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
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This Morning’s Outsports Headlines:
Coming to outsports.com at 9 a.m. EST: Out wrestler Keita Murray crowned inaugural WAC Stallions champion
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.
Also new this morning...
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.
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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:
Today’s Sports Calendar
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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