In June 2015, Canada hosted the Women’s World Cup. Although the home team was knocked out in the quarter-final match against England, the tournament marked a turning point in the nation’s women’s program. The global sporting world also took notice: the event attracted a record number of viewers, putting to bed the idea that nobody cares about the women’s game. In America, they welcomed home their champion team with a ticker-tape parade. Read more.
Peruana fùtbolistas often face resistance from family, but the sport has proved to be an extremely effective tool for empowering communities. Read more.
The stakes were high for the organizers of the Russian Open Games, an LGBT-friendly sporting event that took place in Moscow between the Sochi Olympic and Paralympic Games. Read more.
How a trip to South Africa helped turn me into a writer. Read more.
AS A FREELANCE writer, I’m sometimes familiar with (or on-site at) news or events stories that have yet to break at the LGBT publications. At other times, I’m able to place stories with an LGBT focus into the so-called mainstream press. In any case, though the news is not my main focus, I’m proud of the work I’ve done in Read more.
Visibility is crucial to the LGBTQ rights movement, perhaps nowhere more than in the sports world where entire system is based on the tidy (but inaccurate) idea of the gender binary. Read more.
At The New Civil Rights Movement, I’ve covered topics like the 2012 London Olympics, the 2012 Homeless World Cup, and the 2013 Super Bowl. Read more.
Cleveland and Akron gave a Midwestern welcome to LGBT athletes and allies from around the world. Read more.