Helen Jefferson Lenskyj

Meeting de Paris, Stade Charlety - 30 juin 2018

Stade Charlety

After the 2012 London Olympics, four female athletes with higher than normal levels of testosterone – all from rural areas of developing countries – were told they could not compete without medical intervention. Read more


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Anne de Haas

The policy changes and advocacy initiatives agreed upon in her Ontario Human Rights Tribunal case may finally force international sports bodies to abandon dated thinking on sex and gender Read more

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Poor, homeless, sex workers and drug users will be the invisible casualties of plans for LGBTQ-focused sport centre in Toronto's Downtown East Read more

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LGBTQ-focused sport facility proposed for Moss Park and John Innes Community Centre site for possible future Olympics bid, has anti-poverty activists worried about a broader city agenda to shut down shelter beds in quickly gentrifying Downtown East Read more

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"Build it and they will come" became an article of faith for Pan Am boosters, as was the Olympic-style prediction that these would be "the best Games ever" Read more


In this excerpt from her new book on the Olympic industry, Helen Jefferson Lenskyj argues that Russia's anti-gay propaganda laws have much in common with Olympic values and homophobia in the West Read more