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Your Thursday Huddle for Jan. 7, 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. 7, 2021. It’s Thursday, and the new year is officially one week old! Wednesday was... a lot. We hope you’re okay.

Today’s Huddle singles out women who have achieved great things through sports: Phaidra Knight, Pernille Harder and the women of the WNBA.

Your need to read time today is well under 90-seconds.


This Morning’s Outsports Headlines:

LGBTQ athletes and coaches respond to the deadly insurrection at the Capitol


Also new this morning...

Markelle Fultz suffers torn ACL, will miss remainder of season

WNBA players deserve credit for helping Raphael Warnock win Senate seat


OutShouts:

Good luck to ECA Member Phaidra Knight on her reign as Women’s Sports Foundation president!

From WSF intern ➡️ #WSFAmbassador ➡️ Trustee ➡️ President Help us welcome World Rugby Hall of Famer Phaidra Knight to her new role as WSF President! Phaidra has served WSF's mission for 23 years — we are so excited to have her representing us in 2021! Her goals as President ⬇️

Posted by Women's Sports Foundation on Monday, January 4, 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:

Congratulations to Pernille Harder!

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, our Brian Bell returns with a new episode of LGBT In The Ring. He’s kicking off 2021 with a rundown of New Japan Pro Wrestling’s two-night premier event, Wrestle Kingdom 15. Rachel Giuliani joins Brian to discuss every memorable moment. 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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