Hello and welcome to On Deck Circle for today, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. One month until my birthday!
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Today’s LGBTQ Sports History Highlight:
On this day in 1964, the boxer the world would soon know as Muhammad Ali defeated Sonny Liston for the title of heavyweight champion of the world. After his passing in 2016, writers Thomas Hauser and Dave Zirin reminisced about Ali and what connection might be drawn between the legend and our LGBTQ community. They’re worthy of your time, as is this archival footage of the fight:
Today’s Outsports Headlines:
Other LGBTQ Sports stories making news...
Today’s SB Nation’s top story...
Top LGBTQ News...
- 5.6% of adults described themselves as LGBTQ in 2020, up from 4.5% in 2017.
- More than half of LGBTQ adults identified as bisexual.
- One in six adults in Generation Z, people born between 1997 and 2002, identify as LGBTQ.
Our neighbor, @RepMarieNewman, wants to pass the so-called "Equality" Act to destroy women’s rights and religious freedoms.— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (@RepMTG) February 24, 2021
Thought we’d put up ours so she can look at it every time she opens her door https://t.co/7joKpTh6Dc pic.twitter.com/aBGRSiIF6X
The Sports Equality Foundation asked me to produce a series of videos for TikTok that we’re calling Trans 101. Here’s the first one, with thanks to writer Hannah Simpson for the concept she introduced in a Refinery29 story in 2015. Watch 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.
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Today’s Outsports Podcast:
Nearly every day of the week, Outsports has a new podcast for your enjoyment. Today, Brian Bell’s partner, KC, returns to the Outsports podcast LGBT In The Ring as the two recap and discuss the recent 60-minute Iron match between Pan-Afrikan World Diaspora Wrestling Champion Trish Adora and Tony Deppen. Listen here:
Today’s Sports Calendar:
MLB Spring Training:
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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