Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Homophobia in sports, Media, Snickers, John Amaechi, Basketball, Renée Richards, Tennis
Homophobia in sports; Chocolate candy; Richards, Renée; Tennis; Amaechi, John, 1970-
The last ten days or so has seen a convergence of seemingly unrelated events which illuminate or cast a dark shadow around the subject of gender and sport. The most high profile of these events was the announcement by former NBA player John Amaechi that he is gay, an announcement tied to the release of a book. As it turns out, the revelation is only one occurrence in a cluster of discreet moments related to the topic of gender and sport and sexuality, a subject that is seldom dealt with in a graceful manner in our society.
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Crepeau, Richard C., "Homophobia in sport" (2007). On Sport and Society. 764.