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’
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...
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:
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.
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Repost from @ryancassata • Some simple starter tips on how to be a better ally to the trans community! Thanks for reading! ️⚧️ ️⚧️ ️⚧️ ️⚧️ ️⚧️ ️⚧️ ️⚧️ ️⚧️ ️⚧️ ️⚧️ #trans #transgender #transally #transcommunity #FTM #MTF #nonbinary #enby #transman #transwoman #transisbeautiful #translivesmatter #alltransbodies #transmen #femaletomale #educate #activist #activism #riseup #speakup #lgbtq #pride #gay #lesbian #bisexual
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3rd run of #lockdown2 and 3rd #PR . Another 54s off my 10K time. I think it’s entirely possible to break to 50min over the next 24 days! • #run #running #runner #gayrunner #gayrunning #crossfit #training #fitness #fatloss #fitffam #lockdown #gaycrossfit #gayfitness #gayfit #gayguy #gayman #gayjock #gayathlete #gayuk #gaynewcastleuk
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:
148K + cases of #COVID19 were reported yesterday. My heart breaks for those suffering in ICUs, & their family & friends who cannot visit them.— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) November 12, 2020
The healthcare workers on the frontlines of this pandemic are true heroes.
Please, wear a mask, wash your hands, & listen to the CDC. pic.twitter.com/zb0xYBfGgc
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:
Today’s Sports Calendar
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