Good morning and welcome to The Huddle for today, Jan. 15, 2021. It’s Friday, and although Monday is the federal holiday, today is the actual birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Had he not been assassinated in 1968, the civil rights icon would be 92 today.
Your need to read time today is 90-seconds, as usual.
This Morning’s Outsports Headlines:
Gay Buffalo fan goes viral wearing his Bills Pride shirt
Trailblazing trans swimmer Schuyler Bailar shuts down attacks on his genitals in powerful post
Celebrating Alex Reimer’s first year at Outsports
In other LGBT Sports news…
3×3 basketball player from Switzerland comes out as gay
States Are Gearing Up to Attack Trans Kids’ Rights in 2021
‘The founding mission is not to exist’: Stonewall FC, a pioneering LGBT+ soccer team has changed the sport for gay men, now it’s pushing to eradicate homophobia in football
Also new this morning…
The Detroit Lions should part ways with Kenny Golladay
Why whoever the Eagles hire will suck
Jaguars hire Urban Meyer as head coach: 3 immediate takeaways
The Equality Coaching Alliance congratulates member Sam Kulas for becoming the youth development specialist for Special Olympics, a wonderful opportunity with a great organization!
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:
We love bringing you positive, happy posts whenever we can, but we end this challenging week with a thread of tweets by the ACLU’s deputy director for transgender justice with the organization’s LGBT & HIV, Chase Strangio, about sports and transgender female athletes. If you want to truly understand this issue and it is admittedly complex and divisive, we encourage you to take the time to read what this experienced legal eagle has to say:
A few notes on women and girls who are trans in sports. There is a relentless effort to situation trans people as a threat to cis people in sport and elsewhere. There simply is no threat.
— Chase Strangio (@chasestrangio) January 14, 2021
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Podcast Du Jour
Nearly every day of the week, Outsports has a new podcast for your enjoyment. Today, it’s batter up, Ken Schultz! The new episode of 3 Strikes You’re Out is here for your choice of entertainment and/or hand-wringing. So: How’s the Cubs offseason going? Well, the first words out of Ken’s mouth in this episode are “Can we impeach Tom Ricketts?” He works some Cubbie angst out of his system with friend of the pod Ryan Thomure. Listen here:
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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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