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The Huddle for Tuesday, Dec. 29, 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 29, 2020. It’s Tuesday, the last one in 2020, and New Year’s Eve is the day after tomorrow!

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


This Morning’s Outsports Headlines:

Check out all of Brian Bell’s QWI 100 entries, now all in one place! QWI 100: The year’s best LGBTQ pro wrestlers 1-100

Then, we will continue unveiling the winners of the Outsports Awards for 2020:

Tennis couple Alison Van Uytvanck and Greet Minnen celebrate Christmas by getting engaged


In other LGBT Sports news...

Johnny Weir leads U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame Class of 2021


Also new this morning...

This is so beautiful! A photographic history of men in love

Proud lesbians share defiant photos after LGB Alliance bizarrely claims they’re ‘going extinct’

Trans Pride crossing gets green light in West Hollywood with rainbow crossing to be given black and brown stripes

Bills embarrass Patriots in New England, 38-9

Blazers Overcome Lakers with Huge Games from Lillard, Trent, Jr.

See Yu later: Yu Darvish has been traded to the Padres

From SB Nation: Why Maya Moore is our Athlete of the Year for 2020

From Swish Appeal: Our 21 wishes for women’s hoops in 2021


OutShouts:

Kirk Walker needs YOU! He’s part of a team creating a Tik Tok Social media campaign to reach LGBTQ and closeted Student-athletes from across the country.

TikTok US Launch Celebration
The TikTok US launch celebration at NeueHouse Hollywood on August 1, 2018 in Los Angeles, Calif.
Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images

If you are Tik Tok savvy or not, and have interest in creative visible content for this committee. he is looking for more people to get involved, in particular those identifying as female. Click here to contact Kirk and find out about an upcoming Zoom meeting on this topic!

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:

Drew Collins of the Boston suburb of Somerville, Mass., posted this to his Insta with the hashtag #gayathlete, fresh from a Monday night bike bootcamp. “If a face is worth 1,000 words,” he captioned it, “This is one is a novel.”

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, D.Gil is brewing some New Year’s tea on the Outsports podcast, The GAMEDAY TEA. This week’s episode is his 2020 Sports Review with his best friend, J-Mac! 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 BOWL GAMES:

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


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.


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!