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Famous Lesbian Athletes  

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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
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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
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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
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Bente Nordby is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Lesbian Athletes
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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
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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
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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
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Judith Arndt is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Lesbian Athletes
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Jennifer Azzi is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Lesbian Athletes
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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
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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
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