I Am Oz Speaker: Kate Fagan

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017 -
6:00pm to 7:30pm


Ballroom, Sheldon Hall

ESPN columnist, panelist and bestselling author Kate Fagan will recount her experience coming out as gay among devout Christians on her college basketball team at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, in Sheldon Hall Ballroom as a part of SUNY Oswego's I Am Oz Diversity Speaker Series.

In her memoir, "The Reappearing Act: Coming Out on a College Team Led by Born Again Christians," Fagan reveals how she lost motivation to play basketball at the University of Colorado and how close she was to walking away from her full scholarship. Self-acceptance, embracing one's inner truth, family dynamics and the role of religion, specifically Christianity, are among the book's themes.

Fagan, a columnist and feature writer for espnW, ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine, is a panelist on ESPN's "Around the Horn" and can also be seen on "Outside the Lines." Previously, she spent three seasons covering the NBA's 76ers for the Philadelphia Inquirer.

The author will offer a question-and-answer session after her talk, and will sign copies of her latest book, the bestselling "What Made Maddy Run: The Secret Struggles and Tragic Death of an All-American Teen."

For more information, see https://www.oswego.edu/news/story/espn-writer-kate-fagan-speak-about-exp...

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