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The Almost Friday Huddle for Jan. 14, 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 afternoon and welcome to a delayed edition of The Huddle for today, Jan. 14, 2021. It’s still not yet Friday.

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


Today’s Outsports Headlines:

Gay pro rugby player inspired to come out by love of his boyfriend

Gay basketball player Kena Gilmour was out to his college team for 3 seasons

Why are there so few out LGBTQ sports broadcasters?


In other LGBT Sports news...

Vogue photo by Dylan Thomas

Syro’s New Photo Series Redefines Masculinity in Sports

Here’s one more:

Vogue photo by Dylan Thomas

Justin Thomas’ homophobic language reflects negative aspect of golf culture, says gay golfer who quit sport

Whitefish, Montana legislator seeks to restrict medical care, sports for transgender youth

Jenna Lyons warns of ‘scary’ situation with LGBT rights in the US

Why haven’t more high-profile athletes come out as gay? Will Joe Biden’s presidency spark LGBTQ breakthrough Trump era couldn’t?


Also new today...

Jaguars close to finalizing a deal with Urban Meyer

When Luka Doncic is this good, the Mavericks are unbeatable

Virginia Cavaliers cancel season

This rugby player got a red card for using the ref as a celebration prop

Was Bayern Munich’s throwback kit to blame for their shock DFB Pokal exit?


OutShouts:

Here’s Josh Leafer with his “I AM” video on the Sports Equality Foundation TikTok account:

@sportsequalityfdn

“I Am”- Episode 1. Former closeted soccer player and now advocate for the LGBTQ closeted community. #gaytiktok#queerathlete#closetedathlete#gay

♬ Chill Vibes - Officialmp

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:

Ask any trans male athlete, or any trans man, and they will tell you how many people are obsessed with questions about their genitals. Out trans swimmer Schuyler Bailar posted about this phenomenon on Instagram:

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, our Brian Bell returns with a new episode of the Outsports podcast, LGBT In The Ring. DailyDDT’s Patches Chance chats about his path into the profession, what informs his desire to cover independent pro wrestling and how his bisexual identity factors into that passion. 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

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.


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Thanks for reading all the way to the end. The next edition of The Huddle will appear tomorrow morning on Outsports.com Stay safe!