Good morning and welcome to The Huddle for today, November 20, 2020. It’s Friday and that’s a whole lot of 20s. It’s also the Transgender Day of Remembrance, also known as TDoR.
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This Morning’s Outsports Headlines:
Coming to Outsports.com at 10 a.m. EST: Trans pro wrestlers stand defiant as trans healthcare rights again come under threat
At 11 a.m. EST: Caroline Layt mixes it up in The Trans Sporter Room
In other LGBT Sports news...
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Scroll down for reaction from Billie Jean King and Ilana Kloss, part of the ownership group.
We send our condolences to our friends Kirk Walker and Randy Baltimore on the recent loss of their dog, Kirby. “A great dog that always loved to snuggle,” wrote Kirk in a Facebook post. “She lived a very full and long life.”
“She gave us 18 years of unconditional love and happiness and was kicking ass and taking names until the end,” Randy wrote in his own Facebook post. “She joins her pal and co-troublemaker Bella across the rainbow.” May memories be a blessing.
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:
Part owners Billie Jean King and Ilana Kloss are excited about the new home for the newest L.A. sports team: The Angel City FC!
Los Angeles is truly the city of champions.@ilanakloss and I could not be more excited to watch the elite athletes of @weareangelcity take to the pitch in 2022 in their new home @BancStadium! ⚽️ https://t.co/a29XZU5259— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) November 20, 2020
And finally we send belated birthday wishes to Anya Packer!
THANK YOU @NWHL and everyone who has wished me a happy birthday!! Waking up with little Way reminded me, although 2020 has been a total mess, this year I have been nothing short of blessed! #perspective #ThisIs29 https://t.co/1c5ihib4C0 pic.twitter.com/mwOguqqPiL— Anya Packer (@battaglinoa) November 19, 2020
Podcast Du Jour
Nearly every day of the week, Outsports has a new podcast for your enjoyment. Today, it’s Friday so of course that means — even in the off-season — it’s 3 Strikes You’re Out with our Ken Schultz! As we all know, Theo Epstein resigned as Cubs president this week. And Ken is up in his feelings about it! Staying up until 3 a.m. watching 2016 Game 7 eating Ben & Jerry’s Americone Dream listening to “Pictures of You” on repeat FEELINGS... This one is a crossover with Kevin McCaffrey and Adam Mamawala of Cubs Brawl: The Away Games Podcast. Listen here:
Today’s Sports Calendar
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