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The Huddle for Monday, Jan. 25, 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 morning and welcome to The Huddle for today, Jan. 25, 2021. It’s Monday.

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


This Morning’s Outsports Headlines:

Out figure skater Amber Glenn’s silver medal tops the Sports Equality weekly wrap-up

Hank Aaron embodied what athletes endured to fight for a better world


In other LGBT Sports news...

Bianca Andreescu clarifies her sexuality: “I’m not a lesbian”

Will There Ever Be an Openly Queer NHL Player?

Megan Rapinoe Scores Twice as USWNT Beats Colombia, 6-0, in Friendly

Transgender restriction bills advance: Votes expected today in Montana.

GOP Bill Seeks to ‘Protect’ Women in Sports After Joe Biden LGBTQ Order

This teen was a celebrated ringette goalie in Quebec — until the league learned he was transgender


Also new this morning...

The 7 biggest questions ahead of the Chiefs-Bucs Super Bowl

Chiefs’ Eric Fisher will miss 2021 Super Bowl after tearing Achilles in AFC Championship Game, per report

Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski recreate viral video after reaching Super Bowl 2021

How to be a responsible football fan in a pandemic

Biden to sign EO Monday reversing trans military service ban

House Bill Prevents Trans South Dakotans From Updating Birth Certificate


OutShouts:

Bisexual biracial UCLA gymnast Kalyany Steele is the latest out LGBTQ athlete to share a video on the Sports Equality TikTok account! Watch here:

@sportsequalityfdn

I Am - Episode 7 @uclaathletics @uclagymnastics #queerathlete #gaytikok #gay #queer

♬ Goosebumps - HVME

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:

Here’s an oldie but a goodie from the #gayathlete hashtag on Instagram: Online coach Colin Harris of Toronto shows us how he works out at home without the benefit of a gym:

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, out Olympics gold medalist Mark Tewksbury joins our Cyd Zeigler on the Outsports podcast Five Rings To Rule Them All. He’s a humanitarian and a leader in LGBTQ sports and the first summer games medalist to be awarded Canada’s highest civilian honor! 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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