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This is The Huddle for Thursday, Dec. 10, 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.

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Good morning and welcome to The Huddle for today, December 10, 2020. It’s Thursday. Hanukkah begins at sundown tonight and lasts for eight crazy nights, as Adam Sandler sang. Happy Hanukkah to all who celebrate (and no, there’s no “right” way to spell the name of the holiday... except maybe חנוכה).

Your need to read time today is 90-seconds, as usual.


This Morning’s Outsports Headlines:

After resigning for homophobia, Reds announcer Thom Brennaman hired by baseball league in Puerto Rico

John Cleese earns justifiable ire for Twitter jab at trans athletes

Just in time for the Holidays: Join us for a special QuaranTeam Zoom chat


In other LGBT Sports news...

Michigan school district approves transgender policy including restrooms, sports

British national hero Captain Tom wears Rainbow Laces to support LGBT+ sport inclusion

Collin Martin is returning to San Diego Loyal next year:


Also new this morning...

Panthers players on COVID-19 list gathered outside team facility

Should college basketball season continue? Mike Krzyzewski’s salient point rings loud

Big Ten eliminates minimum-game requirement; Ohio State-Northwestern in title game


OutShouts:

GO! SPACE member, youth advocate and educator Micah Porter paid tribute to the University of Denver Pioneers women’s college basketball team and their head coach, Doshia Woods, for their latest victory over the University of Colorado.

Facebook

“Congratulations to ECA & Go! Space member Doshia Woods for leading The University of Denver to VICTORY over the University of Colorado last night! It is the Pioneers’ first win in 20 YEARS against the Buffaloes. Great stuff happening here in Colorado! Go Coach Woods!”

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:

Olympian Tom Bosworth supports the Rainbow Laces campaign:

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

Nearly every day of the week, Outsports has a new podcast for your enjoyment. Today, our Brian Bell is back with a new episode of LGBT In The Ring. This week, Brian welcomes Still Life with Apricots & Pears to the show. They discuss the humble origins of the Still Life persona in CHIKARA, their emotions around leaving CHIKARA after the company’s demise as a result of the #SpeakingOut movement. Listen here:


Today’s Sports Calendar:

NFL Week 14:

New England Patriots vs. Los Angeles Rams at 8:20 p.m. EST on FOX/NFL.


NCAAF:

Florida Atlantic vs. Southern Mississippi at 6:30 p.m. EST on CBSSN.

Pittsburgh vs. Georgia Tech at 7 p.m. EST on ESPN3.


NCAAM:

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

NCAAW:

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


SOCCER:

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


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