By Ian Watson,

The 6ft 4in captain of West ­Yorkshire side becomes the first British professional rugby player to come out.

At first I couldn’t even say ‘I’m gay’ in my head, let alone out loud.  Now I feel like I’m letting out a long breath that I’ve held in for a long time.”

Speaking exclusively to the Sunday Mirror, the dad...

By Ian Watson,

After a turmotulous year, which saw Michael Sam be the first openly gay football player drafted in the NFL by St Louis, then cut, picked up by Texas as part of their practice squad, released and finally switching leagues when signed by the CFL’s Montreal Allouettes, Sam announced via Twitter that he’s leaving football for now:

The last 12 months...

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By Ian Watson,

Now in it's 17th year of supporting the People with Aids Foundation, the Friends for Life Bike Rally has over 400 riders who cycle from Toronto to Montreal over the course of 6 days.

Every July for the past 17 years more than 300 Riders and Crew have been departing from Toronto on a 6-day, 600 km journey to...

The Toronto Gay Football League is planning group first aid training with the St. John Ambulance.

If your league / members would be interested in joining, please email James Scott ( ) directly.

More Information:

The Standard First Aid w. Level C +AED + Adult/Child/Infant CPR would be recommended that way your members can extend their knowledge to their family...

By Ian Watson,


Over 1,300 people came out to celebrate Pride at the first annual Pride Cabana Pool Party.  What goes into making it all happen?


Op-Ed: A message from the Event Producer…

Ian Watson - One of the great things about being involved with so many different groups is how amazing things can come out of simple off the cuff conversations.

By Ian Watson,

After his high profile drafting and dropping by the NFL, Michael Sam finds a place to play pro football in Montreal.

Montreal - The Montreal Alouettes announced on Friday that the club has signed international defensive end Michael Sam to a two-year deal. Sam (6’2’’, 260 lbs.) joins the Alouettes after spending the 2014 season in the National Football League...

Ryan HolbertPROFESSION Dentistry

Role Models Being in the healthcare industry, I always come across healthcare professionals who are dedicated to helping others. That might include assisting people on their journey to physical or mental recovery or simply being a guide to living a healthy lifestyle. These professionals are an excellent source for my personal and professional development.

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Inspire Awards LogoThe INSPIRE Awards is searching for six to eight volunteer athletic representatives characterizing various sports, to take part in our special “Tribute to LGBTQ in Sports and the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games” during the annual awards ceremony at UofT Hart House, May 29, 2015.  We will be presenting the following athletes with a Sports Hero...

By Ian Watson,

New Study on Homophobia in International Sport suggests we still have a ways to go.

We are all very well aware of homophobia in sport.  OutSport Toronto is working hard to contribute to changing this situation, along with a number of other amazing LGBT sport ogranizations and advocacy groups around the world.

Recently a new study was done that came...

For those attending OUTSPORT TORONTO's Fifth Annual General Meeting, two minor corrections were made to the Notice and Information Circular.

  1. The date of the fourth AGM was incorrect in the motion in Schedule A.  It was 6 June 2014 when in fact the meeting was held 7 May 2014.
  2. The link to the minutes of the fourth AGM...


Pink Turf Soccer League is currently searching for a Practice Coordinator for the 2015 summer season.

Job Description:

  • Terms: 15 practices to be held between May 11 th –September 21 st , 2015
  • Weekly Commitment: 2 hour practice, 1 hour preparation
  • Remuneration: $1,000 end of season honorarium.
  • Job Location: Withrow Park, Monday evenings, 6:30-8:30pm.

For more...