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27 sports people have already come out in 2011: athletes, journalists, coaches and execs

Updated: May 19, 2011

When Ross Forman of the Windy City Times asked me to come up with a list of all the people in sports who have come out publicly this year, I had no idea the number would eclipse two dozen. And still counting. From the two men who kicked off this year, Johnny Weir and Steve Buckley, to the two so came out this week, Rick Welts and Will Sheridan, here's the list with links to their stories...






Did we miss anyone? And who will be next?