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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 Openly Gay Athletes

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Marilyn Agliotti is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Openly Gay Athletes

Jenny Allard is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Openly Gay Athletes

Kye Allums is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Openly Gay Athletes
Kye Allums age 26

John Amaechi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Openly Gay Athletes
John Amaechi age 45

Nadine Angerer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Openly Gay Athletes

Alyson Annan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Openly Gay Athletes
Alyson Annan age 42

Judith Arndt is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Openly Gay Athletes
Judith Arndt age 39

Mianne Bagger is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Openly Gay Athletes
Mianne Bagger age 49

Clare Balding is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Openly Gay Athletes
Clare Balding age 44

Jim Barnett is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Openly Gay Athletes
Jim Barnett age 71

Betty Baxter is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Openly Gay Athletes
Betty Baxter age 63

Bill Bean is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Openly Gay Athletes
Bill Bean age 51

Shelley Beattie is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Openly Gay Athletes
Shelley Beattie Died at 41 (1967-2008)

Kajsa Bergqvist is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Openly Gay Athletes

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Thomas Berling is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Openly Gay Athletes

Mark Bingham is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Openly Gay Athletes
Mark Bingham Died at 31 (1970-2001)

John Blankenship is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Openly Gay Athletes

Sabine Braun is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Openly Gay Athletes
Sabine Braun age 50

Steve Buckley is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Openly Gay Athletes
Steve Buckley age 62

Brendan Burke is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Openly Gay Athletes
Brendan Burke Died at 22 (1988-2010)

Glenn Burke is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Openly Gay Athletes
Glenn Burke Died at 43 (1952-1995)

Balian Buschbaum is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Openly Gay Athletes

Ivan Bussens is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Openly Gay Athletes
Ivan Bussens Died at 47 (1960-2007)

Jeffrey Buttle is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Openly Gay Athletes

Latasha Byears is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Openly Gay Athletes

J. P. Calderon is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Openly Gay Athletes

Liz Carmouche is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Openly Gay Athletes
Liz Carmouche age 31

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Parinya Charoenphol is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Openly Gay Athletes
Parinya Charoenphol

Jason Collins is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Openly Gay Athletes
Jason Collins age 37

Natalie Cook is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Openly Gay Athletes
Natalie Cook age 40

Roberta Cowell is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Openly Gay Athletes
Roberta Cowell Died at 93 (1918-2011)

Gottfried von Cramm is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Openly Gay Athletes
Gottfried von Cramm Died at 67 (1909-1976)

Toller Cranston is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Openly Gay Athletes

Orlando Cruz is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Openly Gay Athletes
Orlando Cruz

John Curry is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Openly Gay Athletes
John Curry Died at 45 (1949-1994)

Donal Óg Cusack is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Openly Gay Athletes

Steven Davies is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Openly Gay Athletes
Steven Davies age 29

Rita Wade Davis is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Openly Gay Athletes

Carlien Dirkse Van Den Heuvel is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Openly Gay Athletes
Carlien Dirkse Van Den Heuvel

Michael dos Santos is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Openly Gay Athletes

Robert Dover is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Openly Gay Athletes
Robert Dover age 59

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Nancy Drollet is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Openly Gay Athletes
Nancy Drollet

Michelle Duff is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Openly Gay Athletes
Michelle Duff

Michelle Dumaresq is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Openly Gay Athletes

Imke Duplitzer is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Openly Gay Athletes

Justin Fashanu is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Openly Gay Athletes
Justin Fashanu Died at 37 (1961-1998)

Freda Du Faur is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Openly Gay Athletes
Freda Du Faur Died at 53 (1882-1935)

Gigi Fernández is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Openly Gay Athletes