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The Huddle for Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020

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 welcome to The Huddle for today, November 12, 2020. It’s Thursday.

And here’s a heads up: Trans Awareness Week begins tomorrow, leading up to the International Transgender Day of Remembrance on Nov. 20.

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


This Morning’s Outsports Headlines:

Coming to outsports.com at 10 a.m. EST: 40 years on, videogames icon Rebecca Heineman found herself beyond her ‘escape’

Later today: Sin City Classic bringing 3,000 LGBTQ athletes to Las Vegas this January


In other LGBTQ sports news...

Building on the story our Cyd Zeigler reported earlier this week about research showing male athletes are more accepting of gay teammates, The Advocate spoke with Soccer Star Collin Martin: All LGBTQ+ Athletes Should Come Out


Also new this morning...

Georgia Bulldogs’ game against Tigers postponed over coronavirus issues at Missouri

Penn State’s Journey Brown retiring from football due to heart condition

Western Michigan Stuns Toledo With Fake-Spike Touchdown in Wild Final Minute

Trevor Bauer becomes first Cincinnati Reds pitcher to win Cy Young Award

This winter is the Yankees’ best chance in years to finally address their pitching woes


OutShouts:

Where will you be two years from today? The organizers of the 2022 Gay Games in Hong Kong hope we’ll all be there and that the coronavirus pandemic — and anti-government unrest — won’t interfere with their plans! Dennis Philipse posted this in the Equality Coaching Alliance:

“HONG KONG LOOKS TO THE FUTURE WITH THE GAY GAMES IN 2022”

The GGHK team recently celebrated the official countdown to the Opening Ceremony of GGHK which will take place on November 12, 2022, at the Hong Kong Stadium.

“Becoming Asia’s first city to host Gay Games isn’t just a cause for pride and celebration for Hong Kong; it drives home the message that the LGBTI community and indeed all in society deserve to be visible, represented and included in sports and other areas of life,” - Mr Ricky CHU Man-kin, Chairperson of Hong Kong’s Equal Opportunities Commission.

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:

As I mentioned earlier, it’s almost Trans Awareness Week, and former amateur softball pitcher Melody Maia Monet, who is a lesbian trans woman in Central Florida as well as my BFF, shared this on her Instagram.

Crossfitter Graham Snelson isn’t letting the lockdown keep him from running and setting a personal record! He shared this on Instagram using the hashtag #gayathlete:

There is no denying the scientific fact that wearing a mask not only protects you, it protects others. Billie Jean King tweeted this message for everyone as the pandemic reaches new heights, and shows no signs of letting up:

If you want your social media post to be included here, or to share one showcasing LGBTQ sports, email us the link at outsportshuddle@gmail.com 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, our Brian Bell is back with a brand new episode of LGBT In The Ring! This week, Brian welcomes two awesome guests to talk about two totally different pro wrestling projects: Out In The Ring director/producer Ryan Bruce Levey to discuss the upcoming documentary’s goal of connect LGBTQ pro wrestling’s present, past and future. Then Colette Arrand returns to break down AEW’s latest pay per view event, Full Gear. 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

NFL Week 10:

Indianapolis Colts vs. Tennessee Titans at 8:20 p.m. EST on FOX/NFL.


SOCCER:

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


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