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The Huddle for Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020

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Good morning and welcome to The Huddle for today, December 30, 2020. It’s Wednesday, the last Wednesday of 2020. One! Day! More! Happy New Year’s Eve Eve....

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


This Morning’s Outsports Headlines:

Gay male hockey players are coming out in droves, and changing the sport’s culture

Outsports Male Hero of the Year

Outsports Person of the Year

And starting at 1:30 p.m. EST, check out this link for the complete list of all of this year’s winners!


In other LGBT Sports news...

Why Sen. Mike Lee opposes transgender women competing in women’s sports

Here are 12 stories from 2020 that prove LGBTQ people are the future of the sports world

How Noa Noa Place Turned A Boyle Heights Sports Bar Into A Queer Latinx Hub — In The Middle Of A Pandemic


Also new this morning...

UConn women will be featured in first-ever women’s basketball game to air on Fox; UConn-South Carolina game to air on FS1

The Cubs are now supposedly shopping Willson Contreras

Ja Morant out 3-5 weeks, per Grizzlies

Y. Michele Kang joins Washington Spirit ownership group

Wildcats self-impose one-year postseason ban; won’t play in 2020-21 Pac-12, NCAA tournaments

Thomas Davis announces he’ll retire after 2020 season following 16-year career with three teams


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.

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:

Brendan Housler shared this photo using the #gayathlete hashtag on Instagram from Blowing Rock, N.C.

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, The Trans Sporter Room welcomes Jim Buzinski for his first beam-up, to wrap-up our last episode of 2020 with a look at the Outsports Awards, how he finds the coming out and Being Out stories, plus his report last week about Rep. Tulsi Gabbard. And Karleigh and I offer our New Year’s Resolutions. 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.


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Thanks for reading all the way to the end. The next edition of The Huddle will appear tomorrow morning on Outsports.com Stay safe!