Good morning and welcome to The Huddle for today, Jan. 13, 2021. It’s Wednesday.

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

This Morning’s Outsports Headlines:

JayCee Cooper files lawsuit against USA Powerlifting

This gay college basketball coach became an overnight celebrity after coming out

In other LGBT Sports news…

N.D. Republicans move against transgender athletes; could impact NCAA games in state

With moratorium over, N. Carolina towns OK LGBT protections

Also new this morning…

Lesbian teen kicked out for supporting Black Lives Matter outs mother, aunt and uncle for rioting at Capitol

Missouri House votes against proposals to ban discrimination against people with disabilities and LGBT House employees

The NBA’s new Covid-19 restrictions won’t be good enough

LeBron James’ no-look three was actually a bet with Dennis Schröder

The 4 worst calls by NFL referees in the playoffs so far

The cost of being ‘The King’


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

The newest videos feature out UCLA Softball Coach and Outsports 2020 Male Hero of the Year Kirk Walker and foundation member Steven Finkel. Watch here!


Who are our partners? #gaytiktok #queerathlete #gay #queer #closetedathlete

♬ Inspiration – WavebeatsMusic

What is Sports Equality? #gaytiktok #closetedathlete #queerathlete #gayathlete

♬ Break Every Chain (Instrumental Version) – Contemporary Christian Music & Praise and Worship

If 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:

Registered dietician and out gay athlete Nick of New York is working his way up to competing in his first triathlon and shared this post on Instagram with the hashtag #gayathlete:

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, The Trans Sporter Room beams up baseball fan and Star Trek actor Noah Averbach-Katz, who played Ryn the Andorian in three episodes of season three of Star Trek: Discovery. He’s married to actress Mary Wiseman, who plays Tilly on the show. In addition to sharing the inside story behind the series, Noah weighs in on the controversy surrounding the late Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda, who never acknowledged the gay identity of his only son. 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 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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