Out LGBT athletes mourn Ruth Bader Ginsburg and honor her legacy

Good morning and welcome to The Huddle for today, September 19, 2020. It’s Saturday, usually a day off for me. But the death of associate justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg necessitates this roundup of reaction from across the spectrum of LGBTQ sports, and beyond.


Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday from complications related to pancreatic cancer. She was 87.

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The late Sandra Day O’Connor, left, with Ruth Ginsburg: the first and second women to serve on the highest court in the land. This photograph was tweeted by WNBA legend Rebecca Lobo.
Rebecca Lobo / Twitter

Scroll down to Social Media Highlights to read Rebecca Lobo’s story behind this iconic photo.

Read The New York Times obituary


Read how Outsports covered RBG and the decisions impacting our community, in which she played a vital role:


SB Nation reported in 2016 that Ginsburg called Colin Kaepernick’s sideline protest of system racism “dumb and disrespectful,” then later apologized, calling her comment “inappropriately dismissive and harsh.”


More coverage of Ginsburg’s death from our friends at Vox, our parent company

Vox looks at RBG’s legacy


Did you know? As recently as April, Ginsburg was still regularly working out

Did you know? Ruth Bader grew up in New York City and was an avid fan of the Brooklyn Dodgers


OutShouts:

Our Cyd Zeigler eloquently expressed his thoughts in a post on Facebook, reflecting upon the death of Justice Ginsburg. Click here to read:

This is not political. This is human. This is respectful of a woman who blazed more trails than I could in a dozen lives.

Rest in peace, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. You did good.

Posted by Cyd Zeigler on Friday, September 18, 2020


Highlights from Social Media tributes to RBG:

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Podcast Du Jour

Nearly every day of the week, Outsports has a new podcast for your enjoyment. And this weekend is no exception: Deputy managing editor Alex Reimer is back with the latest episode of The Sports Kiki:

The Big Ten Football Conference will be played this fall after all. Does this mean the athletes win, or that non-revenue sports will no longer be on the chopping block? Not so fast. On this week’s show, Alex chats with advocate and former college football player Akil Patterson about the Big Ten’s reversal and what’s at stake. Listen starting at 6 a.m. EDT!

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Today’s Sports Calendar

COLLEGE FOOTBALL:

Click here for ESPN’s complete Saturday schedule


WNBA: NO GAMES SCHEDULED


NBA PLAYOFFS:

Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat at 8:30 p.m. EDT on ESPN


NHL STANLEY CUP FINALS:

Game 1, Dallas Stars vs. Tampa Bay Lightning at 7:30 p.m. EDT on NBC


MLB NATIONALLY-TELEVISED GAMES:

Chicago White Sox vs. Cincinnati Reds at 7:07 p.m. EDT on FOX

Atlanta Braves vs. New York Mets at 7:07 p.m. EDT on FOX

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Baltimore Orioles at 7:35 p.m. EDT on FS1

Minnesota Twins vs. Chicago Cubs at 8:15 p.m. EDT on ESPN+


SOCCER:

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


Thanks for reading all the way to the end. The next edition of The Huddle will appear tomorrow morning on Outsports.com Stay safe!


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