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List Rules 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 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 homosexual. 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. From openly gay soccer players to famous gay sports stars, some of the people on this list aren't households names, but they are definitely making history. Check out this list of all the openly gay athletes in the world.

Graham Ackerman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list College & Professional Athletes Who Are Openly Gay
Graham Ackerman Gymnast

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Marilyn Agliotti is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list College & Professional Athletes Who Are Openly Gay
Marilyn Agliotti Field Hockey player

Jenny Allard is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list College & Professional Athletes Who Are Openly Gay
Jenny Allard Coach

Kye Allums is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list College & Professional Athletes Who Are Openly Gay
Kye Allums Basketball player, Athlete

John Amaechi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list College & Professional Athletes Who Are Openly Gay
John Amaechi Basketball player, Athlete

Nadine Angerer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list College & Professional Athletes Who Are Openly Gay
Nadine Angerer Footballer

Alyson Annan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list College & Professional Athletes Who Are Openly Gay
Alyson Annan Field hockey player

Judith Arndt is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list College & Professional Athletes Who Are Openly Gay
Judith Arndt Professional Road Racing Cyclist

Mianne Bagger is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list College & Professional Athletes Who Are Openly Gay
Mianne Bagger Golfer

Clare Balding is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list College & Professional Athletes Who Are Openly Gay
Clare Balding Journalist, Jockey, Presenter

Jim Barnett is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list College & Professional Athletes Who Are Openly Gay

Betty Baxter is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list College & Professional Athletes Who Are Openly Gay

Bill Bean is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list College & Professional Athletes Who Are Openly Gay
Bill Bean Baseball player, Writer

Shelley Beattie is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list College & Professional Athletes Who Are Openly Gay
Shelley Beattie Bodybuilder

Kajsa Bergqvist is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list College & Professional Athletes Who Are Openly Gay
Kajsa Bergqvist Athlete

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Thomas Berling is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list College & Professional Athletes Who Are Openly Gay

Mark Bingham is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list College & Professional Athletes Who Are Openly Gay
Mark Bingham Businessperson

John Blankenship is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list College & Professional Athletes Who Are Openly Gay

Sabine Braun is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list College & Professional Athletes Who Are Openly Gay

Steve Buckley is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list College & Professional Athletes Who Are Openly Gay

Brendan Burke is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list College & Professional Athletes Who Are Openly Gay

Glenn Burke is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list College & Professional Athletes Who Are Openly Gay
Glenn Burke Baseball player

Balian Buschbaum is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list College & Professional Athletes Who Are Openly Gay

Ivan Bussens is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list College & Professional Athletes Who Are Openly Gay

Jeffrey Buttle is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list College & Professional Athletes Who Are Openly Gay

Latasha Byears is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list College & Professional Athletes Who Are Openly Gay
Latasha Byears Basketball player

J. P. Calderon is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list College & Professional Athletes Who Are Openly Gay
J. P. Calderon Model, Athlete

Liz Carmouche is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list College & Professional Athletes Who Are Openly Gay
Liz Carmouche Mixed Martial Artist

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Parinya Charoenphol is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list College & Professional Athletes Who Are Openly Gay
Parinya Charoenphol

Jason Collins is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list College & Professional Athletes Who Are Openly Gay
Jason Collins Basketball player

Natalie Cook is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list College & Professional Athletes Who Are Openly Gay
Natalie Cook Beach Volleyball Player, Athlete

Roberta Cowell is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list College & Professional Athletes Who Are Openly Gay
Roberta Cowell Pilot, Businessperson, Racing driver

Gottfried von Cramm is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list College & Professional Athletes Who Are Openly Gay
Gottfried von Cramm Tennis player

Toller Cranston is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list College & Professional Athletes Who Are Openly Gay
Toller Cranston Painter, Figure Skater, Coach

Orlando Cruz is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list College & Professional Athletes Who Are Openly Gay
Orlando Cruz

John Curry is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list College & Professional Athletes Who Are Openly Gay
John Curry Figure Skater

Donal Óg Cusack is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list College & Professional Athletes Who Are Openly Gay

Steven Davies is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list College & Professional Athletes Who Are Openly Gay
Steven Davies Cricketer

Rita Wade Davis is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list College & Professional Athletes Who Are Openly Gay

Carlien Dirkse Van Den Heuvel is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list College & Professional Athletes Who Are Openly Gay
Carlien Dirkse Van Den Heuvel

Michael dos Santos is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list College & Professional Athletes Who Are Openly Gay

Robert Dover is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list College & Professional Athletes Who Are Openly Gay

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Nancy Drollet is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list College & Professional Athletes Who Are Openly Gay
Nancy Drollet

Michelle Duff is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list College & Professional Athletes Who Are Openly Gay
Michelle Duff

Michelle Dumaresq is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list College & Professional Athletes Who Are Openly Gay

Imke Duplitzer is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list College & Professional Athletes Who Are Openly Gay
Imke Duplitzer Athlete

Justin Fashanu is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list College & Professional Athletes Who Are Openly Gay
Justin Fashanu Footballer

Freda Du Faur is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list College & Professional Athletes Who Are Openly Gay

Gigi Fernández is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list College & Professional Athletes Who Are Openly Gay
Gigi Fernández Tennis player