Good morning and welcome back to The Huddle for today, December 21, 2020. It’s Monday. Thanks to a new internet provider, we’re back online and better than ever. But going three days without WiFi was no fun, let me tell ya! Yeah, I know, “first world problems.”
Your need to read time today is 90-seconds, as usual.
This Morning’s Outsports Headlines:
Coming to outsports.com at 11 a.m. EST: Layshia Clarendon sent birthday wish to newly out trans boy when his family didn’t
A FanPost by one of our readers: The Legend of Pat Patterson
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And from our friends at All For XI: Washington Spirit partnership with Qatar is troubling
In other LGBT Sports news...
Also new this morning...
Can you sing, or play an instrument? Do you know an out athlete or coach who does? Equality Coaching Alliance and GO! SPACE co-founder Kirk Walker, who also happens to be UCLA’s softball coach, is looking to organize a night of musical performances on Facebook Live. Send him a DM if interested or to nominate someone you know by clicking 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:
From the bottom of my heart, thank you. Your love and support has been the greatest gift.— Elliot Page (@TheElliotPage) December 20, 2020
Stay safe. Be there for each other.
If you are able, support @transanta and @translifeline
See you in 2021
Xoxo Elliot https://t.co/cFCyGF5Mg4
One more non-athlete celebrity coming out to share, again #ICYMI: comedian Eddie Izzard announced her pronouns are she/her.
Eddie Izzard is feeling "very positive" after announcing her pronouns are now she/her. https://t.co/6g8xQGolRU— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) December 20, 2020
Podcast Du Jour
Nearly every day of the week, Outsports has a new podcast for your enjoyment. Today, our Cyd Zeigler brings listeners of Five Rings to Rule Them All a new episode with Olympic ice hockey legend Meghan Duggan. Since retiring, she’s been fighting for equality and access for women in sports. Listen here:
Today’s Sports Calendar
NFL Week 15:
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cincinnati Bengals at 8:15 p.m. EST on ESPN’s Monday Night Football
Myrtle Beach Bowl: Appalachian State vs. North Texas at 2:30 p.m. EST on ESPN
Click here to view ESPN’s schedule of men’s college basketball action today.
Click here to view ESPN’s schedule of women’s college basketball action today.
Click here for ESPN’s schedule of soccer action today.
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