Hello and welcome to The Huddle for today, Feb. 2, 2021. It’s Tuesday. And it’s Groundhog Day. Early this morning, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, and that means we’re in for six more weeks of winter… if you believe such things.

Punxsutawney Groundhog Club Inner Circle Members Jason Gursky and official handler, AJ Dereume and Punxsutawney Phil, the weather-predicting groundhog.

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

Today’s Outsports Headlines:

This 10-year-old trans girl in Arizona just wants to play soccer and make friends

Out In The Ring’s We Speak Out virtual event celebrates LGBTQ pro wrestling this weekend

Today’s Black LGBTQ Sports History Hero: Jarrin Williams, A coach and teacher, is a rock in Rock Island

In other LGBT Sports news…

Breaking free from the gender binary

From Fox News, another one-sided report on trans inclusion: Ex-NFL star Marcellus Wiley calls for ‘separate transgender category’ in school sports after Biden order

EDITOR’S NOTE: This column in USA Today does not present all the facts and the columnist neglected to interview anyone who has an opposing view in support of trans inclusion: Sports leaders seek to protect women’s sports while accommodating transgender girls and women

Also new today…

LeBron James vs. ‘Courtside Karen,’ explained

How the Chiefs offense is even better than their first Super Bowl win

Why Tom Brady is one of America’s most polarizing athletes

Nuggets-Pistons postponed due to inconclusive COVID-19 test on Detroit roster

“I’m meant to be alive:” San Francisco Giants outfielder Drew Robinson’s remarkable second act


Coach Jarrin Williams is on the Sports Equality Foundation’s TikTok account celebrating Black History Month! He’s our Black LGBTQ Sports History Hero today.


Jarrin Williams talks about Black History Month. #gay#gayathlete#equality#lgbtq

♬ MLK – Da Goretti

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:

Look who’s back! Gus Kenworthy participated in the X Games this past weekend and shared this post 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 [email protected] 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 returns to spill some GAMEDAY TEA with Jamaican out Black swimmer Michael Gunning.

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


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


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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