The news makes him the first active player affiliated with a Major League organization to come out publicly. Click through to see other openly gay athletes. American soccer legend Abby Wambach's sexuality was an open secret for years before she married fellow soccer player Sarah Huffman in Swimmer Ian Thorpe, seen here in with one of his five Olympic gold medals, told an Australian news outlet that he is gay in an interview that aired on Sunday, July
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This is a list of notable, openly lesbian , gay , bisexual , pansexual , and transgender sportspeople. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This list could be expanded with people from: Category:Bisexual sportspeople , Category:Gay sportsmen , Category:Lesbian sportswomen and Category:Transgender and transsexual sportspeople. This is a dynamic list and may never be able to satisfy particular standards for completeness. You can help by adding missing items with reliable sources. LGBT portal Sports portal.
The LGBT athletes making history at the 2018 Winter Olympics
Professional sports can be a particularly world in which to be openly gay. A lot of homophobia remains today in many major sports, but several athletes have become LGBT trail blazers. Gay athletes have had successful careers in basketball, tennis, and football.