Hello and welcome to back to The Huddle. Today is Feb. 4, 2021. It’s Thursday. Thank you to all our readers who reached out, asking what happened to The Huddle yesterday (Wednesday). Shit happens, and yesterday, The Huddle didn’t. No worries.

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

Today’s Outsports Headlines:

Harley-riding, nail-painting pansexual lacrosse referee finally finds his niche

When this 5-time national champ came out to his teammates, the gay jokes stopped

Volleyball coach Jen Fry is bringing equality to the playing field

LGBTQ pro wrestlers tell their stories at EFFY’s Big Gay Block

In other LGBT Sports news…

Longtime Florida women’s soccer coach Becky Burleigh to retire after season

Our Karleigh Webb and Ken Schultz are quoted here: Title IX advocates, former Olympians put forth recommendations for transgender female athletic competition, but transgender advocates are not happy

Martina Navratilova seeks provision to Joe Biden’s executive order for transgender participation in sports

6 Asian Queer Sportspersons We Must Know About

Also new today…

2 Chiefs players are in quarantine after their barber tested positive for Covid

Connecticut Whale had ‘multiple’ COVID-19 cases before withdrawing from NWHL season that was later shut down

NHL Updates Protocol After Damage Has Been Done

The 2021 NBA All-Star game is a totally unnecessary money grab

How to make perfect wings at home for the Super Bowl


Dakota Boring is looking for volunteers for a study on the experiences of under-represented and marginalized students in sport academic programs. Please consider taking the survey and help him eliminate barriers to diversity/inclusion! Click here for the link to the survey at Temple University’s Fox School of Business.

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:

Here’s how Aaron Aubrey of New York City practices self-care and quiets the loud world around him. He posted this to 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 [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, our Brian Bell returns with a new episode of LGBT In The Ring with his guest Colette Arrand of FanByte. They discuss her unique approach to wrestling critique, how finding herself through wrestling-based poetry and roleplay benefited her academic career and how The Great Khali helped rekindle her love of pro wrestling. 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


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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