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:

Megan Rapinoe’s “One Life” is a breakaway goal

Out In The Ring documentary connects LGBTQ pro wrestling’s present with its history

Male athletes are widely accepting of gay teammates, says new in-depth study

Later today on Ness Murby comes out publicly as trans Paralympic athlete

Also new this morning…

Knee Jerk Reactions to the Steelers’ 24-19 win over the Cowboys.

Five things we learned as the Chiefs narrowly defeated the Panthers

This has to be the end for Ken Norton Jr

AFC Playoff Picture: Despite big win, Bills don’t gain any ground

2 “things I think” after Giants defeat Washington, 23-20

Watch: Chase Elliott wins big at Phoenix, crowned 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Champion

Thiago Santos ‘totally disappointed and embarrassed’ by loss to Glover Teixeira at UFC Vegas 13


Meet the newest member of GO! SPACE: Max Nagle!

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?

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SO awesome seeing this amazing lady last night!

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Anya Packer makes an important point about electing leaders who will protect the rights of LGBTQ parents:

Billie Jean King RT’d this inspirational achievement tweeted by ESPN’s SportsCenter:

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, Paralympian Ness Murby comes out on Five Rings To Rule Them All podcast with our Cyd Zeigler. Click here to listen!

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:

New England Patriots vs. New York Jets at 8:15 p.m. EST on ESPN’s Monday Night Football.


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

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