Calgary Stampeders running back Jon Cornish has joined Toronto Argonauts players in publicly voicing support for gay rights.
“Canadians as a whole are very accepting,” says Cornish, whose mother is a lesbian. “I’m perfectly fine with it.”
Despite his own acceptance, Cornish is doubtful many of his teammates would welcome a gay player. “The makeup of these locker rooms . . . a lot of people are very uncomfortable with it,” he says.
The Stampeders take on the Argonauts in the Grey Cup championship game on Sunday, Nov 25.
For a full interview with Cornish, check out our video below.
And check out our video with the Toronto Argonauts.