Good morning and welcome to The Huddle for today, November 5, 2020. It’s almost Friday! AKA Thursday.

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

This Morning’s Outsports Headlines:

Are the Olympics ‘dangerous’ for LGBTQ people? One group says they are

Out wrestler Anthony Bowens signs with All Elite Wrestling

Revisiting some of our favorite Outsports stories of 2020:

When the Chicago Cubs’ Ryne Sandberg made me proudest

Protests are a good start but Black pro wrestling figures stress need for continued action

Chris Mosier makes history at Olympic trials, calling it ‘incredible and heartbreaking’

In other LGBT Sports news…

Megan Rapinoe Shares Brother’s Struggle with Drugs: ‘He Didn’t Need Federal Prison, He Needed Rehab’

Simone Biles responds to ad criticism from Christian group that claims Uber Eats ‘glamorizing a LGBTQ lifestyle’

  • Scroll down to see Biles’ tweet and who’s RT’ing it

Also new this morning…

San Francisco 49ers put 4 on COVID-19 list ahead of Green Bay Packers game

Detroit Lions QB Stafford placed on reserve/COVID-19 list, could still play vs. Vikings

Steelers deal again with coronavirus issues outside their locker room

“It’s getting late early:” Giants are improving, but Daniel Jones isn’t

DK Metcalf, Tyler Lockett and the value of intimidation

The 2019 Nationals did something in three straight games that’s barely ever been done in two

Sources tell ESPN: Player reps expected to approve Dec. 22 start to NBA season


GO! SPACE is showcasing Bri Tollie, 21, who will be graduating from Southern Methodist University in Dallas in 2022. She studies political science and human rights. Tollie serves as president of the Black Student-Athlete Committee and as a youth power fellow for Planned Parenthood Texas Votes. She is a small forward on the women’s basketball team and she told her coming out story last month in Outsports.

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:

Anya Packer RT’d Simone Biles standing up for our community to a bunch of Christian homophobes who criticized the gymnast for an Uber Eats commercial with Queer Eye’s Jonathan Van Ness:

Justice Horn spent Wednesday visiting Excelsior Springs, Mo.

Using the Instagram hashtag #gayathlete, Alejandro Chavez posted this funny face after playing baseball at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. last weekend.

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, our Brian Bell is back with the latest episode of LGBT In The Ring!

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 9:

Green Bay Packers vs. San Francisco 49ers at 8:20 p.m. EST on FOX/NFL


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

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