Hello and welcome to On Deck Circle for today, Monday, March 8, 2021. Today is International Women’s Day and we’re celebrating at Outsports with our favorite stories of LGBTQ sports icons and every day athletes who identify as women. Check ‘em out on our homepage at outsports.com
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Today’s LGBTQ Sports History Highlight:
Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio? On this day in 1999, the Yankee Clipper went wherever it is we go when we die, if you believe in that kinda thing. And if you believe gossipmonger Nicki Swift and the British tabloid the Daily Mail, the famous Hollywood movie star DiMaggio married in 1954 was bisexual.
Marilyn Monroe, the slugger’s second wife, reportedly had affairs with her acting teacher and several actresses including Joan Crawford, Barbara Stanwyck, Elizabeth Taylor, and Marlene Dietrich. DiMaggio and Monroe wed on Jan. 14, 1954, and divorced in October, but his devotion to the late actress who died by overdose in 1962 was evident by the fact he sent roses three times a week to her crypt in the Westwood section of Los Angeles for the next 20 years.
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Out high school athlete Connor Murphy put together this weekend’s TikTok video for the Sports Equality Foundation wrapping up the week in LGBTQ sports news, ripped from the headlines of Outsports! Watch it 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 on Five Rings To Rule Them All, rower John Olbrys talks with our Cyd Zeigler about the underground LGBTQ network in the military that grew during the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell era. 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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