Good morning and welcome to The Huddle for today, November 24, 2020. It’s Tuesday.

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

This Morning’s Outsports Headlines:

Learning better and doing better: Barack Obama’s homophobia

Coming to at 9 a.m. EST: The Salvation Army’s promise to help the LGBTQ community needs to sound more like the NFL’s

In other LGBT Sports news…

90,000 expected to attend 2022 Gay Games in Hong Kong

Also new this morning…

MNF Final score: Rams 27, Buccaneers 24

Kendall Coyne Schofield becomes first woman in Blackhawks history hired as a player development coach

Bills TE Tommy Sweeney out for the season with COVID-19-related heart problems

Joe Burrow has torn ACL, MCL and other structural damage

By signing Gordon Hayward the Hornets landed the NBA’s best truly available free agent

Pope Francis meets with NBA players at the Vatican

As college basketball implodes, the sport needs to pivot to save season — ‘It’s going to be a disaster’

This unauthorized fake punt worked so well it made the punter glitch

Packers’ Marquez Valdes-Scantling receives death threats after costly fumble: ‘You people need help’


The GO! SPACE group welcomed a new member: Maggie Zerbe!

Zerbe writes: “I grew up in Bethlehem, PA… After high school, I attended Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA., a small liberal arts college with Division III athletics. There, I competed on a nationally ranked women’s basketball team and majored in media and communication. I knew I was gay as far back as my freshman year of high school but only came out during my junior year of college. After college, I worked for NFL Films as a production assistant and then got a full time job with the Philadelphia 76ers where I now work as a producer/editor. I’ve been fortunate enough to produce content for Pride month with the 76ers and highlight social justice issues on our digital platforms. I’m proud that I’ve had a role in sharing LGBTQ stories and hopefully broadening the views of the Philadelphia sports fanbase.”

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:

Our friend Delaware State Sen. Sarah McBride with the perfect response to a transphobe:

Coach Anthony Nicodemo with an observation tweet this Tuesday before Thanksgiving Day:

And finally, model and trans activist Aydian Dowling posted this inspirational before and after message on Instagram:

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, a very special Thanksgiving episode of The GAMEDAY TEA from D.Gil with help from our Cyd Zeigler, Alex Reimer, Brian Bell, Karleigh Chardonnay Webb, Ken Schultz, and yours truly. We’re sharing what we’re most thankful for this holiday. 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


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