No stories that post-date 1980 are included in The Lavender Locker Room, because these have already been so intensively covered by the media. I am more interested in figures who were almost forgotten, like Ana Maria Sagi and Ronnie Robertson, and in sports achievements that hadn't been understood in an LGBT context, like Joan of Arc and George Villiers.
Several other stories in the series are being saved for The Lavender Locker Room II.
It's important to acknowledge many others to whom I'm indebted for playing some part in the creation of this book, starting with those who granted interviews, mentioned in the text, or gave review quotes. Also those who gave me helpful suggestions or leads or constructive comments, or contributed to the book production and promotion in some way, or simply offered encouragement.
Thanks and kudos to my Wildcat business partner Tyler St. Mark, as well as associates of Wildcat Press — sales rep Annie Miles, attorney Robert Harrison, CPA Eric Jensen, typesetter and website manager James SteIzer, travel consultant Harlan Godes, photographer and good friend John Selig.
My long-time girlfriend in Toronto, Heather Chamberlain, has kept up a long-time sports dialogue with me, and got me to see the beauty of golf.
In alphabetical order, not necessarily in order of importance, the list continues through a number of people not previously mentioned: Rodolfo Arredondo, Robert Arthur, Ann Bannon, Adam Bourque, Diana Cutaia, Darryl Davis, Ron Donaghe, Robert Dover, Earth Thunder, Editorial Egales, Lawrie Fabian, Matthew Feitshans, Charles Flowers, Frontrunner Clubs everywhere, John Graham, Joe Henderson, Greg Herren, Don Hunter, Barbara Iriarte, Michael Kearns, Lorrie Kim, Yuji Kitamaru, Gus Krucke, Jose Plata, Jerry Pritikin, Dale Reynolds, Larry Rhodes, Jonathan Roberts, Carol Rosenfeld, Carlos Sandino, Richard Schneider, Christine Soto, Tracey Stevens, Jesse Strutzel and his dad JC Strutzel, Dan Vojir, Michael Ward, Bryan Wildenthal, Paul Willis, Shirley Wisdom, Greg Zabilski, Greg Zanfardino.
Posthumously: Phil Adams, Buck Fisk, Morris Kight and Philip Labhart, who was a dear friend, a fierce squash player and the reason why I moved to L.A.
My apologies to anyone that I have inadvertently omitted or forgotten — I'll get your name into the next printing.
Patricia Nell Warren
Los Angeles, July 19, 2006