Good morning and welcome to The Huddle for today, December 22, 2020. It’s Tuesday. Next year, today’s date will be a palindrome, 12-22-21. This year, it’s just a bunch of twos with a one and a zero thrown-in. But in keeping with the rock radio tradition of “Two for Tuesday” hit selections, today’s Huddle brings you two of everything.
Your need to read time today is 90-seconds, as usual.
This Morning’s Outsports Headlines:
In other LGBT Sports news...
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Also new this morning...
- Scroll down to The Calendar for details on where and when to watch tonight’s exciting doubleheader!
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:
As mentioned above, married equality advocate and seven-time world champion Meghan Duggan joined Billie Jean King, Megan Rapinoe and almost 200 other athletes in sending a message to a federal judge in Idaho: Don’t exclude transgender female student athletes from women’s sports.
I am proud to sign on to an amicus brief along with nearly 200 of my peers, @AthleteAlly, @LambdaLegal & @WomensSportsFdn in support of trans athletes' inclusion in sport.— Meghan Duggan (@mduggan10) December 21, 2020
Humanity wins when all girls & women, including trans girls & women, #KeepPlaying. pic.twitter.com/c9JEd9ilkG
Podcast Du Jour
Nearly every day of the week, Outsports has a new podcast for your enjoyment. Today on The GAMEDAY TEA, D.Gil sips the tea with MMA fighter Cody Galloway. He talks about being out, battling alcoholism and the need for greater LGBTQ inclusion. Listen here:
ICYMI: Our Cyd Zeigler welcomed the aforementioned Meghan Duggan this week on the Outsports podcast Five Rings To Rule Them All. The hockey athlete talks about her quest for Olympic gold, her push for equal treatment for female athletes in hockey and how being married to a former “rival” on the ice, Gillian Apps who played for Canada, has taught her a lot about love. Listen here:
Today’s Sports Calendar
NBA OPENING NIGHT:
NCAAF BOWL GAMES:
Tulane vs. Nevada at 3:30 p.m. on ESPN in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.
Click here for ESPN’s schedule of men’s college basketball action today.
Click here for ESPN’s schedule of women’s college basketball action today.
Click here for ESPN’s schedule of soccer action today.
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