In recent years, dozens of women athletes have come out as gay and of course one very famous athlete came out as a trans woman, but this development is relatively new. Women who came out before the last few years risked everything to do so: their endorsements, their fans, their spots on their teams, their livelihoods, and sometimes even their own lives. The criteria is solely that they are LGBTQ and that they made a significant impact in both sports and queer culture. After her success, she refused to wear dresses or climb with chaperones. But it gets better.
22 Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Women Athletes Who Changed the Game
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Or did Fox Sports just not know? Were they fearful of outing an athlete? For some of these couples you need to read between the lines, or pick up on the subtle and not-so-subtle cues. Their Instagram accounts leave nothing in doubt.
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Casey Stoney, the England football captain and Arsenal defender, has spoken in detail for the first time about being a lesbian. Her sexuality has been written about in the past — notably in , when she was included in the Independent on Sunday Pink List. I've never hidden it within football circles because it is accepted, but to the outside world, I've never spoken about my sexuality. The macho world of male professional football and the appallingly sexist behaviour of some high-profile players towards women is hardly a context in which male players will feel supported if they came out as gay. The fans, despite the FA encouraging more families and women to attend the game, add to the overspill of testosterone by chanting anti-gay slurs about players they do not like.