03/20/2013 01:18 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Becoming A Man: A Gay Athlete's Journey

Jarred Kennedy-Loving overcame 22 foster homes to become a successful gay runner at Bowdoin College in Maine, where he explores his racial and gender roles in a 'laxbro' culture.

Steve Buckley had seen this before.

The gay Boston Herald columnist, who made a splash in early 2011 with his own coming-out story, had just finished a speech at Bowdoin College for their Anything But Straight in Athletics program. He was the latest in a long series of speakers aimed at ridding the school's athletic department of homophobia.

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