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Gay high school golfer came out to his classmates over lunch

His classmates assumed he played a ‘gay’ sport, but Ben Palmer wasn’t fazed about proudly coming out.

Lesbian college swimmer was embraced in Wyoming despite her fears

Casey Duckworth was accepted as openly lesbian at the University of Wyoming and her swimming career thrived.

For pro wrestler Mike Parrow, coming out as gay was ‘best decision of my life’

Nine months after coming out publicly as gay, pro wrestler Mike Parrow has never been happier and his career is taking off.

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For Olympic track hopeful, coming out as gay has made him more focused on his sport

Now that racewalker Anthony Peters has come out as gay, he can focus on his goal — making the 2020 Olympics

Never too late to come out as gay for former professional runner

Chad Callais was an All-American in college, but he struggled for years with letting the world know he was gay — until now.

Coming out stories of LGBT people in sports

Outsports' list of coming out stories from LGBT people in sports.

This gay Oklahoma State athlete found support where she least expected it

Abbie Hetherington has found total acceptance with the Cowgirls track and cross-country teams.

When college football lineman came out, his QB had his back

Jacob Van Ittersum felt it was time to tell the world he is bi.

Playing squash was a refuge as Mexican athlete struggled with being gay

Growing up in a macho culture where bullying was prevalent was very hard for Luis Hernández.

Air Force football player Bradley Kim came out and found total acceptance

"It doesn’t affect my ability to play football. It doesn’t affect my ability to serve my country."

Gay college student trainer formed a bond with athletes he treated

Justin Stevenson never let anyone else define him.

This trans athlete played college lacrosse openly and won conference titles

Ryan Socolow came out to his team in 2013 and found a warm embrace from coach and teammates.

High school teasing drove this former gymnast from the sport he loved

Joe Woehling doesn’t let his skin color or his sexuality define him.

No longer afraid, gay runner chases success at U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials

Adam Dalton thrived when he no longer used running as an unhealthy crutch.

Gay NCAA wrestler in South Dakota found total team acceptance in one day

Justice Horn came out to his coaches and team all in one day. He’s glad he did.

This former Kentucky football player is coming out publicly to inspire others

Landon Foster has committed himself to a life promoting diversity in sports and business.

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A trans hockey player proves he can play

Gay college football player found a team after nearly quitting sports

Donovan Hillary felt he had to quit football at Queen’s Univ. Now he’s on a team where he feels he can come out.

College tennis players showed solidarity with gay teammate by wearing pride bracelets

Nick Lee has thrived at Vassar after learning to be himself.

Horror of Pulse nightclub shooting moved swimmer to come out openly as gay

Matthew Garza of Johns Hopkins wanted to live an authentic life.

Bi college track athlete started to shine once he saw himself as normal

Sam Layding used out Lehigh University teammates as inspiration.

Bisexual college track hurdler finds strength from his supportive teammates

‘My teammates and friends on campus give me courage to be who I am,’ says H. David Rials of Southern Illinois.

Strong will leads gay runner to his dreams: LSU and marriage

For Tim Landry, coming out was like a race — one step at a time.

Inspired by gay teammates to come out, college runner finds his stride

Matt Kravitz found happiness and love when he overcame his biggest obstacle — his fears.

Gay hockey referee’s fear disappeared with his coming-out Facebook post

The reactions from Alex Valvo’s NCAA colleagues were priceless.

After coming out, gay professional has sights set on sports administration

Ben Pereira realized he did not have to give up on his dream.

Gay runner became a better athlete and fell in love after coming out

Telling her story was the best thing Susie Poore ever did.

College baseball player let team know he was gay by coming out on Twitter, Instagram

‘Coming out is a big deal for me, and I just wanted my baseball team to know the truth,’ Michael Holland said.

Sports built a bridge between this out quarterback and her family

Sami Grisafe is a pioneer for women and LGBTQ athletes.

Gay gymnast finds his niche at University of Oklahoma

"I’m happy. I’m healthy. I’m doing what I love," Eric Holley says.

This gay Big Ten champion has found a way to be himself, win or lose

Derek Wiebke is on a team filled with acceptance at the Univ. of Minnesota.

A small award from his teammates meant the world to gay college runner

A strong sense of family at Utica helps Joshua Moeckel feel at home.

Este gay clavadista olímpico nunca se rendirá

Robert Páez de Venezuela quiere inspirar cada hombre gay y mujer lesbiana para que encuentren su propia aceptación

This gay Olympic diver will never surrender to fear

Venezuela’s Robert Páez wants to inspire every gay man or woman to find their own acceptance.

Far from home, gay college diver finds a second family in Wyoming

Scotia Mullin reaches his potential with support from his coaches and teammates.

Gay Villanova club tennis player glad his coming out was boring

Joseph Wenger found widespread acceptance and wishes it was the norm

College soccer player came out as gay at Christian college and it was no big deal

Arman Bashiri was initially leery of the reaction he would face at the Baptist school.

College runner came out as gay by telling teammates about his boyfriend

Harrison Knowlton was accepted for his authenticity.


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