Proud to Play: Canadian LGBTQ+ Athletes Who Made History
FKRM master’s student and national sports trailblazer Chris Voth is a featured panellist in an evening of inspiring stories of Canadian LGBTQ+ athletes.
Voth [B.P.E./20] is a former University of Manitoba Bisons men’s volleyball team standout. In January 2014, Voth came out as gay, and became the first openly gay athlete to play on a Canadian national men’s team. Since then, he has become a vocal advocate for the LGBTQ+ community, speaking at conferences, at corporate events and at schools. He’s currently in the first-year of his master’s studies at the University of Manitoba.
McNally Robinson Booksellers and Formac Lorimer Books are celebrating the virtual launch of Proud to Play Canadian LGBTQ+ Athletes Who Made History, Friday, March 26, 7 p.m. CDT via Zoom and YouTube.
Joining Voth are former Olympic speed skater Anastasia Bucsis and gold-medal figure skater Eric Radford. The discussion will be facilitated by author Erin Silver. The panel will discuss their experiences as LGBTQ+ athletes – from discrimination and harassment to success and triumph on the ultimate stage.