"Today is National Coming Out Day, a day for LGBT people to stand up and be counted. It’s a perfect time to remind everyone that gay and lesbian athletes are part of the community of people making their voices heard and being proud.
The perception is that few athletes are out and this owes to none being out in pro male North American team sports, where so much attention is paid. But in reviewing the Outsports archives since last Coming Out Day, they have found 30 male and female athletes who have come out (or were previously out and decided to tell their story publicly). The list is impressive and includes people from football, basketball, boxing, mixed martial arts, wrestling, soccer, rugby, Aussie Rules Football, gymnastics, skiing, volleyball, ice hockey, field hockey, tennis and even poker." Full story here!