Hello and welcome to On Deck Circle for today, Tuesday, March 23, 2021. Did you miss us on Monday? It was such a beautiful day, we took Monday off. Shouldn’t everyone be able to do that?

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Today’s LGBTQ Sports History Highlight:

Caitlyn Jenner, left, with Kris Jenner in 2016.

On this day in sports history, an Olympian with the last name Jenner divorced for the third time, this time to Kris Jenner, after 13 years of marriage, and one month after Caitlyn Jenner came out as transgender. The year was 2015. The Jenners are set to appear together on the final season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians.

Today’s Outsports Headlines:

Gay runner at Coast Guard Academy finds being authentic allows him to thrive

Coast Guard Cadet Josiah Davis.

Oral Roberts basketball’s run covers up university’s history of homophobia

The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles celebrate defeating the Florida Gators at Indiana Farmers Coliseum.

Hammered by conservatives, South Dakota Gov. offers to build a ‘coalition’ to expand bans on trans student-athletes

Gov. Noem, left, looks on as Herschel Walker explains his support for her initiative.

When this All-American came out to her team, a ‘rainbow volcano’ erupted

Sarah Crowley says her years at UMass Amherst led to her sexual awakening.

Soccer has been guiding light for lesbian college soccer player turned business coach

Kim Brady.

Sports are embracing suspensions, not cancellations, as the path to inclusion

Yann Songo’o has been suspended by The FA for six matches after admitting to using a gay slur during a competition in January.

Other LGBTQ Sports stories making news…

Controversial transgender sports bill advances Tennessee House, heading to Gov. Lee’s desk

Gov. Bill Lee, Republican of Tennessee.

Joe Rogan under fire over allegedly transphobic comments on his podcast

Attacks on Transgender Athletes Are Threatening Women’s Sports

U.S. Polo Assn. to Sponsor the Annual Lexus International Gay Polo Tournament Celebrating the Gay Polo League

Today’s SB Nation’s top story…

Sweet 16 teams in men’s March Madness, ranked by their national title chances

Top LGBTQ News…

Baker once sued over wedding cake for gay couple now sued over gender transition cake

Baker Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, accepting congratulations and thanks in his Lakewood shop after the U.S. Supreme Court voted 7-2 in his favor saying his religious beliefs did not violate Colorado’s anti-discrimination law after refusing to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. June 4, 2018 Lakewood, Colo.

Uzbekistan: Gay Men Face Abuse, Prison

North Korea’s ‘only openly gay defector’ finds love

The Gender Revolution

Pantene Features Trans Child With Lesbian Moms in Heartwarming Ad

Today’s OutShout:

Athlete and author Mark Turnipseed has a virtual speaking event coming up about how triathlon helped him come out while in recovery from heroin. Click here for free tickets to the event on Thursday, March 25!

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:

Football v. Homophobia is focused on showing support for transgender athletes all around the world this week! Follow the hashtag #transfootyally

If you want your social media post to be included here, or to share one showcasing LGBTQ sports, email us the link at [email protected] or tag @Outsports on Instagram or Twitter!

Today’s Outsports Podcast:

Nearly every day of the week, Outsports has a new podcast for your enjoyment. Today, D.Gil welcomes Heidi Wiesenfarth, a Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai fighter to THE GAMEDAY TEA. Heidi holds back nothing in this episode. Find out what Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai mean to Heidi, her struggles growing up being adopted, and how fighting helps her “knockout” so many potential obstacles in and out of the gym. Listen here:

This and all Outsports podcasts are available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify and on every platform where you find Outsports!

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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