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Jock Talk: Runner stands her ground after coming out

Jock Talk: Runner stands her ground after coming out

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Jun 12, 2019

It is said some are born to greatness while others have greatness thrust upon them. There is a third group, however, who are born to nothingness but achieve greatness through perseverance, purposeful focus, and gut-checking grit.

Gay Games adds esports, dodgeball

Gay Games adds esports, dodgeball

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Jun 7, 2019

Organizers of the 2022 Hong Kong Gay Games announced this week they will offer 36 sports in the quadrennial LGBT sports festival.

Jock Talk: Taking Pride in sports

Jock Talk: Taking Pride in sports

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Jun 5, 2019

The local LGBT sports world got Pride Month off to a great start, with the Oakland A's celebrating their Pride Night June 1 and more than 2,000 riders setting out the next day for the annual AIDS Life/Cycle trek to Los Angeles.

Jock Talk: Gay Games is all about facing challenges

Jock Talk: Gay Games is all about facing challenges

  • by Roger Brigham
  • May 29, 2019

The venerable Gay Games, having survived a perilous journey that offered ever changing marketing, financial, and mission challenges, now face a seemingly secure future rich with exciting possibilities.

World gay basketball championships set for 2020

World gay basketball championships set for 2020

  • by Roger Brigham
  • May 29, 2019

Mark Chambers of southern California has been a leader in gay basketball for decades. He's played in multiple Gay Games and is a founder of the National Gay Basketball Association.

Film looks at early days of gay sports

Film looks at early days of gay sports

  • by BAR staff
  • May 15, 2019

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."

Jock Talk: Fallout continues over gender-binary wars

Jock Talk: Fallout continues over gender-binary wars

  • 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

Jock Talk: Semenya decision is elitist crap

Jock Talk: Semenya decision is elitist crap

  • 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.

Jock Talk: Rippon revels in candor, some snark in SF

Jock Talk: Rippon revels in candor, some snark in SF

  • 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.

Jock Talk: Paris Gay Games finishes in the black

Jock Talk: Paris Gay Games finishes in the black

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Apr 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.

Jock Talk: 2019 EuroGames registration reopens

Jock Talk: 2019 EuroGames registration reopens

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Apr 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.

Jock Talk: Australia was the experience of a lifetime

Jock Talk: Australia was the experience of a lifetime

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Apr 11, 2019

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

Jock Talk: Delaying the obvious

Jock Talk: Delaying the obvious

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Apr 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.

Tennis great King charms SF audience

Tennis great King charms SF audience

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Mar 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.