Good morning and welcome to The Huddle for today, November 18, 2020. It’s Wednesday.
Your need to read time today is 90-seconds, as usual.
This Morning’s Outsports Headlines:
In other LGBT Sports news...
Well, now we know that Idaho, which has a contested law banning trans athletes, won’t host March Madness next year, after all: NCAA relocating 2021 Division I men’s basketball championship sites
Weir told Entertainment Tonight that he had been “crying for hours” after receiving lower scores during the couple’s salsa. He said he knew that meant his time on the show was coming to an end.
“I knew I was done as soon as we finished the salsa,” Weir said. “I’m an athlete and very human and when you know you’ve lost, it’s a hard pill to swallow.”
- Scroll down to see Johnny’s tweet about what he plans to do next!
Also new this morning...
Yes, Theo really did TP Jed's house. And The Athletic even obtained some video footage of the incident. pic.twitter.com/zFhsck0eB9— Sahadev Sharma (@sahadevsharma) November 18, 2020
“I have been in a temporary position as the Equity Educator at Colorado State University for 1.5 years, providing faculty-facing professional development. I conducted the most selective job search and decided to keep my talent and passion at CSU in the permanent role (sport reference, Lol). I appreciate the amazing community, the commitment to equity & justice, feeling valued, and the positive impact on my development and growth. Go Rams!!!”
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:
Timothy Cappelli of Pittsburgh posted this photo on Instagram using the #gayathlete hashtag. He wants us to know, “There’s always room for improvement.” And I know some of you looking at this picture want to know... “Um, which room, please?”
Who’s been watching their view counter on YouTube? Olympian Tom Bosworth, that’s who!
And although he said he feels “horrific” about being eliminated from Dancing With the Stars, Johnny Weir tweeted this:
When I fly back to my homeland in the East next week, I’m going to air kiss my parents, hug my puppy and GET A HAIRCUT! It’s been since February I haven’t had a trim and it’s time. Goodnight!— Johnny Weir (@JohnnyGWeir) November 18, 2020
Podcast Du Jour
Nearly every day of the week, Outsports has a new podcast for your enjoyment. Today, former rugger turned filmmaker Caroline Layt beams up to The Trans Sporter Room from Perth, Australia, to talk about her transition, playing rugby, the trans ban and her love of science fiction, especially Star Trek. She also shares news of her new documentary film. Listen here:
Today’s Sports Calendar
Click here for ESPN’s schedule of soccer action today.
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