In this series, Stephen Burns looks at the issue of sexual orientation in sports, by profiling several gay athletes and examining their journey through the world of sports.
By Stephen Burns on May 13, 2015
Coaches create respectful locker rooms where LGBT athletes are welcome and supported.
By Stephen Burns on March 30, 2015
Part 8 in a series examining homophobia in sports asks straight athletes what it will take to change long standing discrimination.
By Stephen Burns on March 16, 2015
Lesbian football player believes education and awareness are the best ways to end homophobia in sports.
By Stephen Burns on March 1, 2015
Most derby girls are not lesbians, but those who are, think efforts to combat homophobia need to start at an early age.
By Stephen Burns on February 24, 2015
Talented athlete and coach struggles with decision to announce his sexual orientation in a sports world filled with discrimination.
By Stephen Burns on February 10, 2015
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.
By Stephen Burns on February 3, 2015
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.
By Stephen Burns on January 27, 2015
Growing up in Russia surrounded by homophobia, gay athlete finds a more tolerant and accepting sports community in Winnipeg.
By Stephen Burns on January 20, 2015
“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.”