Good morning and welcome to The Huddle for today, Jan. 27, 2021. It’s Wednesday.
Your need to read time today is 90-seconds, as usual.
This Morning’s Outsports Headlines:
‘Pete Can’t Play Basketball’ comedy short film is a winner
LGBT Sports news today seems focused on ‘The Trans Debate’...
Manchester, NH schools approve policy for transgender students
Activists for transgender inclusion in sports (Chris Mosier and Anne Lieberman) speak at Iowa Safe Schools event
New president, new interpretation on transgender athlete access
Backlash against Biden order on transgender athletes in girls’ sports: Fox News interviews Save Women’s Sports founder Beth Stelzer
Opinion writers opposed to transgender inclusion in sports (who just happen to be white cisgender non-athletes) are making their case across the nation:
- Larry Mendte Commentary: Transgender in Sports
- Mike DiMauro: Biden’s new mandate on transgender athletes swings and misses
Also new this morning...
No one elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
Tennessee hires Josh Heupel as next head coach
Asia Durr’s basketball career is in jeopardy due to COVID-19
The newest video posted by Sports Equality Foundation to its TikTok account is by out gay University of Miami alum TJ Callan! Watch it here:
I Am - Ep. 8 #gaytikok #queerathlete #sportsequality #closetedathlete♬ 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:
Out tennis icon and human rights advocate Billie Jean King reminds us of this important day in history:
76 years after the liberation of Auschwitz, we honor the lost lives of the Jewish, LGBTQ and other targeted groups as we remember the terrible consequences of hatred & prejudice.— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) January 27, 2021
May we all fight discrimination and bigotry with every fiber of our beings. #HolocaustMemorialDay
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Podcast Du Jour
Nearly every day of the week, Outsports has a new podcast for your enjoyment. Today, Karleigh and I welcome non-binary sportswriter Britni de la Cretaz to The Trans Sporter Room podcast! They're the author of a powerful report on trans boys and men: What About the Trans Athletes Who Compete — And Win — in Men’s Sports? 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
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Click here for ESPN’s schedule of men’s college basketball action today.
Click here for ESPN’s schedule of women’s college basketball action today.
Click here for ESPN’s schedule of soccer action today.
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