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List Rules A comprehensive list of notable lesbian professional athletes.

A number of professional female athletes are proud members of the LGBTQ community. Whether these lesbian athletes are stars in the realms of soccer, basketball, or tennis, their personal stories and advocacy for gay rights make them inspirations for sports fans all over the world. Some notable openly gay female athletes have competed in the Olympics and other talented lesbian athletes are World Cup champions. A few of the most famous lesbian athletes were pioneers in the LGBTQ movement.

Who will you find on this list of the best lesbian athletes? Abby Wambach appears at the top. Wambach became a two-time Olympic gold medalist during her impressive soccer career. She has also appeared on the cover of ESPN Magazine. Tennis legend Martina Navratilova is also one of the most famous lesbian athletes of all time. Basketball star Sheryl Swoopes, who came out as gay in 2005, was the first player to be signed to the WNBA. Other famous sportswomen featured on this roundup of top lesbian athletes include Billie Jean King, Brittney Griner, and Ursula Holl.

Which lesbian athlete is your personal favorite? Take a look at this list and get in on the sports talk in the comments section.

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Abby Wambach is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Lesbian Athletes
Abby Wambach age 37

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Martina Navratilova is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Lesbian Athletes

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Sheryl Swoopes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Lesbian Athletes

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Billie Jean King is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Lesbian Athletes

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Brittney Griner is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Lesbian Athletes

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Vibeke Skofterud is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Lesbian Athletes

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Sarah Vaillancourt is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Lesbian Athletes

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Ursula Holl is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Lesbian Athletes
Ursula Holl age 35

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Seimone Augustus is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Lesbian Athletes

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Caitlin Cahow is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Lesbian Athletes
Caitlin Cahow age 32

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Bente Nordby is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Lesbian Athletes
Bente Nordby age 43

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Eleni Daniilidou is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Lesbian Athletes

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Chris Witty is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Lesbian Athletes
Chris Witty age 42

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Tzipora Obziler is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Lesbian Athletes

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Caroline Seger is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Lesbian Athletes

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Natalie Cook is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Lesbian Athletes
Natalie Cook age 42

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Gro Hammerseng is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Lesbian Athletes

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Lisa Raymond is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Lesbian Athletes
Lisa Raymond age 44

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Judith Arndt is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Lesbian Athletes
Judith Arndt age 41

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Jennifer Azzi is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Lesbian Athletes
Jennifer Azzi age 49

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Daniela Iraschko-Stolz is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Lesbian Athletes

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Casey Dellacqua is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Lesbian Athletes

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Steffi Jones is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Lesbian Athletes
Steffi Jones age 45

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Ramona Bachmann is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Lesbian Athletes

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Petra Rossner is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Lesbian Athletes
Petra Rossner age 51

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Erin McLeod is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Lesbian Athletes
Erin McLeod age 34

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Ann Wauters is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Lesbian Athletes
Ann Wauters age 37

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Ina-Yoko Teutenberg is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Lesbian Athletes

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Tone Haugen is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Lesbian Athletes
Tone Haugen age 53

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Christy Martin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Lesbian Athletes

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Fara Williams is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Lesbian Athletes
Fara Williams age 33

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Melissa Tancredi is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Lesbian Athletes
Melissa Tancredi age 36

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Sarah Walsh is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Lesbian Athletes
Sarah Walsh age 34

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Pia Sundhage is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Lesbian Athletes
Pia Sundhage age 57

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Carole Thate is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Lesbian Athletes
Carole Thate age 46

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Hope Powell is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Lesbian Athletes
Hope Powell age 51

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Elena Delle Donne is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Lesbian Athletes

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Kim Lammers is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Lesbian Athletes
Kim Lammers age 36

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Natasha Dowie is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Lesbian Athletes
Natasha Dowie age 29

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Diana Nyad is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Lesbian Athletes
Diana Nyad age 68

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Amy Kane is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Lesbian Athletes
Amy Kane age 31

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Lisa-Marie Vizaniari is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Lesbian Athletes
Lisa-Marie Vizaniari age 46

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Andrea Worrall is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Lesbian Athletes

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Edda Garðarsdóttir is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Lesbian Athletes
Edda Garðarsdóttir age 38

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Marinette Pichon is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Lesbian Athletes
Marinette Pichon age 42

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Betty Baxter is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Lesbian Athletes
Betty Baxter age 65

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Marieke Wijsman is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Lesbian Athletes
Marieke Wijsman age 42

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Rosie Jones is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Lesbian Athletes
Rosie Jones age 58

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Megan Rapinoe is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Lesbian Athletes
Megan Rapinoe age 32

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Marilyn Agliotti is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Lesbian Athletes
Marilyn Agliotti age 38