The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) launched a “Team Canada 2SLGBTQI+ Resources” hub dedicated to “inclusion and diversity” in sports for pride month.
A web page launched on Wednesday includes a variety of resources like gender ideology activist organizations, scholarships and a guide to “pronouns in the media.”
“The COC stands behind its commitment of inclusion and diversity in the global sport landscape. We recognize that diversity is our greatest strength. Inclusion is the very foundation of what makes the heart of Team Canada,” the webpage claims.
A link to the “Covering LGBTQ Athletes at the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics” is also full of radical gender ideology terms and concepts.
“No one is born with a gender identity. Everyone is born a baby and their gender is assigned to them by doctors and family members based on physical sex characteristics that may not correspond to their gender identity as it develops over time,” advises the guide.
The guide also goes on to name “right-wing” pro-family groups and accuses them of being “transphobic” for wanting to protect children from the harmful impacts of gender ideology.
“The surge in transphobia surrounding sports over the past year didn’t arise from a vacuum; it is the result of consistent campaigning,” the guide claims.
“Here are just a few of the most prominent groups working to restrict or abolish transgender athletes from competition. Reporters should give extra scrutiny to statements and spokespeople representing the following organizations.”
Among the organizations promoted by Team Canada is Egale Canada, which most recently called for the cancellation of Blue Jays pitcher Anthony Bass for his Christian views.
“Despite apologizing, Blue Jays’ Anthony Bass has used his platform to share anti-2SLGBTQI hate. It’s time for the Jays to take number 52 off the roster and stand with the 2SLGBTQI community,” wrote Egale Canada on Twitter.
Bass, in a video statement released on the Toronto Blue Jays’ Twitter account, expressed regret for sharing an Instagram reel from a Christian social media influencer. The reel discussed the biblical principles behind boycotting companies like Target that promote gender ideology to children.