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It’s Outsports Day! Here’s The Huddle for Tuesday, 11/10/20

The Huddle is your daily briefing on what’s new in LGBT sports news, the latest links and who’s in the social media spotlight.

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Good morning and HAPPY OUTSPORTS DAY! This is The Huddle for Tuesday, November 10, 2020. It’s Outsports’ 21st birthday! Join the celebration on social media with the hashtag #Outsports21

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

This Morning’s Outsports Headlines:

Happy 21st birthday, Outsports!

Bobby Jones fought for his right to play

Coming to at 8 a.m. EST: Out soccer star Vivianne Miedema’s reign as ‘GOAT’ is just getting started

At 9 a.m. EST: JVN encourages the sports world to accept him for who he is

In other LGBT Sports news...

Jock Talk: Selection race is on for Gay Games 2026

LGBT advocates: Letting athletes choose gender isn’t fair

Also new this morning...

Instant analysis from Patriots’ 30-27 win over Jets

Philip Rivers made one of the worst tackle attempts in NFL history

Tony La Russa: The wrong man, at the wrong time


Meet the newest member of the Equality Coaching Alliance: Danielle Ducklow!

Equality Coaching Alliance

Danielle writes: “I have been involved in sports for as long as I can remember. I was a three-sport athlete throughout high school and decided to pursue a golf career at Viterbo University. I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Sport Management and Leadership. I then went on to pursue a Masters Degree at Mount Mercy University where I served as the Graduate Assistant for Sports Information. After completion in May 2020, I continue to reside in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and have taken on the role of Head Women’s Golf Coach and Sports Information Assistant. Click here to view Danielle’s profile.

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:

Our friend Kirsti Miller was the first to respond to our invitation to celebrate #Outsports21!

Our friend Jon Holmes of Sky Sports in London shows off the new Rainbow Laces... in transgender flag colors!

Timothy from Toronto posted this to Instagram with the hashtag #gayathlete:

If you want your social media post to be included here, or to share one showcasing LGBTQ sports, email us the link at 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, D.Gil is back to spill The GAMEDAY TEA! This week, sports psychology consultant Dr. Hannah Bennett joins D.Gil to dive into some of the psychological issues that LGBTQ athletes experience. They also discuss psychological factors that affect athletes, LGBTQ inclusion in sports, negative impacts on athletes without inclusion, and ways athletes can improve their well being through psychological interventions. 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


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

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