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TGIF! It’s The Huddle for Friday, Nov. 20, 2020

The Huddle is your daily briefing on what’s new in LGBT sports news, the latest links and who’s in the social media spotlight.

Shelby Weldon/Photo by Eliot Elisofon/The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images

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.

Your need to read time today is under 2-minutes.


This Morning’s Outsports Headlines:

Mourning via Zoom: Saying their names on TDoR brings us together while apart

Robbie Rogers shows off his family in new Ralph Lauren holiday ads

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...

Trump administration urges court to uphold Idaho anti-trans sports law

San Diego Loyal puts ethics, integrity ahead of winning


Also new this morning...

Seahawks 28, Cardinals 21: Defense comes up clutch

Klay Thompson has a torn Achilles, out for the year

Nuggets Reveal New “Flatiron Red” Skyline Uniform, Their Last

UFC parts ways with former middleweight champion Anderson Silva, Dana White confirms release

Hall of Fame college football coach Lou Holtz, 83, tests positive for COVID-19

Dodgers issue layoffs across organization due to economic losses from coronavirus

Angel City FC women’s team to share LAFC venue when play begins in 2022

Angel City FC Mia Hamm Kara Nortman and Julie Uhrman Larry Freedman
Left to right: Mia Hamm, Founders Kara Nortman and Julie Uhrman and LAFC Co-President Larry Freedman at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020
Angel City FC

Scroll down for reaction from Billie Jean King and Ilana Kloss, part of the ownership group.


OutShouts:

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.”

Kirk Walker / Facebook

“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:

Runner Emma Gee posted on Instagram: “I’m about to spend my first Thanksgiving with my family since coming out.” And with her girlfriend, Nikki Hiltz. Good luck, Emma and Nikki!

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!

And finally we send belated birthday wishes to Anya Packer!

If you want your social media post to be included here, or to share one showcasing LGBTQ sports, email us the link at outsportshuddle@gmail.com 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, 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:

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

SOCCER:

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


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Thanks for reading all the way to the end. The next edition of The Huddle will appear Monday morning on Outsports.com Stay safe!