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The Friday the 13th Huddle for 11/13/20

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.

Shelby Weldon/Photo by Eliot Elisofon/The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images

Good morning and welcome to The Huddle for today, November 13, 2020. It’s Friday the 13th, if you believe in that kind of thing.

It’s also the first day of Trans Awareness Week. For more information, click here for help from our friends at GLAAD.

Your need to read time today is under 90-seconds.


This Morning’s Outsports Headlines:

I’m doing what Jesus would want:’ Christian school headmaster expelled gay athlete for his ‘lifestyle

Coming up at 9 a.m. EST: Megan Rapinoe and Natasha Cloud hope to celebrate in Joe Biden’s White House


Also new this morning...

Ivy League winter sports canceled due to coronavirus pandemic

Chris Nikic becomes first person with Down syndrome to complete Ironman triathlon

Colts-Titans has bizarre first-quarter ending after officials lose track of time on ‘Thursday Night Football’ Scroll down to see the clip!

Braves’ Freddie Freeman beats out Mookie Betts, Manny Machado for NL MVP award


OutShouts:

Austin Tuttle posted this in the Equality Coaching Alliance: “Just want to give a big congrats to these two Olympians on their engagement yesterday. Can’t wait to watch them compete against each other at the Tokyo Olympics!” Read the story by clicking here, scroll down to see the tweet!

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 promised... We send our warmest wishes to the happy couple! Congratulations!

Megan Rapinoe is right: When you hear the word “cases” in relation to the coronavirus pandemic, replace that word in your mind with “people.”

Anya Packer with the RT of the day!

And ICYMI, here’s that weird end of the first quarter on MNF, apparently due to an official timing issue on the field:

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 Ken Schultz is back after a break with a brand new 3 Strikes You’re Out podcast. This week, an episode about the White Sox. Which means Ken should be spending all of his time talking about AL MVP Jose Abreu.

But he’s not. In fact, Abreu doesn’t come up until the end.

Why? Tony La Russa, that’s why.

Comedian and Sox fan Jim Flannigan (All Over the Place podcast) stops by. Listen here:

Shelby Weldon

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

SOCCER:

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


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