Good morning and welcome to a holiday edition of The Huddle for today, November 26, 2020. It’s Thanksgiving Day here in the United States. If you’re celebrating, I hope you enjoy the holiday safely. My team and I are taking today and tomorrow off to be with loved ones, friends or to just relax for a bit.

Also today: our friends in the UK are celebrating the launch of this year’s Rainbow Laces. Scroll down for details!

Your need to read time today is 60-seconds.

This Morning’s Outsports Headlines:

Doshia Woods notches first win as head coach

Gay Olympic historian: Known LGBTQ athletes were competing in early 20th Century

Today and tomorrow, we’ll be filling the Outsports homepage and social media with our favorite Thanksgiving Day stories as well as some of the biggest Outsports stories of 2020.

In other LGBT Sports news…

Rainbow Laces 2020: LGBT+ inclusion in sport campaign returns with community focus

Also new this morning…

Diego Maradona will be remembered as one of soccer’s greatest, the sport’s ultimate flawed genius

Steelers vs. Ravens Week 12 game moved to Sunday afternoon

The 4 advantages of a stay-at-home Thanksgiving in 2020

Our experts preview the top 25 men’s college basketball teams

Kentucky star Rhyne Howard suspended for two games


The Equality Coaching Alliance saluted member Doshia Woods on her first career victory as a head coach in women’s college basketball. University of Denver’s Meghan Boyd scored a career record 20-points in the 72-56 victory over Air Force.

Meghan Boyd of the DU Pioneers.

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:

What are Billie Jean King and Ilana Kloss thankful for this Thanksgiving? It’s sweeter than sweet potato, a lot heavier than your typical turkey, and it goes really well with Dodgers blue:

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Podcast Du Jour

Nearly every day of the week, Outsports has a new podcast for your enjoyment. Today, download a special Thanksgiving Day episode of the Outsports podcast LGBT In The Ring from our Brian Bell and his partner KC! They watched a battle royal between a number of Japanese regional mascots known as Yuru-Chara, including the baseball bat-wielding legend Chiitan. And New Japan Pro Wrestling legend Masahiro Chono was there cheering them on. It’s such a gratifying 15 minutes of chaos that they had to chat about it. 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

NFL Week 12:

Houston Texans vs. Detroit Lions at 12:30 p.m. EST on CBS.

The Washington Team vs. Dallas Cowboys at 4:30 p,m. EST on FOX.


New Mexico Lobos vs. Utah State Aggies at 7 p.m. EST on FS1.


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

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