Hello and welcome to On Deck Circle for today, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021.
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Today’s LGBTQ Sports History Highlight:
It was this week in 2019 that Martina Navratilova opined that trans women are men who are cheating by competing with cisgender women in sports. A month later, she apologized for using the word “cheating,” but has persisted in misgendering and opposing trans inclusion.
Today’s Outsports Headlines:
Other LGBTQ Sports stories making news...
“...the hard truth is that sports aren’t fair”
Newsweek op-ed: The Case of Transgender Athletes. Why Sports Aren’t Fair and That’s OK by Robyn Ryle, a professor of sociology and gender studies and author.
Today’s SB Nation’s top story...
And from The New York Times overnight: How Naomi Osaka Beat Serena Williams at the Australian Open
Top LGBTQ News...
Watch their conversation tomorrow night via the Sports Equality Foundation TikTok account, which you can find by clicking here!
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:
Our friend Coach Anthony Nicodemo can’t take his boat out, so he did the next best thing: Snowmobiling with friends in the Adirondacks:
Today’s Outsports Podcast:
Today’s Sports Calendar:
MLB Spring Training:
Pitchers and catchers workouts are underway! Full-squad workouts start next week beginning Mon., Feb. 22. 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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