Walt Loves the Bearcat

Walt Loves the Bearcat

by Randy Boyd
Walt Loves the Bearcat

Walt Loves the Bearcat

by Randy Boyd


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Marcus "Bear" Coleman is a black, gay UCLA cheerleader in the 1980s. To cope with his own personal AIDS crisis, he dreams up a "whole other life" with Walt Yeager, a white quarterback who becomes the first openly gay, superstar athlete of their time.

Or ... is it the other way around?

Famous football player Walt Yeager's male cheerleader husband dreams up a "whole other life" where the two never met, and Marcus must deal with HIV/AIDS - and his own personal demons - alone.

An epic, adventure-filled odyssey where serious issues like homophobia in sports, living with HIV, and race relations in America exist right alongside fantastical characters like Hail Larry, Evil Announcer Guy, and the Emergency Wife. Your ticket is your imagination.

A Lambda Literary Award Finalist for Best Romance.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781931875264
Publisher: West Beach Books
Publication date: 12/01/2005
Pages: 740
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.63(d)

About the Author

Randy Boyd was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, where he graduated from North Central High School in 1980. After two years at the University of Southern California, Randy transferred to and graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in Sociology in 1985. During college, Randy was both a yell leader at USC and a cheerleader at UCLA.Randy's four novels have been nominated for five Lambda Literary Awards. All four novels feature main characters who are black, gay and living with HIV/AIDS, just like Randy. His fiction has appeared in Blackfire magazine, as well as the following anthologies: Certain Voices (Alyson Books); Flesh and the Word 2 (Plume); Sojourner: Black Gay Voices in the Age of AIDS (Other Countries); Flashpoint: Gay Male Sexual Writing (Masquerade Books); MA-KA: Diasporic Juks (Sister Vision); and Freedom in this Village: Black Gay Men's Writing 1969 to the Present (Carroll & Graf). His nonfiction has been featured in the Indiana Word, Frontiers, Au Courant, The Washington Blade, The James White Review, The Gay and Lesbian Review, The Lambda Book Report, BeyondChron.com, and the anthology Friends and Lovers: Gay Men Write About the Families They Create (Dutton). Randy has also been a contributor to Outsports.com and the publications of the Black AIDS Institute.

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Richard Labonté

A madcap whirl told with infectiously and ferociously inventive prose. Boyd's majestically imaginative epic embraces serious topics: interracial relationships, homophobia in the sports world, black life on the down low, and living with AIDS. But Walt Loves the Bearcat is first and forever a love story, one written with a roller-coaster brio and a magical intensity that demand and deserve the reader's perseverance. (Q Syndicate Bookmarks)

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