Good morning and welcome to The Huddle for today, November 2, 2020. It’s Monday. If you haven’t yet voted, please do! And if you are preparing to vote tomorrow, here’s a guide to voting safely in person from our friends at Vox.

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

This Morning’s Outsports Headlines:

A gay woman in football: Erica Tamposi comes out at NFL Network

Gay triathlete embraces his place in the community

From the studio to the streets: Seth Dunlap finds a new calling after controversy

At 10 a.m. EST: Out former soccer goalie Michael Martin confronts the pandemic on WV school board

In other LGBT Sports news…

NCAA summit focuses on gender identity, student-athlete participation

What Runners Want You to Know About Being LGBTQ+ in Our Sport

Also new this morning…

The historical significance of the Steelers 7-0 start

Observations from the Eagles’ ugly win over the Cowboys, 23 to 9

Seahawks 37, 49ers 27: Back on track

Bears-Saints fight erupted after Javon Wims threw a helmet punch

Dana White regrets allowing Anderson Silva to compete at UFC Vegas 12: ‘I’ll never let him fight here again’


The Equality Coaching Alliance is looking for your feedback for an event just 2 years away: Gay Games 11 in Hong Kong.

From November 11th through the 19th, 2022, history will be made as Hong Kong plays host to the first ever Gay Games in Asia. Over 100 volunteers are already hard at work to make sure all visitors have a safe, enjoyable and personally fulfilling experience. To help us achieve this goal, we would like you to tell us which aspects are most influential in your decision to take part as a participant, volunteer and/or spectator.

Your feedback will be immensely helpful as we establish priorities and allocate resources. The survey takes less than five minutes to complete and even if you are unable to attend, your insights will still be valuable to our management team.

Click here to take part in the survey, which is available in English, Chinese Traditional, Chinese Simplified, Spanish and French.

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:

Check out all the incredible Halloween costumes!

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 Cyd Zeigler is back with Five Rings To Rule Them All!

NOlympics is an organization of community leaders and activists formed with the aim to end the Olympic Games. They claim the Olympics are bad for local communities of lower- and middle-class people, and that the Olympics are “dangerous” for the LGBTQ community. Joining Cyd this week to talk about all of this are Gigi Droesch and Gia Lappe. 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 8:

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New York Giants at 8:15 p.m. EST on ESPN


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

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