Good morning and welcome to The Huddle for today, December 8, 2020. It’s Tuesday.

Your need to read time today is 90-seconds, as usual.

This Morning’s Outsports Headlines:

This gay former Big Ten Champion is running again for a worthy cause

After being outed, this former college basketball captain found solace in Boston’s gay basketball league

Zero NFL players choose LGBTQ cause for their cleats, 3 support anti-gay group

Sports Illustrated throws up a brick in its Sportsperson of the Year selection

In other LGBT Sports news…

From Swish Appeal: Is Stewie the right WNBA player to be named one of SI’s ‘Athlete Activist’ Sportspersons of the Year?

From The Nation: ‘Sports Illustrated’ Chose the Wrong Activist Athletes

From USA Today’s FTW: Surfer Tyler Wright went through hell and back. Now she’s making history competing in a Pride jersey

From Duluth News Tribune: Judge weighs bid to toss UMD discrimination claims

From by our own Alex Reimer: Steve Kornacki Appearing On ‘Sunday Night Football’ Was A Big Moment For Gay People In Sports

From The Guardian: Trans women retain 12% edge in tests two years after transitioning, study finds

From Law In Sport: A guide to the regulation of transgender athlete participation in sport

From Out Magazine: 16 Professional Athletes That Came Out as LGBTQ+ in 2020

From Sky Sports: Rainbow Laces: Hector Bellerin discusses culture and allyship with Arsenal’s LGBT+ fans group

Also new this morning…

Bills win Monday Night Football: 34-24 over the 49ers

James Harden doesn’t appear to care about the Rockets or pandemic protocols

Jets fire defensive coordinator Gregg Williams

This nullified touchdown perfectly captures the NFL’s beautiful chaos

Why the Pac-12 is still the best conference in Women’s College Basketball

Deiveson Figueiredo expects ‘much easier’ weight cut for UFC 256, predicts first-round win over Brandon Moreno


Congratulations to Equality Coaching Alliance member Christian Conrad on his new gig as softball pitching coach at Loyola Marymount University!

UCLA softball coach and ECA co-founder Kirk Walker writes: “So excited for Christian Conrad on this new position. Also be excited for him to move to So Cal and work alongside a great staff!”

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:

Seattle Storm star Sue Bird is taking part in this panel Thursday at noon EST alongside her teammate Alysha Clark and the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Zach Banner. “Tikkun Olam” is Hebrew for “repair the world.”

If you want your social media post to be included here, or to share one showcasing LGBTQ sports, email us the link at [email protected] 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 brews up another batch of The GAMEDAY TEA. This week, he’s chatting with out gay professional soccer player Anton Hysén. 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 13

Dallas Cowboys vs. Baltimore Ravens at 8:05 p.m. EST on FOX/NFL


Click here for ESPN’s schedule of Men’s College Basketball today.


Click here for ESPN’s schedule of Women’s College Basketball today.


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

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