Good morning and welcome to The Huddle for today, November 19, 2020. It’s Thursday.

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

This Morning’s Outsports Headlines:

NHL forward Kurtis Gabriel and his Pride Tape are headed to San Jose

ICYMI: Caster Semenya is taking her fight against World Athletics to the European Court of Human Rights

Also new this morning…

Tyrese Haliburton already won draft night with his suit

The Minnesota Timberwolves Select Anthony Edwards First Overall in the 2020 NBA Draft

LaMelo Ball is the No.1 pick for card collectors, and it’s not even close

Mets, Yankees set up for DJ LeMahieu war after Robinson Cano ban

Justin Herbert chops off long locks, debuts new look ahead of meeting with Jets


Equality Coaching Alliance co-founder Kirk Walker offers congratulations to member Sean Huiet of San Marcos, Texas, head volleyball coach at Texas State, who was chosen to give a TEDx talk on campus next February, about intersectionality.

Sean and Declan Huiet

Huiet is raising his adopted son Declan as a single gay dad. “Very humbled and honored,” he wrote on his Facebook page. We love these two! Look for a future story in Outsports.

Sean and Declan Huiet

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:

The New York Liberty and the WNBA have spread the word that this is Trans Awareness Week, and #BlackTransLivesMatter:

We ❤️ Raquel Willis, too!

Danilo Cardoso Abbas shared this post in Portuguese on Instagram with the hashtag #gayathlete: “And at some point in life, we will give our best to someone. Devote yourself totally to it. And surrender without fear. This is the definition of Love.”

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. Today, our Brian Bell returns with a new episode of LGBT In The Ring: He’s celebrating Trans Week of Awareness with Hoodslam’s own The Great Bambina. She and Brian unpack her journey to and evolution within the ring, the personal philosophy she brings to pro wrestling, her history of trans advocacy and how Brechtian theory and pro wrestling intersect. 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 11:

Arizona Cardinals vs. Seattle Seahawks at 8:20 p.m. EST on FOX/NFL


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

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