Referees, officials and umpires from all sports.
Marcus Griffiths recently received anti-gay slurs and a death threat on social media. Former ref James Child, who came out publicly in 2021, says there are issues to address.
Tyler has been the target of countless homophobic slurs and taunts from parents, coaches, players, and even his own fellow officials.
"I look the impact of integrating LGBTQ narratives into sports as my impact," says a sports editor on this list, along with two former Olympians and people from the NBA, MMA, and a college sports.
"You must allow no one to make you feel ashamed of who you are," says a pro referee on this list with an Olympian, a former NFL player and a high school basketball coach.
Forman has worked behind the scenes to advance LGBTQ inclusion and is an Outsports Power 100 honoree.
Van Raaphorst is a college baseball umpire working western conference who is also publicly out as gay.
Lucy Clark is a standard-bearer for out trans officials across the world.
Sauer is now an umpire in the XFL, was a center judge in the AAF.
Mark Clattenburg has reportedly been on the receiving end of widespread abuse.
Bova has been accepted as a gay man amongst officials, and he wants other gay officials to feel the same.
Benevenuto is a video match official in Brazil.
Every person participating on the field at the Giants’ Pride Day - players, coaches and umpires - wore a Pride insignia on their cap.
Steve Strimling and Amanda Sauer represent the community in the USFL.
Strimling will be the referee for the Cotton Bowl when Cincinnati plays Alabama on ESPN.
Dre Barone came out in 2015 and continues to be promoted in the sport of ice hockey.
Rossi has been committed for 25 years to elevating the voices of people in football who don’t get the attention they deserve.