Thanks to these prominent athletes who are gay, the sports world is becoming more and more accepting of homosexual players. Whether these famous olympians, tennis greats, and basketball players came out after they retired, or revealed their sexuality during their sports careers, theyve paved the way for major lgtb sports progress. european gay and lesbian sport federation federation of gay games homosexuality. Man jason collins made headlines after becoming the first active male athlete in the four major american professional sports to come out as gay. Sports robbie rogers, tom daley, michael sam, gareth thomas these athletes are paving new ground in the world of sports as openly gay, out-and-proud players. Dec 27, 2019 - athletes get excited playing sports and are proud to show off their goods. Apr 18, 2020 - explore yurielewiss board sports bulges, followed by 364 people on pinterest. None of these athletes are confirmed to be gay or anything like that. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (lgbt) athletes have competed in the olympic and paralympic games, either openly, or having come out some time afterward. Relatively few lgbt athletes have competed openly during the olympics. Out of the 104 openly gay and lesbian participants in the summer olympics as of 2012, 53 have won a medal. I didnt set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major american team sport. K erron clement, who is known for competing for the united states in the 400 m hurdles and 4400 m relay events at the olympics and world championships, came out as gay on national coming out day. Its a courageous move, because while sports continue to monopolize the world, the world of sports remains quite outdated in its treatment of lgbtq athletes.