Recommended Resources: LGBTQ and Sports

Posted: 07/17/2012 in Recommended Resources: LGBTQ and Sports

Click the “LGBTQ and Sports” link above to find texts and resources that connect students who identify as LGBTQ to sports and interscholastic athletics.

LGBTQ Sports-related YA Novels

    A Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend by Emily Horner (Cycling)

A Secret EdgeA Secret Edge by Robin Reardon (Track)

Product DetailsAthletic Shorts by Chris Crutcher (Multiple Sports)

Crossover (Orca Sports)Crossover by Jeff Rud (Basketball)

David Inside OutDavid Inside Out by Lee Bantle (Track)

Far from XanaduFar from Xanadu by Julie Anne Peters (Softball)

  Geography Club by Brent Hartinger (Soccer)

Girl Walking BackwardsGirl Walking Backwards by Bett Williams (Volleyball)

IronmanIronman by Chris Crutcher (Running/Swimming/Bicycling)

    Keeping You a Secret by Julie Anne Peters (Swimming)

  Kissing Kate by Lauren Myracle (Gymnastics)

Openly StraightOpenly Straight by Bill Konigsberg (Soccer)

Out of the PocketOut of the Pocket by Bill Konigsberg (Football)

Rainbow HighRainbow High by Alex Sanchez (Basketball)

The Miseducation of Cameron PostThe Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily Danforth (Swimming/Running)

What They Always Tell UsWhat They Always Tell Us by Martin Wilson (Running)

Other Resources

Athlete Ally:

Bill Konigsberg Online:

GLSEN Research Brief: LGBT Students in School Athletics

Griffin Educational Consulting: Addressing LGBT Issues in Athletics –

Openly Straight: Fitting In and Standing Out in School and Sports – Nicole Sieben, Adelphi University

Pat Griffin’s LGBT Sports Blog –

Heterosexism and Homophobia in Sports and Education – Nicole Sieben, Adelphi University

LGBT Issues in Sport Blog: Theory to Practice (be sure to check out the resources tab for HS materials) –

LGBT People in Sports (Case Western Reserve University) –

You Can Play Project –


Campbell, J., et al. (2011). Sports fans’ impressions of gay male athletes. Journal of Homosexuality, 58(5), 597-607.

Cavalier, E. (2011). Men at sport: Gay men’s experiences in the sports workplace. Journal of Homosexuality, 58(5), 626-646.

Griffin, P. (1994). Homophobia in sport: Addressing the needs of gay and lesbian high school athletes. The High School Journal, 77(1/2), 80-87.

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