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Jocks 2 : coming out to play

Dan Woog
When Jocks: True Stories of America's Gay Male Athletes was published in 1998, it broke down the door to the last closet; the men's locker room. In addition to becoming a nationwide bestseller, Jocks changed the face of athletics forever. Gay jocks realized they were not alone, young gay athletes discovered role models, and straight people learned that gay people are their teammates, and coaches. Much has changed since 1998: Gay jocks are coming out even in high school, gay sports teams compete in every large city, and in almost every major sport--even testosterone-fueled contests such as rodeo, snowboarding, and mountain biking--there are openly gay competitors. But the locker room is still far from a friendly place for out athletes. Dan Woog, through these pointed, dynamic, and poignant profiles, proves that gay people are the friends, colleagues, neighbors, and teammates of all Americans
Print Book, English, 2002
Alyson Books, Los Angeles, 2002
xv, 253 pages ; 23 cm
9781555837266, 1555837263
Quadriplegic football player: Ed Gallagher
Ironman: Christopher Bergland
Swimmers: Matt Young, Jim Jordan
Gay sports web site developer: Jim Buzinski
Rugby: John Daly, Scott, Anthony Frederick
Snowboarding: Ryan Miller
College athletic director: Michael Muska
Olympic equestrian: Robert Dover
Wrestling: Rafael Cruz Rivera
Outed football player/wrestler: Greg Congdon
Gay basketball league: Marc Davino
Speed skating: Rick Swanson
Soccer manager: Jesse Moyers
Water polo: Curtis Brown, Mike Crosby
Sports management professor: Tom Habegger
Ice hockey: Jeff Kagan, Warren Cohn, Michael Kiley-Zufelt
High school athletes: Mike Lambert, Brad
ESPN: Bill Konigsberg
Baseball fan: Dug Funnell
Gymnastics: Brandon Triche
Soccer: Jeffry Pike
Tennis: Billy Wilkenson
Basketball coach: Dave Garcia
Adventure racer: Rodger McFarlane
Crew: Chris Martel