I’m a sports junkie, I admit it. I’ll sit and watch just about any football game, anywhere. I get totally bleary eyed from all night Olympics watching marathons. I like baseball, hockey and racing too. I can occasionally get interested in men’s hoops (March Madness anyone?) but I personally prefer the women’s game when it comes to basketball. The NBA lockout concerned me not one whit. I didn’t miss the NBA.
Many online book sites devote entire sections to sports related books. They also devote entire sections to gay and lesbian related books. But, for whatever reason, under the broad gay and lesbian category we get a breakdown to non-fiction but under that there is no sports category. Sports minded LGBT people are left to their own research to find books that look at athletes and athleticism from a gay or lesbian perspective.
Not anymore! On the biography page of this site I had previously listed books by gay and lesbian athletes. I moved them to this page where they’ve now joined other sports related books with an LGBT slant that I’ve reviewed.
Finally, since I’m a sports junkie, you can expect to see many more books join these on this page as more and more of “our” athletes come out and show their pride.
Recent LGBT Sports Book Reviews:
Time Out Official Guide to London 2012 (Time Out Guides) - Yes, this is a travel guide, but, it’s a travel guide geared toward the LGBT traveler heading to London specifically for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. Get it before they’re gone! Please see my March 21st, 2012 post for my review.
Outsports Revolution: Truth & Myth in the World of Gay Sportsby Cyd Zeigler and Jim Buzinski. Please see my November 2nd, 2011 post for my review.
A Terrible Splendor: Three Extraordinary Men, a World Poised for War, and the Greatest Tennis Match Ever Played by Marshall Jon Fisher. Please see my October 27th, 2011 post for my review.
Muscle Boys: Gay Gym Culture by Erick Alvarez. Please see my October 26th, 2011 post for my review.
Other LGBT Athlete Authored Books and Biographies:
- John Amaechi (Former NBA Athlete): Man in the Middle
- Billy Bean (MLB Athlete/GM): Going the Other Way: Lessons from a Life in and out of Major-League Baseball
- David Kopay (Athlete – Football): David Kopay Story
- Greg Louganis(Olympic Diver): Breaking the Surface
- Mark Tewksbury (Olymic Gold Medalist – Swimming/Athlete): Inside Out: Straight Talk from a Gay Jock
- Esera Tuaolo (Former NFL Athlete): Alone in the Trenches
Did I miss one? Let me know!