Hello and welcome to On Deck Circle for today, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021.
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Today’s LGBTQ Sports History Highlight:
On this day in 2014, Jason Collins became the first openly gay athlete in the United States’ four major pro leagues, playing 10 scoreless minutes with two rebounds and five fouls in the New Jersey Nets’ 108-102 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers. Read how Outsports covered it by clicking here.
Today’s Outsports Headlines:
A torn ACL and Robbie Rogers inspired gay college soccer player to love and accept himself
4 myths and flat-out lies being told about trans MMA fighter Fallon Fox
Out Olympians Brittany Bowe and Belle Brockhoff capture world championships
Attorney General nominee Merrick Garland grilled about trans athletes
Other LGBTQ Sports stories making news...
HuffPost: Republican Legislatures Are Trying To Ban Transgender Athletes From Women’s Sports
- SC lawmakers to debate bill banning transgender women from playing women’s sports
- Arkansas AG introduces bill to ban transgender athletes from girls’ school sports
- Advocates say Utah’s controversial proposals are impacting health of transgender youth
SportsMedia LGBT+: Brock McGillis: ‘Hockey culture needs an overhaul’
Gay Times: NFL player Ryan Russell says he was “afraid” to come out as bisexual
Today’s SB Nation’s top story...
The Raptors found a formula to save their season
Top LGBTQ News...
Sen. Collins won’t co-sponsor Equality Act, laments ‘revision’ not made
Va. moves closer to repealing marriage amendment
Meth has devastated the gay community for decades. A new treatment offers hope
Gay Michigan Campground Bans Trans Men
ECA/GO! SPACE’s Career and Networking Committee continues to explore opportunities for our members. If you are interested in learning more about a global virtual career fair, consider signing up for myGwork - LGBT+ professionals’ event on March 24th. They are based out of the U.K. but have career opportunities worldwide! Click here to register.
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:
Out Black tennis pro Jeremy Sonkin is the latest out athlete to make a TikTok video for Sports Equality Foundation: Watch it here:
I Am - Ep. 15 #gaytiktok #sportsequality #alphabetmafia #gay♬ 彼此 - Official Sound Studio
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Today’s Outsports Podcast:
Nearly every day of the week, Outsports has a new podcast for your enjoyment. Today, Polly Poptart spills The GAMEDAY TEA with DGilTM in this week’s episode of his popular Outsports podcast. Listen here:
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Today’s Sports Calendar:
MLB Spring Training:
Pitchers and catchers and full-squad workouts 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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