Good morning and welcome to The Huddle for today, November 3, 2020. It’s Tuesday.

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

This Morning’s Outsports Headlines:

Mike Tysons confrontation of Boosie Badazz’s transphobia is encouraging yet ultimately flawed

Interested In LGBTQ Politics?

Openly gay MSNBC star Rachel Maddow was 3-sport high school athlete

NBC election analyst Steve Kornacki is openly gay and a big sports fan

Out former goalie Michael Martin confronts pandemic on WV school board

After making history, out former MMA fighter Sharice Davids expected to cruise to reelection in Kansas

Brian Sims on why LGBTQ people thrive in politics: ‘We have empathy’

Billie Jean King on systemic racism and police reform: ‘The laws have to change’

How this trans satanist anarchist won the Republican nomination for sheriff in a small New England county

Facebook pulls political ad that says trans kids are threat to girls sports

Department of Education rips off mask, advances anti-trans student athlete agenda

Sue Bird came up with idea for WNBA players to wear shirts supporting Kelly Loeffler’s opponent

Watch: 3 LGBTQ athletes discuss transitioning to politics and the year ahead

What’s it like being an openly gay reporter covering the Trump White House?

Trump Administration puts its thumb on scale in trans student athlete dispute

Also new this morning…

Bucs at Giants recap: Upset denied in narrow 25-23 victory

NFL competition committee to propose 16-team playoff scenario as pandemic contingency plan, sources say

Bears’ Javon Wims suspended 2 games for punch, C.J. Gardner-Johnson denies he spit on him

Garoppolo out indefinitely with a high-ankle sprain

Mets’ Jacob deGrom, Dodgers’ Mookie Betts in the mix for historic NL awards as finalists named

Adam Silver boosts urgency on deal for NBA’s pre-Christmas start

Donald Trump followers chant ‘LeBron James sucks’ against Lakers star at Pennsylvania rally


The Equality Coaching Alliance hailed member Chris Schneider and the Big East staff and membership for doing right by a fallen icon, according to NBC Sports:

“The Big East will honor the memory of late Georgetown Hoyas men’s basketball head coach John Thompson Jr. each season with the creation of the John Thompson Jr. Award to recognize the individual, team or athletic department who made significant efforts to fight prejudice, discrimination and advance positive social change.”

John Thompson Jr. in 2013.

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:

The @surfergays account on Instagram shared this cool GoPro shot featuring gay surfer Ed Baker using the #gayathlete hashtag.

Jason Collins is using his Twitter to show his support for Joe Biden while visiting a historic landmark:

I couldn’t find any out LGBTQ athletes tweeting support for President Trump — compared to 2016, it’s hard to find even straight ones, to be honest — so here’s a tweet today from DJT Jr. featuring supporter Dana White:

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Podcast Du Jour

Nearly every day of the week, Outsports has a new podcast for your enjoyment. Today, D.Gil is back with The GAMEDAY TEA podcast! This week, he’s talking LGBTQ Sports Activism with Amazin LêThi. Listen here:

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Today’s Sports Calendar


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

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