Podcast Episode 23: “You can’t win a championship without gays”
Did you know there’s no openly queer athletes in the majors? In honour of Pride Month, co-hosts Ellen and Steph discuss how heteronormative and gender binary ideals and the societal constructs of what’s “masculine” and “feminine” play a huge — and detrimental — part in the LGBT2Q+ community’s involvement in sports.
June 17, 2020
Off the deep end
After USA Gymnastics dealt with the monster that is Larry Nassar back in 2017, it’s now time for USA Swimming to confront some demons.
June 15, 2020
One day at a time
Sports are finally returning. And with athletes, coaches, teams and leagues back in the limelight, it’s the perfect opportunity for them to follow up on their statements on the Black Lives Matter movement with real, tangible actions.
June 11, 2020
Podcast Episode 22: The sports world is taking notice and making change
Following the murder of George Floyd on May 25th in Minneapolis, Minnesota we’ve seen protests, ongoing police brutality, and dangerous leadership from the White House. In today’s episode co-hosts Ellen and Steph talk about the progress that sports teams, leagues and corporations have made (and not made) to help the sports world change for the better. Tune in, won’t you?
June 10, 2020
Don't stop 'til you get enough
As protests in North America and around the world continue into a third week, athletes continue to highlight the need for change within the sports world while also continuing to support, donate and protest in the name of social justice.
June 08, 2020
As protests in major North American cities continue, most athletes here and around the world are continuing to use their voice to call for justice and change. And when there’s so much misinformation spreading throughout an already divided nation, athletes' voices, actions and leadership are incredibly important.
June 04, 2020
Be the change
While athletes’ voices are powerful on their own, backing from teams and strong action taken throughout organizations are imperative if we want to see real and necessary change driven by sports.
June 04, 2020
The death of George Floyd has caused civil unrest in America — in the days since his murder on May 25th in Minneapolis, Minnesota, we have seen protests, ongoing police brutality, and a complete lack of leadership from the White House. In its absence, athletes, teams and leagues have been using their voices to call for justice and reform.
June 01, 2020