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LGBTQ Sports: Here Are All the Sports Stars Who've Come Out as LGBTQ

Sports | Reuters | September 8, 2019, 8:30 am
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 Here's a look at the current and retired professional athletes who've come out as a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender person (LGBTQ).<br /><br />Caitlyn Jenner, Olympic gold medal-winning decathlete, came out as transgender in 2015.(Image: Reuters)

Here's a look at the current and retired professional athletes who've come out as a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender person (LGBTQ).

Caitlyn Jenner, Olympic gold medal-winning decathlete, came out as transgender in 2015.(Image: Reuters)

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 Freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy, a silver medalist at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, came out in public in 2015. (Image: Reuters)

Freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy, a silver medalist at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, came out in public in 2015. (Image: Reuters)

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 Megan Rapinoe of the US women's soccer team revealed she was gay in an interview with Out magazine shortly before the 2012 London Olympics. (Image: Reuters)

Megan Rapinoe of the US women's soccer team revealed she was gay in an interview with Out magazine shortly before the 2012 London Olympics. (Image: Reuters)

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 Midfielder Robbie Rogers, who played on the US national soccer team, came out as gay in a February 2013 blog entry. (Image: Reuters)

Midfielder Robbie Rogers, who played on the US national soccer team, came out as gay in a February 2013 blog entry. (Image: Reuters)

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 Basketball player Sue Bird, who came out in 2017, is currently dating US women's soccer player Megan Rapinoe. (Image: Reuters)

Basketball player Sue Bird, who came out in 2017, is currently dating US women's soccer player Megan Rapinoe. (Image: Reuters)

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 Jason Collins, a veteran NBA center, revealed in 2013 he is gay in a first-person account published in Sports Illustrated, making him the first active player in a major American team sport to come out as gay. (Image: Reuters)

Jason Collins, a veteran NBA center, revealed in 2013 he is gay in a first-person account published in Sports Illustrated, making him the first active player in a major American team sport to come out as gay. (Image: Reuters)

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 Brazilian soccer player Marta is currently in a relationship with her Orlando Pride teammate Toni Pressley. (Image: Reuters)

Brazilian soccer player Marta is currently in a relationship with her Orlando Pride teammate Toni Pressley. (Image: Reuters)

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 Ashlyn Harris and Ali Krieger, current and former members of the US women's national soccer team members respectively and NWSL players, are engaged to be married. (Image: Reuters)

Ashlyn Harris and Ali Krieger, current and former members of the US women's national soccer team members respectively and NWSL players, are engaged to be married. (Image: Reuters)

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 Free agent defensive end Ryan Russell, who played for the Dallas Cowboys and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, revealed that he is bisexual in a first-person account on ESPN. (Image: Reuters)

Free agent defensive end Ryan Russell, who played for the Dallas Cowboys and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, revealed that he is bisexual in a first-person account on ESPN. (Image: Reuters)

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 Sprinter Dutee Chand is India's first openly gay athlete, and in May 2019 said she would fight for the right to marry her partner days after revealing her sexuality in an interview. (Image: Reuters)

Sprinter Dutee Chand is India's first openly gay athlete, and in May 2019 said she would fight for the right to marry her partner days after revealing her sexuality in an interview. (Image: Reuters)

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 New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard who competed in men’s weightlifting before her transition in her thirties, became the first transgender woman to win an international weightlifting title for her country. (Image: Reuters)

New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard who competed in men’s weightlifting before her transition in her thirties, became the first transgender woman to win an international weightlifting title for her country. (Image: Reuters)

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 Figure skater Johnny Weir came out in his January 2011 memoir titled 'Welcome to My World'. (Image: Reuters)

Figure skater Johnny Weir came out in his January 2011 memoir titled 'Welcome to My World'. (Image: Reuters)

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 American soccer player Abby Wambach, who won two Olympic gold medals, marked a memorable FIFA World Cup win in 2015 by kissing her wife in front of 26.7 million viewers, the largest US television audience for a soccer match. (Image: Reuters)

American soccer player Abby Wambach, who won two Olympic gold medals, marked a memorable FIFA World Cup win in 2015 by kissing her wife in front of 26.7 million viewers, the largest US television audience for a soccer match. (Image: Reuters)

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 US speed skater Brittany Bowe is dating Dutch speed skater Manon Kamminga. (Image: Reuters)

US speed skater Brittany Bowe is dating Dutch speed skater Manon Kamminga. (Image: Reuters)

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 Puerto Rican boxer Orlando Cruz became the first gay active professional boxer when he came out in October 2012. (Image: Reuters)

Puerto Rican boxer Orlando Cruz became the first gay active professional boxer when he came out in October 2012. (Image: Reuters)

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 Canadian pairs figure skater Eric Radford, seen here with partner Meagan Duhamel, came out in 2014. He is the first openly gay man to have won a gold medal at any Winter Olympics. (Image: Reuters)

Canadian pairs figure skater Eric Radford, seen here with partner Meagan Duhamel, came out in 2014. He is the first openly gay man to have won a gold medal at any Winter Olympics. (Image: Reuters)

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 UFC fighter Amanda Nunes, reigning champion in the bantamweight and featherweight divisions, is engaged to fellow fighter Nina Ansaroff. (Image: Reuters)

UFC fighter Amanda Nunes, reigning champion in the bantamweight and featherweight divisions, is engaged to fellow fighter Nina Ansaroff. (Image: Reuters)

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 American figure skater and 2018 bronze medalist Adam Rippon publicly came out in 2015. (Image: Reuters)

American figure skater and 2018 bronze medalist Adam Rippon publicly came out in 2015. (Image: Reuters)

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 South African middle distance runner Caster Semenya married her partner in 2015. (Image: Reuters)

South African middle distance runner Caster Semenya married her partner in 2015. (Image: Reuters)

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 Transgender Thai boxer Parinya Charoenphol first garnered public attention after she won a Muay Thai match at the age of 16. (Image: Reuters)

Transgender Thai boxer Parinya Charoenphol first garnered public attention after she won a Muay Thai match at the age of 16. (Image: Reuters)

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