In Film, Victims Find Voice At Last

A documentary at the Walker tells a story all too familiar to lesbian athletes who have been harassed.

Helen Carroll first met Cindy Davies in 2005, when Carroll drove across the dusty plains of Texas to hear a tale of discrimination and heartache.

Davies had played basketball at Penn State under coach Rene Portland in the early 1980s, until Portland’s harassment regarding her sexual orientation drove her from the team. She was one of several targets of a coach openly biased against gay athletes. When Carroll met Davies years later, she saw a woman still devastated by the theft of her sports dreams.

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