List of LGBT sportspeople

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This list could be expanded with people from: Category:Bisexual sportspeople, Category:Gay sportsmen, Category:Lesbian sportswomen and Category:Transgender and transsexual sportspeople.

This is a list of notable lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender sportspeople. In American football, Michael Sam was the first ever to come out before being drafted by the St. Louis Rams in 2014, and only a few have after retiring.[1]

Basketball player Jason Collins
Volleyball player J. P. Calderon
Football player Justin Fashanu
Tennis player Billie Jean King
Track and field athlete Andreas Krieger
Tennis player Hana Mandlíková
Swimmer Dominik Koll
Handball player Katja Nyberg
American football player Michael Sam
Basketball player Sheryl Swoopes
Rugby player Gareth Thomas
Rugby player Louisa Wall
NameLifetime[2]NationalitySportNotes[3]
Graham Ackermanb. 1983AmericanGymnasticsG[4]
Nicola Adamsb. 1982EnglishBoxingB[5]
Marilyn Agliottib. 1979DutchField hockeyL[6]
Rhyian Anderson-Morleyb. 1990AustralianAustralian Rules FootballG[7]
Stephen Alexanderb. 1978AmericanCoachT[8]
Jenny Allardb. ?AmericanSoftballL[9]
Kye Allumsb. 1989AmericanBasketballT[10]
John Amaechib. 1970EnglishBasketballG[11]
Eric Andersonb. 1968AmericanCoachG[12]
Nadine Angererb. 1978GermanFootballB[13]
Alyson Annanb. 1973AustralianField hockeyL[14]
Rebekka Armstrongb. 1967AmericanBodybuildingL[15]
Judith Arndtb. 1976GermanCyclingL[16]
Mianne Baggerb. 1966DanishGolfT[17]
Clare Baldingb. 1971EnglishJockeyL[18]
Jim Barnett1924–2004AmericanWrestlingG[19]
Betty Baxterb. 1952CanadianVolleyballL[20]
Billy Beanb. 1964AmericanBaseballG[21]
Shelley Beattie1967–2008AmericanBodybuildingL[22]
Kajsa Bergqvistb.1976SwedishTrack and fieldB[23]
Thomas Berlingb. 1979NorwegianFootballG[24]
Mark Bingham1970–2001AmericanRugbyG[25]
John Blankenstein1949–2006DutchFootballG[26]
Brian Boitanob. 1963AmericanFigure SkatingG[27]
Yvette Bovab. 1962AmericanBodybuildingB[28]
Sabine Braunb. 1965GermanTrack and fieldL[29]
Belle Brockhoffb. 1993AustralianSnowboardL[30]
Chantal de Bruijnb. 1976DutchField HockeyL[31]
Steve Buckleyb. 1956AmericanJournalistG[32]
Anastasia Bucsisb. 1989CanadianSpeed SkatingL[33]
Brendan Burke1988–2010AmericanIce hockeyG[34]
Glenn Burke1952–1995AmericanBaseballG[35]
Balian Buschbaumb. 1980GermanTrack and fieldT[36]
Ivan Bussens1960–2007EnglishWater poloG[37]
Jeffrey Buttleb. 1982CanadianFigure skatingG[38]
Latasha Byearsb. 1973AmericanBasketballL[39]
Caitlin Cahowb. 1985AmericanIce hockeyL[40]
J. P. Calderonb. 1975AmericanVolleyballG[41]
Liz Carmoucheb. 1984AmericanMixed martial artsL[42]
Betty Carstairs1900–1993EnglishMotor racingL[43]
Parinya Charoenpholb. 1981ThaiBoxingT[44]
Jason Collinsb. 1978AmericanBasketballG[45]
Natalie Cookb. 1975AustralianBeach volleyballL[46]
Roberta Cowell1918–2011BritishMotor racingT[47]
Gottfried von Cramm1909–1976GermanTennisB[48]
Scott Cranhamb. 1954CanadianDiverG[49]
Toller Cranstonb. 1949CanadianFigure skatingB[50]
Lisa Crossb. 1978EnglishBodybuildingB[51]
Orlando Cruzb. 1981Puerto-RicanBoxingG[52]
John Curry1949–1994EnglishFigure skatingG[53]
Donal Óg Cusackb. 1977IrishHurlingG[54]
Tom Daleyb. 1994EnglishDivingB[55]
Steven Daviesb. 1986EnglishCricketG[56]
Wade Davisb. 1977AmericanAmerican footballG[57]
Casey Dellacquab. 1985AustralianTennisL[58]
Chris Dickersonb. 1939AmericanBodybuildingG[59]
Carlien Dirkse van den Heuvelb. 1987DutchField hockeyL[60]
Michael Dos Santosb. 1983BrazilianVolleyballG[61]
Robert Doverb. 1956AmericanEquestrianG[62]
Nancy Droletb. 1973CanadianIce hockeyL[63]
Michelle Duffb. 1939CanadianMotor racingT[64]
Michelle Dumaresqb. 1971CanadianMountain bikingT[65]
Imke Duplitzerb. 1975GermanFencingL[66]
Justin Fashanu1961–1998EnglishFootballG[67]
Freda du Faur1882–1935AustralianMountaineeringL[68]
John Fennellb. 1995CanadianLugeG[69]
Gigi Fernándezb. 1964Puerto-RicanTennisL[70]
Amini Fonuab. 1989Tongan/New ZealandSwimmingG[71]
Fallon Foxb. 1975/76AmericanMixed martial artsT[72]
Travon Freeb. ?AmericanBasketballB[73]
Edward Galb. 1970DutchEquestrianG[74]
Rudy Galindob. 1969AmericanFigure skatingG[75]
Vicky Galindob. 1983AmericanSoftballB[76]
Ed Gallagher1958–2005AmericanAmerican footballG[77]
Melanie Garside-Wightb. 1979EnglishFootballL[78]
Terry Garvin?-1998CanadianWrestlingG[79]
Jane Geddesb. 1960AmericanGolfL[80]
Alan Gendreaub. 1989AmericanAmerican footballG[81]
Jessie Godderzb. 1980AmericanBodybuildingG[82]
Derrick Gordonb. 1991AmericanBasketballG[83]
Bobby Goldsmith1946–1983AustralianSwimmingG[84]
Andrew Goldsteinb. 1983AmericanLacrosseG[85]
LZ Grandersonb. 1972AmericanJournalistG[86]
Brittney Grinerb. 1990AmericanBasketballL[87]
Emile Griffith1938–2013AmericanBoxingB[88]
Joan Guetschowb. 1966AmericanBiathlonL[89]
Peter Häggströmb. 1976SwedishTrack and fieldG[90]
Matthew Hallb. 1970CanadianFigure skatingG[91]
Gro Hammersengb. 1980NorwegianHandballL[92]
Kyle Hawkinsb. 1970AmericanLacrosseG[93]
Kwame Harrisb. 1982AmericanAmerican footballG[1]
Bruce Hayesb. 1963AmericanSwimmingG[94]
Sandra Haynieb. 1943AmericanGolfL[95]
Mathew Helmb. 1980AustralianDivingG[96]
Isabell Herlovsenb. 1988NorwegianFootballL[97]
Thomas Hitzlspergerb. 1982GermanFootballG[98]
Edel Therese Høisethb. 1966NorwegianSpeed skatingL[99]
Ursula Hollb. 1982GermanFootballL[100]
Erika Holstb. 1979SwedishIce hockeyL[101]
Mia Hundvinb. 1977NorwegianHandballB[102]
Anton Hysénb. 1990SwedishFootballG[103]
Helen Jacobs1908–1997AmericanTennisL[104]
Angela Jamesb. 1964CanadianIce hockeyL[105]
Patrick Jeffreyb. 1965AmericanDivingG[106]
Dorte Dalum Jensenb. 1978DanishFootballL[107]
Barbara Jezeršekb. 1986SlovenianCross-country skiingL[108]
Gus Johnstonb. 1979AustralianField hockeyG[109]
Rosie Jonesb. 1959AmericanGolfL[110]
Steffi Jonesb. 1972American-GermanFootballL[111]
Orlando Jordanb. 1974AmericanWrestlingB[112]
Natasha Kaib. 1983AmericanFootballL[66]
Chris Kanyon1970–2010AmericanWrestlingG[113]
Peter Karlsson1966–1995SwedishIce hockeyG[114]
Johan Kenkhuisb. 1980DutchSwimmingG[115]
Sanne van Kerkhofb. 1987DutchSpeed skatingL[116]
Billie Jean Kingb. 1943AmericanTennisL[117]
Ilana Klossb. 1956AmericanTennisL[118]
Dominik Kollb. 1984AustrianSwimmingG [119]
David Kopayb. 1942AmericanAmerican footballG[120]
Daniel Kowalskib. 1975AustralianSwimmingG[121]
Andreas Kriegerb. 1966GermanTrack and fieldT[122]
Charline Labontéb. 1982CanadianIce hockeyL[123]
Kim Lammersb. 1981DutchField hockeyL[124]
Jessica Landströmb. 1984SwedishFootballL[125]
Lauren Lappinb. 1984AmericanSoftballL[126]
Mark Leduc1962–2009CanadianBoxingG[127]
Hedvig Lindahlb. 1983SwedishFootballL[128]
Ylva Lindbergb. 1976SwedishIce hockeyL[101]
Lori Lindseyb. 1980AmericanFootballL[129]
Ari-Pekka Liukkonenb. 1989FinnishSwimmingG[130]
Joanna Lohmanb. 1982AmericanFootballL[131]
Greg Louganisb. 1960AmericanDivingG[132]
Hana Mandlíkováb. 1962CzechTennisL[133]
Brian Marshallb. 1965CanadianHigh jumpG[134]
Christy Martinb. 1968AmericanBoxingL[135]
Amélie Mauresmob. 1979FrenchTennisL[136]
Robert McCall1958–1991CanadianFigure skatingG[137]
Ray McDonald1944–1993AmericanAmerican footballG[138]
Lindsy McLeanb. 1938AmericanAmerican footballG[139]
Linda Medalenb. 1965NorwegianFootballL[140]
Conner Mertensb. 1994/1995AmericanAmerican footballB[141]
Harriet Metcalfb. 1958AmericanRowingL[142]
Hans Peter Minderhoudb. 1973DutchEquestrianG[74]
Matthew Mitchamb. 1988AustralianDivingG[143]
Chris Morganb. 1973EnglishPowerliftingG[144]
Jim Morrisb. 1935AmericanBodybuildingG[145]
Chris Mosierb. 1980AmericanTriathleteT[146]
Nadine Müllerb. 1985GermanDiscus ThrowingL[147]
Martina Navratilovab. 1956Czech-AmericanTennisL[148]
Ondrej Nepela1951–1989SlovakianFigure skatingG[50]
Robert Newtonb. 1981EnglishTrack and fieldG[149]
Bente Nordbyb. 1974NorwegianFootballL[107]
Scott Nortonb. 1982AmericanBowlingG[150]
Diana Nyadb. 1949AmericanSwimmingL[151]
Katja Nybergb. 1979SwedishHandballL[152]
Graeme Obreeb. 1965ScottishCyclingG[153]
Ryan O'Mearab. 1984AmericanIce dancingG[154]
Brian Orserb. 1961CanadianFigure skatingG[155]
Nigel Owensb. 1971WelshRugbyG[156]
Dave Palloneb. 1951AmericanBaseballG[157]
Bob Parisb. 1959Canadian-AmericanBodybuildingG[158]
Sandy Parkerb. 1952CanadianWrestlingL[159]
Lily Parr1905–1978EnglishFootballL[160]
Anja Pärsonb. 1981SwedishDownhill SkiingL[161]
Pat Pattersonb. 1941CanadianWrestlingG[162]
Maartje Paumenb. 1985DutchField hockeyL[60]
Lee Pearsonb. 1974EnglishEquestrianG[163]
Otto Peltzer1900–1970GermanTrack and fieldG[164]
Mike Penner1957–2009AmericanJournalistT[165]
Beate Petersb. 1959GermanTrack and fieldL[29]
David Pichlerb. 1968AmericanDivingG[166]
Aslie Pitterb. 1960EnglishFootballG[167]
Brian Pockar1959–1992CanadianFigure skatingG[137]
Hope Powellb. 1966EnglishFootballL[168]
Megan Rapinoeb. 1985AmericanFootballL[169]
Lisa Raymondb. 1973AmericanTennisL[170]
Stephen Rhodesb. 1984AmericanMotor racingG[171]
Renée Richardsb. 1934AmericanTennisT[172]
Helen Richardson-Walshb. 1981BritishField HockeyL[173]
Kate Richardson-Walshb. 1980BritishField HockeyL[174]
Ian Robertsb. 1965AustralianRugby leagueG[175]
Ronald Robertson1937–2000AmericanFigure skatingG[176]
Petra Rossnerb. 1966GermanCyclingL[16]
Olivier Rouyerb. 1955FrenchFootballG[177]
Robbie Rogersb. 1987AmericanFootballG[178]
Matthew Rushb. 1972AmericanBodybuildingG[179]
Jaiyah Saeluab. 1988SamoanFootballT[180]
Michael Samb. 1990AmericanAmerican footballG[181]
Angela Salvagnob. 1976AmericanBodybuildingB[182]
Caroline Segerb. 1985SwedishFootballL[183]
Victoria Sandell Svenssonb. 1977SwedishFootballL[184]
Lianne Sandersonb. 1988EnglishFootballL[131]
Erik Schineggerb. 1948AustrianDownhill SkiingT[185]
Patty Sheehanb. 1956AmericanGolfL[186]
Will Sheridanb. 1985AmericanBasketballG[187]
Eudy Simelane1977–2008South AfricanFootballL[188]
Roy Simmons1956-2014AmericanAmerican footballG[189]
Brian Simsb. 1978AmericanAmerican footballG[190]
Blake Skjellerupb. 1985New ZealanderSpeed skatingG[191]
Vibeke Skofterudb. 1980NorwegianCross country skiingB[102]
Jerry Smith1943–1986AmericanAmerican footballB[192]
Judy Sowinski1940–2011AmericanRoller derbyL[193]
Muffin Spencer-Devlinb. 1953AmericanGolfL[148]
Helen Stephens1918 - 1994AmericanTrack and fieldL[194]
Casey Stoneyb. 1982EnglishFootballL[195]
Beth Storryb. 1978BritishField HockeyL[196]
Rennae Stubbsb. 1971AustralianTennisL[170]
Pia Sundhageb. 1960SwedishFootballL[197]
Sheryl Swoopesb. 1971AmericanBasketballB[198]
Stacy Sykorab. 1977AmericanVolleyballL[199]
Blyth Taitb. 1961New ZealanderEquestrianG[200]
David Testob. 1981AmericanFootballG[201]
Ina-Yoko Teutenbergb. 1974GermanCyclistL[202]
Mark Tewksburyb. 1968CanadianSwimmingG[142]
Carole Thateb. 1971DutchField hockeyL[14]
Gareth Thomasb. 1974WelshRugbyG[203]
Ian Thorpeb. 1982AustralianSwimmingG[204]
Bill Tilden1893–1953AmericanTennisG[205]
Ted Tinling1910–1990EnglishTennisG[206]
Esera Tuaolob. 1968AmericanAmerican footballG[207]
Marcus Urbanb. 1971GermanFootballG[208]
Sarah Vaillancourtb. 1985CanadianIce hockeyL[102]
Michele Van Gorpb. 1977AmericanBasketballL[209]
Dan Veatchb. 1965AmericanSwimmingG[210]
Mike Verschuurb. 1987DutchMotor racingG[211]
Lisa-Marie Vizaniarib. 1971AustralianTrack and field; BoxingL[212]
Tom Waddell1937–1987AmericanDecathlon; Creator of the Gay Games.G[213]
Jackie Walker1950–2002AmericanAmerican footballG[214]
Louisa Wallb. 1972New ZealanderRugbyL[215]
Ji Wallaceb. 1977AustralianGymnasticsG[216]
Sarah Walshb. 1983AustralianFootballL[217]
Abby Wambachb. 1980AmericanFootballL[218]
Jeffrey Wammesb. 1987DutchGymnasticsG[219]
Ann Wautersb. 1980BelgianBasketballL[220]
Johnny Weirb. 1984AmericanFigure skatingG[221]
Rick Weltsb. 1953AmericanBasketball executiveG[222]
Peter Wherrett1936–2009AustralianMotor racingT[223]
Diane Whipple1968–2001AmericanLacrosseL[224]
Sue Wicksb. 1966AmericanBasketballL[225]
Marieke Wijsmanb. 1975DutchSpeed skatingL[226]
David Wilsonb. ?CanadianFigure skatingG[227]
Chris Wittyb. 1975AmericanSpeed SkatingL[202]
Andrea Worrallb. 1977WelshFootballL[228]
Ireen Wüstb. 1986DutchSpeed skatingB[102][229]
Alissa Wykesb. 1967AmericanAmerican footballL[230]
Darren Youngb. 1983AmericanProfessional wrestlingG[231]
Cyd Zeigler, Jr.b. 1973AmericanJournalistG[232]
Sharnee Zoll-Normanb. 1986AmericanBasketballL [233]

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