Good morning and welcome to The Huddle for today, Jan. 19, 2021. It’s Tuesday. Due to technical problems this entire post was composed on my iPhone, so please forgive any glitches!
Your need to read time today is 90-seconds, as usual.
This Morning’s Outsports Headlines:
Gay MMA coach and a champion wrestler wins toughest battle by coming out
Hig Roberts says life is ‘gentler and easier’ since coming out as gay last month
Ralph Lauren dropping Justin Thomas isn’t ‘cancel culture,’ but it’s also not a solution
Mets firing GM Jared Porter is good for MLB and for all women
Montana’s anti-trans bill faces staunch opposition in hearing
Out WNBA champion Aerial Powers signs with esports organization Team Liquid
In other LGBT Sports news...
Dan Campbell, new Detroit Lions coach, made controversial anti-gay remark in college
- Reactions, analysis to the Dan Campbell hire by the Lions
- Detroit Free Press writer who tweeted homophobic and racist messages blasts Detroit Lions HC Dan Campbell for past comment
Discrimination Against LGBT People Grows in Tennessee
Pride House Birmingham launches with ambassadors announcement
Transgender athletes look to changing of the White House guard
Congrats to GO!SPACE member Bradley Kim, USAF, who has won his dream job: airfield operations.
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:
Happy anniversary Joe Altenau and David!
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Podcast Du Jour
Nearly every day of the week, Outsports has a new podcast for your enjoyment. Today, D.Gil welcomes gay pro rugby player Devin Ibanez, who recently came out in Outsports, to The GAMEDAY TEA. Listen here:
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Today’s Sports Calendar
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