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The Huddle for Tuesday, Jan. 5, 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, January 5th, 2021. It’s Tuesday.

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


This Morning’s Outsports Headlines:

Former Netball World Cup teammates end 2020 by teaming up forever

Orlando Pride teammates Marta and Pressley engaged


In other LGBT Sports news...

Chris Mosier, first openly transgender athlete on Team USA, hopes sharing his story inspires others

Eddie Izzard Credits Caitlyn Jenner for Making It Easier to Come Out as Transgender


Also new this morning...

Without WNBA players, there’d be no Warnock vs. Loeffler runoff in Georgia

The Eagles suspicious loss sends Washington to the playoffs

Troy Aikman drops Cowboys bombshell during broadcast

Wife of LA Dodgers legend Vin Scully has died at 76 after battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease

The pitcher who was struck by lightning and finished the game anyway


OutShouts:

Congrats to new ECA member Phil Evans on the new job, assistant coach for volleyball at Xavier University of Louisiana!

Facebook

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 runner Drew Collins of Boston has a post-holiday message, which he shared on Instagram using 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 is talking bodybuilding with Sitha Lam on The GAMEDAY TEA podcast! 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

NBA:

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


NCAAF:

Click here for ESPN’s schedule of college football 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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