Good morning and welcome to The Huddle for today, September 3, 2020. It’s Thursday.
Your need to read time today is 90-seconds, as usual.
This Morning’s Sports Headlines:
Axios has an exclusive report: The impact of sports on LGBTQ youth
- One in three LGBTQ youth who play sports said they got mostly A’s in school, compared to just one in four of those who don’t play sports.
- Depressive symptoms were 18% lower among respondents who participated in sports, according to survey results provided to Axios.
- Acceptance matters: Transgender and nonbinary youth who reported having pronouns respected by all or most people in their lives attempted suicide at half the rate of those who did not have their pronouns respected.
Our Brian Bell reveals Drag queen Washington Heights is ready for ‘mature conversation’ with her father, wrestler New Jack
Our Cyd Zeigler spoke with pro golf’s first trans player, Mianne Bagger, who says she is still searching for the perfect trans-inclusion policy
In other LGBT Sports news...
The Washington Blade: Gay Games announces 2022 ‘contingency planning committee’
Dr. Warren J. Blumenfeld writes in LGBTQ Nation: Athletes have been warriors for justice for decades because sports are political
Have you read these 7 LGBTQ sports romance books? Bookriot has the list
Join Outsports for an insightful conversation with Asian LGBTQ athletes, Sept. 9
Also new this morning...
The NFL is shifting social justice off itself and onto players, and the outcome will be unfair
With college season starting, brace yourself for ugly football
Ohio State President Kristina M. Johnson making a stand in favor of fall football: Big Ten coronavirus update
GO! SPACE hails the work of Dr. Eric Lueshen, a member since 2014 and the co-founder of LGBT SportSafe Inclusion.
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:
Hey, sailor! Watch for the story about this in outsports.com (H/T: Stephanie Helms)
The US Sailing Leadership Forum: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Series continues next week with an expert panel on The #StarboardPortal to discuss the LGBTQ+ Community in Sailing. WATCH LIVE Thursday, Sept. 10 at 7pm/4pm. Learn more about the panelists ➡️ https://t.co/oyYjXS5r7G pic.twitter.com/cogXT46ZdA— US Sailing ⛵️ (@ussailing) September 2, 2020
Equal pay does happen... just not in the U.S. apparently:
Brazil joins Australia, Norway and New Zealand in paying their male and female national football team players the same - while the US women's team, the current world champions, endure lower pay https://t.co/mTHGKnoeDz pic.twitter.com/zs0C7PIHDN— AFP news agency (@AFP) September 3, 2020
Billie Jean King would like your help.
For 22 years, I’ve hosted a @CPFNYC benefit @usopen in support of CPF’s free tennis instruction for NYC’s kids.— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) September 3, 2020
Please donate to this great program & bid in their online auction for the chance to join me in my suite at the 2021 #USOpen https://t.co/hEu3U0Kbyu pic.twitter.com/SREBQB8Rv6
Meet Brett, who we found on the #gayathletes hashtag on Instagram. He’s in training for the Chicago endurance sports triathlon.
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Today begins my #chicagoendurancesports triathlon training! From here on out I’ve got 2adays through the summer and fall until #imwisconsin This is me, day 1. I’m not in the worst shape I’ve ever been in, but I want to push and train harder than ever before to get me to my goals. I’m excited to see where and what the end of this season looks like. Hopefully you’ll get to see some pretty meaningful bling around my neck and a badass tattoo! #ironman #imoo #tritraining #gayathletes #ces #2adays #garmin #hokaoneone #nike
Podcast Du Jour
Nearly every day of the week, Outsports has a new podcast for your enjoyment. Today it’s LGBT In The Ring, and Brian Bell’s guest is drag queen Washington Heights, who opens up about her relationship with her father, wrestler New Jake. An important chat for all to hear.
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 NATIONALLY-TELEVISED GAMES
Atlanta Dream vs. New York Liberty at 6:30 p.m. EDT
Las Vegas Aces vs. Connecticut Sun at 8 p.m. EDT
Indiana Fever vs. Phoenix Mercury at 10 p.m. EDT
Toronto Raptors vs. Boston Celtics at 6:30 p.m. EDT on TNT
Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Clippers at 9 p.m. EDT on TNT
NHL STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS
Philadelphia Flyers vs. New York Islanders at 7 p.m. EDT on NBCSN
Las Vegas Golden Knights vs. Vancouver Canucks at 9:45 p.m. EDT on NBCSN
MLB NATIONALLY-TELEVISED GAME:
New York Yankees vs. New York Mets at 4:10 p.m. EDT on ESPN+
Click here for ESPN’s schedule for the U.S. Open and yesterday’s results.
Click here for ESPN’s schedule of soccer action today.
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