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The Huddle for Thursday, Jan. 21, 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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Hello and welcome to The Huddle for today, Jan. 21, 2021. It’s Thursday. For me, it’s day 6 doing all my writing on my iPhone while my broken MacBook is in the shop!

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


Today’s Outsports Headline:

These 39 current NFL players have all played with an out gay teammate


In other LGBT Sports news...

Biden signs EO implementing Supreme Court ruling for LGBTQ rights: “Children should be able to learn without worrying about whether they will be denied access to the restroom, the locker room, or school sports.”

A committee in Montana’s state legislature voted 11-8 Thursday to send HB112 to the full House of Representatives, according to American Civil Liberties Union attorney Chase Strangio.

How eight women’s basketball players are fighting for the legal rights of transgender athletes

What About the Trans Athletes Who Compete — And Win — in Men’s Sports?


Also new today...

The Padres’ Blake Snell Says the Rays Handed the World Series to Los Angeles: Snell believes the Rays would’ve won the series if he was not pulled early.

When is standing for the US anthem still a problem?

Frustrated Calipari fires shots at fans and media

The 11 best Bernie Sanders memes from sports fans

Here’s my favorite: Bernie in the penalty box:


OutShouts:

I’m giving myself an outshout today! Here’s a video I created for TikTok users for the Sports Equality Foundation, offering resources for anyone who might be considering suicide, needs help or just wants someone to talk to during troubled times. Click here to see the video:

@sportsequalityfdn

Dawn Ennis, managing editor of Outsports.com speaks about suicide prevention resources. #gay#gaytiktok#trans#gayathlete#prevention

♬ original sound - Sports Equality Foundation

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:

If you watch only one video from the Inauguration, we hope it’s this one, shared by my BFF and amateur softball pitcher YouTube personality professional singer and photographer Melody Maia Monet:

Our friend Haley Videckis posted this beautiful image on her Instagram with an inspiring message:

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 is back with a new episode of the Outsports wrestling podcast LGBT In The Ring. This week’s guest, Kate Foray (@makeitloud), discuses what inspired the creation of her pro wrestling zine, the role zines and zine culture play in wrestling media and why pro wrestling provides avenues to build and explore human relationships and complex emotions. 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

NHL:

Click here for ESPN’s schedule of men’s pro hockey action today.


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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