Jocks

Jocks

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by Dan Woog
     
 
Find out what happens when the final closet door -- that of men in sports -- finally swings open. Is there life for gay athletes after coming out to their teammates? Journalist Dan Woog, himself an openly gay soccer coach, interviewed dozens of gay jocks and offers over 25 inspiring stories of men who are truly today's champions.

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Find out what happens when the final closet door -- that of men in sports -- finally swings open. Is there life for gay athletes after coming out to their teammates? Journalist Dan Woog, himself an openly gay soccer coach, interviewed dozens of gay jocks and offers over 25 inspiring stories of men who are truly today's champions.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In this courageous, enlightening report, Woog (School's Out), a gay soccer coach in Connecticut, presents profiles of some 30 openly gay athletes, physical educators and coaches involved in high school, college or professional sports. Their candid stories show the difficulties of being a gay male athlete, given widespread homophobia, vicious locker-room taunts and even harassment and physical abuse from competitors and/or classmates. Yet many of those interviewed find tolerance among teammates and coaches, and it is interesting to read how these gays came to accept their homosexuality and reconcile it with their self-image as athletes. Among the gay jocks we meet are high school track coach Eric Anderson, who came out in conservative Orange County, Calif.; National Hockey League referee Brett Parson; a suicidal college soccer star identified as Greg (some subjects chose to be anonymous); and gay wrestlers, gymnasts, swimmers and basketball, tennis and football players. An appendix sets forth guidelines for coaches and instructors to address homophobia in their schools.
Library Journal
Over two dozen personal profiles of high school and college coaches and athletes succinctly and sensitively dispute the contention that "gay jock" is an oxymoron. (LJ 2/1/98)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781555833992
Publisher:
Alyson Publications
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.60(d)

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Jocks 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great stories...for both the pro & amateur jock to enjoy. Spells out what happens more times than we admit.