as ‘there are revisions that need to be made.’ The spokesperson did not share a new run date, and the Real Sports website contains no mention of the story.”

Also new this morning…

Tampa Bay Lightning blank Dallas Stars to capture elusive Stanley Cup

Doc Rivers out as Clippers head coach after 7 seasons

Patrick Mahomes outplays Lamar Jackson as Kansas City rolls past Baltimore

Los Angeles Lakers heavy favorites to win NBA Finals, but Miami Heat drawing early action

MLB playoffs preview: Everything you need to know about the 16-team postseason

Former Dodgers fan favorite Jay Johnstone dies at 74 after COVID-19 battle


Northwestern University diversity and inclusion recruiter Rashaad Barnett is honored today by the GO! SPACE Facebook group, where he’s been a member for five years.

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:

Ashlyn Harris has a lost and found update for those few people who don’t already know just how tough she is:

Johnny Weir has a message for his fans on Dancing With the Stars:

New on the #gayathlete hashtag on Instagram: Tarran Lee, ICN Double Pro and Pro World Fitness Champion, shares a moment of love down under:

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

Today, we bring you an encore presentation of our Cyd Zeigler’s podcast, Five Rings to Rule The World. This week. Cyd responds to the reaction to his episode and column strongly endorsing a ban of Iran at the next Olympic Games. 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


Connecticut Sun vs. Las Vegas Aces at 7:30 p.m. EDT on ESPN2



Houston Astros vs. Minnesota Twins at 2 p.m. EDT on ABC-TV

Chicago White Sox vs. Oakland Athletics at 3 p.m. EDT on ESPN

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Tampa Bay Rays at 5 p.m. EDT on TBS

New York Yankees vs. Cleveland Indians at 7 p.m. EDT on ESPN


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

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