Good morning and welcome to The Huddle for today, November 25, 2020. It’s Wednesday and Christmas is exactly one month from today.

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

This Morning’s Outsports Headlines:

Increased LGBTQ representation in gaming is only part of the push for progress

Two gay coaches will help gay dads navigate their kids’ interest in sports, Dec. 3

Moving the needle on gay inclusion in the NHL

LGBTQ athletes and coaches hosting holiday hangout, Dec. 1

In other LGBT Sports news…

Our Cyd Zeigler has this story in Instinct Magazine: Rejecting Gay Athletes Is Now An Exception. Acceptance Is The New Rule

Also new this morning…

Hawks reportedly land Bogdanovic after Kings decline to match offer sheet

The best and worst of the 2020-2021 NBA City Edition jerseys

This Korean World Series trophy is a GIANT SWORD FROM A VIDEO GAME


The Equality Coaching Alliance welcomes a new member: Joe Recupero!

Recupero writes: “I worked for 2 decades in live sports production at CBC Sports and have worked on and produced practically every sport at time and another… my tenure at CBC Sports was late 80s to around 2008 full time… and I was def part of the “don’t ask, don’t tell era”… where it was assumed and talked about that I was part of the gay community but it just was not talked about (which I look back on now with HUGE regret)… I started teaching part time, found I loved it, went and got my Masters degree and slowly transitioned into a full time academic career at Ryerson… in 2015 I was hired full time… I got tenure last January!! We have OUT students in our program, which is something never would have happened when I went to Ryerson… things do change and I have seen huge changes in society and acceptance especially here in Canada… We do a podcast here at RTA Sport Media called SPORT TOKZ with Sport Profs.”

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:

Soccer athlete Emma Coolen found some fascinating coincidences with numbers:

Great book news! Congratulations to Dale Scott and Rob Neyer!

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, the Trans Sporter Room beams back 7 of our favorite guests for a Thanksgiving feast podcast: Lindsay Hecox of Boise State, Mitch Harrison of the Titan Games, Alice Soper of New Zealand, Katie Barnes of espnW, Coach Curt Miller of the Connecticut Sun, Caitlyn Jenner, and Kamora Herrington helps us remember the late, great Monica Roberts. 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


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

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