Jocks 2: True Stories of America's Gay Male Athletes

Jocks 2: True Stories of America's Gay Male Athletes

by Dan Woog


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In addition to becoming a nationwide bestseller, Jocks changed the face of athletics forever. Gay athletes 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 its publication in 1998: Gay jocks are coming out even in high school, gay sports teams compete in every major 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, so with Jocks 2, author and journalist Dan Woog introduces us to a group of gay athletes including:

The first openly gay college athletic director in the United States. .

A gay mountaineer who became the first deaf instructor hired by Outward Bound. .

An Ironman competitor. .

An HIV-positive former street hustler whose life was changed by wrestling. .

A student manager driven from his college team by the athletes he admired. .

A baseball fanatic who finally found self-esteem on the diamond.

These pointed, dynamic, and often triumphant profiles of gay athletes continue the tradition of illustrating that gay people are the friends, colleagues, neighbors, and teammates of all Americans.

A valuable resource for libraries, educators, coaches, and school counselors in overcoming stereotypes, providing encouragement for gay youth, and dispelling myths about sexuality among athletes.

Dan Woog is a journalist, educator, soccer coach, and gay activist. He is the author of 12 books, including Jocks; Gay Men, Straight Jobs;and Schools Out. His articles and essays have appeared in The New York Times, Sports Illustrated, and USA Today, and he is a contributing writer for The Advocate magazine. He lives in Westport, Connecticut.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781555837266
Publisher: Alyson Publications
Publication date: 10/28/2002
Edition description: 1ST
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents

Quadriplegic Football Player: Ed Gallagher3
Ironman: Christopher Bergland17
Swimmers: Matt Young, Jim Jordan26
Gay Sports Web Site Developer: Jim Buzinski37
Rugby: John Daly, Scott, Anthony Frederick44
Snowboarding: Ryan Miller55
College Athletic Director: Michael Muska63
Olympic Equestrian: Robert Dover78
Wrestling: Rafael Cruz Rivera85
Outed Football Player/Wrestler: Greg Congdon95
Gay Basketball League: Marc Davino103
Speed Skating: Rick Swanson107
Soccer Manager: Jesse Moyers114
Water Polo: Curtis Brown, Mike Crosby132
Sports Management Professor: Tom Habegger146
Ice Hockey: Jeff Kagan, Warren Cohn, Michael Kiley-Zufelt153
High School Athletes: Mike Lambert, Brad169
ESPN: Bill Konigsberg182
Baseball Fan: Dug Funnell190
Gymnastics: Brandon Triche200
Soccer: Jeffry Pike207
Tennis: Billy Wilkinson219
Basketball Coach: Dave Garcia226
Adventure Racer: Rodger McFarlane236
Crew: Chris Martel243

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