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In-Person Seminar | Reception

Smashing Stereotypes in Sport: The Unique Experience of the LGBTQ+ Athlete

Fasken Pride Network
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333 Bay St., Suite 2400
Bay Adelaide Centre
Toronto, ON
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Fasken and the Fasken Pride Network invite you to our 2018 Pride celebration! In this Olympic year we focus on the experience of athletes who identify as members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Hear from a panel of experts about the legal protections for LGBTQ+ athletes, efforts to address homophobia and transphobia in sports, including institutional responses from both amateur and professional sports organizations, and the unique challenges and personal journeys of LGBTQ+ athletes. Gain a deeper understanding of the issues affecting LGBTQ+ athletes, and the important work being done to challenge stereotypes and foster inclusion -- both for amateur athletes and for professional athletes whose teams are also their workplaces. Join us afterwards for a reception to celebrate Pride 2018.

We invite you to share this invitation with friends, allies, colleagues, your company’s diversity or LGBTQ+ committee/employee resource group, and any others who may be interested in attending.

All are welcome! Please RSVP early as space is limited.

Guest Speakers:

Jillian Svensson, Vice President, Development & Operations -You Can Play
Rosie Cossar, Olympian, Sport Inclusion Consultant - Canadian Olympic Committee
Harrison Browne, First Professional Transgender Hockey Player, LGBTQ+ Activist
Jamie Bissett, Former Canadian National Team Athlete, Graduate Student - University of Toronto


  • 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm Registration and Refreshments
  • 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Program
  • 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Reception

**If you wish to bring additional guests, please RSVP by emailing Nick Fan at

Event contact

Nick Fan Marketing Events Specialist