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The lavender locker room : 3000 years of great athletes whose sexual orientation was different

Author: Patricia Nell Warren
Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA : Wildcat Press ; London : Turnaround [distributor], 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An anthology of historical essays previously featured on outsports.com The Lavender Locker Room chronicles the lives of gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender athletes over the past three millennia. Among the noteworthy sports figures featured are golfer Babe Didrikson, boxer Wilhelm von Homburg, pilot Amelia Earhart, downhill skier Erik Schinegger, jockey John Damien and 13th century jouster Jeanne la Pucelle,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Nell Warren
ISBN: 1889135070 9781889135076 9781889135076
OCLC Number: 74525891
Description: viii, 345 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Achilles and Patroclus : how Hollywood de-gayed a great sports story --
Joan of Arc : jouster and sports icon for the ages --
Gays with blades : 5000 years of fencing --
George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham : pioneer breeder of racehorses --
Alberto Santos-Dumont : aerial sportsman and pioneering balloonist --
Bill Tilden : men's tennis re-invented --
Amelia Earhart : odd girl of air racing --
Ana María Martínez Sagi : Spain's "virgin of the stadium" --
Babe Didrikson Zaharias : golfing amazon of the newsreels --
Tamara and Irina Press : the rise and fall of gender testing --
Wilhelm von Homburg : bad boy of boxing --
Erik Schinegger : an intersex epic in alpine skiing --
Gay pioneers on ice : figure skating --
Rodeo : real gay cowboys and Brokeback Mountain --
Jim Bouton : gay baseball players and "the book" --
John Damien's last ride --
Diana Nyad : diva of distance swimming --
Martina Navratilova : revolutionary with a racket --
David Kopay : a pro football player looks ahead.
Responsibility: by Patricia Nell Warren.
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An anthology of historical essays previously featured on outsports.com The Lavender Locker Room chronicles the lives of gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender athletes over the past three millennia. Among the noteworthy sports figures featured are golfer Babe Didrikson, boxer Wilhelm von Homburg, pilot Amelia Earhart, downhill skier Erik Schinegger, jockey John Damien and 13th century jouster Jeanne la Pucelle, better known as Joan of Arc.

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