Hello and welcome to On Deck Circle for today, Wednesday, March 17, 2021. In addition to this being St. Patrick’s Day, it was also the day the Equality Act was debated in the U.S. Senate. You can watch the hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee by clicking here.
Your need to read time today is 2-minutes.
Today’s LGBTQ Sports History Highlight:
Ireland was the first nation in the world to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote on May 22, 2015, and on this day in 1908, a boxing match in Dublin ended sooner than any world heavyweight contest in history: 1 minute 28 seconds. The loser was Irish boxer Jem Roche, and Tommy Burns, Canada’s only native heavyweight champion, defended his title.
Today’s Outsports Headlines:
Who sponsored North Dakota’s proposed trans student-athlete ban? No surprise: Supporters of leading anti-LGBTQ organizations
Other LGBTQ Sports stories making news...
Today’s SB Nation’s top story...
Top LGBTQ News...
Football v Transphobia Week of Action is coming up next week, and here’s the hashtag: #TransFootyAlly. The organizers are asking people to post clips of themselves talking about why they are an ally of trans people in football/soccer. Find out more 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.
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Today’s Outsports Podcast:
Nearly every day of the week, Outsports has a new podcast for your enjoyment. Today, The Trans Sporter Room beams up Kansas State Rep. Stephanie Byer to talk about hateful anti-trans legislation in her state and across the country. Plus she’s a huge fan of Star Wars! Download and 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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