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Out for a Change

Out for a Change: Addressing Homophobia in Women's Sports exposes the devastating emotional impact that homophobia has on all women athletes, regardless of their sexual orientation.

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This film reveals how the fear of being labeled a lesbian or "dyke" hinders the performance of all female athletes, and even prevents many women from participating in sports at all. This film demonstrates that homophobia is a political tool used to retain male control over the multi-billion dollar women's sports industry.

Features interviews with student athletes, coaches (including Stanford's Tara Van Deveer), athletic directors, academics, and many prominent professional athletes including Martina Navratilova and Zina Garrison-Jackson.

Format: VHS
Year: 1994
Running Time: 28 minutes


Film Credits

A Woman Vision Production

Discussion Guide

Out for a Change: A Discussion Guide written by Pat Griffin

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