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- Queer Sports Collection
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Queer Sports Collection
What impact does coming out have on a queer athlete's career? Why does professional sport market its stars as heterosexual role models? How do the Gay Games challenge the prevailing regimes of gender and sexuality? When did softball become a favorite lesbian sport? Why is hockey more butch than figure skating? What does Martina Navratilova think of Rita Mae Brown? Who designs those adorable shorts for Australian Rules Football players? What does "He shoots! He scores!" really mean to jocks? These questions – and many more – are answered in the Pride Library's collection of books, articles, videos, and archival materials on homosexuality in the sports world. To view the contents of the collection, type the search words "Queer Sports".
The Queer Sports Collection was officially opened on February 10, 2001 by Olympic gold medallist Mark Tewksbury, pictured above with Pride Library volunteer Tracey Paris.
View the complete Queer Sports Collection on the Western public catalogue.
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