Coming Out to Play

Coming Out to Play
Author: Robbie Rogers,Eric Marcus
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2014-11-25
Genre: Sports & Recreation
ISBN: 9780698168053

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The first openly gay professional athlete in North America tells the story of his landmark decision to come out of the closet and how he changed the playing field of professional sports forever. “Rogers made history.” —Sports Illustrated Robbie Rogers knows better than most that keeping secrets can crush you. But for much of his life Robbie lived in paralyzing fear that sharing his big secret would cost him the love of his family and his career as a professional soccer player. So he never told anyone what was destroying his soul, both on and off the field. While the world around Robbie was changing with breathtaking speed, he knew that for a gay man playing a professional team sport it might as well be 1958. He could be a professional soccer player. Or he could be an out gay man. He couldn’t do both. Then last year, at the age of twenty-five and after nearly stepping away from a brilliant career—one that included an NCAA Championship, winning the MLS Cup, and competing in the Olympics—he chose to tell the truth. But instead of facing the rejection he feared, he was embraced—by his family, by his teammates, and his fans. In Coming Out to Play, Robbie takes readers on his incredible journey from terrified teenager to a trailblazing out and proud professional soccer player for the L.A. Galaxy, who has embraced his new identity as a role model and champion for those still struggling with the secrets that keep them from living their dreams.

Who s Coming Out to Play

Who s Coming Out to Play
Author: Claire Carter
Publsiher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-02-24
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780228006428

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Queer community sports leagues, by their sheer numbers, are changing the energy and space of school gyms and community recreational spaces. Some leagues are well-established – having been in existence for over twenty-five years – whereas others are relatively new, but their collective presence tells stories about the shifting dynamics of queer communities in Canada. Who's Coming Out to Play considers the potential of queer community sports to disrupt notions of the embodiment of gender and community, while maintaining an awareness of numerous factors that limit this potential. Exploring queer teams and leagues of varying sizes and from various locations, this book focuses on leagues that have previously identified as women's or lesbian and are now becoming trans and genderqueer inclusive. Queer community leagues are based in a commitment to community building, prioritizing fun, socializing, and inclusivity over competing or winning. As a result of these commitments, these spaces and the people who come to play in them reflect new ways of being in and with bodies, different ways of embodying gender, and new or different forms of engagement – notably distinct "rules of play" – within sporting arenas. Who's Coming Out to Play paints a vivid picture of the lived experiences of queer bodies in queer sporting spaces, exploring both the possibilities and the continued problems they face.

Re Coming Out to Play

Re  Coming Out to Play
Author: Robbie Rogers
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 30
Release: 2016-05-31
Genre: Sports & Recreation
ISBN: 9781524704582

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In his memoir, Coming Out To Play, Robbie Rogers told the story of his incredible journey from terrified teenager to a trailblazing out and proud professional soccer player for the L.A. Galaxy. Since it was published, he has recieved letters from countless readers from all walks of life, all across the world, telling him how he has given them hope and that after reading his story, they felt compelled to share their own. RE: Coming Out To Play is a collection of ten of these stories. They show both the acceptance and love that so many recieve as they come out, but also that there are many who still struggle with the fear that they will be rejected if they reveal the truth about themselves. This is why Rogers has collected these letters: to show those suffering in silence that they are not alone.

Coming Out Coming Home

Coming Out  Coming Home
Author: Michael C. LaSala
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2010-06-25
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780231143837

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The discovery that a child is lesbian or gay can send shockwaves through a family. A mother will question how she's raised her son; a father will worry that his daughter will experience discrimination. From the child's perspective, gay and lesbian youth fear their families will reject them and that they will lose financial and emotional support. All in all, learning a child is gay challenges long-held views about sexuality and relationships, and the resulting uncertainty can produce feelings of anger, resentment, and concern. Through a qualitative, multicultural study of sixty-five gay and lesbian children and their parents, Michael LaSala, a leading expert on this issue, outlines effective, practice-tested interventions for families in transition. His research reveals surprising outcomes, such as learning that a child is homosexual can improve familial relationships, including father-child relationships, even if a parent reacts strongly or negatively to the revelation. By confronting feelings of depression, anxiety, and grief head on, LaSala formulates the best approach for practitioners who hope to reestablish intimacy among family members and preserve family connections& mdash;as well as individual autonomy& mdash;well into the child's maturation. By restricting his study to parents and children of the same family, LaSala accurately captures the reciprocal effects of family interactions, identifying them as targets for effective treatment. Coming Out, Coming Home is also a valuable text for families, enabling adjustment through relatable scenarios and analyses.

From Heaven to Hell and Back

From Heaven to Hell and Back
Author: Luna Hedges
Publsiher: Page Publishing Inc
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2018-07-20
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781642146431

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Luna is the same as most people. She leads a pretty boring life. Until one day she is kidnapped by a truly evil man. She is brutalized in all the ways a man can, and then some. Then one day she is rescued by two well-muscled men. Not just any men either, one was the king of werewolves. At first, she thought it wasn't true due to her mental issues; yet they were real. She made a vow before her rescue to save the women before her. They were brutalized as she was, but they were sold, while she was saved. Luna trusts only her new werewolf family as she has no idea how high this goes. She does this with her Hellhound at her side, all the while trying to rebuild a life outside of just being a hunter for the women; as well as her unusual pregnancy.

Andrew Strauss Coming into Play My Life in Test Cricket

Andrew Strauss  Coming into Play   My Life in Test Cricket
Author: Andrew Strauss
Publsiher: Hodder & Stoughton
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2012-03-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781444709124

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On May 21, 2004, playing against New Zealand, Andrew Strauss wrote his name into the record books when he became only the fourth batsman to score a century at Lord's on his Test debut. He made 112 in the first innings and was only denied a historical second hundred when he was run out on 83 by Nasser Hussain. England went on to beat New Zealand 3-0 before returning to headquarters to welcome the West Indies, Strauss scoring 137 as the hosts laid the foundations for another whitewash. He then raised the bar again when touring the country of his birth, making three centuries in England's first win in South Africa in 40 years. This sensational start to his international career has ensured that he has been celebrated as a world-class opening batsman, and was voted Wisden's Cricketer of the Year 2005. In THE STORY SO FAR, Andrew Strauss looks back on his early cricketing days and astounding first year in Test cricket, and gives the inside story on what it is like to be part of an incredible England side fighting to overtake Australia as the number one cricketing nation. THE STORY SO FAR also includes his personal story of how England beat Australia in the 2005 Ashes Series, in which he played a major part.

Seventh Crossing

Seventh Crossing
Author: Juliana Andrew
Publsiher: FriesenPress
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-09-09
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9781460271261

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Jess Jameson's life changes significantly when he receives a distress call from his childhood buddy informing him that an old friend may be in need of legal counsel. Jess learns that the friend is his former high school sweetheart, Lacey Monroe. She was found next to the body of her husband and may be a suspect in his brutal murder. Without hesitation Jess packs a bag and informs his wife that he will be out of town indefinitely. He reminisces about his life and the girl he left behind on the trip to Kings Crossing. He encounters a cantankerous Lacey who makes it perfectly clear that she wants nothing to do with him. His heart skipped a beat when he first saw her and he is determined to win her trust. Nothing is easy with her but he convinces her to let him help her, and in doing so enters into her world which has been one of secrets and lies, and denial for the last two decades. One such secret is life altering. He believes that Lacey is innocent and that a killer is lurking amongst the colourful characters that inhabit her domain. As unresolved feelings come to the surface there is no going back for either of them. Jess vows to keep her safe as she may be next on the assassin's list. He will risk his life for her as it is the only way he can save himself....

Take Me Out

Take Me Out
Author: Richard Greenberg,Dramatists Play Service (New York, N.Y.)
Publsiher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Total Pages: 69
Release: 2020-12-15
Genre: Drama
ISBN: 082221993X

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THE STORY: Darren Lemming, the star center fielder of the world champion New York Empires, is young, rich, famous, talented, handsome and so convinced of his popularity that when he casually announces he's gay, he assumes the news will be readily a

An Index to the Advocate

An Index to the Advocate
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 280
Release: 1987
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: STANFORD:36105006061522

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Play Days

Play Days
Author: Sarah Orne Jewett
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 226
Release: 1878
Genre: Authors, American

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The Outlook

The Outlook
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1896
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: IOWA:31858033603998

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Jocks 2

Jocks 2
Author: Dan Woog
Publsiher: Alyson Publications
Total Pages: 253
Release: 2002
Genre: Education
ISBN: UOM:39015056283156

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In spite of many changes for the better, the locker room is still far from a friendly place for out athletes. These pointed, dynamic and often poignant profiles of gay athletes continue the tradition established by Dan Woog in Jocks (19,000 sold) of clearly illustrating that gay people are the friends, colleagues, neighbours and team-mates of all of us. Praise for JOCKS: |[A] courageous, enlightening report| - Publishers Weekly |An important, mature work| - New York Post

WARLOCK S PLAY 550 Supernatural Mysteries Macabre Horror Classics

WARLOCK S PLAY  550  Supernatural Mysteries  Macabre   Horror Classics
Author: Mary Shelley,Bram Stoker,Edgar Allan Poe,Henry James,Algernon Blackwood,H. P. Lovecraft,M. R. James,Wilkie Collins,E. F. Benson,Nathaniel Hawthorne,Ambrose Bierce,Arthur Machen,William Hope Hodgson,Arthur Conan Doyle,Grant Allen,Théophile Gautier,Richard Marsh,Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu,Thomas Hardy,Charles Dickens,Rudyard Kipling,Guy de Maupassant,Elizabeth Gaskell,Mark Twain,Daniel Defoe,Jerome K. Jerome,Fitz-James O'Brien,Catherine Crowe,Émile Erckmann,Alexandre Chatrian,Pedro De Alarçon,Walter Hubbell,Amelia B. Edwards,Washington Irving,John Meade Falkner,Harriet Beecher Stowe,Mary E. Wilkins Freeman,Louisa M. Alcott,Edith Nesbit,Mary Louisa Molesworth,Francis Marion Crawford,John Kendrick Bangs,Gertrude Atherton,J. K. Huysmans,John Buchan,Sabine Baring-Gould,Cleveland Moffett,Louis Tracy,Nikolai Gogol,James Malcolm Rymer,Thomas Peckett Prest,Frederick Marryat,Oscar Wilde,Robert Louis Stevenson,H. G. Wells,Charlotte Perkins Gilman,W. W. Jacobs,H. H. Munro (Saki),Wilhelm Hauff,Mary Elizabeth Braddon,Robert W. Chambers,Edward Bulwer-Lytton,Thomas De Quincey,William Makepeace Thackeray,E. T. A. Hoffmann,Robert E. Howard,David Lindsay,Marie Belloc Lowndes,Edward Bellamy,Jack London,Pliny the Younger,Helena Blavatsky,Fergus Hume,Florence Marryat,Villiers de l'Isle Adam,William Archer,William F. Harvey,Katherine Rickford,Ralph Adams Cram,Leopold Kompert,Brander Matthews,Vincent O'Sullivan,Ellis Parker Butler,A. T. Quiller-Couch,Fiona Macleod,Lafcadio Hearn,William T. Stead,Gambier Bolton,Andrew Jackson Davis,Nizida,Walter F. Prince,Chester Bailey Fernando,Leonard Kip,Frank R. Stockton,Bithia Mary Croker,Catherine L. Pirkis,Leonid Andreyev,Anatole France,Olivia Howard Dunbar,Richard Le Gallienne,Sax Rohmer,Horace Walpole,William Thomas Beckford,Matthew Gregory Lewis,Ann Radcliffe,Jane Austen,John William Polidori,Charlotte Brontë,Emily Brontë,Marjorie Bowen,George W. M. Reynolds,M. P. Shiel,Adelbert von Chamisso,S. Mukerji
Publsiher: e-artnow
Total Pages: 22434
Release: 2018-12-21
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9788027247134

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Musaicum Books presents to you this unique collection, designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Content: Mary Shelley: Frankenstein The Mortal Immortal… John William Polidori: The Vampyre Bram Stoker: Dracula The Jewel of Seven Stars… Gaston Leroux: The Phantom of the Opera Marjorie Bowen: Black Magic James Malcolm Rymer & Thomas Peckett Prest: Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street Washington Irving: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Charles Dickens: The Mystery of Edwin Drood Oscar Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Gray Edgar Allan Poe: The Tell-Tale Heart The Murders in the Rue Morgue The Black Cat… Henry James: The Turn of the Screw The Ghostly Rental… H. P. Lovecraft: The Dunwich Horror The Shunned House… Algernon Blackwood: The Willows A Haunted Island Ancient Sorceries… Théophile Gautier: Clarimonde The Mummy's Foot Richard Marsh: The Beetle Arthur Conan Doyle: The Hound of the Baskervilles The Silver Hatchet… Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu: Carmilla Uncle Silas… Ann Radcliffe: The Mysteries of Udolpho The Italian M. R. James: Ghost Stories of an Antiquary A Thin Ghost and Others Wilkie Collins: The Haunted Hotel The Devil's Spectacles Émile Erckmann & Alexandre Chatrian: The Man-Wolf The Waters of Death… Amelia B. Edwards: Monsieur Maurice The Phantom Coach… Mary E. Wilkins Freeman: The Wind in the Rose-bush The Shadows on the Wall Arthur Machen: The Great God Pan The Terror… William Hope Hodgson: The House on the Borderland The Night Land M. P. Shiel: Shapes in the Fire Ralph Adams Cram: Black Spirits and White Grant Allen: The Reverend John Creedy Wilhelm Hauff: The Severed Hand Adelbert von Chamisso: Shadowless Man Edward Bulwer-Lytton: The Haunted and the Haunters… Robert E. Howard: Beyond the Black River Devil in Iron People of the Dark David Lindsay: The Haunted Woman Marie Belloc Lowndes: From Out the Vast Deep Edward Bellamy: Dr. Heidenhoff's Process


Author: Mike Bartlett
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2017-01-12
Genre: Drama
ISBN: 9781474229654

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But that's what this is, isn't it? The ultimate bitch fight. When John takes a break from his boyfriend, his accidentally meets the girl of his dreams. Filled with guilt and indecision, he decides there is only one way to straighten this out . . . Mike Bartlett's metrosexual play about love and longing provides us with questions of who we are and who we want to be. John's refusal to fix his identity disturbs and disrupts the lives of those around him in this contemporary tale of sex without nudity and struggle without violence. Mike Bartlett's punchy story takes a playful, candid look at one man's sexuality and the difficulties that arise when you realise you have a choice. Cock premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, London, on 13 November 2009. It is published here in the Modern Classics series, featuring an introduction by Mark O'Thomas.

English Made Easy

English Made Easy
Author: John Tourian
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 109
Release: 2003-12-11
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9781465331632

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I have often been frustrated and amused by natives who want to be understood only by the collusive, other natives and thus resort to the use of esoteric expressions the meanings of which are only privy to their people or even group. The most enduring manner to memorialize the truth is to render the language understandable, even if it entails going back to its proper roots. Typical of me, I chose the hardest of them all: English, specifically because its rules have been intentionally overlooked or, in some cases, glossed over in favor of a wider comprehensibility, as happened in plastics, computer science or military jargon. Let me put it this way: if there already is a way to say something well, there is no need to create a new way of saying itto the glaring degradation of the language. The purpose of a language is universal understand of what is said. In the case of the English language, make that what is said, how it is said, how it is written and even how it is pronounced. It is pointless for English-speaking people to wrongly interpret the intent of another of their kind or to answer in an equally obfuscating fashion. If I say something, I want to be universally understood in as clear a manner as possible!