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TGIF Huddle for Friday, Jan. 22, 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. 22, 2021. It’s finally Friday and I am still writing everything on my iPhone 11, which I love... but it was clearly not designed to replace a laptop, which remains in the shop awaiting parts. Oh, and now the dishwasher is on the fritz. I wonder, is it me? Is everything I touch going to break? Well, I don’t dare masturbate...

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


Today’s Outsports Headlines:

President Biden’s pro-gay rights executive order offers federal support for trans athletes

Bobby Jones came out, stood out and spoke out for trans inclusion

Coming to outsports.com this afternoon: Out LGBTQ athletes join Sports Equality TikTok campaign


In other LGBT Sports news...

Lions’ new coach apologizes for anti-gay remark during college pep rally: ‘I was young’

Biden wastes no time shooting down Trump guidelines on LGBTQ rights

Biden sparks TERF war with gender discrimination order

From ACLU attorney Chase Strangio: The Montana Legislature has now rewritten the anti-trans health care bill HB112 to make it even broader. Lawmakers sponsoring the bill are now calling pubertal suppression and hormone therapy “surgery” and even prohibiting referrals for care (which violates the First Amendment).

Tennis legend Margaret Court to receive top Australian honor; faces massive backlash over anti-LGBT views

Gay-rugby godmother and 9/11 activist dies

UN: Eastern Caribbean States Called Out Over Anti-LGBT Bias


Also new today...

Baseball icon and Braves legend Hank Aaron passed away at the age of 86

Ottman Azaitar cut from UFC after violating COVID-19 safety protocol

Reviewing every Stephen A. Smith performance on ‘General Hospital’


OutShouts:

Trans wrestler Mack Beggs recorded a TikTok video for the Sports Equality Foundation! Watch it here:

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:

Even if you think you’ve seen all the Bernie Sanders memes, brace yourself for this take on the classic film, Ghost:

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, Ken Schultz welcomes two diehard Mets fans, my BFF Melody Maia Monet and yours truly, to the Outsports podcast, 3 Strikes You’re Out! 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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Thanks for reading all the way to the end. The next edition of The Huddle will appear Monday morning on Outsports.com Stay safe!