Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Outsports' Cyd Zeigler Tackles LGBT Athletes in 'Fair Play'


Available now at Book Soup or you can order online HERE.

Congrats to my pal and fellow blogger Cyd Zeigler on the release of "Fair Play: How LGBT Athletes Are Claiming Their Rightful Place in Sports," which is getting rave reviews. I hear from my blogging friend Greg Hernandez (right) that Cyd, who is half of the team behind the influential Outsports site, had a successful reading at Book Soup in West Hollywood last night. 

Publishers Weekly writes: 
This important and accessible book about the evolving treatment of LGBTQ athletes in organized sports should be required reading for anyone involved in the playing, coaching, and administration of organized sports. Zeigler, an expert in LGBTQ athletics and cofounder of the online magazine Outsports, revisits key moments that have shaped sports participation for openly LGBTQ athletes....The author debunks the myth that having a nonstraight athlete on a team’s roster is a 'distraction' and shares positive stories of younger athletes at high school and college levels who have come out to coaches, teammates, and family members. Zeigler argues that the dominant emotion holding back LGBTQ athletes is fear, reminding them and everyone else that courage is contagious."
Can't wait to read it! 


Order HERE.

ATTENTION NEW YORKERS:


Cyd will be doing a reading and signing at Bluestockings Bookstore on the Lower East Side on July 20 at 7 p.m. Details HERE.

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