Montrer le chemin : Travailler avec des athlètes et des entraîneurs LGBT
30 septembre 2014 - En compagnie de ses partenaires, AthlètesCAN et Entraîneurs du Canada, l’ACAFS a le plaisir d’annoncer le lancement de – Une ressource pratique pour les entraîneurs et les entraîneures. Cet outil complet comble une importante lacune en offrant pour la toute première fois du soutien aux entraîneurs et aux entraîneures qui veulent créer un environnement sportif dans lequel tous les participants et les participantes se sentent en sécurité et respectés. En plus de s’appuyer sur des expériences réelles vécues par des athlètes, des entraîneurs et des entraîneures, la ressource propose des stratégies et des pratiques exemplaires. Télécharger les ressources...

Levez-vous! Parlez-en! Ralliez la campagne pour un sport inclusif!
Levez-vous! Parlez-en! Ralliez la campagne pour un sport inclusif! consiste en une initiative nationale qui vise à encourager les athlètes, les entraîneurs et entraîneures, les officiels et officielles, les administrateurs et administratrices de sport, les parents, les amateurs et les autres membres de la communauté sportive canadienne à respecter tous les individus qui pratiquent un sport, sans tenir compte de leur orientation sexuelle réelle ou perçue.

 
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Le CCES lance un guide portant sur la création d’environnements inclusifs pour les participants transgenres dans le sport canadien
« Je félicite le Groupe de travail d’experts sur l’inclusion des athlètes transgenres dans le sport, dont les efforts ont permis d’élaborer des politiques et des pratiques en vue d’aider les organismes sportifs à mieux accueillir les athlètes transgenres dans le système sportif canadien, a précisé l’honorable Carla Qualtrough, ministre des Sports et des Personnes handicapées.
http://cces.ca/fr/news/le-cces-lance-un-guide-portant-sur-la-creation-denvironnements-inclusifs-pour-les-participants

Le Comité olympique canadien diffuse un message d’intérêt public d’#UneÉquipe pour renforcer l'inclusion LBGTQ dans le sport
Mardi 23 juin 2015 — Le Comité olympique canadien (COC) a lancé, mardi, son premier message d’intérêt public d’#UneÉquipe sur l’inclusion LGBTQ dans le sport qui met en lumière les difficultés rencontrées par les athlètes en grandissant et en participant à des compétitions sportives parce qu’ils n’avaient pas révélé leur orientation sexuelle.
http://press.olympic.ca/le-comite-olympique-canadien-diffuse-un-message-dinteret-public-duneequipe-pour-renforcer-linclusion-lbgtq-dans-le-sport#

Entraîner des athlètes gais, lesbiennes, bisexuels et transgenres : Besoins, défis et craintes d’entraîneurs de haut niveau
Guylaine Demers et Bianka Viel, coauteure du présent article, sont forcées de constater que les progrès visant la création d’un monde sportif plus inclusif sont minimes. En entreprenant les recherches pour un mémoire de maîtrise, les auteures ont voulu comprendre pourquoi « le mur du silence » existe toujours en 2013. Lisez : http://www.coach.ca/files/CJWC_SEPT2013_FR.pdf (.pdf)

L'équipe olympique canadienne participe pour la première fois au défilé de la fierté de Toronto
June 28, 2013 - Toronto. Des olympiens se joindront à des centaines de milliers de partisans et de spectateurs pour célébrer la semaine de la fierté de Toronto en participant au 33e défilé annuel de la fierté.
http://olympic.ca/fr/avis/lequipe-olympique-canadienne-participe-pour-la-premiere-fois-au-defile-de-la-fierte-de-toronto

Journée internationale contre l’homophobie
L’ACAFS rend hommage au travail effectué pour rendre le sport plus accueillant aux personnes LGBTQ et annonce le développement d’une ressource pour les entraîneurs en partenariat avec entraîneurs du Canada et AthletesCAN.
http://www.caaws-homophobiainsport.ca/f/en_manchettes/internat_day_2013.cfm

Être gai, c'est du sport
Guylaine Demers se souvient très bien de sa première peine d'amour. Elle s'est effondrée en larmes dans le vestiaire, devant ses coéquipières du Rouge et Or basketball. Elle aurait mieux aimé se contenir, que personne ne sache. Ses amies étaient de tout coeur avec elle. «Ton chum t'a laissée?» Oui, «Richard m'a laissée».Elle a menti. Richard ne l'avait pas laissée. Sa peine d'amour, c'était à cause de Louise. Guylaine est lesbienne.
http://www.lapresse.ca/le-soleil/opinions/chroniqueurs/
201211/18/01-4595173-etre-gai-cest-du-sport.php

Le Guide pour lutter contre les propos homophobes dans le sport
Le Guide pour lutter contre les propos homophobes dans le sport de l’ACAFS est à présent disponible. Adapté du nouveau rapport de la Rugby Football League’s (RFL), A Guide for Addressing Homophobic Language in Sport, il attire notre attention sur les propos homophobes et sur le fait qu’on les laisse souvent passer. Ce guide (PDF, 127 KB) donne des conseils pratiques sur la manière de lutter contre les propos homophobes au sein d’une équipe ou dans le milieu des organismes de sport. Lien vers document PDF.

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Sport North Introduces Team NWT You Can Play Video
Sport North is privileged to formally join the You Can Play movement, and is beyond grateful to the athletes, coaches, and officials who stepped up participate in our TEAM NWT You Can Play video – the first of its kind by a provincial or territorial sports organization in Canada!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siKrRL5JhA4&feature=youtu.be

Just Being Himself, in a Professional Women’s Hockey League
Oct 20, 2016 - He changed his voice mail recording and created a new email address. He updated his LinkedIn profile, too, to reflect his new name. With those details settled, and the National Women’s Hockey League season about to begin, Harrison Browne, who was born Hailey Browne and identifies as a man, was ready to debut as the first openly transgender athlete in professional team sports in North America.
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/20/sports/hockey/harrison-browne-transgender-hockey-player.html?_r=1

At least 9 out LGBT athletes competing at the Paralympics in Rio
After a Summer Olympic Games that saw a record-smashing number of publicly out lesbian, gay and bisexual athletes, the Paralympics are set to follow suit in Rio. We know of at least nine publicly out Paralympians who will be competing for gold in Rio, the most we have known of in a single Paralympics.
http://www.outsports.com/2016/9/6/12731156/paralympics-lgbt-gay-athletes-out-rio

Homophobia becomes a crime in Italian sport
Italian sports authorities have taken a clear position in support of LGBT rights. In an historic decision, Italy’s National Olympic Committee unanimously approved an amendment to its statute, which introduces the crime of homophobia.
http://www.west-info.eu/homophobia-becomes-a-crime-in-italian-sport/

NBA: No All-Star Game for North Carolina If Anti-LGBT Law Isn't Changed
After having said last week that no decision had been made on pulling next year’s NBA All-Star Game from North Carolina, the league’s commissioner now says the game definitely will be moved if the state’s recently enacted anti-LGBT law isn’t changed.
“We’ve been, I think, crystal clear a change in the law is necessary for us to play in the kind of environment that we think is appropriate for a celebratory NBA event,” said commissioner Adam Silver
http://www.advocate.com/sports/2016/4/21/nba-no-all-star-game-north-carolina-if-anti-lgbt-law-isnt-changed

How Major Codes are Tackling Homophobia in Sport
Australia, April 27, 2016 - In 2014 Cricket Australia lead the way in taking steps to eradicate homophobia from their code by signing the ‘Anti-Homophobia in Sport Framework,’ and in 2015 also released their ‘A Sport for All’ diversity and inclusion resource for Australian cricket clubs. It’s not just Cricket Australia. All the major Australian sporting codes have now signed onto the world first ‘Pride in Sport’ index.
http://www.qnews.com.au/blog/how-major-codes-are-tackling-homophobia-in-sport/

Olympians and Paralympians bring inclusive message to historic Mardi Gras
The 2016 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras on Saturday will be the first time a float full of Olympians, Paralympians and their supporters has been entered in the annual event to celebrate diversity and raise awareness of discrimination.
http://www.aroundtherings.com/site/A__55006/Title__Olympians-and-Paralympians-bring-inclusive-message-to-historic-Mardi-Gras/292/Articles

Is sport waking up to homophobia?
Out On The Fields is the first international study on homophobia in sport, compiling responses from almost 9,500 people, including around 25% from heterosexual men and women. The study found that 80% of people had witnessed or experienced homophobia in sport
http://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/02/is-sport-waking-up-to-homophobia

Adidas Encourages Star Athletes to Come Out
The world's second largest sportswear company is shaking up the sports industry by being the first company to guarantee they will not terminate any endorsement deals if the athlete comes out as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender.
http://www.advocate.com/sports/2016/2/15/adidas-encourages-star-athletes-come-out-new-contract-clause

Australian campaign against homophobia in sport wins UN Award for its global influence
The United Nations has recognised the Australia-wide campaign to end homophobia in sports with a special award. The United Nations Golden World award (for Public Relations and Public Education with an objective of social progress) recognises the impact the Australian campaign has had on “international social progress”.
http://gaynewsnetwork.com.au/sport/australian-campaign-against-homophobia-in-sport-wins-un-award-for-its-global-influence-19114.html

PrideHouse Toronto: Ensuring a place for all in sport
PrideHouse Toronto has achieved a number of firsts. For the first time in Pan Am history, an openly gay runner participated in the torch relay, arising from the close partnership of PrideHouseTO with the TORONTO 2015 Organizing Committee. It’s the first to ever receive government funding, which in this case came from the government of Ontario and City of Toronto. And PrideHouse TO lead partner CIBC is the first major corporate sponsor in the history of the Pride House movement.
http://www.washingtonblade.com/2015/08/21/pridehouse-toronto-ensuring-a-place-for-all-in-sport-2/

LGBT issues in sports 101
The Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto, will offer a course next year called “Sports and Sexual Diversity” in its undergraduate program.
http://www.washingtonblade.com/2015/08/20/lgbt-issues-in-sports-101/

PrideHouse Toronto to continue drive for LGBTQ inclusion during Parapan American Games
More than 31,000 people visited PrideHouse Toronto during the Pan American Games, from a variety of countries from across the region. They are now hoping to have similar success during the Parapan American Games and are keeping PrideHouse Pavilion open throughout the duration of the event, which opens today and is due to last until August 15.
http://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1029209/pridehouse-toronto-to-continue-drive-for-lgbtq-inclusion-during-parapan-american-games

Much work needed to ensure LGBT athletes can be themselves
From July 10 to 26, 2015, over 8,000 athletes descended upon Toronto for the Pan Am Games. Daily Xtra could only find a small number of them that openly identify as LGBT. It’s not for lack of trying to create a comfortable environment. The 519, Toronto’s LGBT community centre, morphed into PrideHouseTO, an LGBT inclusive space for athletes, fans and community members.
http://www.dailyxtra.com/toronto/news-and-ideas/news/much-work-needed-
ensure-lgbt-athletes-can-121274

Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games: the Change Room Project
“The first time I encountered a homophobic slur, it was written on the wall in a locker room in my elementary school.” – Elise, lesbian, graduate student. Walking into a gym locker room can evoke a spectrum of emotions. For many users, it’s a get-in-and-get-out-fast type of experience. But few people talk about why they feel the way they do about these spaces.
http://news.utoronto.ca/toronto-2015-pan-amparapan-am-games-change-room-project?utm_source=Bulletin&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=News

N.W.T. first Canadian province or territory to join You Can Play project
'It's about respect for athletes, and coaches and fans': Sport North's Spider Jones
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/n-w-t-first-canadian-province-or-territory-to-join-you-can-play-project-1.3139471

Canadian Olympic Committee launches campaign to promote LGBTQ inclusion
In the moments before Anastasia Bucsis stepped on the ice to race, when her sole focus should have been on what she had to do to win, the speedskater would be consumed by worries that went way beyond sport. What if her competitors knew she was gay? “Which is ridiculous because it shouldn’t matter,” Bucsis said...
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/canadian-olympic-committee-launches-campaign-to-promote-lgbtq-inclusion/article25071668/

Keeper Erin McLeod comes out, leads team and fans as Canadian role model
The 32-year-old goalkeeper is about to play in her third Women’s World Cup. It has been only in recent years, though, that she has truly taken the leap to be exactly who she is – an athlete, an artist, an activist and someone who will speak publicly about being gay
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/soccer/world-cup/keeper-erin-mcleod-comes-out-leads-team-and-fans-as-canadian-role-model/article24712870/

Olympian to share her story of overcoming isolation with Kitchener students
"There are people desperately waiting to hear someone talk about this," she said. "There are people who absolutely need to hear this information and know there is someone else who is the same or who they can relate to or look up to.
http://www.therecord.com/news-story/5629196-olympian-to-share-her-story-of-overcoming-isolation-with-kitchener-students/

Homophobia in sports still pervasive in Canada, new study shows
New data shows that homophobia is still alive and well in Canadian sports and the study, which is the first of its kind, suggests anti-gay attitudes are deterring young people from being active in some athletic fields.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/homophobia-in-sports-still-pervasive-in-canada-new-study-shows-1.3067167

Canadian Olympic Committee tackling LGBT issues this week
Continuing on the quest it started six months ago with its #OneTeam initiative, the Canadian Olympic Committee will host an international roundtable on LGBT inclusion in sport this Thursday. The roundtable features various panels and conversations focused on identifying challenges to change in sport and solutions to advancing that change on LGBT issues.
http://www.outsports.com/2015/4/21/8460679/canadian-olympic-committee-lgbt-roundtable

Olympics-IOC receives rights assurances for Winter Games bids
6-avril-2015 - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has received non-discrimination assurances from Beijing and Almaty's bids to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, an official said on Saturday after Beijing police raided an anti-discrimination group this week. The IOC said last year it would include human rights clauses in new contracts to be signed by future Olympic host cities, strengthening its anti-discrimination policy.
https://news.yahoo.com/olympics-ioc-receives-rights-assurances-winter-games-bids-115446148--spt.html

Coaches Corner Delivers LGBTQ Resources and Community for Women's Sports Professionals
10-mars-2015 - Br{ache the Silence Co-founders, Nevin Caple and Colleen McCaffrey teamed up with the NCAA, National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA), National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), Women’s Sports Foundation, Equality Coaches Alliance, SHAPE America and fellow sports advocates, including Pat Griffin, Karen Morrison, Sue Rankin, Sherri Murrell, Kirk Walker and Charley Sullivan to create Coaches Corner, an online networking platform and comprehensive resource for LGBTQ inclusion in women and girl sports.
http://freedomsounds.org/coaches-corner-launch-press-release/

Gay hockey player went back in the closet to become a coach
Nora Cothren was an out lesbian ice hockey player at Smith College. Yet after she graduated she went back in the closet to become a coach, even denying her engagement to be married. Now she's finding the strength to be her true self.
http://www.outsports.com/2015/1/28/7918497/gay-hockey-player-coach-nora-cothren

A more welcoming, more inclusive Pan Am Games
This time, they don't want anyone — repeat, anyone — to feel they're unwelcome. Not like last winter in Sochi, where the Olympic spirit — not to mention its charter — was tarred and feathered by the Russian Duma's hurried, horrid anti-gay legislation. PrideHouseToronto went swiftly into action then, and it's gone into action again as July's Pan Am Games approach. "We're committed to making sure there's a place in sport for all," says Hamilton resident John Jansen, co-chair of PrideHouseToronto's volunteer engagement logistics team.
http://www.thespec.com/news-story/5273622-a-more-welcoming-more-inclusive-pan-am-games/

The 12 ways Sochi 2014 changed gay rights, and the world, forever
The Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 will go down in history as the event that made gay rights not just an issue to discuss, but the center of a civil rights firestorm. Even though it happened in February, the reverberations of the protests are still being felt as we reach the end of the year.
http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/12-ways-sochi-2014-changed-gay-rights-and-world-forever161214

Out Proud Radio Interview with Jennifer Birch-Jones
December 5, 2014 - This was an informative discussion about Women in Sport and Homophobia in Sports with my guest Jennifer Birch Jones, life-long athlete and well known volunteer, national referee, sports professional and advocate for the advancement of women in sport.
http://wsradio.com/120314-leading-way-addressing-homophobia-sport/

 

 

 

 

 


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