List of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender sportspeople

List of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender sportspeople

List of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender sportspeople, and the year in which their sexuality was disclosed (or they gained prominence as a sports-person if they were already publicly LGBT).


* Amaechi, John, basketball player (2007)cite web |url= |date=2007-02-07 |title=I'm gay, says British basketball star: John Amaechi is first male basketball player to come out in US |first=Ian |last=Whittell |work=The Times |accessdate=2007-05-23]
* Annan, Alyson, field hockey Gold medalistHannan, Liz. "Divided in sport, united in love: two women and a baby boy". "The Sunday Age", July 1, 2007.]
* Arndt, Judith, cyclistcite web |url= |title=German cyclist Arndt livid over exclusion of lesbian lover |date=2004-08-16 |work=ABC News (Australia) |accessdate=2007-05-23]


* Bagger, Mianne, pro golfer (2005)cite web |url= |title=About Mianne Bagger |accessdate=2007-05-23]
* Barrows, Ben, pro Footbagger (2006)cite web |url= |title=About Benjamin Barrows |accessdate=2007-05-23]
* Bean, Billy, baseball player (1999)cite web |url= |title=Billy Bean |accessdate=2007-05-23]
* Berling, Thomas, footballer (2001)cite web |first=Asle |last=Hansen |url= |title=Homohetsen fikk Thomas til å legge opp |work=Dagbladet |language=Norwegian |accessdate=2007-05-23]
* Burke, Glenn, baseball outfielder (1993)cite web |url= |title=Glenn Burke, an Openly Gay Baseball Player, Dies |work=Reuters |date=1995-06-01 |accessdate=2007-05-23]
* Byears, Latasha, basketball player (2003)cite news |title=The Glass Closet |first=Sandra |last=Kobrin |coauthors=Levin, Jason |work=Los Angeles Times |date=2005-08-21 |url= |accessdate=2007-05-23]


* Calderon, J.P., volleyball player and coach (2007)cite web |title=Survival of the Fittest |date=2007-02-01 |url= |work=Instinct]
* Cranston, Toller, figure skater cite book |last=Cranston |first=Toller |authorlink= |coauthors=Martha Lowder Kimball |title=When Hell Freezes Over: Should I Bring My Skates? |year=2000 |publisher=McClelland & Stewart |location= |isbn=0771023375 ]
* Curry, John, figure skater (1976)cite web |url= |title=On This Day, February 11: 1976: John Curry skates to Olympic gold |year=2007 |work=BBC |accessdate=2007-05-23]


* Didrikson, Babe, athlete, golfer and baseballercite journal |url= |title=The "Texas Tomboy": The Life and Legend of Babe Didrikson Zaharias |first=Susan E. |last=Cayleff |journal=OAH Magazine of History |volume=7 |date=Summer 1992 |issn=0882-228X |publisher=Organization of American Historians |accessdate=2007-05-23]
* Drolet, Nancy, hockey player (2002) cite web |url= |title=Out Athletes | |first=Jim |last=Buzinski |accessdate=2007-05-23]
* Dumaresq, Michelle, mountain biker (2002)cite web |url= |title=Banned for mocking transgendered winner: Podium protest earns second-place cyclist censure |first=Gary |last=Kingston |work=Vancouver Sun |date=2006-08-01 |accessdate=2007-05-23]
* Duplitzer, Imke, Olympic fencercitation |url= |title=These aren't the Gay Games |first=Jim |last=Buzinski | |date=11 August, 2004 |accessdate=2008-04-04 ]


* Fashanu, Justin, soccer player (1988)cite web |url= |title=Justin Fashanu |month=August | year=2004 |work=attitude |first=Matt |last=Allen |accessdate=2007-05-23]
* Fernandez, Gigi, tennis professional
* Fisher, Joey, ice hockeycite web |url= |title=Georgia hockey goalie comes out |first=Cyd |last=Zeigler |year=2007 |accessdate=2007-08-14]


* Galindo, Rudy, Olympic figure skater (1996) [cite book |last=Brennan |first=Christine |authorlink=Christine Brennan |coauthors= |title=Inside Edge: A Revealing Journey into the Secret World of Figure Skating |year=1997 |publisher= |location= |isbn=0385486073 ]
* Gallagher, Ed, offensive lineman for the University of Pittsburgh (1985)cite web |title=Ed Gallagher, who turned suicide attempt to activism, dies |url= |date=2005-05-13 |work=New York Blade |accessdate=2007-06-10]
* Giove, Missy, mountain biker (1994)cite web |url= |date=1996-09-26 |title=She's fast! She's crazy! She's a mountain-bike goddess |first=Mark |last=Kennedy |work=Seattle Post-Intelligencer |accessdate=2007-05-23]
* Goldstein, Andrew, lacrosse goalie (2003)cite web |url= |title=Now I get to be like everybody else |first=Greg |last=Garber | |date=2005-05-27 |accessdate=2007-05-23]
* Guetschow, Joan, Olympic biathlete (1992, 1994)cite web |url= |title=One Lesbian Olympian's Story |first=Kathy |last=Belge | |accessdate=2007-05-23]


* Hall, Matthew, figure skater (1992)cite web |url= |title=Gay Games IV: 1994 |accessdate=2007-05-23]
* Hammerseng, Gro, Handball player (2002)cite web |url= |title=Briefly About Gro |accessdate=2007-05-23]
* Hawkins, Kyle, Collegiate lacrosse coach (2006)cite web |url= |title=Is gay coach's dismissal a cautionary tale? |first=Greg |last=Garber | |date=2007-05-25 |accessdate=2007-06-10]
* Hayes, Bruce, Olympic swimmercite web |url= |title=Bruce Hayes |accessdate=2007-05-23]
* Holst, Erika, ice hockey player (2006)cite web |url=,2789,833971,00.html |title=OS-hjältarna: Vi är homosexuella (article is in Swedish) |accessdate=2007-08-06]
* Hull Jacobs, Helen, Tennis championcite web |url= |title=Helen Hull Jacobs |date=2004-07-03 |accessdate=2007-05-23]


* Jeffrey, Patrick, Olympic diver (1996)cite web |url= |title=Out at the Olympics - gay platform diver Patrick Jeffrey |work=The Advocate |date=1997-01-21 |first=Todd |last=Simmons |accessdate=2007-05-23]
* Jones, Rosie, Golfer
* Jordan, Orlando, American professional wrestler. (2006)citation |title=Wrestler Orlando Jordan :: Bi and Proud |first=C.T |last=Summers |periodical=EDGE New York City |date=2006-09-15 |accessdate=. ]


* Karlsson, Peter, ice hockey playercite web |url= |title=Peter Karlsson |date=2002-09-28 |accessdate=2007-05-23]
* Kanyon, Chris, professional wrestler (2006)cite web |url= |title=Chris Kanyon Speaks, Says WWE Fired Him Because He Is Gay |date=2006-09-10 |accessdate=2007-06-10 |work=iMPACT Wrestling Magazine]
* Kenkhuis, Johan, Olympic swimmer (2004)cite web |url= |title=Out and silver in Holland |date=2004-12-07 |first=John |last=Caldwell |work=The Advocate]
* King, Billie Jean, tennis professional (1981)cite web |url= |title=Billie Jean King: Tennis Legend |first=Kathy |last=Belge | |accessdate=2007-05-23]
* Kloss, Ilana, Tennis playercite web |title=Evert, Navratilova weigh in on tennis legend Billie Jean King |url= |date=2006-04-23| accessdate=2008-09-03 |publisher=The Associated Press |work=Pittsburgh Tribune-Review]
* Kopay, David, NFL running back (1975)cite web |url= |title=Still waiting for a hero |date=1999-01-15 |first=Greg |last=Garber |accessdate=2007-05-23]


* Leduc, Mark, Olympic boxer (1994)cite news |url= |title=Mark Leduc |first=Chris |last=Jones |work=National Post |date=1999-06-22]
* Lindberg, Ylva, ice hockey player (2006)
* Louganis, Greg, Olympic diver (1994)


* Martinez, Conchita, tennis professional
* Mauresmo, Amélie, tennis professional (1999) cite web |url= |title=Amelie Mauresmo: Lesbian Tennis Star |first=Kathy |last=Belge | |accessdate=2007-05-23]
* McCall, Rob figure skater (posthumous) cite book |last=Hamilton |first=Scott |authorlink=Scott Hamilton (figure skater) |coauthors=Lorenzo Benet |title=Landing It: My Life On And Off The Ice |year=1999 |publisher= |location= |isbn=1575664666 ]
* Metcalf, Holly, Olympic rowercite web |url= |title=Heroes Among Us: Holly Metcalf and Mark Tewksbury |work=WGBH Lectures |date=2003-04-30 |accessdate=2007-05-23]
* Mitcham, Matthew, Olympic diver (2008)cite news |first= Harley |last= Dennett|authorlink= |author= |coauthors= |title= A Backward Three–Somersault Tuck (With a Twist) |url= |format= |work= |publisher= The Advocate |location= |id= |pages= |page= |date= |accessdate=2008-08-24 |language= English |quote= |archiveurl= |archivedate= ]
* Morgan, Chris, powerliftercite web |url= |title=Chunky Muscle |accessdate=2007-05-23]


* Navratilova, Martina, tennis professional (1981)cite web |url= |title=Muffin Spencer-Devlin tees off on coming out: June 11, 1996 |work=The Advocate |date=2002-10-01 |first=Don |last=Romesburg |accessdate=2007-05-23]
* Nepela, Ondrej, figure skater
* Newton, Rob, Athletecite web |url= |title=Athens 2004: UK's only gay athlete talks |first=Ben |last=Townley | |date=2004-08-24 |accessdate=2007-05-23]


* O'Meara, Ryan, figure skater (ice dancing discipline) (2008). [ [ Sports ] ]
* Orser, Brian, Olympic figure skater (1998)cite web |url= |title=Brian Orser |accessdate=2007-05-23]
* Owens, Nigel, Welsh International rugby union referee (2007). [cite web |date=2007-05-20 |accessdate=2007-07-10 |url= |title=Ref's gay torment |first=Nathan |last=Bevan |publisher="Western Mail"]


* Paris, Bob, bodybuilder (1983)cite web |url= |title=A model gay marriage goes bad - former Mr. Universe Bob Paris and former Playgirl model Rod Jackson |work=The Advocate |date=2001-09-11 |first=Don |last=Romesburg]
* Patterson, Pat, former professional wrestler
* Pichler, David, Olympic diver (1996)cite web |url= |title=Taking the plunge - gay national diver David Pichler |work=The Advocate |date=1997-08-19 |first=Greg |last=Louganis |authorlink=Greg Louganis |accessdate=2007-05-23]
* Pockar, Brian, figure skater (posthumous)


* Raymond, Lisa, tennis professionalcite web |url= |title=Rennae out of closet, in your face |first=Linda |last=Pearce |date=2006-01-07 |work=The Sydney Morning Herald |accessdate=2007-05-23]
* Richards, Renee, tennis player (1976)cite web |url= |title=Renee Richards | |year=2002 |last=Kraus |first=Carolyn |accessdate=2007-05-23]
* Robbins, Kelly, Golfercite web |url= |title=Karrie Webb |date=2004-11-14 |accessdate=2007-05-23]
* Roberts, Ian, rugby league player (1995)cite web |url= |title=Interview with Ian Roberts |date=2005-09-26 |work=ABC News (Australia) |accessdate=2007-05-23]
* Rossner, Petra, Cyclist


* Sheehan, Patty, Golfercite web |url= |title=Sheehan Comes Out in Golf World |date=1998-04-10 |work=GLAAD Publication Archives |accessdate=2007-05-23]
* Simmons, Roy, NFL offensive guard (1992)
* Smith, Jerry, NFL tight end (1987)cite web |url= |title=Who was the first gay football player to play in the Super Bowl? |first=Jim |last=Provenzano |work=Baltimore OutLoud |accessdate=2007-05-23]
* Spencer-Devlin, Muffin, golf professional (1996)
* Stubbs, Rennae, tennis professionalcite web |url= |title=Never lost for words |date=2006-01-07 |work=The Age |accessdate=2007-05-23]
* Swoopes, Sheryl, basketball player (2005)cite web |url= |title=Sheryl Swoopes comes out: 'I'm finally OK with the idea of who I love' |first=Kristie |last=Rieken |date=2005-10-26 |work=The San Diego Union-Tribune |accessdate=2007-05-23]


* Tait, Blyth Olympic Equestriancite web |url= |title=Equestrians Carry the Torch for Gay Olympians |first=Dylan |last=Vox |year=2006 |accessdate=2007-05-23]
* Tewksbury, Mark, Olympic swimmer
* Thate, Carole, Field hockey Bronze medalist
* Tilden, Bill, tennis professional (1920)cite web |url= |title=Comment: Coming out not seen as sporting |date=2007-01-31 |work=Pink News |accessdate=2007-05-23]
* Tinling, Ted, Tennis professionalcite web |url= |title=Martina Calling |first=Bradley David |last=Williams |month=June | year=2006 |accessdate=2007-08-15]
* Tuaolo, Esera, NFL professional football player (2002)cite journal |url= |date=2002-10-30 |title=Free and Clear |first=Esera |last=Tuaolo |coauthors=with Luke Cyphers |journal=ESPN the Magazine |accessdate=2007-05-23]


* Van Gorp, Michele, basketball player (2004)
* Veatch, Dan, Olympic swimmercite web |url= |title=Gay Swimmer Daniel Veatch Breaks World Record at Outgames |date=2006-08-04 |first=Troy |last=Espera |accessdate=2007-05-23]
* Vizaniari, Lisa-Marie, Olympic Athlete and Boxer


* Waddell, Tom, Olympic decathlete and creator of the Gay Games (1968)cite web |url= |title=Waddell, Tom (1937-1987) | |accessdate=2007-05-23]
* Webb, Karrie, Golfer
* Whipple, Diane, Lacrosse playercite web |url= |date=2007-05-23 |title=Whipple's legacy |first=Rochelle |last=Steinhaus |work=Court TV |accessdate=2007-05-23]
* Wicks, Sue, Basketball player (2000)cite web |url=,solomon,17134,3.html |title=Sue Wicks's Forward Behavior: The New York Liberty Vet Talks Dollars, Planes, and Lesbians |first=Alisa |last=Solomon |date=2000-08-09 |work=The Village Voice |accessdate=2007-05-23]
* Wilson, David, Figure skater, choreographercite web |title=Toronto choreographer becomes figure skating's hottest property |date=2006-02-16 |accessdate=2007-03-29 |work=Xtra! |url= |last=Flett |first=Ted]
* Wykes, Alissa, American footballer



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