Most derby girls are not lesbians, but those who are, think efforts to combat homophobia need to start at an early age.
The portrait of Queen Elizabeth that hung in the Winnipeg Arena from 1979 to 1999 is coming home thanks to two Manitobans.
Talented athlete and coach struggles with decision to announce his sexual orientation in a sports world filled with discrimination.
Gone are the days of the Charlie Horse, hip pointer or separated shoulder. Welcome to the world of upper and lower body injuries.
While many choose to stay indoors in this extremely cold weather, others embrace the challenge of cycling, skiing or running winter ultramarathons.
Never facing any serious homophobia in the locker room, he’s been accepted by his teammates as fewer and fewer people have issues with him being gay.
If homophobia in sports is going to decline, it has to start from the top. Professional athletes and coaches need to instill a more accepting attitude in the young players who look up to them.
The streets may be covered in ice and snow, but cycling is still a popular means of getting around town.
Growing up in Russia surrounded by homophobia, gay athlete finds a more tolerant and accepting sports community in Winnipeg.
“I used to think sports was a social anchor for the gay movement but now it’s becoming a powerful tool. Homosexuality used to be stigmatized, but now homophobia is what’s becoming stigmatized.”