Athletes who have identify themselves with LGBTQ

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Athletes find it hard to disclose theirselves sexually to the public when they are gay but here are some that have identified and supported the LGBTQ.

The LGBTQ is a group of people that are and support the gay people in the society.

This group have come under criticism as some people in the society do not want to have anything to do with them.

This group have a symbol of the rainbow colour and people who wear their logo shows their support to them.

In the just concluded World Cup in Qatar the LGBTQ were not recognized due to the law of the country and this brought chaos as the Islamic country was called out be media.

Athletes are also gay and some have come out to the public to disclose their sexuality.

Megan Rapinoe

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In 2019, the women’s US national soccer team won the FIFA Women’s World Cup, but it seemed all eyes were on the team’s star player and captain: Megan Rapinoe. she voiced her support of women’s rights and LGBTQ rights as an openly gay woman.

“I think female athletes, in general, are at the forefront of every protest in general because we’re gay, we’re women, we’re women of color, we’re sort of everything all at one time,” Rapinoe told NBC news in 2019.

Sue Bird


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Suzanne Brigit Bird (born October 16, 1980) is an American former professional basketball player who played her entire career with the Seattle Storm of the Women’s National Basketball Association.

Bird publicly came out as a lesbian on July 20, 2017, revealing that she had been dating soccer player Megan Rapinoe for several months after the two met at the 2016 Rio Olympics.


Ryan O’Callaghan


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Ryan Thomas O’Callaghan (born July 19, 1983) is a former American football offensive tackle.He played college football at California and was drafted by the New England Patriots in the fifth round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He also played for the Kansas City Chiefs.

In June 2017, he came out as gay in an interview with Outsports. He shared his struggle with self-acceptance and that he had convinced himself that no one would accept him as a gay man, reconciling that he would end his life when his football career had ended. The turning point was when he came out to the Chiefs’ clinical psychologist, and then later to teammates and family, who were all supportive. He now speaks openly about his struggles and coming out.

Robert Hampton Rogers

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Robert Hampton Rogers (born May 12, 1987) is an American former professional soccer player. He played as a winger and as a left back. Rogers has also represented the United States men’s national soccer team. In February 2013, Rogers came out as gay, becoming the second male soccer player in Britain to do so after Justin Fashanu in 1990. After a brief retirement, he became the first openly gay man to compete in a top North American professional sports league when he played his first match for the LA Galaxy in May 2013.


Jason Paul Collins

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Jason Paul Collins (born December 2, 1978) is an former professional basketball player who was a center for 13 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Stanford Cardinal, where he was an All-American in 2000–01. In the cover story of the May 6, 2013 issue of Sports Illustrated, a first person story by Collins with journalist Franz Lidz, and posted on the magazine’s website on April 29, 2013, he came out as gay, becoming the first active male athlete from one of the four major North American professional team sports to publicly do so. Following his announcement, Collins has received high praise and support for deciding to publicly reveal that he is gay.


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