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The Christmas Eve 2020 Huddle

The Huddle is your daily briefing on what’s new in LGBTQ 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 24, 2020. It’s Thursday. For the vast majority of us, it is Christmas Eve!

From my house to your place, from all of us at Outsports to you and all our readers: Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy Boxing Day and Happy Holidays!

We also hope those of you who celebrated Hanukkah, as I did, had a joyous holiday, too. And for everyone who just considers this another Thursday, well. Happy Thursday!

Your need to read time today is under 90-seconds.

This Morning’s Outsports Headlines:

USA Powerlifting’s new “MX” category has large hopes and large questions

Coming to at 9 a.m. EST: Day One of this year’s Queer Wrestling Index! The QWI 100: 2020’s Best LGBTQ pro wrestlers, 1 through 20

In other LGBT Sports news...

Dem AGs, big companies oppose Idaho transgender sports law

Also new this morning...

Rockets-Thunder game postponed after Covid-19 outbreak in Houston

Jayson Tatum banks in wild, game-winning 3-pointer to lift Celtics over Bucks in opening night thriller

Report: Keyontae Johnson diagnosed with season-ending acute myocarditis

Charles Barkley Puts $100,000 on Blazers to Win the West

Jackson, Griffith among nominees for Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame


The Equality Coaching Alliance shared these holiday greetings from the Gay Games:


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:

Gymnast DeAndre Martin shared this on Instagram using the #gayathlete hasthtag:

If you want your social media post to be included here, or to share one showcasing LGBTQ sports, email us the link at 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 returns with a new episode of LGBT In The Ring. This week’s guest is “The Anklebreaker,” Bisexual pro wrestler Jordan Blade! 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

NCAAF New Mexico Bowl:

Hawaii vs. Houston at 3:30 p.m. EST on ESPN.


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

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Thanks for reading all the way to the end. The next edition of The Huddle will appear Monday morning on Stay safe and enjoy the holiday weekend!