Good morning and welcome to The Huddle for today, November 23, 2020. It’s Monday. Folks of a certain vintage will remember today was the day in 1963 that President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas.
On this day in 1892: Pierre de Coubertin launches plan for the modern Olympic Games at the Union des Sociétés Françaises de Sports Athlétiques AGM.
It’s also the 116th anniversary of the closing ceremony of the first modern Olympic Summer Games to be held in the United States: in St. Louis, Mo. It wasn’t very well-attended, partly because of war, partly because of travel limitations of the time.
Your need to read time today is 90-seconds, as usual.
This Morning’s Outsports Headlines:
Coming to Outsports.com at 8 a.m. EST: LGBTQ researcher has 2 theories on lack of openly gay players in male team sports
In other LGBT Sports news...
14 States File Brief With Court Backing Idaho Transgender Sports law: Nebraska, Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Indiana (shocker), Kansas, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas and West Virginia.
Yes, my understanding is superficial— John Cleese (@JohnCleese) November 22, 2020
One thing: When a woman who was once a man is competing against women who have always been women, I think she has an advantage, because she inherited a man's body, which is usually bigger and stronger than a woman's
Does that prove phobia? https://t.co/8x2H9zvstd
Also new this morning...
Sign up today for the Holiday HangOUT with the GO! SPACE and Equality Coaching Alliance! It’s open to all, and it’s a great opportunity to meet other members socially. Space is limited, so sign up today for the Dec. 1st event. Click here for the link to RSVP.
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:
Sunday was Billie Jean King’s birthday, and she tweeted that two years ago, she celebrated turning 75 by dancing with pop singer Cyndi Lauper:
.@cyndilauper and I tore up the dance floor at my 75th birthday party two years ago @NYHistory.— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) November 23, 2020
Looking forward to the day when friends and families can celebrate together again. pic.twitter.com/FFF2JZYs79
How did the tennis icon mark her 77th birthday? Take a look:
Podcast Du Jour
Nearly every day of the week, Outsports has a new podcast for your enjoyment. Today, our Cyd Zeigler is back with the Outsports podcast Five Rings To Rule Them All. This week: Olympic historian Tony Scupham-Bilton shares some of the great LGBTQ athlete stories you’ve likely never heard before. Listen here:
Today’s Sports Calendar
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