The Year 10, No. 6 edition of the Ottawa Sports Pages is now available. The December issue is our first under the Sports Pages banner and also features Part 2 of our Inclusion in Sport Series.
Following up on our October edition, which sought to spotlight stories about race and sport in Ottawa, we dedicated this newspaper to LGBTQ+ issues in sport.
READ MORE: Inclusion in Sport Series: Topic #1 – Race
There’s little debate that the sports world is lagging behind society in terms of combating homophobia, transphobia and other forms of discrimination, which many of the local voices featured in this edition highlight.
But there are also stories of acceptance, progress and hope for the future.
We attempt to elevate the stories of local LGBTQ+ athletes and coaches and share thoughts from leaders about how they’ve seen sexual orientation and gender identity viewed by their sporting peers and the larger community.
It’s not lost on us that these stories – ones of devastation when inclusivity is disregarded in favour of bullying, and others of progress on topics that have long-gone ignored – only scratch the surface of what LGBTQ+ people face in the world of sports.
We certainly welcome your feedback on how we can best continue to shine a light on these topics as the Inclusion in Sport Series continues. Please send your thoughts to Editor@OttawaSportsPages.ca.
–Charlie Pinkerton & Dan Plouffe
Here are links to the stories of Part 2 of our Inclusion in Sport Series:
You can also read the online edition of the newspaper here.
Since many sports facilities are operating with restrictions or limited hours, our outdoor newspaper boxes remain your best bet to pickup the Sports Pages these days. Those locations include:
Millennium OC Transpo Station
Hornets Nest/Gloucester SuperDome, 1660 Bearbrook Rd.
Earl Armstrong Arena, 2020 Ogilvie Rd.
Blair OC Transpo Station
St. Laurent OC Transpo Station
Beechwood & Mackay
Byward Market – south side of George St. at William
Rideau Centre – Mackenzie King Bridge westbound bus stop
Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Ave. W. (south entrance)
Elgin & Gilmour
Parliament O-Train Station (Queen & Bank)
Taggart Family YMCA-YWCA, 180 Argyle Ave.
RA Centre, 2541 Riverside Dr. (west entrance)
CHEO main entrance, 401 Smyth Rd.
Greenboro OC Transpo Station
Riverside South Milano Pizzeria, 4184 Spratt Rd.
Findlay Creek LCBO/FreshCo, 4750 Bank St.
Richmond Rd. in Westboro outside Mountain Equipment Co-op
Wellington St. W & Clarendon in front of Parma Ravioli
Tunney’s Pasture Station
Ottawa Heart Institute, 40 Ruskin St.
Ben Franklin Park
Bayshore OC Transpo Station
Baseline OC Transpo Station
City of Ottawa, 100 Constellation Dr.
Nepean Sportsplex Minto Field, 1701 Woodroffe Ave.
Minto Recreation Complex – Barrhaven, 3500 Cambrian Rd.
Sport Chek Riocan Marketplace/Starbucks, 125 Riocan Ave. #2
Tim Horton’s/Scotiabank, 3691 Strandheard Rd.
Walter Baker Sports Centre, 100 Malvern Dr.
Fallowfield OC Transpo Station
Planet Fitness Bells Corners, 1821 Robertson Rd. #8
Kanata Wave Pool, 70 Aird Pl.
Jack Charron Arena, 10 McKitrick Dr.
Eagleson OC Transpo Park & Ride