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The Huddle for Monday, Dec. 28, 2020

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 28, 2020. It’s Monday, the last one of the year! There are just four days left in 2020. So, make your plans now for... oh, right... nevermind. Get the latest on the coronavirus here.

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


This Morning’s Outsports Headlines:

Outsports Male Athlete of the Year: Rob Kearney

QWI 100: 2020’s Best LGBTQ pro wrestlers, 81 through 100

Coming to outsports.com at 11 a.m. EST: Out wrestler Jordan Blade defines 2020 by family and pro wrestling firsts

At 3 p.m. EST: Outsports Asshole of the Year


ICYMI over the long holiday weekend:

Outsports Female Athlete of the Year: Yulimar Rojas

Outsports Non-Binary Athlete of the Year: Quinn

QWI 100: The year’s best LGBTQ pro wrestlers, 1 through 20

QWI 100: The year’s best LGBTQ pro wrestlers, 21 through 40

QWI 100: The year’s best LGBTQ pro wrestlers, 41 through 60

QWI 100: The year’s best LGBTQ pro wrestlers, 61 through 80

WNBA’s Layshia Clarendon and wife Jessica welcome new baby


In other LGBT Sports news...

Gabbard’s ‘Protect Women’s Sports Act’ assailed by LGBTQ groups


Also new this morning...

The wrestling world mourns Brodie Lee

The Mavericks handed the Clippers their worst loss in franchise history

Packers crush Titans, 40-14

The Pittsburgh Steelers take care of business themselves to win the AFC North

Jaguars lock up No. 1 overall pick with loss vs. Bears

Duke cancels season. Should other programs follow?


OutShouts:

Our kind of tree! Thanks, Kirk Walker!

Facebook

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:

Jeremy aka @photoguy360 on Instagram shared this post with the #gayathlete hashtag: a holiday view of Seattle!

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, our Cyd Zeigler is back with a new episode of Five Rings To Rule Them All! Did you hear? Breakdancing is going to be an Olympic sport in the 2024 Summer Games in Paris. Yes, you read that right. And no, apparently breakdancing didn’t die with MC Hammer’s parachute pants. Athletes will be break dancing from the Eiffel Tower to the Marais, all looking for Olympic gold, silver and bronze. 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

NFL Week 16:

Buffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots at 8:15 p.m. EST on ESPN and ABC


NCAAM:

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


NCAAW:

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


SOCCER:

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


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