The most popular LGBTQ athletes of all time
Very few athletes in top leagues choose to come out while playing
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While sports continue to monopolize the world, the world of sports remains quite outdated in its treatment of LGBTQ athletes. It's no surprise then that very few athletes in top leagues choose to come out while playing. Of course, there are pioneers who came out long before we were even having these conversations, like tennis legends Billie Jean King and Martina Navratilova. And to be clear: those who chose to come out after their careers ended are certainly trailblazers as well.
To discover more of these trailblazers, of times past and present, click through the following gallery.
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