Score! Queers in Sports

Uniquely queer takes on tennis, track and field, soccer, basketball, and even women’s arm wrestling are all packed into this shorts program. In Queens at Court, four diverse players who compete in US Tennis Association competitive leagues, the Gay Games, and an LGBTQ international tour, share stories of how tennis changed their lives. Dutch high schoolers David and Niels are best friends who run track together, but when one is outed and ostracized, the other must decide whether he sides with the bullies or joins his friend in solidarity in Caged. A homophobic soccer coach tries to force his top player to leave the team in Laundry Mood. Fender Bender, a women/trans/queer bike workshop collective in Detroit, builds community one bike at a time in True Wheel. In Gold Star, two basketball players confront their strained relationship in a game of one-on-one. Follow Cookie and Foxy Ven in their quest to reach the arm-wrestling finals and judge for yourself the standards of Dapper wear in Female Masculinity Appreciation Society. In Stella Walsh, the gold-medal-winning Olympic athlete had worldwide popularity for decades with medals, ribbons, and honors—until she was killed in a robbery and it was discovered that she had an “ambiguous gender.”

— Kevin Schaub

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