Good morning and welcome to The Huddle for today, December 11, 2020. It’s Friday, the second night of Hanukkah is tonight and Christmas is exactly two weeks from today!

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

This Morning’s Outsports Headlines:

Out trans non-binary wrestler Still Life with Apricots & Pears wants better industry inclusion

In other LGBT Sports news…

Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Introduces Bill to Apply Title IX Protections Based Only on Biological Sex

AP Exclusive: Qatar to allow rainbow flags at 2022 World Cup

Also new this morning…

Final score: Rams 24, Patriots 3

2020 NFL playoff picture: How Steelers, Packers and Bills can all clinch a postseason spot in Week 14

UFC antitrust lawsuit moves forward with judge granting class-action status

ABC/ESPN to be home to premier SEC football games starting in 2024


We are late to share this sad news from UCLA, but we are reminded that grief has no expiration date. Rest in Peace, Rafer Johnson. Our condolences to those who knew and loved him.

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:

Hey, Instagram finally cleared the logjam that was blocking new posts to the #gayathlete hashtag from being seen! Here’s Alixander:

And Happy Hanukkah to all who celebrate! Thanks Billie Jean King!

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 is Friday and that means 3 Strikes You’re Out time! Our Ken Schultz invited D.Gil of the Outsports podcast The GAMEDAY TEA to talk about his team, the Atlanta Braves. Even before their unceremonious exit from the NLCS after leading the series 3-1, they’ve put their fans through a fair amount of hurt over the past couple decades. And as a Cub fan since the mid-80s, Ken practically has a doctorate in baseball pain. 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 football action today and tomorrow.


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


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


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

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