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Your Tuesday Huddle for Jan. 12, 2021

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, Jan. 12, 2021. It’s Tuesday. I am blessed that on this day, I celebrate the birth of my first-born son, as well as the birthday of my only sister’s first-born child — my one and only goddaughter — and what would have been the 80th birthday of my uncle and godfather: the late, great Mickey Ennis, may he rest in peace! What are the odds they’d all share this one special day?

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


This Morning’s Outsports Headlines:

Wearing a Pride shirt inspired gay college soccer captain to come out

Corinne Humphreys wants to empower LGBTQ youth as she eyes the Tokyo Olympics

Tommy Lasorda should’ve followed Minnie Miñoso’s example of supporting his gay son

Coming to outsports.com at 12 p.m. EST: New year, same transphobia: Montana lawmakers to hold hearings on proposed anti-trans legislation


In other LGBT Sports news...

The New York Times weighs in: Tommy Lasorda’s Death Starts a Conversation About His Son

Jemele Hill: The WNBA Can’t Keep Kelly Loeffler Around


Also new this morning...

Mike Milbury out as NBC hockey analyst after 14 years

Alabama caps off the best season in college football history with a blowout win over Ohio State

Eagles’ firing Doug Pederson is an organizational failure years in the making

Ben Roethlisberger delivers emotional apology to center Maurkice Pouncey after loss to Brown

Celtics-Bulls game postponed, NBA looks to modify COVID protocols

Trump offered Bill Belichick an honor. Duty compelled him to refuse

Sources tell ESPN: Liam Hendriks agrees to multiyear deal with Chicago White Sox

Dana White says he was in a ‘really bad place’ with Conor McGregor after 2020 DM controversy


OutShouts:

The Sports Equality Foundation on Monday launched its own TikTok account for your love of Sports!

The very first video is from out queer athlete Couper Gunn.

f you don’t have TikTok on your phone, you can view content by clicking here.

Outsports is teaming up with the Sports Equality Foundation, GO! SPACE and ECA to empower LGBTQ athletes, coaches, and sports leaders, and together demonstrate that equality in sports transforms everyday culture to be more welcoming and inclusive for all.

Be Authentic, Be True, Be You for Your Love of Sports.

Members of the ECA and GOSPACE and all out athletes, coaches and sports folk are invited to contribute their own “I AM” video for the TikTok account. Click here for details!

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:

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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 returns with a fresh-brewed episode of our Outsports podcast, The GAMEDAY TEA. His guest this week is out gay SF Midnight Runners Captain Dez Gouglas! Click here to listen:

This and all Outsports podcasts are available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify and on every platform where you find Outsports!

Also, we invite you to give a listen to our friends whose podcast is Disabled Girls Who Lift:


Today’s Sports Calendar

NBA:

Click here for ESPN’s schedule of men’s pro basketball 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!