clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Here’s The Huddle for Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020

The Huddle is your daily briefing on what’s new in LGBT sports news, the latest links and who’s in the social media spotlight.

Shelby Weldon/Photo by Eliot Elisofon/The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images

Good morning and welcome to The Huddle for today, December 2, 2020. It’s Wednesday.

On this date in 1991, The New York Mets signed former Pittsburgh Pirates’ outfielder Bobby Bonilla to a five-year, $29 million contract, making him the highest-paid athlete in team sports.

Instead of paying Bonilla the $5.9 million at the time, the Mets agreed to make annual payments of nearly $1.2 million for 25 years every July 1, starting in 2011, including a negotiated 8% interest. Just 16 more to go!

Your need to read time today is under 2 minutes.


This Morning’s Outsports Headlines:

Natasha Cloud, Anya Packer and Matt Lynch give Forbes ‘30 Under 30’ some LGBTQ flair

ICYMI:


In other LGBT Sports news...

Dave Kopay and Ian Roberts are interviewed by the Associated Press for a story highlighting Erik Denison’s research: Years after coming out, gay athletes upset by lack of change

Another angle by Reuters: Ian Roberts slams Australian sports for failing to curb homophobia

The Christian Post whines: Biden’s LGBT proposals aim to ban therapy for unwanted same-sex attraction, allow trans-athletes in girls’ sports

Gareth Thomas awarded Sports Personality accolade at the British LGBT Awards


Also new this morning...

Sources tell ESPN: Baltimore-Pittsburgh game still on for Wednesday despite 2 more Ravens positive for COVID-19

Pete Carroll is the NFL’s best coach whenever his team is not playing

U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Settles Part Of Gender Discrimination Suit

Michigan State Beats Duke In Champions Classic

DiDi Richards’ return from spinal cord injury is the best thing ESPN saw today

A breakdown of the political donations of WNBA owners

Upset Chargers fan uses her thonged booty to call for HC Anthony Lynn to be fired


OutShouts:

Mark Turnipseed, who came out in Outsports in May, wrote this post on the Facebook page of the Equality Coaching Alliance:

“On Friday, I’m sending my Book ‘My Suicide Race: Surviving the trauma of addiction, recovery and coming out’ to the press and that means it’s the last chance to get a special edition, signed copy before it becomes available to the general public.

It is also cheaper right now than it will be in a few weeks. If you choose to order now, 20% of the earnings, after expenses, go to help an addiction fighting non-profit in NYC! Click here to order.

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:

Coach is right: WE HAD FUN! Thanks, Kirk Walker, the Equality Coaching Alliance and GO! SPACE groups on Facebook!

Facebook

Congrats to Elliot Page, and welcome home. JayCee speaks for many of us:

We agree, Brodie!

If you want your social media post to be included here, or to share one showcasing LGBTQ sports, email us the link at outsportshuddle@gmail.com or tag @Outsports on Instagram or Twitter!


Podcast Du Jour

Actor, activist and public speaker Scott Turner Schofield is a transgender man.
Scott Turner Schofield
Screengrab via YouTube

Nearly every day of the week, Outsports has a new podcast for your enjoyment. Today, beam up to The Trans Sporter Room where Karleigh Webb and yours truly pepper actor, activist and author Scott Turner Schofield with questions about his new project, his Emmy nomination, his trailblazing work in daytime television and trans inclusion in sports.

Plus, he’s a Star Trek fan! Guess which series?

And don’t miss a special appearance by Dahlia, my dog, who came to live with my family thanks to Scott, GLAAD and the Ready, Set Pet Reality TV show! Thank you Scott! 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

NFL Week 12:

Baltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers (fingers crossed) at 3:40 p.m. EST on NBC.


NCAAM:

Click here for ESPN’s schedule of action in men’s college basketball today.


NCAAW:

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


SOCCER:

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


Share your thoughts in the comments below or email us at outsportshuddle@gmail.com

Thanks for reading all the way to the end. The next edition of The Huddle will appear tomorrow morning on Outsports.com Stay safe!