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:
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...
The Sports Equality Foundation on Monday launched its own TikTok account for your love of Sports!
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:
Think about it:
Fun fact: the same amount of money that in men's football, Real Madrid is rumoured to pay for Kylian Mbappé, can, in women's football, cover the full budget of @OLfeminin, 1 of the best teams in the world and reigning 5-time consecutive @UWCL winners...— Emma Coolen (@emmacoolen24) January 12, 2021
For the next 27 seasons. pic.twitter.com/9QuR3VBM13
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:
Also, we invite you to give a listen to our friends whose podcast is Disabled Girls Who Lift:
@USAPowerlifting I guess we’re not leaving transphobia & ableism behind in 2020?— Disabled Girls Who Lift (@DGWL_) January 11, 2021
In our latest, we discuss the performative changes plus what true inclusion in sports for disabled, nonbinary, and trans athletes should look like. Spoiler alert, the new categories ain’t it. pic.twitter.com/cx2fBK52RM
Today’s Sports Calendar
Click here for ESPN’s schedule of men’s pro basketball action today.
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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