Gene Dermody

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Gene Dermody, Gold Medalist in Freestyle Wrestling, 2002 Gay Games Lights, Camera, Action

With a Type-A plus personality like mine, there is no challenge I can deny myself

Gino as a muleteer in Man of La Mancha   Gino as Tony in West Side Story

Above: Gino sings, dances, and romances his way through the role of Tony in "West Side Story." [1976, Clinton Connecticut]

Left: As a muleteer, Gino serenades Dulcinea in the musical "Man of La Mancha." [1975, Commack, Long Island NY]

Assistant soccer coach Gene in 1976   On a sports media panel in Chicago
Gene and David Kopay
Above and right: On a sports panel for the media summit at the National Lesbian Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) Annual Convention, Chicago, 22 September 2005. Topic: "Athletes in Our Midst: Why covering LGBT sports makes good news sense." Left to right: Me, LZ Granderson of ESPN the Magazine, former NFL player Dave Kopay, moderator Roger Brigham, Victoria Elliot of Chicago and Jim Provenzano of San Francisco. I was incredibly nervous sitting next to Kopay: a legend, a pioneer and an inspiration.

Left: The legs of a dancer during my days as Hawthorne High School (NJ) head wrestling and assistant soccer coach. [1976]

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