Openly LGBTQ athletes
Las Vegas Raiders' defensive end Carl Nassib said June 21 he was gay, making him the first active National Foomore
Sha'Carri Richardson, who secured her ticket to the Tokyo Olympics after torching the 100-meter finals in 10.8more
New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard, who competed in men's weightlifting before her transition in 2013, wimore
Megan Rapinoe of the U.S. women's soccer team revealed she was gay in an interview with Out magazine shortly bmore
Seattle Storm point guard Sue Bird of the WNBA, who came out in 2017, is engaged to U.S. women's soccer playermore
South African middle distance runner Caster Semenya married her partner in 2015. REUTERS/Ibraheem Al Omari
In 2014, football player Michael Sam opened up about being gay before being drafted to the St. Louis Rams, butmore
Former tennis player Billie Jean King came out in 1981. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Jason Collins, a veteran NBA center, revealed in 2013 he is gay in a first-person account published in Sports more
Sprinter Dutee Chand is India's first openly gay athlete, and in May 2019 said she would fight for the right tmore
Tennis player Martina Navratilova came out as gay in 1981. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier
British-American freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy, a U.S. silver medallist at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, came out imore
Caitlyn Jenner, Olympic gold medal-winning decathlete, came out as transgender in 2015. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe, who retired in 2006 after five Olympic gold medals, came out in 2014. REUTERS/Smore
French tennis player Amelie Mauresmo came out in 1999 at the age of 19. After retiring in 2009, she has coachemore
Ashlyn Harris (L) and Ali Krieger, members of the U.S. women's national soccer team members and NWSL players, more
Former MLB player Billy Bean came out publicly as gay in 1999, and since 2014 has served as MLB's first ambassmore
Retired British Olympic gold-winning boxer Nicola Adams, who retired in 2019 with an undefeated record and helmore
Canadian pairs figure skater Eric Radford, seen here with partner Meagan Duhamel, came out in 2014. He is the more
Transgender tennis player Renee Richards, captain of the Yale tennis team as a man, was denied the right to plmore
United States women's soccer team forward Abby Wambach, who won two Olympic gold medals and a FIFA World Cup cmore
American figure skater and 2018 bronze medallist Adam Rippon publicly came out in 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholsomore
American long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad, the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage,more
Brazilian soccer player Marta is engaged to her Orlando Pride teammate Toni Pressley. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
Australian diver Matthew Mitcham, 2008 Olympic champion in the 10m platform, is the first openly LGBT athlete more
Former WNBA player Sheryl Swoopes (R) came out as gay in a 2005 interview with ESPN The Magazine. REUTERS/Lucymore
American former teenage golf prodigy Tadd Fujikawa said he struggled for years hiding his true identity beforemore
British diver Tom Daley announced he was bisexual in a YouTube video released in December 2013. He married scrmore
Former Canadian Olympic swimmer Mark Tewksbury came out in 1998. REUTERS/Mark Blinch
U.S. women's soccer coach Jill Ellis, a former college player, married her wife in 2013. REUTERS/Bernadett Szamore
Midfielder Robbie Rogers, who played on the U.S. national soccer team and in the MLS, came out as gay in a Febmore
WNBA basketball player Brittney Griner, who won gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics, came out 2013. Her endorsement more
Olympic diver Greg Louganis, who won two Olympic gold medals, came out publicly in 1994 and announced he was Hmore
Figure skater Johnny Weir came out in his January 2011 memoir titled "Welcome to My World". REUTERS/Antti Aimore
UFC fighter Amanda Nunes, reigning champion in the bantamweight and featherweight divisions, is the first openmore
Canada women's hockey team captain Caroline Ouellette (R) is married American hockey player Julie Chu (L). Themore
Villa San Carlos' Mara Gomez is Argentina's first transgender professional soccer player. She hopes to one daymore
Swedish soccer coach Pia Sundhage, who coached the U.S. women's national team before moving to coach Brazil's more
Now-retired soccer player David Testo was the first American soccer player to come out as gay in November 2011more
Former San Francisco 49ers offensive lineman Kwame Harris revealed he is gay in a March 2013 interview with CNmore
Ryan Russell, who played for the Dallas Cowboys and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, revealed that he is bisexual in more
Puerto Rican boxer Orlando Cruz became the first gay active professional boxer when he came out in October 201more
College player Will Sheridan came out publicly in 2011 after retiring from basketball. REUTERS/John Gress
Seimone Augustus is an openly lesbian WNBA player who has played for the Minnesota Lynx and the Los Angeles Spmore
Retired rugby player Gareth Thomas came out in December 2009, making him the first openly gay professional rugmore
Former Germany midfielder Thomas Hitzlsperger came out in January 2014. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender
Transgender Thai boxer Parinya Charoenphol first garnered public attention after she won a Muay Thai match at more
Orlando Magic center John Amaechi became the first former NBA player to come out publicly in his February 2007more
Boxer Emile Griffith, who died in July 2013, said later in life that he was bisexual. His career was defined bmore
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