Hello and welcome to On Deck Circle for today, Tuesday, March 23, 2021. Did you miss us on Monday? It was such a beautiful day, we took Monday off. Shouldn’t everyone be able to do that?
Your need to read time today is 90-seconds.
Today’s LGBTQ Sports History Highlight:
On this day in sports history, an Olympian with the last name Jenner divorced for the third time, this time to Kris Jenner, after 13 years of marriage, and one month after Caitlyn Jenner came out as transgender. The year was 2015. The Jenners are set to appear together on the final season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
Today’s Outsports Headlines:
Other LGBTQ Sports stories making news…
Joe Rogan under fire over allegedly transphobic comments on his podcast
Attacks on Transgender Athletes Are Threatening Women’s Sports
U.S. Polo Assn. to Sponsor the Annual Lexus International Gay Polo Tournament Celebrating the Gay Polo League
Today’s SB Nation’s top story…
Top LGBTQ News…
Uzbekistan: Gay Men Face Abuse, Prison
North Korea’s ‘only openly gay defector’ finds love
The Gender Revolution
Pantene Features Trans Child With Lesbian Moms in Heartwarming Ad
Athlete and author Mark Turnipseed has a virtual speaking event coming up about how triathlon helped him come out while in recovery from heroin. Click here for free tickets to the event on Thursday, March 25!
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.
Social Media Spotlight:
Football v. Homophobia is focused on showing support for transgender athletes all around the world this week! Follow the hashtag #transfootyally
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!
Today’s Outsports Podcast:
Nearly every day of the week, Outsports has a new podcast for your enjoyment. Today, D.Gil welcomes Heidi Wiesenfarth, a Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai fighter to THE GAMEDAY TEA. Heidi holds back nothing in this episode. Find out what Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai mean to Heidi, her struggles growing up being adopted, and how fighting helps her “knockout” so many potential obstacles in and out of the gym. 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:
MLB Spring Training:
Exhibition games are underway! Click here for MLB’s guide to your favorite teams’ schedules.
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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