Good morning and welcome to The Huddle for today, December 1, 2020. It’s Tuesday. This day is known as Giving Tuesday, a global effort to generate generosity, and benefit charities. Scroll down to read about one pro-LGBTQ charity that honors a young murder victim, killed for being gay, who would have turned 44 years old today.

This being the first of December, there are nine nights until Hanukkah, 24 days until Christmas, 25 days until Kwanzaa and Boxing Day and 30 days until New Year’s Eve! Would you like to get into the holiday spirit and connect with fellow LGBTQ sports friends? Scroll down for details for tonight’s Holiday Hangout on Zoom, and learn how you can register!

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This Morning’s Outsports Headlines:

Gay golf pro comes out to change perceptions in conservative sport

SF Giants took the lead in promoting AIDS awareness through ‘Until There’s A Cure Day’

Rainbow Laces: A small symbol making a big impact

Coming soon to 3 out HIV+ athletes share their stories on World AIDS Day

In other LGBT Sports news…

NFL vet Ryan K. Russell still wants to play after coming out. He’s more ready than ever

Out Sports Stars Who Are Flying the Queer Flag High

Swedish gymnastics lets youths decide gender category

We spoke to LGBT+ Cambridge students about their experiences in sport

Also new this morning…

Seahawks 23 Eagles 17: Well that game happened

Report: NFL moving the Week 12 Steelers vs. Ravens game to Wednesday

Broncos’ loss to the Saints belongs to NFL brass

Romain Grosjean survived a horrifying crash thanks to technology he didn’t believe in

Gonzaga holds on to No. 1 in latest AP Poll

Jake Paul: I’m in talks with Conor McGregor’s camp… ‘I’m Gonna Fuck Him Up’

Olympic gold medalist boxer Claressa Shields signs multiyear deal to fight in MMA


Tonight is the night! We have 60+ members registered for our 1st Holiday HangOUT. Spread the word to peers and friends even if they are not current members of the Equality Coaching Alliance or GO! SPACE. Poor a glass of wine or your favorite adult beverage and join other LGBTQ sports people from across the country to meet and mingle. RSVP here!

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:

Today Matthew Shepard would have turned 44, if not for hate. Consider the Matthew Shepard Foundation for your charitable donation this Giving Tuesday.

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, D.Gil is back with a fresh brew of The GAMEDAY TEA! He’s talking Rugby with the Los Angeles Rebellion Rugby Football Club: the only rugby team in L.A. that is inclusive to all players, regardless of age, race, fitness level or sexual identity. 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 college men’s basketball today.


Click here for ESPN’s schedule of college women’s basketball today.


Click here for ESPN’s schedule of tonight’s action on the ice.


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

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