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The Huddle is here for Wednesday, Jan. 6, 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. 6, 2021. It’s Wednesday, and it is a historic day for advocates of equality and progressive politics! If that subject interests you, we strongly recommend you click here for the latest overnight headlines from our parent company, Vox.com

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


This Morning’s Outsports Headlines:

Gay couple, who met at Mets game for Outsports Pride, is now engaged

Coming to outsports.com at 9 a.m. EST: Out wrestler Keita Murray crowned inaugural WAC Stallions champion

At 10 a.m. EST: Breakdancing will be an Olympic sport in 2024. Yes, you read that right


ICYMI Yesterday:

Browns playoff coach Mike Priefer once said ‘nuke’ the gays, said it was a joke

After feeling selfish for coming out, this state-champion coach is finally free of guilt


In other LGBT Sports news...

Trans women retain athletic edge after a year of hormone therapy, study finds: The findings raise questions about current Olympic guidelines, but the lead author cautions against using them to back bans in recreational and school sports. Our friend Joanna Harper provided the reporter with key insight into this research, which includes the finding that transgender women ultimately reach parity with cis women athletes.

Columnist J.M. Sorrell: Action for equity in sports


Also new this morning...

LeBron James says he wants to buy WNBA team co-owned by Kelly Loeffler

Alabama Crimson Tide wide receiver DeVonta Smith wins Heisman Trophy

Kim Mulkey tests positive for COVID-19

Cleveland Browns LT Jedrick Wills Jr., WR Rashard Higgins cited for drag racing

A same-sex marriage ban still exists in Florida. This trailblazing lesbian is determined to change that


OutShouts:

The ECA wishes member Micah Porter good luck with his new website: Out & About. “You will contribute great things always!” wrote co-founder Kirk Walker.

I am excited to announce my website “Out & About” at www.MicahPorter.com as a resource for educators and LGBTQ+ youth...

Posted by Micah Porter on Tuesday, January 5, 2021

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:

Cyclist Jeremiah Mayfield of San Francisco shows off his favorite bridge (and mine) in this post with the #gayathlete hashtag on Instagram:

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, the Trans Sporter Room prepares for this week’s finale of Star Trek: Discovery by beaming up former middle school cross country runner and out non-binary editorial assistant at startrek.com, Kate Gardner. In addition to talking Trek, they share their love of LOST and their coming out story, including news of their engagement! Also: Karleigh Webb shares the story behind the wedding of Australian Netball athletes Stacey Francis and Sara Bayman. 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.


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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