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Re: What good book have you read lately? (New or old)
« Reply #3990 on: September 21, 2020, 08:19:25 PM »
I have not read these yet, but I've picked them up at a local bookstore.  They're old, but I'd never seen them before, and I was looking to support a local business.


Jocks: True Stories of America's Gay Male Athletes

January 1, 1997
by Dan Woog

Woog characterizes the athletic locker room as "the largest, dingiest, smelliest closet left in America." He then profiles several dozen men, many still quite young, who have helped dispel at least the closet part of that characterization. Each has acknowledged his homosexuality and, with one poignant exception ("The Suicidal Jock," still adjusting as a college junior), has come out to coaches and teammates, or, if a coach himself, to students. Woog writes vividly about them all, communicating the fulfillment they find in sports as well as the satisfaction they experience in being out. He depicts them as normally complex persons coping with normally complex life situations, one of which is not, however, being turned on by the sight of naked teammates. Besides plenty of soccer players (Woog has coached the sport for 20 years), swimmers, gymnasts, wrestlers, runners, basketballers, hockey players, and even an "impostor," who admits going out for junior-high sports to be near other boys, also appear, and Woog concludes with advice to coaches on dealing with homophobia.


https://www.amazon.com/Jocks-True-Stories-Americas-Athletes/dp/1555833993/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=dan+woog&qid=1600741316&s=books&sr=1-5

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Re: What good book have you read lately? (New or old)
« Reply #3991 on: September 21, 2020, 08:21:52 PM »
Jocks 2: True Stories of America's Gay Male Athletes Paperback October 1, 2002

by Dan Woog

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.

https://www.amazon.com/Jocks-True-Stories-Americas-Athletes/dp/1555837263/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=dan+woog&qid=1600741290&s=books&sr=1-2