Openly Gay Athletes People
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Openly Gay Athletes

List Criteria: Only openly LGBT people who are involved in sports should be on this list. No closested or suspected LGBT people

List of openly gay athletes involved in both professional and college sports. This list includes athletes who have "come out" during their active play and athletes who have come out as gay after retirement.

Many of the people on this list you probably aren't too familiar since few if any are active athletes. In 2013, Jason Collins made history as the first active "Big 4" athlete in American sports to announce he is gay. Before Collins, soccer player Robbie Rogers announced he is gay. After taking some time off, Rogers signed with the L.A. Galaxy and currently is on the team's roster. Two of the most famous openly lesbian athletes were two of tennis's best female players of all time: Billie Jean King and Martina Navratilova. Both of these women are among the most recognized tennis players in the game's illustrious history and have done a lot in raising awareness for LGBT athletes. 

Globally, there are a bunch of Olympic athletes on this list. Some of the people on this list aren't households names, but it will be a comprehensive list of all the openly gay athletes in the world.
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  1. Graham Ackerman

    1983 More
  2. Marilyn Agliotti

    1979 More
  3. Jenny Allard

  4. 1989 More
  5. 1970 More
  6. 1978 More
  7. 1973 More
  8. 1976 More
  9. 1966 More
  10. 1971 More
  11. Jim Barnett

    1944 More
  12. Betty Baxter

    1952 More
  13. 1964 More
  14. 1967 More
  15. 1976 More
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    Thomas Berling

    1979 More
  17. 1970 More
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    John Blankenship

    1948 More
  19. 1965 More
  20. Steve Buckley

    1953 More
  21. 1988 More
  22. 1952 More
  23. 1960 More
  24. 1982 More

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