The Huddle is your daily briefing on what’s new in LGBT sports news, the latest links and who’s in the social media spotlight.
Good morning and welcome to The Huddle for today, December 14, 2020. Ugggh: It’s Monday. This tweet by Rex Chapman sums up quite nicely how I’m feeling today.
Lady in the backpack. Wait for it… pic.twitter.com/47FAKaKA6y
— Rex Chapman (@RexChapman) December 11, 2020
Your need to read time today is 90-seconds, as usual.
This Morning’s Outsports Headlines:
Hig Roberts, national ski champion, comes out as gay
In other LGBT Sports news…
Man Utd’s Casey Stoney says LGBT rights should not be about ‘acceptance’
Welsh soccer legend Jess Fishlock joins Stonewall as a Sports Champion
Rainbow Laces: Burton Albion coach Ben Watkiss hopes to inspire other LGBT+ people in UK soccer
ICYMI: Hawai’i Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard introduces anti-trans bill
Also new this morning…
Announcement on Indians name change could be coming as early as this week
- Trump weighs in on report Cleveland Indians to change nickname: ‘Cancel culture at work!’
- We asked our Twitter followers for their top picks for a new name: Click to see the results.
Any suggestions for a new name for the @Indians? https://t.co/nx5uOQ42n3
— Outsports (@outsports) December 14, 2020
Lots of praise to go around after huge Bills win over Steelers
Patrick Mahomes and the very bad sack
Jets’ ineptitude inspires Seahawks’ pity: ‘A terrible thing’
Is this karate kick forced fumble vs. Giants RB Dion Lewis a legal NFL play?
‘Nervous’ Kevin Durant shines in return from injury, calls Brooklyn Nets debut ‘good step’
Kirk Walker, the out UCLA softball coach, co-founder of GO! SPACE and the Equality Coaching Alliance and a longtime friend of Outsports, shared this inspiring, must-read post from Maya Satya:
This week Tulsi Gabbard introduced a bill called the “Protect Women’s Sports Act” which would make Title IX protections…
Posted by Maya Satya on Saturday, December 12, 2020
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:
Anya Packer gets the “Awwwww” Award for cutest tweet of the weekend:
My wife and my son are honestly the two cutest people in the world. Their morning routine actually kills me. #SmileCentral pic.twitter.com/W27vpK13qv
— Anya Packer (@battaglinoa) December 13, 2020
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 Cyd Zeigler is back with the latest episode of the Outsports podcast Five Rings To Rule Them All, with his guests: Fiancées Anissa Urtez and Amanda Chidester, who are headed to the Olympics to play for Mexico and the USA. 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
NFL Week 14:
Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns at 8:15 p.m. EST on ESPN.
Click here for men’s college basketball action today from ESPN.
Click here for women’s college basketball action today from ESPN.
Click here for ESPN’s schedule of soccer action today.
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