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560                                     Jack Fritscher, Ph.D.

            Top and bottom: In the 1977  Drummer  salon, San Francisco Golden Gloves boxing
            promoter Greg Varney, photographer David Hurles (Old Reliable), and editor in chief
            Jack Fritscher produced an evening of man-to-man wrestling and boxing with a group of
            athletes including Jim “Thumper” McPherson and John Handley of the New York Wres-
            tling Club (NYWC). (Handley broke Thumper’s shoulder.) In addition to the bonhomie,
            the goal was to shoot photographs for Fritscher’s upcoming “Gay Jock Sports” article for
            Drummer 20 (January 1978). Photographs by David Hurles (Old Reliable) ©David Hurles.
            Used with permission.
            Opposite page. Top: “Dan Dufort,” bodybuilding champion, Gay Games 1986, and “Gino
            Deddino,” in the first gut-punching video, Gut Punchers, Drummer 115 (April 1988). Pho-
            tograph by Jack Fritscher. ©Jack Fritscher. Dan Dufort appeared fictively under his own
            name in the memoir-novel Some Dance to Remember, Reel 1, Sequences 9 and 10. Brian
            Pronger (alert like Tom Waddell) to the “Gay Sports” aspects of Drummer, published this
            photo for his groundbreaking book The Arena of Masculinity: Sports, Homosexuality, and

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