Good morning to the West Coast and good day to all the rest, and welcome to The Huddle for today, Jan. 8, 2021. It’s finally Friday. This edition is a tad late but it’s been... a rough couple of days, hasn’t it? Hope you’re doing as well as can be expected!
Your need to read time today is 90-seconds, as usual.
Today’s Outsports Headlines:
Legendary Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda has died, never having admitted the truth about his gay son
This gay teenage cyclist is one of the first pro male riders to ever come out
Gay coach Katie Sowers not returning to San Francisco 49ers next season
In other LGBT Sports news...
Donald Trump Jr. slammed transgender athletes at rally before D.C. riots
Also new today...
A day when it was hard to think about sports
Anthony Davis rips Lakers for ‘shit’ defense against Spurs
The Mets’ trade for Lindor and Carrasco
Atlanta Dream co-owner Kelly Loeffler lost her Senate seat. Now what?
Becky Hammon, Swin Cash headline list of HOF noms still awaiting call
The age of consent for gay and bi men was finally equalised in the U.K. 20 years ago today, marking a mammoth victory for love
Happy birthday to Outsports Male Hero of 2020 and ECA/GO!SPACE co-founder Kirk Walker!
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:
I think non-binary cyclist Rach McBride speaks for all of us this week, especially today:
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Podcast Du Jour
Nearly every day of the week, Outsports has a new podcast for your enjoyment. Today, I was delighted to join our Ken Schultz on the Outsports baseball podcast, 3 Strikes You’re Out, to discuss the week that was, our feelings, comedy, the Cubs and the Mets, and just to boost each other’s spirits. Listen here:
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Today’s Sports Calendar
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Click here for ESPN’s schedule of soccer action today.
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