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.
More about this Film:
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.
Running Time: 28 minutes
- Apple Award, National Educational Media Network
- Screening Honoree, Denver Film Festival
- Finalist, Sinking Creek Film Celebration
- Screening Honoree, San Francisco Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
- Screening Honoree, NCAA Women's National Basketball Coaches' Conference
- Screening Honoree, Boston's Institute of Contemporary Art
- Screening Honoree, Women's Sports Foundation
A Woman Vision Production
- Producer / Director: Dr. Dee Mosbacher
- Director of Photography: Fawn Yacker
- Editors: Joan Lefkowitz and Marilyn Heiss
- Sound: Lauretta Molitor
Out for a Change: A Discussion Guide written by Pat Griffin
The purpose of this three-part discussion guide associated with the film is to:
- assist groups learning about heterosexism and homophobia in women's athletics
- facilitate understanding of what homophobia and heterosexism are and how they affect women's athletics
- encourage fair treatment of all women in athletics regardless of sexual orientation
- identify actions individuals and athletic departments can take to address heterosexism and homophobia in women's athletics