Good morning and welcome to The Huddle for today, September 8, 2020. It’s Tuesday.
Your need to read time today is just a little over 90 seconds.
This Morning’s Sports Headlines:
EXCLUSIVE: Outsports has the names of the more than 80 scholars who signed a letter telling World Rugby to let trans women play. All but a handful of these researchers and academics agreed to step forward and identify themselves as opponents of the proposed transban. Our Karleigh Chardonnay Webb has the story.
In other LGBT Sports news...
Sports Media LGBT+: New LGBT+ network ‘Racing With Pride’ launches in horseracing, also reported by Horse and Hound
ICYMI (and if you don’t mind the paywall): The Economist reports on The battle over trans athletes in American Schools heating up
Also new this morning...
Out UCLA coach and friend of Outsports Kirk Walker shared this in both the GO! SPACE and Equality Coaching Alliance groups on Facebook: Congratulations to GM and coach Curt Miller and the Connecticut Sun! They clinched a playoff berth and will appear in the WNBA post-season for the fourth year in a row.
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:
Did you know Monday was ESPN’s birthday? Billie Jean King did!
On this day in 1979, at 7pm EST, 30,000 viewers tuned in to @espn’s debut on cable.— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) September 7, 2020
I remember that so many believed the network would fail. Who would watch hour after hour of only sports coverage?
It turns out, the naysayers were wrong.
Happy birthday, #ESPN!
Speaking of BJK, she’s in the market for an office plant, if you know a guy...
Adding a plant and hoping for 10/10 next time. https://t.co/JSk862JqW3— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) September 8, 2020
Podcast Du Jour
Nearly every day of the week, Outsports has a new podcast for your enjoyment. Today: It’s Star Trek Day, and so The Trans Sporter Room is beaming in a day earlier than usual with more details on today’s big story in the fight for trans inclusion in rugby. Also, trans trailblazing runner June Eastwood talks about her involuntary activism, her transition and advice for closeted athletes and runners of all identities.
Today’s Sports Calendar
NHL STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS:
MLB NATIONALLY-TELEVISED GAMES:
Click here for ESPN’s schedule of soccer action today.
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