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Here’s The Huddle for your Tuesday, 1/26/21

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. 26, 2021. It’s Tuesday.

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


This Morning’s Outsports Headlines:

Why his wedding day was extra special for gay umpire and official

Because baseball ignored LGBTQ voices, Curt Schilling could be elected to the Hall of Fame

Mark Tewksbury ‘called bullshit’ in 1998 on people saying he didn’t need to come out

Coming to outsports.com at 11 a.m. EST: Out wrestler Dewey Murray found his ultimate goal in coming out


In other LGBT Sports news...

Citi staying with Justin Thomas after anti-gay slur incident, requiring he donate to LGBTQ causes

‘I was used’: Margaret Court ‘digs herself deeper hole’ in explosive interview’

Montana House Endorses Restrictions On Transgender Athletes, Health Care

Transgender discrimination, fair competition brought up in North Dakota school sports bill


Also new this morning...

‘I still have trouble with it’: One year on, Lakers stars struggle to come to terms with Kobe Bryant’s death

Group of U.S. Catholic bishops urges support for LGBT youth

Tom Brady is remarkable, but let’s cool it with the ‘greatest athlete of all time’ talk

An Open Letter to Matt LaFleur: Don’t make the same mistakes Mike McCarthy did

Singer Trey Songz arrested at Arrowhead Stadium during Chiefs, Bills playoff game

Will Anyone Actually Get In? Everything you need to know on 2021 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot reveal day

UFC 257 medical suspensions: Conor McGregor possibly out for six months


OutShouts:

Out gay assistant women’s basketball Coach Kevin DeMille is helping to mark Pride this week at his school, George Washington University, with a fundraising campaign for The Trevor Project. For every assist, he’s donating $5, and $2 for every turnover his team forces. Find out more in his TikTok video for the Sports Equality Foundation:

@sportsequalityfdn

Kevin DeMille , a gay assistant basketball coach at George Washington University. #gay#gayathlete#closeted#pride#ncaa

♬ 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:

Harrison, aka @evilprinceharry, shared this post with Instagram followers of the #gayathlete hashtag:

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, D.Gil spills The GAMEDAY TEA with out pro wrestler Jai Vidal. His coming out story isn’t like anything you’ve ever heard! 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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