Good morning and welcome to The Huddle for today, December 9, 2020. It’s Wednesday.

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

This Morning’s Outsports Headlines:

Out lesbian wrestler Rebel Kinney found passion in wrestling, looks to pay it forward

Bi college lacrosse player thrives after finding her identity

Just in time for the Holidays: Join us for a special QuaranTeam Zoom chat

In other LGBT Sports news…

Jamie Vardy gifts rainbow corner flag to Leicester LGBT+ fans group with goodwill message

Rainbow Laces: How University of Nottingham sports clubs made campaign big on campus

Rainbow Laces: Referee Ryan Atkin glad he took ‘leap of faith’ after coming out as gay

Rainbow Laces: Tottenham’s Eric Dier and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg join video call with LGBT+ fans

Austin Healey threatens to sue LGBT activist over Twitter row

Also new this morning…

Ravens vs. Cowboys final recap: No X’s, but a W: Final score Baltimore 34, Dallas 17

Eagles will start Jalen Hurts, not Carson Wentz, at QB in Week 14

Report: James Harden open to being traded to Sixers

The Game between Michigan and Ohio State has been canceled


Congrats to GO! SPACE member and Bradley University graduate Jordan Prosser, named to the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame Class of 2021, according to the Peoria Journal Star. Thanks to Outsports legend and 2017 NLGJA Journalist of the Year Erik Hall for the tip!

UCLA softball coach and Equality Coaching Alliance co-founder Kirk Walker reminds us that tomorrow is the day the National Fastpitch Coaches Association begins holding its annual conference, virtually and online, of course:

Kirk writes: NFCA Coaches who signed up for the convention this week: Don’t forget to join us Thursday Dec 9th, 2:30 p.m. EST / 11:30 a.m. PST.

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:

Out HIV+ rugby legend Gareth Thomas shared some good news about an effort in the U.K. to outlaw homophobia in the sport that we call soccer:

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, Karleigh Chardonnay Webb and I discuss the Sports Illustrated selections for Sportspersons of the Year — namely the selection of Breanna Stewart, a white WNBA player who earned recognition but not at the expense of every Black player — plus Tucker Carlson’s unending transphobia. We also welcome newly out trans amateur bowler Christine Rebstock to The Trans Sporter Room! She tells her moving coming out story. And later, I have a SPOILER ALERT about this week’s Star Trek: Discovery episode! 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


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


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


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

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