I have a long history of activism, advocating for equal pay, LGBTIQ+ human rights, and the rights of women and girls, and against gender-based violence, homophobia, and transphobia. For more than a decade, I've used sport, both at the grassroots and professional levels, to affect social change. I currently serve as a trustee for Pride House International, and I'm the team lead for the Americas with the Football v Homophobia campaign. 

Speaking Engagements & Workshops


A speech to fundraisers in support of Pride House Lima, to run alongside the 2019 Pan + Parapan American Games

An excerpt from a presentation to Korean LGBTIQ+ activist groups on homophobia in sport, at the Canadian embassy in Seoul, 2017

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2023 appearance on the LGBT FC podcast

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2018 appearance on the Burn It All Down podcast

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2015 appearance on the Pride House Toronto podcast


2014 interview about the Sochi Olympic and Paralympic Games on Gaydio



Birmingham, UK. Produced and presented an exhibition on LGBTIQ+ human rights on the Commonwealth, at the Pride House during the 2022 Commonwealth Games


Bangkok, Thailand. Moderated a group panel discussion for 150 delegates at the LGBT+ Travel Symposium


Toronto, Canada. Presented the "Repurposing the power of mega-sporting events: Top strategies for promoting LGBTQI2S inclusion" workshop at the inaugural IDENTITY Conference, hosted by Egale, Canada's human rights trust.


Gangneung, Korea. Liaised between the Korean Sexual Minority Culture and Rights Center, the Canadian Olympic Committee, and national and international media in the delivery of Pride House PyeongChang.


Seoul, Korea. Presented at the Canadian Embassy about homophobia in sport to local LGBTIQ+ activist groups.


Toronto, Canada. Delivered a workshop at the LGBT Sport Inclusion Summit on strategies for future Pride Houses, including specific planning for activations in Korea and Japan. 

Toronto, Canada. Was a panelist during the PrideHouseTO Cafe lecture series, sharing the experiences and lessons learned at the Russian OutGames during the 2014 Sochi Olympics.  

Toronto, Canada. Appeared on the podcast for PrideHouseTO speaking on LGBTIQ+ inclusion in sport


Cleveland, United States. Commentary from Gay Games 9 in Cleveland, Ohio on Sirius XM Satellite Radio

Manchester, United Kingdom. Commentary about the Sochi Olympic Games in Russia for BBC Radio

Manchester, United Kingdom. A discussion of Pride House and the Sochi Olympic Games on Gaydio

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