Good morning and welcome to The Huddle for today, November 6, 2020. It’s Friday. TGIF!

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Stories Coming Up on This Morning:

NHL player agent and former Hockey Canada manager Bayne Pettinger comes out in The Athletic

NCAA Governors decide it’s “premature to act” to move March Madness out of Boise, but confirmed Idaho’s anti-trans law “is harmful to transgender student-athletes and is counter to the NCAA’s core values…”

Revisiting some of our favorite Outsports stories of 2020:

Read the names of the 300+ women athletes who signed a letter from an anti-trans group to the NCAA

The Champ and I

Hockey player Zach Sullivan says Pride games helped give him courage to come out

In other LGBT Sports news…

Transgender athlete will be allowed to play for boys team, league says

Also new this morning…

ESPN to lay off 300 employees, while also not filling 200 open positions, internal memo says

Packers shake off doubts, 2019 embarrassments to dominate 49ers 34-17

The Steelers have a clear path to an undefeated season

Washington Huskies-California Golden Bears game canceled because of coronavirus case

NBA season to start Dec. 22 with 72-game schedule as NBPA tentatively approves ownership proposal

2020 NBA Draft coverage from SB Nation

Ex-MLB first-round pick convicted in grisly triple murder


Today we salute Kirk Walker, out UCLA softball coach, who this week showed how he led the Bruins in their warm up with a focus on an integral part of their daily exercise: arm care.

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:

Out gay pop singer Melissa Etheridge let the world know she is both a sports fan AND a huge fan of Steve Kornacki, too!

Hey, Canadians, vote for figure skaters Eric Radford and Jennifer Botterill!

And did you know one of our Cyd Zeigler’s cats has their own Instagram account? Meet CeCe.

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 bonus edition of LGBT In The Ring! Our Brian Bell is chatting all things Paris Is Bumping this week with one of the judges on the show, The Nobodies’ DJ Accident Report! He and Brian discuss the impact of Billy Dixon’s pro wrestling/ballroom hybrid event, including plenty of memorable moments and lasting images. 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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