Nine people were inducted into the third class of the National Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame in Chicago this weekend. The honorees include two current pro athletes -- soccer players Megan Rapinoe and Robbie Rogers -- and openly gay Major League Baseball umpire Dale Scott.
The Class of 2015 is:
- Kye Allums, first out transgender Division I basketball player.
- Megan Rapinoe, one of the stars of the World Cup champion U.S. Women's National Team in soccer.
- Robbie Rogers, openly gay pro soccer player for the Los Angeles Galaxy.
- Dale Scott, the first openly gay Major League Baseball umpire.
- Roy Simmons, former NFL offensive lineman with the New York Giants and Washington Redksins, who died in 2014.
- Helen Hull Jacobs, a tennis star in the 1930s who won 10 Grand Slam titles and was a lesbian. She died in 1997.
- Chris Morgan, a champion powerlifter who is openly gay.
- Gene Dermody, a pioneer in LGBT wrestling and former president of the Federation of Gay Games.
- Roger Brigham, longtime member of the Federation of Gay Games, and the first openly gay sports editor at a major metropolitan daily, the Anchorage Daily News, in 1982. He’s also the founder of the Equality Coaching Alliance.
Outsports was among the honorees in the inaugural 2013 class.