Hello and welcome to On Deck Circle for today, Monday, March 15, 2021.
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Today’s LGBTQ Sports History Highlight:
On this day in 1869, the Cincinnati Red Stockings became the first professional baseball team. And in August 2020, Reds broadcaster Thom Brennaman dropped an anti-gay slur on a hot mic and would wind up suspended, only to resign a month later.
Today’s Outsports Headlines:
Did you miss the big stories of last week? Check out my weekly wrap-up:
Other LGBTQ Sports stories making news...
- Sponsors of North Dakota’s transgender athletes bill have ties to anti-LGBT organizations, but they say it’s not relevant to the proposal
- As States Consider Restrictions On Trans Athletes, What Does The Science Say?
- These trans athletes say they deserve to win and lose alongside their teammates
- New anti-trans student-athlete bill introduced in Michigan
Today’s SB Nation’s top story...
Top LGBTQ News...
My latest op-ed in The Daily Beast: Trans People Are Not Beaten, but We Are Feeling Battered
Our friend, the world’s strongest gay, Rob Kearney, is remembered fondly by UMass:
#30Memories30Days— UMass ACHA Hockey (@UMassACHAhockey) March 15, 2021
More of a shout-out than a memory, but @strongestgay was a member of our staff for 9 yrs as our Athletic Trainer
Humbled to have had someone around like Rob for so many years, but excited and happy for what he has accomplished as a World Strongman. pic.twitter.com/H4h79PuRg2
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:
On what would have been Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s 88th birthday, I’m thinking of the woman who tirelessly blazed many trails so the women coming up after her would not have to endure all she did for the equality they deserve.— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) March 15, 2021
The equality fight is now ours to continue in her honor. pic.twitter.com/PH5MlZhnrT
Today’s Outsports podcast:
Nearly every day of the week, Outsports has a new podcast for your enjoyment. Today, Cyd Zeigler’s guest — Conor McDermott-Mostowy — just won 2 US Championships. Now he’s coming out as gay. Listen to the exclusive story on Five Rings To Rule Them All. Listen here:
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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