My documentary Take Up The Torch will air on Thursday, July 16th, 2015 at 8pm ET/PT on OUTtv Network Canada as part of the docu-series Outspoken Biography. An encore with additional footage from the Pan American Games will also air Thursday, August 20th, 2015 at 8pm ET/PT.
The documentary is an inspiring look at the heroes, past and present, making the Canadian sports landscape more LGBT-inclusive. From Olympic Gold Medalist Mark Tewksbury’s coming out in 1998 to the controversy in Sochi 2014 to the unprecedented growth of the Pride House movement, my pal and co-director Michael Yerxa and I explore the hurdles (awful pun intended obviously!) leading up to a major announcement by The Canadian Olympic Committee. Starring Olympians Mark Tewksbury, Charline Labonté, Anastasia Bucsis and John Fennell.
Check out the 2 trailers below and a little, slightly embarrassing “director’s intro” with myself and Mr. Yerxa. I mean look at that gorgeous still frame!