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The Outsports Revolution: Truth and Myth in the World of Gay Sports


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Publisher Comments: has been called "ESPN for homos" and receives over two million hits per month. Now, the founders of this groundbreaking website offer an in-depth and entertaining compendium on the issues surrounding gays and lesbians in the sporting world.

The Outsports Revolution chronicles the development and rise of the brand and outlines its impact on the world of gay sports. Through more than twenty-five chapters, the book introduces you to both famous out athletes along with the unsung, unknown trailblazers who have helped others come out. With points of view from such figures as the MLB’s Billy Bean, the NFL’s Esera Tuaolo, and Greg Louganis—as well as Molly Lenore, a former college football player who transitioned to a woman and now plays gay flag football; Brian Fell, a two-time NCAA track and field star; and sports professional Larry Felzer, who organized Gay Community Night for the Philadelphia Phillies—this guide chronicles all the issues on this hotly debated subject. Learn about athletes who have come out of the closet and of the impact their revelation has had on their particular sport, the proliferation of gay sporting leagues throughout the country, the myth about why gay men can’t play sports, and many other subjects.

Cyd Zeigler and Jim Buzinski are recognized worldwide as the leaders in gay-sports reporting and co-founded in 2000. Together they have appeared on numerous television programs, including ESPN, Fox Sports, and CNN. They have been profiled in hundreds of magazines and newspapers, including The Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, The New York Times, and Sports Illustrated.


The definitive compendium for the gay sports fan.

About the Author

As a co-founder of, Cyd is considered one of the world's preeminent experts on sexuality and sports. He has appeared on ESPN, Bravo and Logo; he has been a special guest on Fox Sports Radio, ESPN Radio, and Sporting News Radio; and his comme

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Truth and Myth in the World of Gay Sports
Zeigler, Cy
Zeigler, Cyd
Buzinski, Jim
Alyson Books
Gay Studies
General Sports & Recreation
Sociology of Sports
Gays and sports
Sports and Fitness-Sociology of Sports
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