Good morning and welcome to The Huddle for today, Jan. 29, 2021. It’s finally Friday, and it’s the last weekday of the first month of the new year.

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

This Morning’s Outsports Headlines:

EFFY’s Big Gay Block places LGBTQ pro wrestling in the industry’s narrative

Bayern Munich’s German soccer captain to wear Pride flag armband this weekend

In other LGBT Sports news…

School Sports a Fresh Front in State Battles Over Transgender Students’ Rights

‘They have to deal with the consequences’ – Will USWNT be torn apart by anthem controversy?

Also new this morning…

City College of San Francisco trustees back Calif. bill to end deadnaming trans, nonbinary college students

Bucs and Chiefs Super Bowl LV uniform colors revealed in new report

The Metropolitan Riveters are leaving the Lake Placid bubble due to Covid-19 health concerns

Naomi Osaka is a new part owner of the NC Courage


Congratulations to GO!SPACE member Kalyany Steele, who will represent UCLA on Diversity and Inclusion initiative in the Pac 12. The out bisexual gymnast’s TikTok video for the Sports Equality Foundation has almost 10K likes! Read the story by clicking here!

Kalyany Steele competes on the Uneven Bars during the P&G Gymnastics Championships at Honda Center on August 20, 2017 in Anaheim, Calif.

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:

Oh, Jonny…

We’ve told you that MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki is gay. We’ve told you he’s a huge sports fan. What even we didn’t know is that he’s a slob. The Tonight Show’s Jimmy Fallon decided to surprise the election results guru (and occasional Sunday Night Football prognosticator) with a much-needed office-cleaning:

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Podcast Du Jour

Nearly every day of the week, Outsports has a new podcast for your enjoyment. Today, this being Friday, it’s time for the 3 Strikes You’re Out podcast! This week, Ken Schultz welcomes back A.J. Andrews of the Locked on Jays podcast to toast Curt Schilling missing election to baseball’s Hall of Fame and spell out why it’s so important to keep him out of Cooperstown. 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


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


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


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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