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Film looks at early days of gay sports

Film looks at early days of gay sports

By BAR staff

Bay Area Reporter Jock Talk columnist Roger Brigham, left, joined Federation of Gay Games marketing director Doug Litwin, Golden Gate Wrestling Club president Gene Dermody, and filmmaker Elisabeth Bartlett at a local screening of "Light in the Water."

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By Roger Brigham | May 15, 2019

The decision allowing international track and field to bar a few female athletes of color from women's competition because their natural testosterone levels are higher than most women's is barely three weeks old, and already we are seeing fallout and back

By Roger Brigham | May 8, 2019

Apologists for the new International Association of Athletics Federations rule, which bars Caster Semenya, strike a noble pose, claiming they need to defend the alleged integrity of women's athletics.


By Roger Brigham | May 1, 2019

If you're a get-off-my-lawn curmudgeon like me, your first impression when hearing Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon chatter, throw shade, and coyly chuckle just might be that he's a lightweight with not much to offer — but man, what a mistake.

By Roger Brigham | April 24, 2019

The 2018 Gay Games in Paris were not merely successful at pulling in enough participants to create strong tournaments in virtually every sport. Gay Games X became the first Gay Games held outside of the United States to turn a profit.


By Roger Brigham | April 17, 2019

Online registration for the 2019 EuroGames is back up and running after organizers responded to concerns over the event by the licensing organization and reduced their official sports offerings.

By Roger Brigham | April 11, 2019

Every sports person should get a chance at least once in life to coach Australians.


By Roger Brigham | April 3, 2019

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has postponed until later this month a ruling on the international track federation and its proposed restrictions against female athletes with naturally high testosterone levels.

By Heather Cassell | March 27, 2019

Billie Jean King charmed audience members as she regaled them with stories about her life, women's rights, and gender equity at a recent appearance at the University of San Francisco.


By Roger Brigham | March 27, 2019

Less than a month ago, two Colorado high school girls earned medals in the state wrestling championships after a boy refused to wrestle either one of them.

By Roger Brigham | March 20, 2019

Spoiled as we are these days with so many competition and participation options in so many different sports, it is easy to forget how hard it was to get here.


By Roger Brigham | March 19, 2019

Online registration for the 2019 EuroGames was suspended this week.

By Roger Brigham | March 6, 2019

A week ago, I wrote that lesbian tennis great Martina Navratilova was wrong when she said transgender women competing in women's sports were cheating, that not even she believed that.


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