Rogers, Robbie Coming Out to Play

ISBN 13: 9781849547208

Coming Out to Play

9781849547208: Coming Out to Play

'Reading about those tough experiences will be of benefit to many, players and fans alike.' Sky Sports

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When Robbie Rogers stepped out onto the field as a winger for the LA Galaxy in May last year, he made history as the first openly gay man to play in a major US professional sport. Just a few months earlier Robbie came out, only the second footballer in Britain to do so, and decided to quit football for good. Coming out to Play describes Robbie's experiences as a closeted gay man in the rampantly heterosexual world of professional football, his decision to come out and leave behind the sport he loved, and his subsequent decision to return to football and sign for the Galaxy. Robbie knew he wanted to be a professional soccer from the age of four and knew he was gay from the age of 13. He kept the latter completely hidden until he was 25 because he considered those two realities irreconcilable. In the sport he loved "faggot" was the locker room insult of choice so for 12 years he practiced self-deception, and the pain of keeping up the ruse nearly broke him. Through what should've been some of the happiest moments of his life, including signing with Leeds United in 2012, Robbie was miserable. The more he succeeded, the more he realized he could never truly be happy pretending to be somebody he wasn't. Finally, in February 2013, in a blog post that received global attention, he came out to the world. Robbie's memoir tells the story of the torturous but ultimately happy and groundbreaking path he trod.

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Rogers, Robbie
Verlag: Biteback Nov 2014 (2014)
ISBN 10: 1849547203 ISBN 13: 9781849547208
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Buchbeschreibung Biteback Nov 2014, 2014. Buch. Buchzustand: Neu. 225 x 144 x 27 mm. Neuware - Rogers was only the 2nd footballer in Britain ever to come out as gay, and here he describes his experiences in the rampantly heterosexual world of professional football. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781849547208

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