Good morning and welcome to The Huddle for today, November 9, 2020. It’s Monday. And by the way, tomorrow we’ll be celebrating the 21st anniversary of Outsports. Add a comment below or tweet your congratulations to co-founders Jim Buzinski and Cyd Zeigler and to the entire team!
Your need to read time today is a lttle over 90-seconds.
This Morning’s Outsports Headlines:
Later today on outsports.com: Ness Murby comes out publicly as trans Paralympic athlete
Also new this morning...
Max writes: “I played little league as soon as I was old enough up until I was 11 or 12 and started taking basketball more seriously. I started on rec teams and then moved to travel before high school. In tenth grade I started exploring my gender more. I’ve been masculine presenting my whole life and started to transition in certain social circles in high school... as soon as I got to college, I went by Max and used he/him pronouns with everyone, which all my teammates and coaches respected.”
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:
Most writers I know are familiar with the phrase, “Never Read the Comments.” Hopefully. University of Alabama rugby player Dalton Carver — he’s the one on the left — remembers this the next time he posts a pic on Instagram, even using the hashtag #gayathlete. What is wrong with some people?
Anya Packer makes an important point about electing leaders who will protect the rights of LGBTQ parents:
Over the last week Way watched his mommas cry, stress, and cry some more. When he was born, we didn’t need @madison_packer_ to adopt him, she was on his birth certificate as his mother. That right amongst many others were in jeopardy. Non #LGTBQ will never understand our relief. pic.twitter.com/XxRuhSd84X— Anya Packer (@battaglinoa) November 8, 2020
Congratulations to @ChrisNikic, the first person with Down syndrome to complete the grueling IRONMAN!— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) November 8, 2020
No limits. No boundaries.
Keep dreaming big and going for it, Chris!#Trailblazer https://t.co/sZnQazSuTU
Podcast Du Jour
Nearly every day of the week, Outsports has a new podcast for your enjoyment. Today, Paralympian Ness Murby comes out on Five Rings To Rule Them All podcast with our Cyd Zeigler. Click here to listen!
Today’s Sports Calendar
NFL Week 9:
Click here for ESPN’s schedule of soccer action today.
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