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Canadian Women's Hockey League: 'You Can Play'

The Canadian Women's Hockey League and the You Can Play project have created a new groundbreaking partnership to combat homophobia in women's hockey. From their press release: The groups have...

Story of anti-gay joke shows the power of casual homophobia

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Dave Bossmin says he's an openly gay amateur hockey player on a gay team...and a closeted hockey player on his "straight" team. He wrote a guest editorial for Xtra! in which he tells a story of why...

Moment #34: Canadian volleyball coach Betty Baxter fired amidst rumors she is a lesbian

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Part of Outsports’ series on our 100 most important moments in gay sports history. Volleyball, 1982. Betty Baxter was a successful Canadian volleyball player and coach. After being named the head...

Moment #79: Mark Tewksbury, Canadian Olympic gold medalist, comes out

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Part of Outsports’ series on our 100 most important moments in gay sports history. Swimming, 1998. Mark Tewksbury was one of the most celebrated athletes in Canada in the late 1980s and early...

Moment #96: Savoy Howe becomes first out lesbian in women's boxing

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Part of Outsports’ series on our 100 most important moments in LGBT sports history. Boxing, 1993. Savoy Howe shot into the sports world out of a cannon. She first stepped foot in a boxing ring in...

Gay football, curling flourish in Canada

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A couple fun stories from Canada today about thriving gay-sports leagues. The first profiles the Toronto Gay Football League, which has grown from five members to five teams in just two years. The...

Western Cup adds dodgeball, curling champs.

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Western Cup is an annual gay multisport event in the cold of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. This April 1-3, Apollo Calgary celebrates the 28th anniversary of Western Cup, making it the longest running...

Don Cherry plays with a gay

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With all the talk in Canada about Brendan Burke's coming out, some old video has been dug up marrying hockey and the gays (well, not literally). This one, with hockey player, coach and broadcaster D...

Hockey and sex mix onstage in Canada

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Attention Canadians, and anyone else planning visits to the Great White North: does the phrase "He shoots, he scores!" excite you a little more than usual? Does the thought of making it with a...

Can Canada make figure skating tough?

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Figure skating has long been the butt of gay jokes. An organization in Canada is now saying it's likely one of the reasons that young male skaters in Canada have turned more and more to hockey...

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