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The Wednesday Huddle for Dec. 16, 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 a later than usual edition of The Huddle for today, December 16, 2020, due to connectivity issues. Hey, MikeMikeMikeMikeMike! You know what day it is? It’s Wednesday. A nor’easter is headed to my part of the world. Wherever you are, I hope you stay safe, stay warm and stay six feet away/wear a mask!

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


This Morning’s Outsports Headlines:

Out wrestlers Jetta and Charlie Morgan announce engagement

Gay skier Hig Roberts’ journey underscores the importance of sharing our stories


Also new this morning...

Giannis Antetokounmpo Agrees to Five-Year, $228M Super Max Extension

Kyle Guy drains buzzer-beater to give Kings second straight preseason win

Keep Keyontae Johnson in your thoughts and prayers

What made the Cleveland Indians finally change their name?

Did Lamar Jackson run off the field to poop? An investigation.

USA Today Op-Ed: Kelly Loeffler continues to embarrass the WNBA. When will the league stop her?


OutShouts:

Several GO! SPACE and ECA members representing on a panel today on diversity, equity and inclusion in gymnastics. Click here to register!

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:

It’s nice to see Team USA’s Athena Del Rosario’s smiling face again on Instagram! She’s marking 10 months since Facial Feminization Surgery and excited to share the results:

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, the Trans Sporter Room beams up Dr. Sheree Bakker from Bath, England, to share her research into transgender athletes, in which our Karleigh Webb is taking part. We also discuss the “Dr. Debate” over the doctorate of First Lady-to-be Dr. Jill Biden. And I share a clip from a forthcoming interview with the actress who plays “Tilly” on “Star Trek: Discovery,” the wonderful Mary Wiseman! 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

NCAAM:

Click here for ESPN’s calendar for men’s college basketball:


NCAAW:

Click here for ESPN’s calendar for women’s college basketball:


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!