Good morning and welcome to The Huddle for today, November 17, 2020. It’s Tuesday.

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

This Morning’s Outsports Headlines:

He’s gay, a Coast Guard officer and a rower with Olympic dreams

Australian sports announcer and Lord Mayor insults trans community

Out wrestler Parrow’s return to Major League Wrestling feels ‘like coming back home’

Coming to at 8 a.m. EST: 20 years of research shows homophobia not widespread in men’s sports, professor says

Also new this morning…

Minnesota Vikings 19, Chicago Bears 13: Cousins, defense carry Vikings to third straight win

Drew Brees to miss time with broken ribs and collapsed lung

DeAndre Hopkins and the Hail Mary is a match made in heaven

No Eagles fans at Lincoln Financial Field due to spike in COVID-19 cases

Chris Paul is officially headed to the Suns

James Harden is reportedly trying to force his way to the Nets

LSU mishandled sexual misconduct complaints against students, including top athletes

Every new NHL throwback jersey, described in one sentence

And a sportswriter wrote a column using only six words. That earned him notice in the Wall Street Journal:


A member of the Equality Coaching Alliance, Mark Turnipseed, shared the cover of his memoir detailing how triathlon helped him to get sober from heroin and to finally come out of the closet:

“Just shot the cover image a few days ago,” Turnipseed wrote, adding that “My Suicide Race” will be out soon. He’s looking to network with people interested in his story: “If you know of audiences who may benefit from this story please shoot me a message, I would love to connect!”

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:

Get your Rainbow Laces, reminds Jon Holmes of Sky Sports and SportsMediaLGBT+, using the #gayathlete hashtag on Instagram.

Anya Packer has a comment about those throwback NHL jerseys:

And podcaster D.Gil of The GAMEDAY TEA shared this perspective. Drew Brees should know better.

If you want your social media post to be included here, or to share one showcasing LGBTQ sports, email us the link at [email protected] or tag @Outsports on Instagram or Twitter!

Podcast Du Jour

Nearly every day of the week, Outsports has a new podcast for your enjoyment. Speaking of D.Gil, he’s back with a fresh brew of The GAMEDAY TEA. Today, his guest is Martin Stark, founder of the World Gay Boxing Championships set for Sydney, Australia in 2023. 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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