LGBTQ+ Athletes Claim the Field: Striving for Equality (Library Binding)

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In 2015, the world watched as soccer star Abby Wambach kissed her wife after the US women's World Cup victory. Milwaukee Brewers' minor league first baseman David Denson came out as gay. And Caitlyn Jenner, an Olympic decathlete, came out as transgender.

It hasn't always been this way. Many great athletes have stayed in the closet their whole lives, or at least until retirement. Social attitudes, institutional policies, and laws are slow to change, but they are catching up. Together, athletes, families, educators, allies, and fans are pushing for competitive equity so that every athlete, regardless of identity, can have the opportunity to play at their very best.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781467780124
ISBN-10: 146778012X
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books (Tm)
Publication Date: August 1st, 2016
Pages: 104
Language: English